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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« on: September 11, 2019, 04:21:06 PM »
Has anyone ever gone through immigration at Pittsburgh International? Any idea how long it will take to get through (British passport)?
Typically very fast. Nothing like the east coast gateways

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: July 24, 2019, 11:25:10 PM »
im not specifically looking for the outremont Chasideshe area, if anything i rather the sefaradic area but ill take any area with an solid hotel as long as i can walk to shul on shabbat
Chabad of Westmount has hotels that are a 20 minute walk. Check on Google maps

There is no such place in Calgary. You can try emailing Marina for Shabbos hosts.
Thanks for the response. I see online that Sobey's has the biggest selection of kosher foods. But no prepared meats/chicken etc?

Arriving in Calgary later Friday afternoon. What options are there for prepared Shabbos food? Can we order in advance for pick up or delivery?  Thanks in advance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:11:48 PM »
Saw that 012 is selling Israeli Sims here in stores, pics attached. $1.25 day. Anyone with experience with this plan?

I have used them and have been satisfied

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Montreal Master Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:04:01 AM »
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.

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

I bought 6 First Alert detectors with the 10 year sealed battery- three of them failed within the year, kept on chirping  and had to be returned. Others have noted this problem as well. I am switching to the ones with replaceable batteries.

On The Road / Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« on: February 03, 2019, 08:46:52 AM »
How quickly will Marriott points transfer to United Mileage Plus account? Any recent experience?

On The Road / Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:21:13 PM »
How quickly will Marriott points transfer to United Mileage Plus account? Any recent experience?

Credit Cards / Re: Citizens Bank 1.8% Unlimited Cash Back Mastercard
« on: December 27, 2018, 10:32:51 PM »
anyone know of some other good cash back cards? which cards have the highest % back in each catergory?
Fidelity - 2% on all

General Discussion / Re: Best Car For Winter Weather
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:40:33 AM »
i am moving to an area that gets tons of snow during the winter, i was wondering if anyone has any advice on the best car for snow driving is.  SUV's, Sedans etc. All wheel drive - 4x4? Any advice.
Depends what "tons of snow" means, but in general a 4WD or a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE are fine. Snow/winter tires are key.

T280A in ear headphones $7.95 + free shipping.

On B/O but expected to ship Dec 22nd. Other good deals on the JBL website for Cyber Monday

On The Road / Re: Israel: Need help finding a rental car? Post here!
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:23:10 AM »
Pickup location: Ben Gurion Airport
Pickup date & time: 17 January 2019 11:00 AM
Drop Off location: TLV airport
Drop Off Date & Time: 28 January 2019 10:00 AM
Preferred Car Size: Compact (for 4 people)
Age (if under 25):
Credit Cards: US- Chase Sapphire

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:01:26 AM »
I often have success booking through Costco Travel

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