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Has anyone stayed with tour plus in Switzerland? I got a good price on a five night stay.
Could you please post a link to a description of this from their website, or wherever you found it?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Timeless
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:08:42 PM »
How to watch for free?
On TV, NBC, Channel 4 in NY. 10 pm March 11, 18, etc.

And if you have TV on Verizon Fios you can watch past espisodes and seasons for no extra charge.

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Just Shmooze / Re: New DDF'ers to Follow
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:13:05 PM »
"great idea"
"thanks for the advice"
Etc. Common posts for prep.
Now I'm a little intimidated to say thanks  :-\

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Just Shmooze / Re: New DDF'ers to Follow
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:44:35 PM »
The Urban dictionary defines a Troll as:"One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument." Nothing in the new DDFer's posts fit within that definition.

On the other hand, Cyberbullying is defined as: "The electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (such as a student) often done anonymously." We should all be mindful of this. 


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Up In The Air / Delta Sky Club at JFK
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:46:37 AM »
Is it possible to arrange for a kosher meal at the Delta Sky Club at JFK?

I see that their rules prohibit bringing in outside food. Do they strictly enforce that if I bring my own in? (I want to eat dinner and relax before boarding, and then sleep through the 7+ hour flight if possible).

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You will never regret taking one more day off from work on Friday, and staying for the weekend, or whatever it takes to make up the work day or to beg or bribe whoever is babysitting.... 

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After 15 yrs of marriage, finally taking my wife to Europe. She has been all over Europe, but it is my first time.
We will only be having about 3 days Leaving Sunday coming back Thursday. My problem is deciding which area/city

My choices are Madrid/Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Venice.

Looking for a good mix of history, Jewish and otherwise, and availability of kosher food.

TIA
I would recommend Venice and Rome, both of which certainly meet your criteria. If you only have 3 nights in Europe, do 2 in Venice and 1 in Rome. I think it's about an hour flight or 3.5 hour train ride between them.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:24:05 AM »
I think that if you are paying for a room at the WAJ, the AARP discount gives you the best rate. Also available at Hilton and affiliates worldwide. No age limit for AARP membership; $16 annual fee. 

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https://www.aarpcreditcard.com/

AARP, no age requirement to join for $16 annual fee.

$200 Sign Up Bonus on $500 Spending Requirement over 3 months, No Annual Fee, + 3% back on Restaurant or Gas purchases.

Finally, if you are paying for a room at the WAJ, the AARP discount gives you the best rate.

 

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Thanks! Nice first day, Kudos upon hitting the ground running upon arrival. Pollution is a big problem in parts of China, and varies from time to time. We had it bad one morning in Beijing and the weather reports called it sand storms, which is official double-speak to cover up its true nature. No EPA there. Anyway, that JCC is a great resource for Kosher travelers. Did you stay long enough to make it to the Sunday night Buffet? I guess we will find out in the next installment....

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:25:51 PM »
Spent 18,500 x 2 Delta points for 2 way PM flights from Miami to NYC on 3/25.  I have until midnight tonight to cancel, but so far nothing is cheaper. If you were me would you take the gamble that it gets cheaper or just take the loss and move on?
Take a look and see how many seats are still available on that flight, which may indicate which direction the price may go. Otherwise, I would keep the tix, thinking that the price is more likely to go up than down.

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On The Road / Re: Spg member bonus
« on: March 08, 2018, 02:13:00 PM »
Got this.
"You’re all set to earn double elite-qualifying credit on eligible stays and nights between February 1, 2018, and April 30, 2018."
I got the same. I wonder why others did not, presumably targeted for some reason. I am already booked for one stay on SPG points during this time period, but not a paid stay.

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Credit Cards / Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:37:20 AM »
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Some banks (reps) won't appreciate being asked straight up for a bonus then won't give you one. You have to ask for a courtesy credit/points etc. to have them offer it on their own.
Asking straight up does work for Chase, and YMMV with Amex.
Thanks

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Credit Cards / Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:36:56 AM »
Sometimes, if you important enough for them as a customer, they'll offer you either some point miles or some money, so you should leave your account open, it usually comes with a spending requirement.

Call them, ask if there's any retention offer available.
Thanks!

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