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On The Road / Re: National Emerald Club
« on: January 16, 2020, 01:34:16 AM »
True story?? Been there a LOT, never seen that.
This week and last week

On The Road / Re: National Emerald Club
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:46:34 AM »
I am over 25 so that shouldnt be a problem. I was checking out some walkthru's of the Executive areas in some airports, and I dont see any really nice cars, only in the premium upgrade section
Depends when, i've been to lga recently a few times most of the times they've had luxury cars in the isle with no upgrade fees, they had volvo s60, audi q3, infiniti q60 and q80, merc gla, land rover discovery

On The Road / Re: National Emerald Club
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:42:23 AM »
i was at lga xmas eve, there weren't any suv in the isle so i told the attendant outside that i'm looking for a 7pass suv and she gave me a nissan armada sl model

Up In The Air / Re: AA Award Flights
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:35:33 AM »
I'm trying to search for award space on i keep on getting error's, anyone else also have this problem?

got refunded and i'm able to keep the cups

I ordered the 960 of 12 ounce yesterday. Got a ups email that package is coming 5.2 pounds. Odds is proper quantity?
It should be 24lb

You will likely receive 1 sleeve and have to fight for a refund. This isn't amazon.
Amazon just cancels orders when it's a mistake

On The Road / Re: Free national executive elite status!
« on: January 06, 2020, 10:46:55 AM »
Update: I checked out of National location and rep told me, I see you have 2 accounts.

I told them I am aware.

Once one loses status [dont think it will] it might be an issue.
why cant you just close your first account?

General Discussion / Dirshu world siyum hashas North America
« on: January 06, 2020, 12:53:07 AM »
Anyone going to the dirshu siyum hashas st the Prudential?

I was at Barclays, so I'll add my perspective on the setup there, as well as some thoughts on the overall program.

The place was pretty full, but not completely packed. It felt like it was very dominantly a charedi crowd - maybe majority chasidish, but not dominant. If it wasn't clear from the official seating capacity numbers (>80k vs <20k) Barclays feels tiny in comparison to Metlife. They did the seating by section, not seat. So you get to your section and pick any seat. That worked out well for me, since my $54 tickets were in one of the sections directly opposite the dais, with clear view of the video screen and access directly to the floor. We first sat maybe 5 rows up from the floor, and then back to around 10 rows up so we wouldn't have to crane our necks to watch the screen. When it came time for dancing, everyone was allowed down on the floor, even from the upper seating areas. Here's one of the (very shaky) videos I took:

The program at Barclays was mostly live hookup to Metlife, but with significant periods of in-house programming. Aside from the tefilah items (mincha/tehillim/kadeshim/kabalas ol malchus/maariv), the parts we had in house different from Metlife were divrei bracha from the Vyelipoler Rebbe in yiddish (vs R Malkiel in Metlife), some combination of the emcee (not sure who it was) and R Yerucham doing the siyum/hadran (vs R Shmuel in Metlife), and haschalas hashas from R Elya Ber Wachtfogel in yiddish (vs R Aharon Feldman in Metlife). All of the singing and dancing was in-house, except Helfgott, and for some reason ani maamin (which they then did again in-house).

I thought the siyum moments (R Gold, R Farhi, and R Lish) were very nice, and it made sense to do them from on the field instead of on the dais. The videography could've been better, in terms of all the close-in shots of the crowd - which I think is just unnecessary and more like a goyishe sporting event. This led to weird moments like the waving during ani maamin, the shots of people during davening, the kids crowding around during the siyum moments, etc. The pre-recorded stuff was fantastic (as it was last time). In particular the tribute to the kedoshim really packed a powerful punch - especially the parts from R Gifter and R Schwab. Both Rabbi Frand and Rabbi Schiff were excellent. Rabbi Reich was maybe disadvantaged by the later spot in the schedule, but I didn't really connect to his drasha in the same way. Would they do better to shorten the program in some way? Sure. But it's hard to 'trim the fat' with an event like this. I might have felt more strongly about it if I had been out in the cold though.
Thank you for the report I was looking in the heimishe press for it but none had any

Was the sound system clear and understandable where you sat? Where I sat it was so unclear no one in the whole section was able to make out what was being said

What about the BA 777 and the SAS A330?
My point was that Lufthansa is Germany's flag carrier (I'm not saying they are nazis) it was a strong message that klal yisroel is as strong as ever

Anyone notice the Lufthansa a340 fly over during the siyum.

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