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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:41:14 PM »
MXP? BCN could also work on its own without the rest of Spain. Antwerp and Zurich  have food but not enough to do.

Assuming you don't want to fly to the Mediterranean as Greece could work also.

Any thoughts about Nice? Or too much anti semitism?
I don't mind flying to Greece, it's actually on the bucket list but we wouldn't stay in Athens - we would go to another island and that may be too much travel for a short add on.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: September 16, 2019, 01:49:20 PM »
Looking for somewhere to go in Europe for 3-4 days following a week in LHR. Good kosher food is a requirement.
(Been to CDG, VCE, FCO, AMS). Traveling with kids so nothing jam-packed (ie, not Spain- too many cities to hit so that will be a separate trip)

ETA: Ideally somewhere with less antisemitism. Although I guess that's not really possible now?

Up In The Air / Re: Airports With Kosher Food
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:30:35 AM »
Flying alone. Worth ordering? I thought it may be too much of a hassle. It's always been my go-to when flying with family though.

Up In The Air / Re: Airports With Kosher Food
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:38:19 PM »
4 PM flight out of EWR, terminal C.
Does anyone know the hours of the Kosher Market by CIBO? Anyone been recently?
Or does anyone know the general availability of prepackaged CIBO/fresko food? Don't want to get stuck without food.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread
« on: July 21, 2019, 06:21:50 PM »
Selling a cat 1-4 exp october. $125

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: July 21, 2019, 03:00:05 PM »
Selling one night expiring 9/3/19. Gold account. Cat 1-4. $115

Where is a good place to buy jewelry in Jerusalem at good prices? All I know about are the stores in Geula.
Also how do prices compare to the US?

Where in Tel Aviv can I buy a pack n play in store/? Having a hard time.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: April 30, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
I have a 3 hr layover in YUL and I am trying to get Cheskie's and Pizza Pita delivered to the airport. I know I can use Uber, but I'm hesitant because of the higher chance of something going wrong with 2 pickups.

Would any DDFer be interested in picking up food for us and delivering to YUL? I would obviously compensate.
Or if you know anyone that may be interested, please PM me.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 02:11:50 PM »
Impossible to do- too much traffic in the afternoon. You probably won't even have enough time to go to the kosher bakeries in Dollard des Ormeaux (community close to the airport) to get food. Perhaps have those bakeries uber food to the airport. Cheskies will have to wait until your next visit

What do you think about getting pizza pita Ubered to YUL?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:38:31 PM »
Rechecking the bags is unlikely to help. Once the tags are on it they're on it. Should be able to get all boarding passes in LGA but depends on the individual check in agent competency levels.

I don't think you'll have any shortage of time in YUL if you land on time, just wondering why schlep from the airport when the food won't be any fresher than whatever you can pick up in NYC before.

One thing is for sure, there is no good breakfast in Amsterdam
LAX, not LGA. So food would be fresher if we order when were there.And I wanted to try new food, heard good things about pizza pita/cheskies.

About the bags, I would just have them tag them to YUL, and then recheck them in YUL tagging to AMS-TLV. Unless we just check them all the way thru.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:53:53 PM »
Logistics Q:

AC LAX-YUL landing at 335 PM (rev ticket).
KL YUL-AMS-TLV departing at 650 PM (promo award ticket).
There is an interline agreement between AC and KL so they should be able to check the bags all the way through to TLV, but given the 2 diff airlines and a 13 hr layover in AMS, I'm thinking I may be better off retrieving bags in YUL and rechecking to minimize the chance of them getting lost. Any thoughts? Also I think I will most likely have to recheck in anyways to retrieve boarding passes in YUL. CSRs not giving me a straight answer.

Also, we would like to pick up some food over the layover in case our KSMLs don't make it aboard, also my kid has food allergies so I can't rely on their meals anyways (planning to bring some shelf stable stuff as a backup but I'd rather have fresh food if I can swing it.

We were thinking of getting pizza pita delivered to YUL- it seems like it's pretty close- or if they wont deliver, just getting it Ubered. But then Cheskies looks really good, and it would be perfect for breakfast when we land in AMS since there arent really breakfast places. And I dont want to spend the whole layover shlepping out to the kosher areas (definitely going to Sal Meijer for lunch). But cheskies doesnt really have a menu, and I feel like it would be easier to see what they have there rather than just ordering over the phone.

Would getting an uber at YUL then driving to cheskies and pizza pita then back to YUL be feasible in my time frame, especially if I have to recheck bags? I would uber alone and leave my wife and kid at the airport, it would definitely take too long if I have to start dealing with the carseat. Or just get one uber driver to do both pickups then drive to YUL? Or two separate orders, two separate uber drivers?
We all have global entry/precheck/flying in business so priority boarding, so that should make it quicker to get past security.
But I've only ever transited through Canada, never left the airport so not sure how lunch border patrol etc takes.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Chicago Master Thread
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:10:26 AM »
Personally I'd skip breakfast. That why I'd enjoy lunch more :)

A steak to go doesn't sound ideal to me.
Just doing pastries and coffee- something to hold us over till lunch.
Agreed about the steak, not necessarily planning on getting a steak. I know its criminal but I usually end up disappointed with steaks in restaurants- with the exception of Tierra Sur and Reserve cut, and even then not always.
We did actually think about picking up dessert from Shallot's to eat on the plane.

I think the new plan may be to do Milt's twice. Or maybe Evita Sunday night, Shallot's to go on Monday night.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Chicago Master Thread
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:53:44 AM »
I will be in ORD Sunday AM (coming off redeye)-Monday evening. Staying near magnificent mile, renting a car.

Meal plan:
Sunday breakfast- Emma's (will also bring pastries back to the hotel for Monday AM)
Sunday Lunch- Milt's
Sunday Dinner-Shallots

Monday breakfast- Emma's from Sunday
Monday lunch- Shallots
Monday dinner- pick up Evita to eat at ORD (flight at 830)

So the reason that Shallots is being done twice is because they are the only restaurant with a different lunch menu. Evita is takeout because the food is awesome, but probably the most lacking in ambience. I would rather not do an early dinner because I doubt we will be hungry so soon after lunch. Also with rush hour, we want to be closer to ORD at that time of day since we also have to return the car to Hertz.

Any suggestions for the meal plan? Also, any suggestions for things to do near ORD so we can make sure we aren't late? We do have precheck/priority boarding etc, but the rush hour traffic is unknown and I don't want to risk anything.

On The Road / Re: Avis Master Thread
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:12:27 AM »
I have Avis preferred. My flight lands at 5 AM. I accidentally input the search wrong for a rental and the prices actually come out significantly cheaper the night before (say 11:30 PM) rather than the next morning. Anyone know why this is? And if I book earlier than I actually land will my reservation stay on the board so I don't have to go to the kiosk? Or does it fall off at midnight?

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