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Up In The Air / Re: Hidden City Ticketing in Europe and Suitcases
« on: November 22, 2016, 04:47:09 PM »
Saved $100 on the ticket.

There was a DDMS post yesterday about this.

It's wasn't the cheapest way to TLV but we wanted a long layover in Paris (17hrs)
for a one day trip.

Up In The Air / Re: Hidden City Ticketing in Europe and Suitcases
« on: November 22, 2016, 02:50:44 PM »
I have a flight on TAP from NYC to FRA with a connection on LIS. Due to the recent terrorism in Germany, I (aka my wife) have decided to switch my trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Instead of taking an 8 hour train from Frankfurt to Geneva, I would rather just book a ticket from LIS to GVA, thereby creating a hidden city ticket (although that was not my original intention).

I know that in the USA, all suitcases from international flights are unloaded and claimed at the first point of arrival, and then re-checked onto any connecting flights. Is that also the case in Europe? If not, and if I book the new ticket on TAP as well, would I be able to ask that the suitcases be checked directly to GVA, or at least unloaded at LIS?

And I already tried calling TAP, but I couldn't even get a rep on the phone. An automated message literally told me that they are too busy now, and that I should call back later. I read that TAP is pretty bad airline, but I hope that this experience is not a harbinger of what is to come.

Thanks for any help and suggestions!!

Similar question regarding luggage:
AF JFK to CDG RT and   AF CDG to TLV RT were booked as 2 different AF reservations on priceline

The flight from TLV to CDG has a 1:50 stopover in CDG before continuing onto to JFK.

In TLV, will AF tag your bag to JFK or do you have to claim your bag at CDG to get it to JFK?
If so, is 1:50 enough time to do that?
Please advise as I can still cancel this reservation today.

Deals/Deal Requests / Groupon 40 % off
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:46:48 AM »

Groupon 40 % off (max of $30)  exp 9/23
Promo code SAVE40

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: March 04, 2016, 09:00:34 AM »
If you are referring to staying at the hotel at the airport- the sheraton is open you can book it on tripadvisor
the first link allows you to do so

as far as sleeping on a couch there were many people sleeping on
mini beds in the terminals -many had charging stations for your phone/laptop

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Free Sample Products Master Thread
« on: November 19, 2015, 09:21:51 AM »
Free shampoo and conditioner for first 100,000


Deals/Deal Requests / Re: FREE 2 Escolite Medical Penlights w/ Pupil Gauges
« on: November 14, 2015, 07:02:46 PM »
I have some in Brooklyn I won't be using. I know several DDF'rs wanted them so just DM me if you want it.

PM sent

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Portable Car Jump Starter - 8000mAh $35
« on: November 03, 2015, 02:39:27 PM »
use code O2JP7727
261 4.6 reviews.
discount code doesn't work-any suggestions?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: November 02, 2015, 06:26:29 PM »
We're looking at a 3-4 day trip to Paris with our 15 month baby.

I am out of Chase MRs. Was thinking of doing a Priceline name your own price to find a hotel.
They've divided Paris into 28 sections. Anyone have experience with a strategized bid in Paris?
Here's the link.
Which 'priceline areas' are good to stay in (ideally near a metro, shul (and mikva, unless the hotel has a pool which I underdstand is unlikely in Paris) and what sort of price can i expect for a decent hotel. (not looking for anything fancy).

Let us know what hotel and price you got with Priceline-Good Luck

Title says all
So where is the 10% off discover? Nuuuu?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: October 16, 2015, 09:38:22 AM »
Any locals can update the restaurant Wiki?

Coming in from London for a few days and want some Fleishigs

Also not a local but a search for meat restaurants under R' Rottenberg's supervision produced these options.

You can search for additional glatt kosher restaurants with other hasgachas.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: October 12, 2015, 09:09:01 AM »
Anyone here lever left luggage to hold in cdg airport and care to share their experience?
1)which terminal is it in
2)are they trustworthy?3)is it like in a locker and you get a key or something.4)how much does it cost??? TIA

I left luggage there for the day and had no issues.
 they put it through their own scanner before they store it
 and retrieval takes 5 min or less if there is no line. Very pleasant staff.

You get a receipt  which you have to produce to get your luggage back.

It's located in terminal 2- two floors above the RER station.
It was a schlep to walk there from our arrival gate (which included hopping on the airport monorail  for one stop)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Orlando Master Thread
« on: October 09, 2015, 07:53:16 AM »
I'd stay away from the one with less privacy if you believe you'll spend much time @ the pool.

Just Shmooze / Re: building a sukkah shlock
« on: September 22, 2015, 08:23:14 AM »
To retract the shlack.
Two strings connected to the wood farthest away from the wall goes to two single pulleys on the wall they connect to a double pulley in the center of the wall.
To extend the shlack.
String to the farthest piece from the wall long enough to reach over the succah even when retracted. Release whatever is holding the string on the inside and  pull the string on the outside to open.

A video in action would be great

Where did you get those long metal poles? How long are they-

How do you stabilize them to prevent from falling into the Sukkah?  Love the concept!

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