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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:01:30 PM »
Looking for 5 cat 1-5 35k nights. Ideally same account but if can merge the booking from 2 accounts that could work.

475 obo

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Orlando Master Thread
« on: January 14, 2021, 05:12:30 PM »
Are there currently any weekday minyanim going on in any areas in Orlando other than the regular Shuls (Chabad etc.)?
Looking to go this Sun to Wed. and would love a local minyan near champions gate, solara etc areas...
Thanks so much!

Kosher Orlando Number
+1 (407) 412-3199

Whatsapp them. They have a pulse on the minyanim in the developments and can add you to the requisite chats.

Should prob be put in the wiki

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:03:20 PM »
I know this kind of q has been asked ad nauseum and I've been really trying to run trough the thread here....but...

Restaurant recs- Seems like for Meat, the hottest recs are Street Kitchen, Backyard BBQ and Harbour grill (and a debate on meat bar)

What are the Dairy recs? Rustiko? anything else?

Credit Cards / Re: Chase Hyatt Visa Master Thread
« on: January 08, 2021, 01:01:47 PM »
I applied and was approved for the card in December, my status now only shows the 5 elite nights not 10- did I do something wrong?

Same happened to me. Rep claimed they come in 5 night waves. Guess we'll see (for me the issue is I applied on the 31st of December and didn't get immediate approval)

On The Road / Re: SunPass in Florida
« on: January 06, 2021, 05:37:51 PM »
Ok. Amazing thanks!

On The Road / Re: SunPass in Florida
« on: January 06, 2021, 04:24:28 PM »
Any1 have a Sunpass transponder i can borrow 1/24 to 1/29? Located in Brooklyn

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: December 31, 2020, 03:24:10 PM »
How much was it?

It seems like there is a potential inter-city fee you can get hit with although it's nowhere to be found on hertz's website.

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: December 31, 2020, 02:31:38 PM »
There's also this:

Corporate locations only:

Customers who have already started their rental and then decide to extend their rental past a 12-hour grace period and/or wish to change the location of their return will be charged a nominal $10 fee if they notify us by calling 1-800-654-4174.
If you do not notify us of such a change, the Late Return Fee of $12 per day, (maximum of 5 days) will apply.

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: December 31, 2020, 02:30:05 PM »
I don't see that intent at all. I see them saying you'll be charge for a rental extension as well as the fee.

What was your personal experience?

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: December 31, 2020, 02:19:45 PM »
Im not extending my rental. Im dropping off at a different locarion.

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: December 31, 2020, 02:14:22 PM »
Anyone have any experience switching to a one-way mid rental or just returning at a different location than on the rental agreement?

I see Hertz has a return charge fee of 12.99 if drop-off is at a different location, which would be well worth it compared to the current rental price. Is there a chance they can somehow adjust the rate at rental completion as well?

On The Road / Re: Hertz President Circle
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:34:40 AM »
Is there a president circle lot in mco?


Hi All,

I didn't see this anywhere and it seems distinct from the Airbnb master review thread.

First off I want to say Airbnb can be amazing as you can find great unique deals all over the world. I've used Airbnb a decent amount and have had very positive experiences.

But it can go bad, and when it does it can put a damper on or royally ruin a vacation.

First off there seems to be a myriad of scams out there:

Although those above cases are probably more rare, issues can come up all the time. There's even a dedicated website someone created for all the issues:

I know people who have had the bait and switch issue as well as people who have said beds were missing etc.

Personally, I had an instance where I booked a villa for family (which included a baby) with a crib and heated pool. The host and home had great reviews. Got to the villa at 10pm after a long day and the keypad code they gave us didn't work while the hosts "24/7 emergency helpline" went straight to voicemail. Once we finally got in (via a back and forth email exchange 20 minutes later). There was no crib/pack and play to be found in the entire home. The pool heater was also broken. Long story short we left after one night after contacting Airbnb, but the entire thing was a huge hassle and practically spent a day trying to deal with it and find a new home to boot.

After dealing with this, I have a few personal recommendations when booking Airbnb's:

1) General booking advice: A) Check reviews, especially if there are any negative reviews. Generally speaking, people avoid confrontation. If someone had enough of a true negative experience to give a negative review to the host that should be a red flag. Additionally, guests only get to write 1 review and then the host can offer a rebuttal. The guest cannot respond to the host's rebuttal. The host can smear the guest and lie through their teeth, to cover up any grievances and at that point, the review is over. (I understand this isn't always true but I firmly believe people should take negative reviews more seriously than positive review in this space)

B) There are two types of hosts on Airbnb: Owners & Agencies/Property Managers. One can argue this both ways but I'd say agencies care less and are less aware of what's going on in the house in terms of condition and functionality.

2) Have a contigency/backup plan. If theres something wrong or fishy, it's important to not back yourself into a corner and end up staying in the home because you have nowhere else to go.

3) If something is off (wrong description, missing important items, horrible conditions) do not stay there. Pack up and leave. It is significantly harder to get a refund once you remain in the property and utilize any amenities. Especially if you stay the night; it will be almost impossible to get a full refund on that night.

4) Contact Airbnb immediately and not the host for your refund. If it's a small hiccup that the host can resolve the issue then by all means contact him/her. However, if you're not staying, it will be more direct to deal with Airbnb. You booked through them and they can provide the refund on the booking. The quicker they know and the quicker you show you didn't stay the more likely you'll be able to secure a refund.

Looking forward to others thoughts and input on this.

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