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 didnt look at the rates but I dont care for either but they fit your bill;King Solomon or The Kings

 otherwise find a Hotel that fits your bill and eat at a Hotel that is Glatt of cause unless you find a tourist at that place willing to purchase the meal tkts you will have to pay the VAT


Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Hawaii, Last week in May
« on: April 18, 2010, 11:23:17 PM »
Does anyone know of any good deals on hotels in Hawaii for the last week of May?  What about airfare?  The best deal I've found is $389 roundtrip with AA from LAX.


 what dates? do u want to be there over Shabbos? and if yes do U want a minyan?

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Free office chairs from OfficeMax!!!
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:50:08 PM »
 Does anyone really expect that they will be shipping these chairs. looked at it and was gonna order some other things as well, then figured my luck teh chairs will be canceled and the rest they will ship and end up charging me for shipping since the order will be for less then $50

 Good luck to those that ordered, please post if you got any

Credit Cards / Re: Experiences Reallocating Credit Lines
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:46:35 PM »
 Ive had a few on my lines cut.So I dont know if its that good of an idea to keep very high limits, as they may then ask for proof for justification for having such a high limit.

I understand whats the difference if say I have 3 @ $25k or 1 @ $75k, for some reason it does. When out of the Country this past week they went on a spree when it came to my accts, and no I cant complain since most everything was made up.Guess I should be happy they simply didnt Close them up

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Around the world
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:40:08 PM »
working on it

 Well hopefully it will done by Succos as Im thinking of heading over to China after Succos, just too hot for my liking during the summer time

Up In The Air / Re: free BMI silver status?
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:37:27 PM »
I bumped into this a little while ago and was wondering if anyone else had any experience with this deal

The t and c's seems to say that all you need to do is book rather than travel. They don’t say when travel needs to be complete by. And they say the status miles for existing elites comes after registering for the promotion rather than after travel. I tried booking a refundable fare around 2 weeks ago but haven't seen a change in status yet. any tips ?

So I clicked on the link and it takes me to BMIs Home page, how does 1 go about getting the Silver Status?

On The Road / Re: cheap car rentals in israel
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:33:36 PM »
car rentals at ben gurion are in terminal 2. you have to take a shuttle from the terminal 3 to get there which officially run every 15 minutes, but you know how it is in israel.

 when did they change it?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel hotels
« on: April 05, 2010, 04:21:01 PM »
dude, so many baseless accusations....

I just went to handel as you call it, not as a travel agent, just saying I come every few weeks, and yes, when I proposed to her, that I can get her toons of people, she said that she is not interested as they are almost always full like ramada and the sorts.

What I wanted to do, is get for people who want it, a reservation in my name, and supposedly if it leaks out, say that I couldnt come because of a last minute problem or so, so I send someone else.

there were no blackout periods, but during high season, they might just be full.

In other words, Im willing to mess up potentially my own price to help out some people, and no, I dont earn money or points, or even a thank you from them, but rather the opposite.
Please think before posting.

 Dude I didnt assume anything I asked

BTW Ive read many posts by you admonishing the others to spell out exactly what they want and need, eg the person who a cheap flight to TLV and after you posted about Turkish the person said they wanted only non-stop. You were 100% Right. So why here didnt You yourself spell out all the details???

 Im not down on you even if you were making a few $$ on it, but just as you tell others spell it all out.

I for 1 wouldnt want to have a res in anothers name and show up or have it changed to mine or that both names are on the res to begin with. Especially when dealing with other Yidden

If you would have spelled it all out the 1st time then we wouldnt be having this give and take, and everyone can decide up front if they wish to do it in such a fashion

 Neither this post or the one before was an Attack on You, I just wanted to know the details before even considering it for myself

Credit Cards / Re: continental chase checking
« on: April 05, 2010, 04:14:42 PM »
Same with me!!!! When opening the account they warned me that it would go through as a cash advance so I quickly took back my cc and gave them $$ from a diff account but I argued with the banker saying that it stated online that it will not go
through as a ca but they didn't beleive me.....

 If U used money that was in another Chase acct and transferred it to the new acct. You wont get the Miles since it ha sto be new $$ = $$ not already in a Chase acct. ASAP if this is what you did deposit new $$ into that new acct.I believe Chase gives us 30 days to fund it with new money, we had to do that with 1 of our accts since we transferred from an existing Chase acct when we too had problems using a CC

Credit Cards / Re: continental chase checking
« on: April 04, 2010, 09:54:42 AM »

I just checked my AA Citi card which I used to fund my 2010 Chase account and the $500 initial deposit posted as a Cash Advance!! Chase said they are looking into it and Citi said all I can do is argue the charge. Anyone have this happen.
This is bizarre because I used the same card last time and it posted as a purchase.

 Ive had problems both ways, funded an acct that Citi put thru as a Purchase but US bank didnt care and changed it to a CA but since it was for alot more then my CA limit they simply declined it, no harm done.

 Another time Citi although telling me it will be aPurchase put it thru as aCA

 So you 1st need to find out who did what

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel hotels
« on: April 04, 2010, 09:41:00 AM »
Not sure I understand. If you can get $127 for at least 2 nights, then my deal of $85 sound much better, or I misunderstood?

My room wasn't really what you wrote below, it was huge, with a flat tv, huge balcony,....

The furniture wasn't super tasteful, but then the ramada is also not so great (a bit better yes, not flawless).

I didnt say $127 was a good deal, but that was the rate the guy at the front desk quoted me. then after I finished my post I clicked onto the JG website and saw it was offerring the $112 and $127 deals but when I clicked on the calendar I saw some dates were Xed out from those specials

 My last pt was after being told WiFi was $15 a day and $127 for the room (2) here was the Hotel throwing in the WiFi for free on a 2 night mid-week min, which meant to me that a person should do what U did and hondel with the Hotel and they probably can get  abetter price including some e xtras thrown in

 I was also told ALL the rooms were alike, and yet on their site they mentioned an upgraded room on those special rates for free, and U just confirmed that they hav erooms other then a reg Standard room

 Can I ask who did you deal with for the room and rate you got? Did you get a TA discount. Saying you got what you did and at $85 w/o providing how others may get it as well is really not a nice thing. If no one else can get it then why mention you got it?Also when were you ther as rates vary according to the different months

 It would be as if I posted I had a room at the Plaza for $100 a night leaving out that a friend owns the room and charged me what the Hotel would have forwarded to him. since its a deal no one can get either I wouldnt have mentioned it or I would have explained how I got it so cheap and make it known it was a 1 shot deal not available to anyone else.

Credit Cards / Re: continental chase checking
« on: April 04, 2010, 09:04:47 AM »
Are you guys really that cheap? You don't buy anything else besides Gas? Or are starpoints just that precious?  ;)

 I only keep a min amount in my Chase chking as once the 6th month passes the acct is gonna be Closed. So theres ahassle of having to keep making deposits remember its a DC and NOT CC so the $ are deducted when the purchase is made

 Then at least with the personal acct and the reg CO DC, its 1 mile for every $2, so the least I use it for the more miles or pts can be earned elsewhere, why is wanting to earn as many miles or pts considered being cheap??

 gas is good since your pump it yourself and no hassles or being told $10 min. Also if there were things in a supermkt for say .25 Id use it there as well as long as there was a self checkout lane.

 With  gas stations I can get all 5 transactions done in say 5 min anywhere else it will take alot longer and the cashiers wont be too happy or accomadating

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel hotels
« on: April 04, 2010, 08:43:10 AM »
 OK my run down as I just was there to check the JG out

1- hecksher is Mahadrin Rabbanuth Jerusalem, the place was taken over for Pesach and i saw alot of Charadi eating lunch. Was told it was 5000 shek perperson for all of Pesach with 3 meals a day. 1/2 price from the Ramada

 2-WiFi $15 per 24 hrs ( not 24 hrs of usage but if you start say at 10am you have till 10am the next day, I say this since as I was asking my questions someone asked why he had to pay extra when he didnt use a full 24 hrs but only a few hrs each day)

 3- minyan only on Shabbos during non-Hagim times, was told theres a minyan in Center1 which is 2 mins walk or you can walk to Romema

 4- old style TV, more then enough space in the room for a rollaway or crib w/o making it very tight,very small desk,2 twin beds (didnt try the mattress forgot to)no safe,liquid soap no reg bars but saw shampoo+,shower was the the type you hold in your hand or hang on the wall in the bathtub,room is small but alittle larger then where I am now, saw a sign for Mikve on 1st floor didnt ask if its for men & women

 5- on the back of the key card was alist of the restaurants in Center1 that said show your key get 10% off

 6- rates was told room and breakfast is $127 for 2 or $108 for 1 person not during Pesach

 If your looking for the old Plaza Hotel you will DEFINITELY be disappointed. If a Red Roof Inn is ok then so will this place. Its not even a Hampton Inn. And the bathroom and room can use a paint job and renovations.

 For myself and my wife Id stick to where I am now, if I was traveling with a kid Id do the JG, as its $30 less and with free WiFi more like $45 where I am now and not the JG

 Both my place and the JG you get what you pay for, not costing much = you dont get alot,although both are 4*s Id say both are more like decent 3- 3 1/2 *s

 parking was free I think they have an underground garage, but even he Plaza only charges 20 sheks so 0 sheks is better

 The JG is not a place to stay at if you want to impress someone. was told ALL the rooms were the same size

 this pretty much covers it any other questions contact the Hotel @ 02-5008500, fax-02-5002121 or email ;  website is:

 hope Ive helped answer some of someones questions with this review, I have not stayed there but asked for and was given a key so that I was able to do a walk about in the room

 OK I just looked at their website and seems they have a Special rate of $127 for at least 2 nights that comes with free parking,50% off dinner and free internet Nid week, or $112 for min of 3 nights but w/0 the goodies of th eother rate. seems you will be able to bargain with them as Super posted


Credit Cards / Re: continental chase checking
« on: April 04, 2010, 06:15:33 AM »
It depends on the gas station, every one has their own policies.
Sams Club is very lenient.
BP has been very good also.

 I only ran into the problem when out of my zip code, in it never had that problem. ran into it a couple of times with a few different types of gas stations.

 Could be with Sams that it goes thru as Sams and doesnt know you are buying gas. with the CCs that give a bonus for gas stations if you buy a newspaper it goes thru as gas since all that is picked up that the vendor is a gas station. Ive used BP in my zip w/o a problem will try with 1 outside my zip. Mobil and Shell out of zip no-go. Havent tried them within my zip. Gulf in Zip no problem had a problem outside my zip. this was in NYC had a problem last month out in CA, no matter where 1 time only, out of zip

On The Road / Re: Priority Club-Holiday Inn Tiberias
« on: April 04, 2010, 06:06:02 AM »
So which hotel are YOU staying in?

 one that none of you guys will but meets my needs and saves me alot of $$ and doesnt charge for WiFi and where at least on pesach i wouldnt eat at either although breakfast is apart of my rate and paid for. its great for 1 person alittle tight for 2 and no way with a baby or kid.

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