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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: HOT Classic Crocs 16 cents shipped
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
Working as of 10am

Up In The Air / Re: 10,000 miles for new skybonus accounts
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:03:30 AM »
It's for businesses must provide tax id

beyond amazing price

Up In The Air / Re: Turkish Airlines
« on: March 08, 2017, 10:24:21 AM »

Up In The Air / Re: Turkish Airlines
« on: March 06, 2017, 11:34:48 PM »
Does a lap child get a check in bags allowance?

Just Shmooze / Re: What Are You Eating?
« on: February 08, 2017, 04:54:04 PM »
Many times.

This one time in Penang Malaysia, I was trying to find something lekovod shabbos but there was absolutely no kosher food to be found. An hour before shabbos, I had given up on the search and am riding my moped on the way back to the guest, I see an old man fishing at the pier. I stop and look into his bucket and sure enough, there's a beautiful parrot fish swimming around in there. Its got the scales & fins so I offer him $1 and he agrees. On my way back to the guesthouse I get lost in thought, trying to figure out what to do now as there's no time to light a fire or kasher a BBQ. Suddenly, I see a mechanic working on a motorcycle at a repair shop. I stop and ask him if I can borrow his blow-torch, he gives me his torch and his mouth dropped when he sees me pull out a brightly colored parrot fish from my bag. I sliced it open, fillet it and grilled it with the torch. Made it back to the guesthouse with plenty of time to spare before zman.

The fish tasted amazing BTW (not the best i've had, but definitely elevated my shabbos)

Has anyone else ever tried Parrot Fish?

OMG, I need to favorite or nominate this post for something

Up In The Air / Re: What's the best way to book?
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:41:09 PM »
Best way to book a Lufthansa flight man to NYC in J ?
Lufthansa wants 52,000 plus $434 tax
United wants 70,000 plus around $250 tax. 
Any better star Alliance options ?

45k A3

Up In The Air / Re: What's the best way to book?
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:39:42 PM »
Want to try out FCT on a JFK-TLV route which way is better on the way to TLV or on the way back to NY?

maybe on the way back, you might be more sleepy.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: February 02, 2017, 03:09:45 PM »
Just came back from the st regis and staying at the great room before our flight back with TK, so here some thoughts and comparing it to the Halaveli

The rooms at the st regis are more luxury and fancier. The Halaveli was also amazing, SR is nicer, needed not at all
I preffered the Halaveli pool, as it was infinity and had much more sun, the SR pool was in the back of villa. SR has a hammock
Reef at St regis in front of sunrise villas is dead. YOu can swim out 5 min or go to the reef in front of dive center, thats very nice, but you will not get the same fish view from your villa as in Halaveli
Service was great, butler really tried to help. They were very nice about heating up kosher meals and served it whenever we wanted. I didnt see any need for a butler really, I got the same service in halaveli, besides for unpacking every 5* star luxury resort in maldives will have the same service, just not called butler
The pool and beach are very nice, service was great... probably a little better then halaveli...
I missed a proper beach bar, they have the whale bar, its very nice, but its a real building, I would have preferred a more relaxed setting on the beach, like halaveli
They have a great game room, air hockey, ping pong, pool, playstation... really nice
spa treatment was very good, the bluehole was overrated, we didnt see the "wow factor" in it, especially as they charge for the use, even when booking treatments (we got it complimentary after asking)
Big subject: privacy......
I think everyone looks at it differently, especially with the level of znius the wife keeps... Every room on the sunset side can be looked into, either from the beach or the bridge or some of the other rooms....
room 1-7 can be seen from the other villas across and are quite close to the beach, so avoid
room 9-16 are further away from the beach, so they will not really see any details, but can also be seen by room 1-7
room 13-16 have the best sun, as it will last quite long, even closer to sunset you still have sun, while 1-7 will  not get much sun towards late afternoon
the north side has 100% privacy, but almost no sun, as it rises by villa 18 area and crosses until were it says sunset
The sunset villas will have great privacy ( not the first 5 villas) but will only get sun from lunch time around

We stayed at 516 and it did the job, we had sun and felt quite privat because of distance to peeking spots, but the Halaveli didnt have these issues at all. Sun and privacy was 100%

The St regis was stunning and we had a amazing time. It does not justify a 2500 USD price per night, most OWV with pool are about a 1000 this time of the year in other great 5* resorts. For 135k spg 5 nights its a bargain. If its the same price as other 5* resorts, I would probably try to get a villa that has more privacy for the reasons denverite posted above

All the activities are  expensive and add 22% we did night fishing, one couple massage, one seabob snorkeling tour, one regular snorkeling tour, one discovery scuba dive and that added very quickly to 1000s of dollars incl the seaplane transfer. They didnt charge for heating up the meals, but drinks also added up very quick. evey coke is 8 ++, so 10 dollars a can. they give free water in the rooms.

We had a amazing time and paid very little for the room, but still had a expensive 5 days, but we did enjoy it 100%

Thanks for sharing, pretty cool that they dont charge you for heating up food. unlike the W.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: February 02, 2017, 03:07:05 PM »
looks like the part hyatt

ur good at what you do @somethingfishy

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