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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:54:31 PM »
Join the PG FlyingBonus program to receive an additional 10kg.


Does this still work? I donít see it anywhere online & chat rep said I have regular baggage allowance
Don't forget they limit you to a certain wight but you can spread it out over as many bags as you want.

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One way/Round trip: one way
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Max 1 stop
From: TLV
To: Nyc
Departure dates: August 22/25
Class: Any
Seats: TWO adults + ONE infant
Alliance/Airline: No preference

Please post the best price you have found: $750-approx each
Still need?

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Up In The Air / Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« on: August 07, 2019, 02:10:36 PM »
You obviously missed the word ONLY in the sentence.
No one has given my a first hand data point for this yet.
The question was regarding transit in Doha using only an Israeli passport.

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Up In The Air / Re: I Survived Long Haul in Y
« on: August 07, 2019, 02:08:39 PM »
The worst airplane smells ranked:

3) Air India long hauls - curry and long flight BO make for a killer combo.
2) Dakar. I don't know what it is, but when the ground staff get on to do the pre-USA-strip-the-plane-bare-security-check, the odor is literally suffocating.
1) As you near the end of a 16 hour long haul - where you have switched time zones, fallen asleep for 4 minute increments about a billion times, had your back, neck and leg muscles twisted in every which way, endured crying babies, been spat up on, and used the same 2x2 lavatory a few hundred other passengers have for the past 1 hours - towards the end of all that, the lights come on and they bring out The Egg. The infamous KSML breakfast omelette that exudes such a noxious fume that I'm surprised Zyklon B isn't the first listed ingredient.
Well put except for 4.
I have a guilty pleasure where I love airplane food. My favorite plane food is the soggy omelet and I get very disappointed if they serve blintzes instead.
I have been known to trade a ride from the airport for a breakfast omelet fresh off the plane.

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Up In The Air / Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« on: August 07, 2019, 10:19:23 AM »
I know people that flew RJ (economy) with only an Israeli passport and had no problems.
That was never an issue. Israel and Jordan have full diplomatic relationships with embassies and all.
The question was regarding transit in Doha using only an Israeli passport.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:08:53 PM »
Barkan Classic is $10-15 in Israel. Yheu are charging 35 times the price.

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Just Shmooze / Re: 2019 Israeli election
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:01:40 PM »
Lieberman seems to agree with me that Labor is the weakest link in the opposition to Netanyahu.
I really hope you don't start spewing as much garbage as Liberman does. So far he has been wrong most of the time.
In the days leading to the last election he promised in interviews that he will get at least 10 seats.
Previously he has promised to pass a death penalty for terrorists, promised to strip "unloyal" Arab citizens of their citizenship, promised public transportation on Shabbos, promised civil marriage, promised to destroy Hamas, promised to kill the Hamas head and on and on and on.

He is a liar and a politician who can only grab power, not pass reforms.
I doubt very much that the end results will resemble the current polls or that Liberman will be a kingmaker after the next elections.

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Up In The Air / Re: TLV-CLE Nonstop Flight
« on: August 01, 2019, 04:04:03 AM »
Mi keamcha yisroel! Amazing work @Dan!

I hope no one is thinking that the kosher eaters could have just "waited a few hours" or "found some kosher chips". There could easily be people on the flight who are diabetic, pregnant or just small children who can't just wait it out for 10 hours. 
I remember one time when my wife was pregnant and a flight change resulted in us not getting Kosher food. It was very difficult for us until some kindly chasid gave us his KSML instead of eating it himself.

It is unbelievable that United would completely ignore its customers special needs and not care for them and it is even more unbelievable that when someone volunteers to do their job for them, they refused to help!
(BTW in this case the KSML passengers were the ones that got messed over but the same idea applies to people who are Vegan, Muslim, people with heart conditions who can't eat certain foods, etc').

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Just Shmooze / Re: 2019 Israeli election
« on: July 30, 2019, 06:53:03 PM »
It is very possible that the right hits 61 without Liberman.
It happened in 2015.
It also would have happened in the past elections if Bennet + Zehut + Orly Levi hadn't thrown away over 300,000 right wing votes worth 4-6 seats.

For the 61 seat scenario to work you need the answer to two questions:
1. How stupid will the religious right wing parties be this time around?
2. If Liberman really does grow, where will his extra votes come from? Lapid's rabid chareidi haters or the "soft" right (Kachlon's old voters)?

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Just Shmooze / Re: 2019 Israeli election
« on: July 30, 2019, 10:21:24 AM »
It's all irrelevant. Any way you slice things, Lieberman remains the most powerful guy. It doesn't seem like there's a way to keep him out. It could become interesting when no one will be able to form a coalition because of him.
He is not as relevant as he keeps telling everyone.

There are only four possible outcomes regarding Leiberman:
1. Likud + all the Religious/Chareidi parties get more then 61 seats and form a government without Liberman
2. Lieberman joins with Likud and the all religious/Chareidi parties to form a government
3. Blue and white + the deep left parties + Liberman + the Chareidim form a government
4. Likud and Blue and white form a government in which case either they don't need anyone else or they need another 5-10 seats in which case it is far more likely the chreidim join.

Any other scenario such as blue and white breaking up after the election or labor party joining a likud government would not require Leiberman's help.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« on: July 30, 2019, 03:28:03 AM »
Two cat 1-5 certs for sell from same account.
$170 each
$320 for both

PM to book.

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Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: July 30, 2019, 02:10:40 AM »
A little bit different in that he knows you're away for quite some time, unlike in a hotel where you can pick it up any moment #ferrisbuelersdayoff

When travelling with the family, it's usually for more than a few days, in which case it just makes more sense for me to take a taxi
Take a picture of the odometer if you are that nervous. I wouldn't worry unless you have a really, really nice car like a Mazda 6  ;)

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Just Shmooze / Re: 2019 Israeli election
« on: July 30, 2019, 02:08:43 AM »
Is there any update on the elections?
Did all the small groups on the right unite?
No.
Only the two larger parties united.
There are still two small parties worth together 2-5 seats that are not part of the union.

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Up In The Air / Re: TLV -> MSP ->
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:34:46 AM »
One way/Round trip: Round trip
Non-stop/Maximum stops/Any:Max 1 stop
From: TLV
To: MSP
Departure dates: September 28th
Return airports: TLV
Return dates: October 13th
Class: Any
Seats: TWO adults + ONE three year old
Alliance/Airline: No preference

Please post the best price you have found: $3175 for the 3 of us.
That seems to be the best price.
If you prefer to book with a travel agent at that price you can PM me.

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Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: July 27, 2019, 05:51:47 PM »
Finally tap portugal has started flying the a321lr on tlv route!
Beautiful.
Unbelievable value for TLV-North America using A3 miles.

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