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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: March 05, 2016, 08:14:04 PM »
Hi All, Planning a trip to the Naka Island in July. Does anyone know if Chabad in Phuket delivers that far and how they would navigate the boat ride over to the island?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« on: February 27, 2016, 11:15:58 PM »
The W is right above the train to the airport, so that's easy. JCC isn't as easy as Mul Hayam with public transit, but JCC is has better food for a more reasonable price.

Thanks! Best way to get from W to Mul Hayam? Has anyone ever tried to get from the Marriott (airport) to either one of the restaurants?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« on: February 27, 2016, 11:05:41 PM »
Question: I'm arriving HKG at 7:15pm with a flight at 8:40am the next morning. Our plan is to go our for dinner to either Mul Hayam or JCC. For ease of transportation and convenience (both at night to get to MH or JCC and and in the morning to get back to the airport,) is it worth it to stay at the Marriott Sky Harbor (Airport) or the W?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« on: February 05, 2016, 12:45:23 PM »
A promotion popped up on my SPG app claiming to offer 50% Hawaii and French Polynesia. I looked up the St. Regis Bora Bora for July and it's available for 62,500 XPF ($583) which is cheaper than the Le Meridian. The code is SPG50PRO but doesn't seem to work on the regular SPG search. To access, go to "Special Offers" in your app and click on the "Full view. Half off" promotion.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:28:49 PM »
Has anyone ever been to Hua Hin? I'm looking at this property: http://www.sheratonhuahinpranburi.com

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On The Road / Re: At Which Hotel Chain Should I Build My Status?
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:08:14 PM »
It really depends where you're going and which chain has the better hotels in that area. For e.g. why stay in a dingy Four Points when you can stay in a brand new Home2Suites or Hilton Garden Inn? I'm an SPG Plat and Hilton Diamond and I enjoy my Hilton status a little more than SPG's.

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It's showing as $79 in ebay (for 2) but as soon as it takes me to paypal it's back to $99

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Will the CTWENTY 20% off code work on this too?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Air Marshals on flights
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:43:22 PM »
Wow!! Just curious, if he was worried you were communicating with jihadists, why didn't he just confiscate it right away ?

The guy next to me wasn't an air marshal. He was trying to alert the flight attendant (I had no idea at the time) but she ignored. Once we landed he must of called the FBI.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Air Marshals on flights
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:31:01 PM »
So here's my air marshal story: I was on an express flight sitting next to this southern dude who kept eyeing me suspiciously ( I have a beard and kinda have dark skin.) I happened to be watching a video of the Rebbe on an ipod classic (it was 5 years ago, don't judge me) plus I had a leather bound chitas with a silver crown on it which can be easily mistaken for a Koran. The flight was uneventful. A few days later I get a call on my home phone from the FBI. The agent tells me: we know this is probaly nothing, but we have to follow up with every lead.

"Were you on flight #### from IAD - ***" I answered "Yes" he said "well, there was a gentleman sitting next to you that was quite concerned you were communicating with jihadists on your ipod and kept your koran in your hand as if you were about to do something bad. Once again we know this is probably nothing, but we would like to meet you just to cross it off our list."

We scheduled a meeting at the Chabad center where I live, and an FBI agent with an Air Marshal showed up took a look at my ipod and chitas, cracked a few jokes and we gave them a tour of the Chabad center and got some great security tips. The air marshal then asked if I can come to one of their main training centers which happens to be in the city to demonstrate the Jewish customs and rituals (tallis tefillin, minyan etc.) So over a three week period, I gave about 15 lectures to groups of air marshals.

I also heard some embarrassing horror stories unfortunately about our own kind like the guy who was on a 45 min flight and was davening shmoneh esreh for 40 min and ignored the flight attendant who asked him to be seated for landing. The plane couldn't land and was delayed an extra 20 min. The air marshal said he couldn't intervene as it wasn't considered a threat....

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: May 19, 2015, 02:46:42 PM »
Good deal?
TOSHIBA 360 Rotation Ultrabook P55W-B5318 15.6" Intel Core i7 4510U (2.00GHz) $700 use code: CDTECH10
i7-4510U 12GB 256GB SSD 1080p Touch

http://www.ebay.com/itm/381228430916

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: May 17, 2015, 02:07:18 AM »
Dell Inspiron 13 i7348-5001sLV Signature Edition 2 in 1 $599 use code PCGRAD15
13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen
Intel Core i7-5500U
8GB memory/500GB SSHD

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-13-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.313300900

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:42:08 PM »
TOSHIBA Satellite Radius P55W-B5318 Intel Core i7 4510U (2.00GHz) 12GB Memory 256GB SSD 15.6" 360 Rotation Touchscreen Ultrabook Windows 8.1 $799 Use code: EMCARNP222

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834216995&

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:00:07 AM »
Decent specs for $489 after MIR
Dell Inspiron 15 3543 Touchscreen Notebook - Intel Core i5 5200U 2.2GHz Dual-Core, 8GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD, 15.6" HD 1366 X 768
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9598998&srkey=DEI-102844893

Activate $10 coupon here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/include/events/2014/TD_Discount/happyanniversary.asp?

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