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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:28:21 PM »
I just updated Wiki with more options for flights btw islands. If I made a mistake please feel free to correct me.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:15:47 PM »
A. I didn't make the wiki.
B. Correct, that changed with the recent deval. Feel free to edit the wiki.
C. Not sure why you're addressing this to me, but yes I just flew on that flight last month.
Sorry for not quoting, but this is what you wrote in one of your TR's, maybe it has simply changed since then.....

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/18475
The best airline is Hawaiian. They are the traditional Hawaiian airline and fly a modern Boeing 717 fleet with a 2-3 seat configuration. The route map is interesting. For example you can fly nonstop from Kauai to Maui, but not from Maui to Kauai.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:17:21 PM »
It's 6k UA miles btw the islands, not 5k. Dan, there are direct flights on HA from ogg to lih. 

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:22:12 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/maui-best-island_n_4102707.html
Wow it looks more appealing than Maui revealed, although the book is super informative. I'm getting more and more psyched about my trip.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:40:54 PM »
Okay. Anyone with knowledge of Maui,
I am going next week to Maui sunday- wednesday. The weather forecast calls for rain on sunday and monday. Is there any area of the island which is notorious for better weather..
Did you buy the Maui Revealed. It really has a lot of information you'd be surprised.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:55:42 PM »
also AA i think 67.5 biz.

But there are so many options. You can book thru BA on (Emerites?)
How do you book Emirates with Avios? You mean AS?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:54:17 PM »
also AA i think 67.5 biz.

But there are so many options. You can book thru BA on (Emirates?)
It's 55k OW in J and 67.5k OW in F.

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General Discussion / Re: Renting Vs. Buying
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:53:47 PM »
Why do you think your much better off buying? ( Not that I think the opposite, I just like to hear people's opinion on this)   
There are many advantages as a general rule I think that most people would agree that owning is better than renting.

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General Discussion / Re: Renting Vs. Buying
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:52:05 PM »
to me, its not even a question.
If you have the ability to squeeze out the down payment and you know that you can make the mortgage payments, then you're much better off buying a house.
(in many cases, rent and mortgage is similar $ so the DP is the big issue.)
It depends.  Everyone thinks that they must buy a home you have people that put down hefty down payments renovate etc, and unfortunately some have their home repossessed by the banks. In general I'm all for buying, but it needs to make sense you can't just buy because it's a must and then deal with the consequences.

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General Discussion / Re: Renting Vs. Buying
« on: February 11, 2014, 08:42:35 PM »
+1
I agree that in brooklyn it's not really affordable to own, especially if not sure of long term living there..

However, the example of moving due to not affording rent on the 3bd may not be accurate
if their mortgage would have been half the monthly payments, perhaps. So, even if someone lost a job,
perhaps the $1,000 per month mortgage may have been affordable but not the $2,000/mo rent...

(those numbers may only apply once owned for 10+ years. For new homeowners, a bigger challenge if no cash for an $80+K downpayment.)


The example I gave is from Brooklyn. Say a 3bd goes for $3k a month and you can't afford it and move into a 1bd for $1500. In a place where you can buy a house and your monthly payments are $900 a month regardless how bad your financial situation is you're gonna need to cough up the money because the least you can downgrade to is a 1bd for $700, and you saved $800 a month all that time that you owned it because if you were to rent from the get go it would have cost you $1700.

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General Discussion / Re: Renting Vs. Buying
« on: February 11, 2014, 08:17:53 PM »
Rent vs buy depends on many factors especially the location. There are places in this country that your monthly rental payment is double what you would pay for mortgage/taxes/insurance/water/sewer etc in a place like that it's obviously a no brainer, but in a place like Brooklyn you really need to see if it works for you because regardless if it pays to buy or not you may not be able to keep up with the monthly payments, and the rent may be less than what you would pay if you owned it. I've seen people in brooklyn moving from a 3bd to a 1bd because they couldn't afford it. What would they do if they were locked into a mortgage? Just my two cents.

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Up In The Air / Re: 500 dollar tix to israel for lag baomer
« on: February 05, 2014, 06:47:04 PM »
Meshugener, just out of curiosity what were you doing booking a ticket to TLV over the phone with AA?
Anyone else successful other than Meshugener?

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I doubt it will do anything to your phone
Thanks, someone else told me the same.

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Up In The Air / Re: Delta Price Mistake
« on: January 24, 2014, 10:54:51 AM »
so u agree its alright for people to cyber bully me?
What is it that you really want?

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