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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #280 on: April 30, 2012, 11:01:22 PM »
The MLE-AUH-JFK in F cost 180K

180k each?

Just remembered that it'll actually only cost 170K after this new Citi benefit of getting 10% rebate on redeemed miles up to 10,000.

So 85K each :)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #281 on: May 10, 2012, 03:08:13 PM »
Just remembered that it'll actually only cost 170K after this new Citi benefit of getting 10% rebate on redeemed miles up to 10,000.

So 85K each :)

Miles posted:

Anyone wanna guess what would happen to those miles if I redeposited my award?  ;)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #282 on: May 14, 2012, 07:46:46 PM »
Off to MLE. Thanks for your help everyone!

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #283 on: May 14, 2012, 07:49:31 PM »
Off to MLE. Thanks for your help everyone!

Etihad Chaffeur Service = Escalade (pleasantly surprised it wasn't a Lincoln Towncar!)
have fun cant wait for the TR
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #284 on: May 14, 2012, 09:22:34 PM »
have fin cant wait for the TR
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plz include pics if possible

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #285 on: May 15, 2012, 01:16:41 PM »
Just got off the JFK-AUH leg and am now sitting in EY's F lounge.

Just for now (because I have a massage scheduled in 5 mins):

I have never ever experienced such an amazing flight in my life. To sum it up:

It is the first time that I ever have looked at the “Flight Time Until Arrival” and was genuinely sad to see that the counter was going down, instead of up.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to shout out and I'll do my best to answer 'em.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #286 on: May 15, 2012, 01:22:54 PM »
It is the first time that I ever have looked at the “Flight Time Until Arrival” and was genuinely sad to see that the counter was going down, instead of up.
Lol, same for CX F.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #287 on: May 15, 2012, 02:37:53 PM »
Try EWR-SIN, Its kinda the same but wears off a little at around the 14 hour mark... ;)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #288 on: May 15, 2012, 02:56:35 PM »
Lol, same for CX F.

Glad I am among good company :P

Try EWR-SIN, Its kinda the same but wears off a little at around the 14 hour mark... ;)

Ha, I was just telling my wife about that route. Based on our experience on EY, I simply cannot fathom it wearing off... ever! :)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #289 on: May 23, 2012, 02:12:06 AM »
#TripOfALifetime

Sitting in the lounge in Zurich waiting for the last leg: ZRH-JFK.

Words will not be able to describe this trip accurately, but I'll certainly try to write up a TR in the coming days.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #290 on: May 24, 2012, 02:26:28 AM »
#TripOfALifetime

Sitting in the lounge in Zurich waiting for the last leg: ZRH-JFK.

Words will not be able to describe this trip accurately, but I'll certainly try to write up a TR in the coming days.

Heading out in a couple of weeks, would like to hear how you managed food wise... Also did you have a long wait before/after flights until transfer? I have a late night departure at 11:30pm with singapore..  Any ideas where I can spend a nice 6 hours until flight?

Also did you have any trouble bringing in meat or any other food items?  Tefilin? Bibles? lol

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #291 on: May 24, 2012, 11:22:04 AM »
did you speak to the waldorf? The hilton used to serve the same meals i ordered from australia. As its the same chain, maybe they can arrange it for you...

Tefilin and Siddur were no problem by me. Dont take in any wine, every suitcase gets x rayed. Meat they might want to make sure its no pork, so make sure its labeled to be on the safe site.

My wait wasnt long, but that luck. There is nothing really to do there in these hours before your flight. Might be worth taking the ferry and getting a hotelroom in Male to freshen up and sit for a few hours by the pool or just spend some time in the disgusting lounge in MLE writing a trip report


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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #292 on: May 24, 2012, 11:27:21 AM »
Tefilin and Siddur were no problem by me. Dont take in any wine, every suitcase gets x rayed. Meat they might want to make sure its no pork, so make sure its labeled to be on the safe site.

What did you do for Kiddush?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #293 on: May 24, 2012, 11:28:12 AM »
Grape Juice I'd imagine.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #294 on: May 24, 2012, 11:29:16 AM »
What did you do for Kiddush?
Grape juice, Challah?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #295 on: May 24, 2012, 11:32:01 AM »
We took grape juice and challah rolls. Worked splendidly. Also brought food in this.

Worked out wonderfully.

Also, no problem with tallis/tefillin/siddur. They x-rayed ours bags (that had meat in them) but were apparently unfazed.

@OP -- where is your 6 hour layover?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #296 on: May 24, 2012, 11:34:48 AM »
I used grape juice. But I didnt bring it in, as I had it added to my grocery order from the grocery store in australia. As it went straight to the resort I was allowed to order wines and had some nice israeli wines by my meal

They are very makpid on alcohol, so if you bring in grape juice they will most probably open the suitcase after seeing liquid. I wanted to avoid that, with all my kosher food and jewish stuff. at the end of the day its still a muslim country

Maybe AJK can chip in what he did

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #297 on: May 24, 2012, 11:37:39 AM »
We took grape juice and challah rolls. Worked splendidly. Also brought food in this.

Worked out wonderfully.

Also, no problem with tallis/tefillin/siddur. They x-rayed ours bags (that had meat in them) but were apparently unfazed.

@OP -- where is your 6 hour layover?

Trip report? :P

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #298 on: May 24, 2012, 11:41:48 AM »
Trip report? :P

Give him a day to try to relive his flights and vacation- then maybe he will consider reporting to us ;-)...until then WE will all be waiting.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #299 on: May 24, 2012, 11:44:20 AM »
as long as he is faster then i was