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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 16, 2015, 09:16:05 AM »
depends On if You're Just using data for emails and news 2gig Would be more Than Enough However if using youtube and the like than youll need much more

thanks for the advice
 

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:16:16 AM »
SIM cards cost .99 direct from T-Mobile
 yes

Do you have to start your monthly service at the same time you purchase the SIM card?
Wanted to buy it now and then activate it before we travel
Planning to be away for 10 days in total-is there a shorter term you can get a plan for?

Seems their plans $50 to $60 per month depending on how much data you need?
How much data would be enough------guesses anyone?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:06:22 AM »
Less than $25 on Ebay. That was always my go to travel phone plan.

$25 is for the T-Mobile SIM card, correct?
then need to buy a plan? can you clarify

Would T-Mobile also work using it in Israel?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 15, 2015, 09:48:30 PM »
Less than $25 on Ebay. That was always my go to travel phone plan.

Would Metro PCS work as well?

Supposedly uses T Mobile network

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 15, 2015, 08:39:18 PM »
Use T-Mobile and you won't have issues  worldwide.

no T-Mobile
using Verizon

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 15, 2015, 07:14:25 PM »
Have read 100 of the 150 pages in this thread so far-
Many TR's --talking about food and PH.

What have people done for cell service/data in Paris?

I read about getting a sim card at the airport
but will be there for less than a day and arriving at 5 am- not sure if the kiosks will be open
at that time.  How do they charge you for the SIM-per day or per GB of data?
What do you suggest?


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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 14, 2015, 01:41:57 AM »
Yes, I'm asking if you can store your carry-on bags at the airport- if so , where?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 14, 2015, 12:03:40 AM »
Any way to store carry on  bags at the airport  so I don't have to shlep them across town

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 14, 2015, 12:01:48 AM »
Trying to concentrate touring in one area for the most part-which includes food so I don't spend alot of time commuting from one part of the city to the other
for just one attraction/site.
Sorry, moped is not going to work. I'll be too nervous.

Segway is an interesting idea, though.
Anyone ever do it there?

Which ARR packs the most sites?
Maybe could hit a couple of them in the time I have?
We won't be spending any time in museums.

How long is the commute from the airport (bus or train)?
I read Dan's TR already.

Thanks for the comments.
Keep them coming...........


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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 12, 2015, 02:22:06 PM »
I've heard that the absolute best way to experience Paris is to rent a tus tus for the day and then you can really get around... I would take the subway into the city from the airport and work from there. Start with breakfast some touring a late lunch and back to the airport. You should have plenty of time.

what's a Tus Tus?
if that's a bike...not for me and the Mrs.

Due to my time constraint, I'd like more detail on where to head to and where to eat.
 

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: June 12, 2015, 01:52:13 PM »
Have 12-14 hr stopover in Paris with my wife.
arriving @ 5 AM local time
She's never been there - I was here about 25 yrs ago.
Even had an Israeli cab driver take me to a wonderful restaurant back then...

Need suggestions on how to make the most of it--
from travelling to and from the airport  to which eateries are available in the locale we go to.

I presume our bags will go to our final destination so that shouldn't be a concern.
How much time should we allow for check in when we return to the airport?

What do you think?
TIA

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Round trip:
stops-up to  1
From: JFK
To: TLV
Departure dates: 8/10-8/12
Return airports: NYC (prefer JFK)
Return dates: 8/18-8/20
Class: Business/Coach
Total number of people traveling over the age of 2----two people
Alliance/Airline: SKYTEAM and all others

Avoid flying via Russia or Ukraine

TIA
so far I found:  8/11 on AF  25K + $109
                         8/20 on AF 42.5K  + $147  both in coach
Hope you can find better.

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Pickup location: Arad
Drop Off location: Arad
Pickup date & time: Thurs June 18th 9AM
Drop Off Date & Time: Friday June 19th  9AM
Preferred Car Size: small size-for 2 people--no luggage
Age (if under 25): 21
Do you need insurance : Yes

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Up In The Air / New ELAL Ad
« on: May 11, 2015, 09:43:16 AM »
Got a new El Al ad today for reduced points + cash for new reservations but few details
can someone check this out ?

      
Special Deal for Matmid Club Members

Reduced Fare Flight Tickets In Exchange for Points to a Choice of EL AL Destinations

More Options for Redeeming Points!
For Reservations until June 10, 2015

*Valid only on EL AL flights (excluding Athens). Not valid on UP , Sun D'Or or code share flights.




   

Club Updates
   

      
Ordering a Bonus Ticket
As of June 10, 2015 EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club members ordering a bonus ticket through travel agents or through the EL AL Telephone Service Center Representatives will be required to state whether they wish to issue the bonus ticket from one account or more of Matmid members. This information must be provided at the time of booking and not at the time of ticketing.
This corresponds to the process via the EL AL website.
 


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