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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1340 on: December 11, 2012, 07:37:29 AM »
Don't need shipping, I have an empty 50 pound suitcase for that :)

Thanks guys ill check it outT.

How many pieces were you allowed to bring?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1341 on: December 11, 2012, 07:54:18 AM »
How many pieces were you allowed to bring?
  Just 1, but it was all stuff for a cousin in seminary, I pack light :)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1342 on: December 11, 2012, 08:44:28 AM »
  Just 1, but it was all stuff for a cousin in seminary, I pack light :)

Aha. ;)

Clothing goes in hand luggage? Or you just haven't changed since you got here? (Just trying to figure out if you'll smell by the DO. ;D)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1343 on: December 11, 2012, 08:52:39 AM »
Aha. ;)

Clothing goes in hand luggage? Or you just haven't changed since you got here? (Just trying to figure out if you'll smell by the DO. ;D)
Bit of both, mainly handbag. I Think I posted on ddf before about how much I can fit into my carryon luggage.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1344 on: December 11, 2012, 08:53:30 AM »
Bit of both, mainly handbag. I Think I posted on ddf before about how much I can fit into my carryon luggage.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1348 on: December 11, 2012, 12:18:00 PM »
you took to long. Here you go http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13127.msg172126#msg172126

I've never really weighed my carry ons....but every time I fly each carry on usually weighs more than a suitcase...and I'm taking 5 carry ons....
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1349 on: December 11, 2012, 01:18:47 PM »
Holy crap. That's a LOT for one bag! :o

Plus if u fly delta now there overhead bins are abnormal big.  What I used to do was also have 60lb carry ins and then send it down right before i boarded. Now on delta they said u should have enough room and i did with my 3 38lb carry ins  ;D

Though i flew lax>nyc AA  and they were such nazis about the size and the weight
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1350 on: December 11, 2012, 01:19:46 PM »
Though i flew lax>nyc AA  and they were such nazis about the size and the weight

Good data point.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1351 on: December 11, 2012, 01:20:18 PM »
Plus if u fly delta now there overhead bins are abnormal big.  What I used to do was also have 60lb carry ins and then send it down right before i boarded. Now on delta they said u should have enough room and i did with my 3 38lb carry ins  ;D

Though i flew lax>nyc AA  and they were such nazis about the size and the weight
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1352 on: December 11, 2012, 02:08:36 PM »
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Yes. They were actually nazis i was scared of that lady - i had to sleep on the floor

Though she asked politely
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1353 on: December 11, 2012, 02:10:40 PM »
Yes. They were actually nazis i was scared of that lady - i had to sleep on the floor

Though she asked politely
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1355 on: December 11, 2012, 02:22:35 PM »
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I know it OT. But I really had to sleep on the floor i was there at 1 am for a 6am flight
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
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I know it OT. But I really had to sleep on the floor i was there at 1 am for a 6am flight
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1358 on: December 11, 2012, 03:49:20 PM »
well it finally will happen

modern will ditch ou at the end of the month  :'(

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1359 on: December 11, 2012, 03:54:37 PM »
well it finally will happen

modern will ditch ou at the end of the month  :'(

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