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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #660 on: November 24, 2015, 03:06:27 PM »
Wow, forget booking a year in advance, having to not be there for Shabbos makes this trip quite crazy.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #661 on: November 24, 2015, 03:37:10 PM »
Wow, forget booking a year in advance, having to not be there for Shabbos makes this trip quite crazy.

U can get 4 full days if u leave Sun and come back Thurs night but can't make it back to the east coast for shabbos

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #662 on: November 24, 2015, 03:39:01 PM »
Shabbas in LAX sounds perfectly fine to me.

Or "channel Chabad" and go for a week :P
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #663 on: November 24, 2015, 03:53:27 PM »
U can get 4 full days if u leave Sun and come back Thurs night but can't make it back to the east coast for shabbos
-1 Thursday night is already in the "potentially Shabbos" time.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #664 on: November 24, 2015, 03:55:38 PM »
-1 Thursday night is already in the "potentially Shabbos" time.

That depends on who your Rav is

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #665 on: November 24, 2015, 04:00:33 PM »
That depends on who your Rav is
True. For me, in the winter, the trip could only be Sunday night flight from LAX, get to BOB around noon on Monday and leave BOB Wednesday around 5PM. 2 nights, 1.5-2 days. In the summer, there's a Motzai Shabbos LAX-PPT flight, so I could get in another day/night in BOB.

A final option from my research is to catch the Wednesday morning flight PPT-AKL and go from AKL-Australia before Shabbos. Would mean even less time in BOB though...

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #666 on: November 24, 2015, 04:18:59 PM »
True. For me, in the winter, the trip could only be Sunday night flight from LAX, get to BOB around noon on Monday and leave BOB Wednesday around 5PM. 2 nights, 1.5-2 days. In the summer, there's a Motzai Shabbos LAX-PPT flight, so I could get in another day/night in BOB.

A final option from my research is to catch the Wednesday morning flight PPT-AKL and go from AKL-Australia before Shabbos. Would mean even less time in BOB though...

You'd have the same issue with Shabbas. PPT-AKL leaving weds morn, arrives in AKL on Thursday afternoon about 1 PM. The next flight out AKL-MEL/SYD is not until Friday morning at 8ish am.

Not to mention that to get to PPT for an 8am flight would require you leave BOB Tuesday afternoon.

Why can't you take a MS flight in the winter? Or keep "2 days" of shabbas?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #667 on: November 24, 2015, 04:20:41 PM »
You'd have the same issue. PPT-AKL leaving weds morn, arrives in AKL on Thursday afternoon about 1 PM. The next flight out AKL-MEL/SYD is not until Friday morning at 8ish am.

Why can't you take a MS flight in the winter?
Aha, but once you cross the dateline, Friday is no longer "possibly Shabbos", rather Sunday is. Which means, you can stay in AKL until shkia and I could catch a Friday morning flight to Australia.

Looks like TN only flies at 4:20PM (and not 11 something PM) on Saturdays in the winter.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #668 on: November 24, 2015, 04:23:23 PM »
Aha, but once you cross the dateline, Friday is no longer "possibly Shabbos", rather Sunday is. Which means, you can stay in AKL until shkia and I could catch a Friday morning flight to Australia.

Looks like TN only flies at 4:20PM (and not 11 something PM) on Saturdays in the winter.

Amended my post above.

But you're right about TN on MS in winter. Was looking at another day.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #669 on: November 24, 2015, 04:24:02 PM »
You'd have the same issue with Shabbas. PPT-AKL leaving weds morn, arrives in AKL on Thursday afternoon about 1 PM. The next flight out AKL-MEL/SYD is not until Friday morning at 8ish am.

Not to mention that to get to PPT for an 8am flight would require you leave BOB Tuesday afternoon.

Why can't you take a MS flight in the winter? Or keep "2 days" of shabbas?
1. its not easy, and it requires knowing what is asur med'oraysa and what is asur medarabanan. or you could be machmir, but 2 days of shabbos is no fun
2. some may view it better to avoid the safek situation altogether

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #670 on: November 24, 2015, 04:25:01 PM »
I hear, but relaxing in an OWB in BOB for two days instead of one doesn't sound like much of a sacrifice :P
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #671 on: November 24, 2015, 04:32:51 PM »
Amended my post above.

But you're right about TN on MS in winter. Was looking at another day.
Good point, forgot about having to catch a Tuesday flight to PPT. Yeah so AKL connection is out.

1. its not easy, and it requires knowing what is asur med'oraysa and what is asur medarabanan. or you could be machmir, but 2 days of shabbos is no fun
2. some may view it better to avoid the safek situation altogether
Yep, my Rabbi said no to 2 days.

I hear, but relaxing in an OWB in BOB for two days instead of one doesn't sound like much of a sacrifice :P
Lol if only it was that simple. I was told to avoid 2 days for reasons such as what do you do about Tefillin on the non-Shabbos day? Etc. I also personally wouldn't feel comfortable not going to Shul on Shabbos.

Anyway, a 2 night, 1.5-2 day trip isn't completely crazy, right? Some people here have flown for 2 days straight without getting out of an airport.  :P

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #672 on: November 24, 2015, 04:34:07 PM »
Frankly, there's no way I'd do a 1.5/2 day trip to BOB. No way, no how.

I'd MUCH sooner do MLE for 6 days.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #673 on: November 24, 2015, 04:38:21 PM »
Frankly, there's no way I'd do a 1.5/2 day trip to BOB. No way, no how.

I'd MUCH sooner do MLE for 6 days.
But @Yehuda would never lay out cash, so that means no OWB
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #674 on: November 24, 2015, 04:41:41 PM »
But @Yehuda would never lay out cash, so that means no OWB

Then, my friend, it appears both MLE and BOB are a bit beyond his grasp at the moment... unless of course he wants to travel 20 hours each way for 1.5/2 days.

Or start doing some serious MS on the Arrival card... but even that takes money.
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