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Deals/Deal Requests / Nespresso Latissima Pro
« on: October 05, 2019, 09:04:31 PM »

The lounge with access from priority pass is nothing special. You could definitely do the USS Arizona tour at Pearl Harbor. See TR I posted about it here.


Was going through my computer files and realized that I forgot to post the last day of our vacation; Pearl Harbor.

So, without further adoÖ

Unfortunately, this was our last day in Hawaii. As our flight from HNL to jfk was at 3 pm we decided to go see pearl Harbor memorial before we left.

The pearl Harbor memorial sells their tickets online and in person. It's absolutely imperative that you reserve in advance because the sell out almost immediately. I can't tell you how many people we saw that day that were trying to get tickets to the USS Arizona memorial that were turned away. Online they release an extremely limited number of tickets 2 months beforehand and the day beforehand. The release it 7AM Hawaiian time. So 2 months before I planned on going (at that point I don't think I even booked tickets yet, but I wanted to reserve just in case) I was waiting at 1pm Est time. While I snagged 2 tickets it was completely sold out by 1:03. They release a much greater number of tickets in person at 7AM for that day of you could reserve online.

Since pearl Harbor memorial is only a 10 minute drive from the airport I reserved a 12PM tour. The tour takes an hour and 15 minutes so it seemed like it was enough time to get back to the gate at 3pm. As our luggage was being checked through from LIH to JFK we would only have to worry about our carry-ons.

Pearl Harbor is an active naval base so they do not allow you to bring any bags. They have a storage room where they will hold your bags for $4 a bag.

We had a 10:10 flight from LIH TO HNL. Our flight was a bit delayed but we ended up landing in HNL at 11. We were in a cab 15 minutes later. With no traffic at all, we checked in our carry-ons and got our tickets by 11:40. This gave us some time to walk around and pearl Harbor base.

The tour started exactly at 12 with a short but very informative video portraying the events before, during and after pearl Harbor. Then the entire group boarded a boat to take us to the USS Arizona.

The memorial is situated on top of the sunken USS Arizona that is in middle of pearl Harbor. It is done really well. I strongly encourage everyone to try to go see it.

Gun turrets from the sunken USS Arizona

This shows how the memorial lies perpendicular to the sunken ship

5 quarts of oil that are being leaked daily. Supposedly there are 500,000 gallons still in the ship!

Wall of names of soldiers who died that day

Anchor of the USS memorial

We quickly got our luggage and hailed a cab that was waiting outside the harbor. We were through security (thank you TSA pre check!) and in the lounge at 1:40. With our flight not scheduled to leave till 3PM we had plenty of time to spare.

All in all Hawaii was an amazing vacation with a perfect mix of relaxing and activities that would satisfy everyone

Hope this trip report was helpful as I really got a lot of tips from other users who posted TRs and though I would give back a bit (as well as saving my trip for my own future reference!)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:38:55 PM »
Either of you stay at the Ritz?
Stayed at the Ritz end of Feb. They do charge you $25 for a fridge per day. Anything else you want to know?

Now reduced to $35 for both

Goods For Sale/Trade / Pronto Pizzacraft Pizza Oven With Pizza Peel
« on: March 24, 2019, 03:10:53 PM »
Got this as a gift. Open box, never used. Comes with Pizza Peel

This is the oven. This is the peel.

Pick up in Brooklyn.

$50 for both

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:39:00 AM »
Just stayed there as Plat (although for some reason at check in he saw me in his system as gold). I got upgraded to ocean tower. Was great, definitely better than the Westin which I stayed in too. Service is way better, room was way better ( although this one was a better upgrade than by the Westin). I would stay there even for the resort tower. The walk is a walkway above the street, itís nothing. If youíre going with kids, the kiddie park by the Ritz is great! Some ppl prefer the Westin for the beach but I didnít see that.

What did you do about food? Does the Ritz give you an extra fridge? What about a microwave? Going soon and will probably bring pomegranate meals but just want to see my best options.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: September 03, 2018, 02:18:50 PM »
Selling a $150 gift card. Expires 10/25/18


Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Dell Gift Card Sales
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:43:06 AM »
Selling a $150 gift card. Expires 10/25/18


Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Sesame place weekday tickets $25
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:56:13 PM »

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Sesame place weekday tickets $25
« on: August 29, 2018, 09:30:02 AM »
3 left

Still have 3 left. Now at $20 s ticket

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Charles Tyrwhitt Master Thread
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:04:04 PM »
Code GIFT takes $50 off. Just pay shipping

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Sesame place weekday tickets $25
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:27:39 PM »
3 left

Goods For Sale/Trade / Sesame place weekday tickets $25
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »
Selling up to 7 sesame place weekday tickets. Good for today, Friday next week Monday till Friday (Aug 27th - 31st) and Monday Sept 3rd (not Sunday).

$25 a ticket instead of 49.5 (the $45 ticket that includes tax)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Colorado Master Thread
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:24:24 AM »
Just wanted to say that we just did Dinosaur ridge with our kids last Sunday and they loved it.  Great thing to do for first (not full) day. ;)
Thanks! Was it crowded on a Sunday?

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