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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Toronto Quickly
« on: July 01, 2011, 12:34:17 PM »
My wife and I are staying overnight in Toronto on our way to Israel. Our flight arrives midnight and we leave to Israel at 1 p.m. so really we are just looking for a nice hotel for the night close to the airport with a shuttle back and forth. Any suggestions?

I have a few AMEX and Continental points left that don't add up to much anymore, so should I just use them up to book a hotel? Think we have time to hit up Niagara while we are there? Need to be at the airport by 11 for flight-how close is it to airport? Any buses or quick shuttles that go there or do we need to rent a car for that?


Up In The Air / Re: Point of Matmid???
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:40:20 AM »
but then you do not go through customs again in the USA. However you fly, you have one time going through customs on either end, that's all.

If this is right after your wedding, are you going to have tons of luggage with you?
Yes we will probably have tons of luggage. Just booked Toronto-Tel Aviv segment, now looking for LA-toronto flights....guess we gotta go through customs twice?

Help please?

I have 2 tix booked on El Al Toronto-Tel Aviv at 1 p.m. July 12 through American. I need 2 tix LA-Toronto that will get us there in time to catch our flight. AA has availability in business with anytime miles, but that's 50k miles each! Anyone got a cheap alt? We would prefer a red eye, but are flexible to take an earlier flight and stay overnight in Toronto.

One way
From: LAX, Long Beach, Burbank (or other la area airport)
To: Toronto International
July 11
Class: Any
Seats: 2
Alliance/Airline: Preferably Oneworld (got AA and BA miles), but open to Star Alliance


Up In The Air / Re: Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:13:08 PM »
One way?
Yup! Going to live in Israel for the year- don't know exact return date....

Up In The Air / Re: Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:10:15 PM »
What are the dates you're looking for?
Economy or Business?
Ideally July 12, but pretty flexible. 2 business class tix

Up In The Air / Re: Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:03:49 PM »
You can search Oneworld on and
Thanks! Checking now...

Up In The Air / Re: Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 08:55:41 PM »
Did you search OneWorld partners?
I called AA and asked them to search their partners for award flights. Is there another way of doing this? I didn't see a master thread about oneworld....

Up In The Air / Re: Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 08:42:02 PM »
20k SPG will become 25k AA.

What are the two separate segments that you're booking?
Well Im trying to fly the second week of July and have LAX-Dallas-Frankfurt the first segment and then Frankfurt-Tel Aviv the second. I have tried calling so many times the past 2 weeks and there has been nothing without booking it as 2 award flights with the AA leg as Anytime miles....

Up In The Air / Re: Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 08:35:59 PM »
oh thanks for the offer!

Basically, I'm looking for a way to get an additional 25k AA miles into my account without having to buy them from AA. Is there anywhere I can transfer them from?

Up In The Air / Transfer Points?
« on: May 26, 2011, 05:00:02 PM »
Hey All,

I'm trying to book 2 tix LAX-Tel aviv in July on American and it looks like the only way that's gonna happen is if I book 2 award flights each for a total of 4 award flights with 2 of them on American Anytime miles. Basically each ticket is gonna cost 130k miles! I'm a little short on this and wondering what alternatives I have to just buying the AA miles from them at a steep price....

Can I transfer BA miles to AA somehow? AMEX? Any way to avoid paying a couple hundred bucks for the AA miles?

Up In The Air / Re: Point of Matmid???
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:45:35 PM »
Oh man...ok thanks. anyway to transfer points to matmid? I have Amex, continental, and AA miles....

Up In The Air / Re: Point of Matmid???
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:07:14 PM »
Ya I just double checked and the el al website seems to indicate that there is a direct flight available in first class on July 6 for 5,400 points, but AA says they got nothing from El Al. What gives?

Up In The Air / Re: Point of Matmid???
« on: May 25, 2011, 08:59:54 PM »
Oh right, thanks for the tip Dan.

I am looking to travel during one of the busiest times of the year: July 4th week! and its for me and my bride to be. Best case scenario, we fly on wed the 6th, but we are flexible for that week or even the next (and AA is telling me there is nothing for both weeks). We both have over 100k miles on AA (thanks Dan!), and would like to splurge on business class. Our priority is the straight LAX-Tel Aviv flight, but second best would be with only one stop in US so only one time through customs.

I tried looking using my matmid account for rewards travel on el al and it looked like to me that there was availability on the straight flight, but numerous calls to AA since then have come up empty. Help!

Up In The Air / Point of Matmid???
« on: May 25, 2011, 05:58:21 PM »
I signed up for the free matmid account through dan's link and am hoping to use it to help me book an AA award flight to Israel this summer, but I can't figure out how to work it.

I looked up award flights on El Al's website using my matmid account, and there seemed to be a direct flight LAX-Tel aviv available on award travel, but when I called AA, they said that they don't have anything. Help?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / The Alps?
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:27:00 PM »
Anyone been to the Alps? Is it a nice trip in the summer?

Got any suggestions for airports to fly into? Any and all info would be great because I know nothing about this topic. Thanks!

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