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Trip Reports / Re: Amanera DR
« on: April 04, 2019, 09:21:12 AM »
Thanks for sharing!

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Just Shmooze / Re: די קראך פון די פיקעל
« on: March 31, 2019, 08:08:53 PM »


This is in contradiction to the KJ dialect lesson provided by @Something Fishy this video should be די קראך פון דער זויערפיקעל, based on that lesson.

Technically, but this is regular english.

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crunchy cucumbers
AKA די קראך פון די פיקעל.

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FYI, BofA requires a hard pull on both the AH and Joint user.

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Up In The Air / Re: Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« on: March 18, 2019, 05:36:54 PM »
Just try to find a a business saver award on DL or UA to TLV. These go out full, so they don't open them up for saver awards except for the rare cases where inventory management decides that there would be spoilage.

Same reason why CX and LH open premium space close-in.
I'm guessing this is only true to an extent (an acceptable one to the airlines I'm sure), as there are pax that would've paid cash if not for mileage availability.
They aren't selling tickets, they are selling an expiring currency of which they control the value. So they can use whatever creative formula they want for the liability. And upon redemption (other than partner redemption - which I would love to find out how those are accounted for) they erase the liability and recognize a small operating expense not directly related to the liability.
Not to mention expiring miles that's pure income.

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Up In The Air / Re: AA Award Flights
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:15:05 AM »
LGA-MIA for 26.5k OW in sAAver ::)
I think you're confusing Web Special with SAAver. It seems like there are Web Specials on AAnytime awards now...

Either way, this is starting to look like AA is going Delta on us. ...except for the service and operational reliability of course.

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Up In The Air / Re: AA Award Flights
« on: March 12, 2019, 04:16:29 PM »
Is the new AA award search an indicator that they're moving towards dynamic pricing?


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Just Shmooze / Re: Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« on: March 04, 2019, 09:03:08 AM »
To what extent do you even have personal identifying information? I donít recall having to disclose any at DDF signup?

Is this a case of misplaced paranoia/overreaction?
Email address and IP address should go a long way.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 11:23:50 AM »
Not even close. At least not until they start caring about refundables.
Your average Joe (not me) can sell his miles pretty easily.

Point is, for a lot of us (with limited spending resources) miles act as a CD to save up towards travel costs we would otherwise be hesitant to cover out of pocket. In doing that, we willingly forgo the opportunity to earn cashback. A+ is the same thing in a different format.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:28:37 PM »
Only to a certain extent and miles are definitely not cash in the same way.
It requires a bit more work, yes, but at the end of the day it's all about how you set your mind and what you expect out of your CC spending.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:24:53 PM »
I'm not disagreeing with your sentiment, I'm just saying that you could use the cash back just as easily to repair the leak in your roof as you can on a vacation. What you actually choose to use it for is irrelevant, it's a cash back card just like any other, just book a refundable.
Same can be said for miles.

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Trip Reports / Re: Fin Del Mundo - the unofficial DDF Exclusive TR
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:26:18 PM »
Thanks. Keep it going.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:06:08 AM »
Yes. Bay Harbour, Bal Harbour, Surfside are all in the same eiruv. It doesn't cover the beach, although it does cover the walkway next to the beach. Also you can't walk to Sunny Isles as it's outside techum shabbos.
Awesome. Thanks.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:58:21 AM »
Does the Eiruv cover a walk from Bay Harbor to the Shul?

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Credit Cards / Re: Large spenders. Best startegy
« on: January 31, 2019, 11:57:23 PM »
Unless you are redeeming the points yourself, which at 6MM a year is unlikely to be the case, 2% cashback is the way to go. It might need some work getting your desired credit line with a card like the Capital One Spark, but it's doable.

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