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Points Used:

UR: 133K
MR: 40K
SPG: 90K
AA: 148K
UA: 95K
Hyatt: 4 free nights
Marriott: 146K and 2 free nights (still waiting for some points to post and then change cash res. to points)
IHG: ~130K (still haven't decided which hotel in Belgium to stay at)
Melia: 22K
BA: 4.5K
And 1 BRG :)

Desired Locations: (Strikethrough means booked)

Israel
London
Paris
Zurich

Rome (Car rental booked FCO-FLR-PSA-VCE)
Florence
Pisa
Venice
Madrid (RT train booked to Toledo)
Barcelona
Seville
(Car rental booked SVQ-GIB-SVQ)
Gibraltar
Bruges/Ghent (Belgium) (Have to book trains within Belgium and RT to AMS.)
Amsterdam

Days Scheduled in Each Location
In no order in particular...

Rome 3.5
Florence .5
Pisa .5
Venice 4.5 including Shabbos (although others said it can be done in less time)
Israel 12
Amsterdam 2
Paris 4 including Shabbos
Dublin 1.5
London 4 including Shabbos (although others said it can be done in less time)
Zurich 1 (b/c it's the United <24 hour stopover, but I'm sure there's more than 1 day's worth of activities there)
Belgium 1
(Amount of days in the different Spain cities are short and were very calculated based on suggestions, as I wanted to save any "extra" days I had for other countries.)
Madrid 1
Seville .5
Gibraltar 1.5 including Shabbos
Barcelona 1.5
« Last edited by @Yehuda on June 08, 2014, 06:26:36 PM »

Author Topic: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon  (Read 65391 times)

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2014, 02:37:13 PM »
What about this?

LOT Polish Airlines LO27
 
Departs : Mon. Jun 222:55New York Kennedy (JFK)
 
Arrives : Tue. Jun 313:05Warsaw (WAW)
 
BUSINESS
788Complimentary mealFlight Duration : 8h 10 min
 
Change plane in WarsawTime to connect :  9h 50 min
 
 
 
LOT Polish Airlines LO151
 
Departs : Tue. Jun 322:55Warsaw (WAW)
 
Arrives : Wed. Jun 403:50Tel Aviv (TLV)
 
BUSINESS
Boeing 737-400 Meal Not availableFlight Duration : 3h 55 min
 
Total travel time : 21h 55min
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2014, 02:40:59 PM »
Or better this


Brussels Airlines SN502
 
Departs : Tue. Jun 317:55New York Kennedy (JFK)
 
Arrives : Wed. Jun 407:20Brussels (BRU)
 
BUSINESS
Airbus A330-300Complimentary mealFlight Duration : 7h 25 min
 
Change plane in BrusselsTime to connect :  2h 10 min
 
 
 
Brussels Airlines SN3289
 
Departs : Wed. Jun 409:30Brussels (BRU)
 
Arrives : Wed. Jun 415:00Tel Aviv (TLV)
 
BUSINESS
Airbus A319Complimentary mealFlight Duration : 4h 30 min
 
Total travel time : 14h 05min
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2014, 02:42:11 PM »
UA search sucks, Aeroplan rocks!
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
And lets say biz doesn't open up? Do you get 30k back? What's their cancellation policy?

Yes, you get your 30K back. Google "United Plan B" first link will be Dan's main site post about Plan B.

UA search sucks, Aeroplan rocks!

So, if it's not in 1 of the cities I want to see anyway, I'm fine with not having the 23 hour stopover (I trust you that it's true ;) ).
The LOT flight looks very long (Mon-Weds)
The Brussels flight looks impressive! Why won't it show up on United.com?



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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2014, 03:22:06 PM »
Because they suck :)

Just PUTPAC UA and have it booked!
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2014, 03:47:37 PM »
Because they suck :)

Just PUTPAC UA and have it booked!

On it! 2 issues:
- JFK is a little hard for me b/c I need somewhere to put my car for a month (I live in Manhattan). I have a place in NJ I could leave it and probably Queens too, so EWR/LGA are a bit easier, but I guess I can figure that out.
- Once I'm going to Brussels, which is on my list of places, wouldn't it be worth it to try and stay for a little bit? Did you notice any later connecting flights? It gets in at 6AM so that would leave plenty of time to enjoy the 23 hours. I lost my aeroplan number (already! - why didn't they email it to me!? lol) so I can't search their site but I see on BrusselsAirlines.com that there's a 6:45PM flight to TLV. Maybe I can get on that and then have a day in Brussels.

Oh, and yes, I called United and reserved the last 2 seats on the flight! :) Thank you, Sir ilherman!

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2014, 04:09:05 PM »
Just called - no problem!

So, we have JFK-BRU-TLV business 60K + $27 per person.
I arrive in Brussels at 7:20 and leave at 6:45.

Already scouring the Brussels TR to see what to do. SuperFlyer has GREAT stuff there!

Time to move all my 60K UR to UA! Any last thoughts why this is not worth it? #nervous

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #67 on: January 29, 2014, 04:13:01 PM »
Just called - no problem!

So, we have JFK-BRU-TLV business 60K + $27 per person.
I arrive in Brussels at 7:20 and leave at 6:45.

Already scouring the Brussels TR to see what to do. SuperFlyer has GREAT stuff there!

Time to move all my 60K UR to UA! Any last thoughts why this is not worth it? #nervous
Do it, if dates work for you.

JFK-BRU is a great seat.

Best way to burn your UA/UR pre deval.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #68 on: January 29, 2014, 04:15:10 PM »
Just called - no problem!

So, we have JFK-BRU-TLV business 60K + $27 per person.
I arrive in Brussels at 7:20 and leave at 6:45.

Already scouring the Brussels TR to see what to do. SuperFlyer has GREAT stuff there!

Time to move all my 60K UR to UA! Any last thoughts why this is not worth it? #nervous
I feel accomplished as well!  :)
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2014, 04:16:25 PM »
Do it, if dates work for you.

JFK-BRU is a great seat.

Best way to burn your UA/UR pre deval.

Thnx. June 3-4 is well before the wedding on the 18th, but hey - can't complain about too much time in Eretz Yisrael, can you??

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #70 on: January 29, 2014, 04:30:35 PM »
I feel accomplished as well!  :)

You should! Thanks for all your help. You really got me on my way - first leg of Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon almost booked!!! And of course a thank you to Dan, as I'm not in this situation at all w/o him. Which reminds me, thanks G-d! :)

Point transfer underway!

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2014, 06:02:02 PM »
Points transferred successfully!
Flight booked 120K miles and ~$50! Phone reservations fees waived!

Time to take a breather for a day or 2 before we move on. Oh, and the wife's happy! :)

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2014, 07:41:27 PM »
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2014, 07:50:22 PM »
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2014, 07:52:35 PM »
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