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On The Road / Re: New Pointbreaks!
« on: May 21, 2019, 04:07:07 PM »
List not out yet. Has anyone seen/heard any updates?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Please Sign My Petition :)
« on: May 20, 2019, 05:46:17 PM »
Maybe if they don't bring them back Yidden will spend more time on important things like learning

Here we go....
Signed! Who says you can't do both? https://forward.com/schmooze/414635/orthodox-rabbi-caught-studying-torah-during-soccer-game-goes-viral/

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Up In The Air / Re: Getting Bumped
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:04:52 AM »
I was booked in Basic Economy LAS-JFK on AA 969 yesterday. Before boarding, the gate agent made an announcement that they were looking for 40 volunteers, giving each a $1200 voucher but they couldn't guarantee when people's next flight would be since their only other nonstop that day was also oversold. Obviously pandemonium ensued. The gate agent then said that because it was a weight restriction due to weather, normal compensation rules wouldn't apply. At some point they said 7 people without carry-on's could board so I jumped at the opportunity given the complete chaos at the gate. We left the gate only to return, again due to weight, and they got 13 more volunteers off the plane. When I was at the gate, there were 2 agents only one of whom was working on rebooking pax. Because I booked Basic Economy, I was worried I would get last priority and be stuck there for days. If I would have not boarded to begin with, would I have been eligible for the full 400% compensation for IDB? Was the agent completely full of it blaming the issue on 'weather'?

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We did a boat tour that was around $15-$20. Just walked up and paid. I don't think there was much of a discount for reserving in advance. It was fine. Honestly I found Lucerne to be very boring. The best activity was visiting the bars at Chateau Gutsch and Hotel Montana. Both have great views of the city from high up. The Montana has a fantastic piano player at night. Best time to get there is right around sunset. I would also recommend Free Walk Lucerne. We were the only ones to show up so it was a private tour. Pay what you wish. If you are into Picasso and Klee, you can visit the Rosengart collection but if art isn't your thing I would skip it.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Terror in Kenya
« on: April 25, 2019, 11:30:14 AM »
I spent 3 weeks with the Jewish community in Kenya before Chabad arrived. Unfortunately, this attack is par for the course for Nairobi. Every house we visited had gates and armed guards. The more security there was, the less safe we felt. One Israeli even told us he was happy there were no direct flights to Israel because of the corruption of the airport authority/security at NBO. We did not witness or hear about anything resembling anti-semitism. More that westerners have a target on their backs and on their property. Wishing the Notiks a refuah shlayma.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Pesach Programs and False Advertising
« on: April 25, 2019, 10:31:32 AM »
Lol. These viral videos always manage to get completely fabricated stories attached to them.
***VIDEO SINCE REMOVED*** There is somebody in the comments answering on behalf of the program without saying so. Definitely in damage control mode. Seems like they served splenda which was approved by the local community but which contained kitniyos. And the Bas Yisroel in the video wanted adult dinner (7:30pm) to be served at the same time as kids dinner (6pm). HaShem Yirachem (her and us).

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Decent deal. you may be able to find similarly priced one from from your auto insurance company. itís good for 3 years so does end up being a nice saving
Add 20% off code SALE3 through 4/24. Brings the price down to $15.60. Could get even more with shopping portals. Samsung Pay offering 16% back right now.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Stubhub: $50 Off NFL Tix
« on: April 18, 2019, 01:15:06 PM »
Misleading. Once you get to checkout it is $50 off $500 or more

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Got charged full price. Had to call and wait on hold for 10 minutes. CSR immediately refunded the difference and gave 200 points for a free drink.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:08:52 AM »
And they offered refunds for unexpired GC.
Guess the price might go up then  ;)

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Gotcha. Yes, they have been pretty accommodating (on the platinum line at least:))

Thank you for your help!
Delta moved my brother's flight time to Vegas 7 hours so that it would be a redeye. I called and asked for him to be put on the AA flight which was leaving around the same time as the original flight. They initially said no but when I reminded the agent of the interline agreement the airlines have she came back and said everything was done for both passengers on the itinerary. Just a data point but don't give up!

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General Discussion / Re: NYC parking fines
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:56:46 AM »
Makes sense. None of the tickets fighters will touch a camera ticket, be it bus lane, speed or red light.
+1 I've beaten parking tickets, cell phone and moving violations but it's not worth fighting the camera tickets. A friend of mine works in the office that handles them and says he feels bad when people show up to fight because he knows it's a lost cause. Take the time you would have invested in fighting to figure out a way to make $150 :)

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General Discussion / Re: NYC parking fines
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:26:47 AM »
It was actually a right on red without a complete stop... but 150 is outrageous
Agreed. Tried fighting these by showing up. Was a waste of time. Save yourself the hassle and just pay. I try to fight every ticket and win about half the time but the cameras are tough to beat.

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Has anyone received this? I ordered on March 4.  It said then it would take a few weeks, now they're asking me to accept a delay until May 2 or cancel the order.  I ordered this for Pesach!  ::)
I only got the 6 inch one. 8 and 10 inch are on back order.

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