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Trip Reports / Re: Ventana Big Sur Getaway (upper Pacific Coast)
« on: May 19, 2021, 11:07:26 PM »
Great start.  We have been pre-contemplating a drive up the coast and a stay in Ventana.   Great to hear that the Chabad food option is viable and not priced exorbitantly. Did you use Hyatt points?
Looking forward to the rest...

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Up In The Air / Re: Turkish Airlines
« on: April 20, 2021, 01:30:32 PM »
Flying Turkish J from BOS.
I know I can use the United Lounge, but thatís another Terminal.
Can Turkish J use the Lufthansa Lounge in Terminal E?
Besides the AF Lounge (with PP), any other options in Terminal E these days?
Thanks.

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On The Road / Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« on: April 07, 2021, 05:23:03 PM »
2 Nights at Ventana Big Sur - 30K Hyatt points/night cash rate was $1500/night
Very nice, stayed there a few weeks ago.

Do they provide kosher meals?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: United Club Passes For Sale
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:34:36 PM »
Buying a pass for next week for $10.

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https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

"Persons Who Have Been Completely Vaccinated for COVID-19: Individuals who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, more than 14 days ago and who do not have symptoms, do not need to obtain a negative test prior to traveling to, or quarantine upon arrival to, Massachusetts.  COVID-19 vaccinated individuals arriving in Massachusetts must have documentation of their vaccination(s), including the date(s) of administration, available if asked. This exception does not include vaccinated  individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, who must follow all testing and quarantine guidance outlined in the travel rules." 

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:56:04 PM »
I know its farfetched but my friend might be staying at hyatt regency grand reserve puerto rico and if there is any remote chance a minyan could work out  this shabbos
Is your friend still here? We just arrived today.  I hear there were a bunch of guys here (Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve) this weekend ó hope your friend found a minyan.  We were at the Tryp/Chabad.

Anyone around to make a minyan this week? The drive back and forth to Chabad (30-45 min each way) is going to get old fast.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:47:59 PM »
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve, Puerto Rico.
(Will also post in the PR trip planning thread to see if we can round up minyan.)

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: February 07, 2021, 04:33:26 PM »
So any recommendations?
Take out Lennys Casita

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: February 07, 2021, 04:32:50 PM »
Trip toTierra Sur definitely worth it

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Up In The Air / Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« on: January 28, 2021, 01:57:42 AM »
Don't believe it.
Why would you question Fishy, or is there an inside joke going on here?

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Up In The Air / Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« on: January 28, 2021, 01:12:54 AM »
BOS-JFK-TLV

DL J CRJ
DL J 339

72k FB x2

(with thanks to @Something Fishy for the tip to call Sydney)

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Up In The Air / Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« on: January 28, 2021, 12:38:51 AM »
Nope, errored out all over (pc, mobile, and app). Called the Sydney office and had them book it: +61 02 8223 9835.
Awesome, mate ;)
Thanks.

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Up In The Air / Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« on: January 28, 2021, 12:20:29 AM »
JFK-TLV

DL J 339

72k FB x2

@Something Fishy , were you able to book online?  If not, is there a number to call overseas that might be open right now? (Something like calling Singapore for booking BA Avios?)

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Up In The Air / JetBlue BOS-LAX via MCO award fares booking at half price
« on: January 18, 2021, 12:36:44 AM »
Happened upon this pricing glitch.
For most Sundays throughout the booking calendar, when booking BOS-LAX, if a connection via MCO is listed, it will frequently be the lowest priced option, e.g., 9,500 or 10,200 points.
But when you click through a few screens, the price drops to roughly half the price, like 4,500 or 5,500 points.
This lower price remains in place through the confirmation of booking.
I have only checked Sundays and only BOS-LAX.
Didn't seem to work when I tried other connecting cities (e.g., MIA, JFK).

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Puerto Rico Master Thread
« on: December 30, 2020, 07:20:01 PM »
Does anybody need a toaster in San Juan? Available tomorrow only. PM me

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Up In The Air / 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« on: December 25, 2020, 01:14:31 AM »
I have many questions.
My bad.  I entered TOR but meant YYZ, as in where I had my siyuum.

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Up In The Air / Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:43:08 AM »
With immeasurable gratitude to HKB"H for keeping me healthy and providing me the means to undertake twice-monthly transcontinental flights during the pandemic to be with my wife and children, as well as some amazing travel to Italy, Cairo, and Israel before Corona, here's my summary for 2020:
1. Almost 120,000 miles (Ad meah v'esrim  ;) ).
2. Twenty transcontinental roundtrips.
 --Most eastbound flights were redeye, mostly ghetto lie-flat in B6
 --Several connecting flights, ~April-July, when the airlines cut way back on flights and made schedules difficult
3. LY J TLV-YYZ in January, culminating in making my first siyuum (thanks to my chevruta @Yehudaa )
4. I'm now Platinum Medallion on DL and expect to keep it through 2021 (status match challenge from Mosaic, thanks @Dan )
 --These days, seems more likely than not to be upgraded to First or Delta One
5. Here are the segments:
VCE-IST-CAI
CAI-AMM-TLV
TLV-TOR
TOR-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
--WHO declares pandemic--
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-BUR
LGB-BOS
BOS-BUR
LAX-BOS
BOS-ORD-LAX
LAX-PHX-BOS
BOS-DEN-LAX
LAX-PHX-BOS
BOS-DEN-LAX
LAX-PHX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-JFK-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-DEN-LAX
LAX-BZN
BZN-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy 2021.
 


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I checked TLV-NYC random January 12 and it appeared.  Also various other dates random spot checked.
Thanks. I booked for return after Pesach and it was 47k in J. (Still a good deal, of course.)

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There seems to be an award promo going on for redemptions on Turkish metal.

Example: 32.9K in business TLV-JFK

I'm not seeing this...any example dates?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: November 25, 2020, 03:03:18 AM »
LINK has a 12:35 minyan and at that time of day you're not too far from the airport (depending which way you're going)
Thanks very much.

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