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Etihad or Emirates F to TLV?  ;D

Up In The Air / Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:48:18 AM »
If I am reading this right, one could do JFK-LHR via the Pacific, and have it price at the 8,001+ range of an Atlantic award. This would mean one could do JFK-SYD-LHR with a stopover in SYD for 130,000 + 5,000 miles, no YQ, in F, or 100K + 5K in J. That seems pretty spectacular to me

For slightly different needs, I too would like to figure out the best way to do Skype on TV (for elderly grandparents). A webcam (thinking Logitech c920) connected to a device ought to do the trick, but what that device should be I don't know. A PC Stick with an Atom? An Inspiron 11 3000? (trying to keep the device down to < $300). Thoughts appreciated

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Dubai Master Thread
« on: January 30, 2020, 03:00:34 PM »
thanks for the tips! Looking at the aquarium too, to do a spot of shark diving hopefully

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Dubai Master Thread
« on: January 29, 2020, 02:19:52 PM »
My SO and I will be staying at Al Maha next month. Our return flight (EK203) leaves at 0230h, or thereabouts, so our plan is to check out from Al Maha around noon, go to DXB, check-in our luggage and thern head into town. Given that we will have probably nine / ten hours or so to spare (I want my SO to enjoy the F lounge at DXB prior to departure), what would the recommendations be? Stick to Dubai Mall / Burj Khalifa area? or go somewhere else first / too / last?

Up In The Air / CX reducing air service JFK<>HKG for winter 2020/2021
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:00:57 AM »

"Cathay Pacific in last week’s schedule update filed service changes for Hong Kong – New York JFK route, as the airline schedule service reduction from 25 to 11 weekly, for winter 2020/21 season from 25OCT20."

fewer seats then for those of us planning a trip to hkg over that time period

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:17:49 AM »
Fulfilling a promise to my mother, z"l, and taking my step-dad to Israel for his first trip there in July, arriving late Sun night from Spain, heading back on Friday morning. He is really keen on seeing J'lem. Neither of us wants to rent a car, and TLV for an afternoon / overnight prior to flight is sufficient for us (we come from the Med already). We are thinking maybe Mon & Tue ion J'lem. Where would you go for Wed & Thu? Would you use J'lem as a base and do a couple of day tours to Masada / Dead Sea etc...? Or shlepp the cases etc...?

Up In The Air / Re: Asia Miles revises miles expiration policy
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:47:47 AM »
with regards to canceling (and redepositing) an award ticket, does Asiamiles offer free cancelation within 24 hours of doing a booking, or does the $1x0 fee apply from the moment of booking? if no free cxl < 24hrs, is there a recommended wait period before canceling? sorry for all the questions!

Just Shmooze / Re: Amex old view
« on: December 20, 2019, 12:03:18 PM »
thank you thank you thank you! the new interface is *UN*bearable!


(In Spanish).

Not sure what the redemption table will be like, but I do like the idea of crediting UA to CM for flying on EK

Just got an email from them, stating as follows:

"We would like to let you know about a change to our service that may affect you.

As of January 1, 2020, Plastiq will no longer support payments made with personal prepaid debit cards. However, payments made with business prepaid debit cards and payroll cards will continue to be accepted.

After this date, all scheduled payments made with personal prepaid cards will be declined by Plastiq. Starting January 2020, you will be unable to add a personal prepaid debit card to a Plastiq account.

From now until January 1, 2020, a limit of $7,500 in total payments will be enforced on Plastiq accounts that continue to utilize this payment method. Once this limit is reached on your account, further payments using a personal prepaid debit card will be rejected.

This change does not impact any payments made with credit or debit cards on the Discover, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express networks.
We apologize for any inconvenience that may result from this policy update. If you have any questions or need assistance with your payments, please reach out to our service team via live chat on our website or by email at

Up In The Air / Re: Asia Miles revises miles expiration policy
« on: December 16, 2019, 07:38:58 AM »
ah, good to know,  especially as I have like 90K expiring at end of Jan. Thanks!

Up In The Air / Re: Asia Miles revises miles expiration policy
« on: December 10, 2019, 10:13:51 AM »
There is a line about paying $40 to convert miles from time-based to activity-based, but unclear if it is $40 flat, or $40-per'000 (I would assume the former, but you never know)

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: AT&T Amex offers for sale
« on: December 05, 2019, 09:08:52 PM »
Sold to @Mountain Man - smooth, easy transaction

Up In The Air / LifeMiles Award Flight Discount Promo
« on: December 02, 2019, 06:20:59 PM »
H/T :

here is the actual PDF chart

EWR-TLV : 55000 miles in J
JFK-TLV : 66500 miles in J

Works in reverse too.

Book by Dec 9th, Fly anytime thereafter

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