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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #675 on: November 24, 2015, 04:46:17 PM »



Anyway, a 2 night, 1.5-2 day trip isn't completely crazy, right?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #676 on: November 24, 2015, 04:56:23 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.

So BOB>MLE?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #677 on: November 24, 2015, 04:59:31 PM »
But @Yehuda would never lay out cash, so that means no OWB
;D Was about to say Arrival, but looks like AJ beat me to it.

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.
There are ways to MS for free...
I've never really looked into MLE. I would have to do my research to see what routes get you there and if I have those miles.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #678 on: November 24, 2015, 05:00:17 PM »
So BOB>MLE?

TR is halfway done. You'll just have to wait and see. I imagine I should have the first post up in the next few days.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #679 on: November 24, 2015, 05:02:47 PM »

TR is halfway done. You'll just have to wait and see. I imagine I should have the first post up in the next few days.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: November 24, 2015, 05:06:15 PM »
;D Was about to say Arrival, but looks like AJ beat me to it.
There are ways to MS for free...

Sure, but none that are highly scalable/aren't in the dark gray area/sustainable.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: November 24, 2015, 05:10:36 PM »
Sure, but none that are highly scalable/aren't in the dark gray area/sustainable.
True, although I'm just a big talker bc it's not like I'm even doing them. Nonetheless, some signup bonuses and Citi funding should get enough points for a few nights OWB upgrades.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: November 24, 2015, 05:22:18 PM »
1. its not easy, and it requires knowing what is asur med'oraysa and what is asur medarabanan.

Not too hard. You won't be doing much in the first place. And you could also be machmir and...

but 2 days of shabbos is no fun

I utterly, completely, and categorically disagree. I've done it multiple times and I can't recommend it more.

2. some may view it better to avoid the safek situation altogether

That'll depend on the LOR in question. If your LOR says no than this discussion is moot.

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.

It is that simple - your LOR will be able to answer all of this for you. Once I got my psak that I need to keep two days, I compiled a list of many, many questions and took it into my Rov. Everything had a simple, black and white answer.

To address your tefillin question, he told me to wear it and daven like a regular weekday.

Shabbos candles was a more interesting issue - you can't light them on Friday afternoon, but at the same time you must light them for Shabbos! So he told me to light yartzeit candles on Thursday afternoon, and "Lekovod Shabbos Kodesh" over them. Then on Friday afternoon, my wife should cover her eyes and make the beracha. This way, no matter when Shabbos really was, we'd be covered :D.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: November 24, 2015, 05:25:25 PM »
I was specifically told not to keep 2 days bc he won't know whether I should wear Tefillin. Those questions are the reason he said not to do 2 days.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: November 24, 2015, 05:27:41 PM »
I was specifically told not to keep 2 days bc he won't know whether I should wear Tefillin. Those questions are the reason he said not to do 2 days.

Interesting. Seems he's not that familiar with this particular issue, then.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: November 24, 2015, 05:29:44 PM »
Zing.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: November 24, 2015, 05:31:01 PM »
Isn't tefillin the easiest?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: November 24, 2015, 05:37:00 PM »
Zing.

I'm not trying to belittle (for lack of a better term) his LOR in any way whatsoever. It's just that this is a very thorny subject and not everyone could pasken "yes" without being thoroughly familiar in what is a relatively unknown topic.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: November 24, 2015, 05:45:52 PM »
I know, but there was an avenue to create drama, and by gosh, I took it.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: November 24, 2015, 05:48:19 PM »
I know, but there was an avenue to create drama, and by gosh, I took it.

LOL ;D
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