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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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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:09:17 AM »
Extreme long shot: anyone going to be at LAX tomorrow (11/24) to make mincha minyan 1:30-2:30pm?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« on: October 18, 2020, 05:52:04 PM »
Any special recommendations for what to order at Zagafen?

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393292495

Clip the coupon. Price will be $54.  Regularly $79.

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DDF DO Board / Re: (DO: 1/20/20) DDF DO: Los Angeles Edition
« on: October 05, 2020, 09:35:18 PM »
I’m away for all of Yom Tov.  Hopefully next time...

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On The Road / Uber Mask Verification
« on: September 24, 2020, 11:56:00 PM »
Sad that We need a new technology to verify wearing a mask.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=G5qH4P2tn7o

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Up In The Air / Re: Airport Lounges
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:44:23 PM »
I will be flying BOS-EWR-TLV on a “mixed” United Award ticket that is Y for BOS-EWR and J for EWR-TLV.   Will I get United Club access in Boston, or only in Newark?
This website would seem to indicate that I (actually my DD is flying) would get access in BOS, even though the BOS-EWR leg is in Y.
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/airport/united-club-and-lounges/access.html

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Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:41:18 PM »

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Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: August 23, 2020, 12:48:27 PM »
I wonder if @zow is coming back right away but as with all domestic connections, on the way back you need to pick up luggage and then send it on its way after you go through customs.
Actually, it’s DD, not, me who is flying.  And she is going one-way (new Olah). Sending her off in style. :)

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Up In The Air / Re: Airport Lounges
« on: August 23, 2020, 09:59:36 AM »
I will be flying BOS-EWR-TLV on a “mixed” United Award ticket that is Y for BOS-EWR and J for EWR-TLV.   Will I get United Club access in Boston, or only in Newark?

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Up In The Air / Re: Southwest questions
« on: August 23, 2020, 09:47:57 AM »
How do I know if the free changes with no fare difference is still in effect? Want to do an award reservation but don't want to be stuck with all those transferred points if the free change doesn't work.
Try a booking with cash. If it works, you can cancel it then rebook with points.

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