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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Alaska Master Thread
« on: November 07, 2013, 02:09:01 AM »
What do you plan on doing in the Matanuska area? Is the glacier even accessible? The road down is dirt and goes over a one lane wooden bridge. Dunno how possible this is in winter, even July was hairy.
i was gonna see http://www.matanuska-glacier.com/

but if this isnt possible, ill go directly to talkeetna and spend more time there /denali

i was thiking maybe to do one night in seward and one in kenali area. - it doesnt seem like much attractions around. would you say theres stuff to do for two days there, now that cruise and parks or closed..?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Alaska Master Thread
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:32:45 PM »
seems like well leave to Seward at 4:30pm - 15 minutes b4 sunset time and have some light on way down.

then stay for monday tuesday and figure out some attractions once were there cuz glaciers trips closed. - all i know is the glacier exit.
then head wednesday morning to Soldotna, -kenai are - and take a flight to see the bears.

then head that night to Matansuka Glacier area (or sleep in ANC that night and then head there in morning)
 -maybe do dog sledding   :-\

then Thursday night to talkeetna and try to get a glimpse of northen lights. then friday early either take a flight around denali or drive around a bit . and head back to ANC by 4pm for shabbos at 4:45 or so ..

hows that sound ?



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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Alaska Master Thread
« on: November 06, 2013, 01:31:55 PM »
everywhere im calling is saying theyre closed! all the glacier boat tours and some flights....pretty crazy - bad season

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Alaska Master Thread
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:48:11 AM »
Also, if you don't have time to order the Tour Saver book, maybe contact YehudaS. We bought the book together this summer, he may still have it and there may still be some useful coupons for you.

And make sure to check Groupon Anchorage, they usually have some good deals on cruises, flights, etc.
Thank you

btw thwy have an app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toursaver.alaska

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Alaska Master Thread
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:21:14 AM »
Hi all, Time for the next trip - Leaving this sunday morning iy"h thanks to Dan - the sale on orbitz a few months ago for $275-350 tickets..

I just sat for 2 hours reading this thread, and what it seems from here is to choose a spot and really take it in. im not sure how to do this pls advise.

So we (3 or 4 of us) will be there from this coming sunday landing at 1pm and staying till next motzei shabbos . so about 1 week .

Sunrise: 8:45am
Sunset: 4:45pm

I was thinking to head stay in ANC for the Sunday night, and head to Seward Monday before sunset, then get stay there Monday and tuesday and do the Kenai Fjords Glacier tour and Glacier exit.....Then Wednesday to go to Kenai area and take a plne around to see bear view from Soldotna, then head that eve towards talkateena area (knick river lodge ... ) and check out Denali for a day - or take flight around it . then Friday early head to ANC and spend shabbs there .

Please advise if possible. i need to close up details and hotels .

Are there any thing here that i have to pre reserve?

where is the best place to see northern lights?

Thanks

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Just Shmooze / Re: BD"E Jewda, You Will Be Missed
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:59:27 PM »
so many REPOSTS in this thread! -

i will now repost as well (as much as jewda and I (we)(a)re against it)and say BD"E! very sad  :'( :'(

His Neshomo should have an aliya

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Interesting.
Well worth it at any rate, was one of the highlights.
I can scan it if people want.
We waited for sunset, which was the most beautiful I've seen in my life, and drove down right after while it was still light out.
Then watched the amazing constellation show at the visitors center halfway down. After that it's paved.
I don't think I even touched my gas pedal from the top of Mauna Kea until the end of saddle road in Hilo which is hours of driving.
+1

bring a coat cuz its FREEZING up there.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:52:02 PM »
MSY

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I personally wouldnt feel comfortable driving up to moana kea without a 4WD but its doable with anything, just be careful and go slow on way up and if u wait till sunset which is BEAUTIFUL, then itll be dark on way down so take it easy.

Thanks :-)
Any cheap hotels in Hilo?
I got on priceline a motel .

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
« on: October 25, 2013, 02:47:10 AM »
They may be open but their meat isn't all that good...
so this was my second time eating there , first time at a DO , and had a good experience, this time i must say wasnt good.

Service sucked, they stuck us in the only empty table back corner. waiter didnt come to us until i pulled him to our table and after he brought our main course i didnt see him since. we had to call 3 diff waiters every time we wanted something.
7 min after my order or so for Rib eye, i got my steak. ive never had a steak made so fast!! apparantly it was pre cooked, and it wasnt hot , so i sent it back to warm up, and when it came back it lost all its taste really.
anyways we never got offered water refills , and i ordered warm chocolate cake for desert which never came .

so we asked for the bill , that never came either. so we decided to start walking out , and on the way out we asked for the bill, and he started asking who our waiter was , so we told the guy we didnt have one and we paid for the bill  - obviously no tip and ill have to re-consider going back there!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:27:14 PM »

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:45:56 PM »
Anything open at this time for the next hour at least. Like till midnight?
Something decent/good meat preferably

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Up In The Air / Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:08:24 PM »
J or C is standard nomenclature for a business class booking.

yes but before looking at the screenshot , i thought that he only saw J - which is Standard Class on AA and would explain why hes not seeing it on BA . he needs to look for U which is saver.

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Up In The Air / Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:02:00 PM »
Thanks.
Do you have any idea why this flight is not showing up on BA?
no idea

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Up In The Air / Re: BA.com Award Search Help Master Thread
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:55:34 PM »
Can someone explain to me what is going on here?
I found an AB flight direct from MIA-DUS in J on AA.com.
I can't get it to show up on BA though. Called in and they said they couldn't see it either.
for the record thats U class not J

U- Saver

J = Standard

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