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Credit Cards / Re: Chase A/A Master Thread (Now With Poll)
« on: Yesterday at 11:59:52 AM »
Call and let them know, you should be ok.
Don't pay and use again till the statement closes

I know plenty of people that have done it recently with no issues. It depends on more risk factors than a 2BM.
Absolutely, still not the brightest idea.

General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: Yesterday at 11:53:02 AM »
So if I understand correctly, you want to know whether you can post to a group where some people have no halachic problem responding because either its not Shabbos or they are not Jewish, but one person in the group may answer when it is Shabbos for him?
I think he is makpid not to answer on frum groups on shabbos, but he reads them forsure

General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: Yesterday at 09:17:05 AM »

How do you know that he will read it on Shabbos? Is this a past experience thing?

Also, are there people in the group who are in your timezone or not Jewish?

Yes. Yes.

Trip Reports / Re: Tallest peak in the alps- Shortest TR
« on: Yesterday at 08:56:30 AM »

Nice TR - I got to see Mont Blanc from the top of Mont Fort just 7 days ago!
Thanks, loved the pictures.
That meal looks pretty impressive
Wasn't quite that good, although that dessert, whatever it was, was quite good, and the Kosher wine (which I didn't drink) is a nice add on. The salmon was ok as well, but the main otoh...

General Discussion / Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« on: Yesterday at 08:48:28 AM »
Is it ok to post something (Whatsapp group) when shabbos is over by me, but I know someone will be reading it when it's still shabbos by him?

Up In The Air / Re: Emirates Master Thread
« on: Yesterday at 02:37:50 AM »
Check seatguru
Seatguru isn't always that accurate, I would rely on Emirates over seatguru, aside from here where we know emirates site is wrong

Just Shmooze / Re: Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:39:06 PM »
A friend told you?

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:23:50 PM »
The taxes fall off, the rest not

Trip Reports / Tallest peak in the alps- Shortest TR
« on: February 19, 2019, 03:11:26 PM »
Ideally I would start a TR during the trip, or at least write some notes for one, but now I had no intentions of writing a TR rather I just sat down and prepared it in one go so excuse the laziness and whatever it’s missing.

Here is my incredibility short TR of my short trip to the French alps in Chamonix Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps.

Since we were all flying at the same time I chose to fly together with my companions, which meant I was flying economy, didn’t mind it as I wanted to fly some Y this year to keep my sanity and will do it again. Flying in to GVA out of TLV gives you multiple direct weekly flights, between Elal and Easyjet, booking 6 days out these flights weren’t on the radar as they were ridiculously expensive, or sold out. So we booked Pegasus with a short stop in SAW for under $100. For the return we were flying to different destinations, and at different times, so I was booking a solo flight. For 25k SQ+ roughly $200  I booked LX J via ZRH.

There doesn't seem to be any points options as far as hotels in Chamonix, so we booked the “Hotel Mont-Blanc” which was 1 of the 2 5* hotels there, with the other being sold out. The hotel looked quite nice, and was at the foot of the beautiful Mont-Blanc.

Sunday 01/13
We arrived at around 5AM to TLV for our 7:20 flight, after a long security process we made it to the Dan lounge  with just enough time to have a coffee and a small bite. We got on the bus and boarded in no time. With the plane being the hottest plane I've ever been on, then the combination of a really small seat on the 738 and my long legs, this was going to be a fun ride. In no time we were in the air and was fast asleep for about 20 minutes before the discomfort got to me and despite not sleeping the night before I didn’t sleep anymore. For our 1 hour stop in SAW we went to the ISG International CIP Lounge before going to the next flight to GVA.on the second flight I was lucky to have an exit row, which had amazing legroom. Upon arriving in GVA we took an Uber to Chabad where we discussed the kosher food situation before Davening Mincha-Maariv there.
For dinner we went to the Sushi spot, Ketori which IMO was extremely expensive aside from the stingy portions, and was really not that good at all. Although we wanted to go to the Kosher grocery store that night it was closed so we instead took a 1 hour taxi ride to our hotel for the night.
The Hotel was quite nice

And the view was amazing

We looked around the hotel and checked out the town before retiring for the night.

Monday 01/14
Since we didn’t get to get our food for the trip yet we had to go back to Geneva to shop, and then just spent the rest of the day touring the town as well as enjoying the outdoor pool and hot tub at the hotel overlooking the alps. It wasn’t much of a day, but was certainly a relaxing one.

Tuesday 01/15
We woke up early Tuesday and skied all morning. After going back to the hotel to relax and calm down for a few minutes we went on to go paragliding which was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The views from on top are one of a kind, and gliding over a town blanketed in snow is a once in lifetime experience.

And then of course, back to the hot tub with some beers.

Wednesday 01/16
More skiing of course, before going for some amazing night snowmobiling nearly an hour away.

The guides “house’”

Thursday 01/17
Time to head back to the, we arrived in the Airport 3 hours or so before my flight (mine was the latest of us 4)
Those 3 hours were spent across 4 lounges starting with all of us in the KLM lounge

With these 2 in between

-image missing-
And ending with myself in the LX J lounge

Before boarding a half empty A320 where I had the whole row 1 to myself, and was even served a Kosher “snack” on the half hour flight to ZRH.

In ZRH I had just 55 minutes in the Business Lounge which I really enjoyed aside from the fact that it was absolutely overcrowded. As a #AVgeek the balcony for plane spotting felt like home.

At the gate I managed to get a single seat, 5k

The view after takeoff was outstanding

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Panama Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:23:08 AM »

Some pictures as per request.
Waste of a trip to the Aria of you didn't get the salmon Tarter ;)

Just Shmooze / Re: A220
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:50:48 AM »
Blah blah. Takes away from its glory, I'm calling it a regional jet.

Just Shmooze / A220
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:32:19 PM »
Is it a regional jet?



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