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Up In The Air / Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« on: November 15, 2015, 06:30:34 PM »
Airline: UA
From: LAX
Fare Class booked in: A for OW, C for OW

According to the like in the wiki, Miles & More would give me 300%- but I'm not sure if that's only for Miles & More airlines (LH,LX,OS, etc.)?

Up In The Air / Re: ZFV Master Thread
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:08:13 PM »
Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the correction. Now for someone who actually knows the answer to your question to answer.
Found the answer in FT. For anyone wondering, chances are high they will cancel connecting segment, unless connection time is short enough that they may not catch it in time.
Looks like I'll be heading to Philly.

Up In The Air / Re: ZFV Master Thread
« on: November 09, 2015, 04:25:32 PM »
ZFV-EWR which makes a stop in Penn station.

I never traveled this route, I'm just assuming it's one train and there's a possibility you might get stuck.

ZFV-EWR does not stop in NY penn station. Maybe you're thinking or Newark Penn Station, which is the stop after EWR.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Rome Master Thread
« on: November 09, 2015, 04:17:19 PM »
of course, there is the before and after pesach...
If you have tickets to Rome already, maybe consider some time in Venice- more emphasis on the city/atmosphere, less so on the food. Gam Gam is good, but you're not missing out on as much food-wise if they are closed over Pesach.

Up In The Air / Re: ZFV Master Thread
« on: November 09, 2015, 09:46:03 AM »
What will you do if the train is full at that point and you're going to miss your flight?
Which train, ZFV-EWR or NY Penn-EWR?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Rome Master Thread
« on: November 09, 2015, 09:42:52 AM »
Got ba tix to Rome for the Pesach dates. Was planning to go to israel but I'm thinking Rome is so much cooler...

For me a huge part of Rome was the food-enjoying long meals sitting outside in the Jewish Ghetto. This is something you'd be missing out on if you went to Rome for Pesach.

Up In The Air / Re: ZFV Master Thread
« on: November 08, 2015, 12:42:26 AM »
One more question: for the reverse (ZFV-EWR-LAX), if I'm successful at printing the Amtrak ticket at NY Penn Station, is it correct that at that point I will not need to actually board the ZFV-EWR leg?

I will be in Manhattan and would rather just take the train straight from Penn Station, rather than traveling to Philly to board the ZFV-EWR portion.

Up In The Air / Re: ZFV Master Thread
« on: October 30, 2015, 01:28:17 PM »
If zfw is the last leg of the entire itenarary, you can just skip it. your luggage should be with everyone else's by baggage claim.
Thanks. Have you done this before?

Up In The Air / Re: ZFV Master Thread
« on: October 30, 2015, 01:11:38 PM »
Flying OW lax-ewr-zfv. I plan on skipping the EWR-ZFV segment and I'm unfamiliar with how the train connection works- can I just exit EWR upon landing, or is there necessity to print an Amtrak BP/ get scanned somewhere?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: NYC Master Thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:14:45 PM »
Going to be in NY in January, and I really want to get in to the NYSE. I know that public tours aren't available anymore, but I think that employees can bring someone in? If anyone here works on the floor or knows someone that does, I would be happy to pay!

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Buenos Aires TR
« on: August 24, 2015, 07:05:19 PM »
Long overdue TR from Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and Rio (will post in Brazil thread). To save time, I'll try posting pictures with captions.

Most pictures were taken on a Sony A3000, sorry for a few poor quality iPhone pictures.
Paid 100k per person in J on AA. Final routing ended up being LAX-DFW-EZE, GIG-JFK,LGA-BOS-LAX. (Best I could get).
AEP-IGR and IGU-GIG were separate booking with Avios and SkyPesos.
Got rerouted to DFW-EZE on the new 787 on AA. When we flew, the plane had only been flying that route about a week, and there were still some glitches with the plane. The partition in between middle seats was unmovable. Couples would probably be more comfortable with A/D or H/L to see each other better

Borenstein dinner that they've been using for years:

One of the mains was passable, the other looked like cat food, despite being the same meal.


PH BsAs- used free night certs, and we were "upgraded" to a Park Deluxe King:

Courtyard facing new building:

The palace:

Recoleta area- down the street from Luba:

Luba dairy restaurant:
Delicious Alfajores drink:

Gnocchi and Portabella wrap- maybe it was bad luck but both were utterly lacking flavor:


Really good pizza from new pizza/dairy place Delicias on Tucuman

Puerto Madero:

Al Galope Steakhouse- the place was falling apart (no working water for Netilat Yadayim, puddles of water on the floor, disinterested service) but the food was cheap and GOOD. Probably one of the better meals.

Good french fries- they serve it with mayo here- no ketchup available!

Persicco gelato- I liked Freddo better!

Kokush bakery (aka breakfast every morning)

Kosher McDonalds: loong line, food was meh, but was still a fun experience!

Asian: Great value for the money, but as others have said, it has gone downhill.
Complimentary shots, breadsticks, and 2 mayo-based dips (all great):

Chicken Caesar salad (chicken was very roughly cut with lots of fat):

Asian beef wrap (great):

Mushroom steak with Papas Rotas (steak was average, good papas rotas, good salsa):

Passion fruit tart with vanilla ice cream (great):

Next time at Asian:
Thai Peanut Salad (unremarkable):

Meat Spring Rolls (very good):

Beef Ribs (very good):

Hot Pastrami (not at all my taste):

Ajim Restaurant on Tucuman- meat, shawarma/schnitzel. We went on our last night, and wish we had gone earlier. Good food, good prices. We ended up taking some to go for Iguazu:

Will post Iguazu and Rio later!

Any good soup in manhattan? Here on a layover and sick.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Argentina Master Thread
« on: June 14, 2015, 05:39:51 PM »
Service wasn't bad, wasn't good. The restaurant is crumbling though- netilat yadayim sink has no running water, yet there was enough water for a small puddle to form near our table for who knows where.

At the park hyatt- first PH stay ever, and it's going to be hard to go back!

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: June 14, 2015, 05:37:15 PM »
Are there any good redemptions for a Marriott certificate Cat 1-4 in the La area?
Best option I've found is the residence inn camarillo. It's about 10 minutes away from tierra sur- nice to not have to drive back to LA after a big meal and wine.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Argentina Master Thread
« on: June 14, 2015, 09:51:51 AM »
Al Galope was good! 1/3 price of Asian but the meat was much better.

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