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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 65389 times)

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2014, 08:12:00 PM »
Just cancelled. This flight is not available again until the 17th, landing the 18th - same day as the wedding (and we wouldn't have the day to tour Belgium). So, yeah kinda risky...

Just cancelled the flight. :( Can't believe it. Meant to be.

Back to the drawing board, hey I can always still go LGA-BOS-FRA-MUC-TLV ;)

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2014, 08:41:14 PM »
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
for the parking issue, use uber   I think dan has alink somewhere on the main site for it.
^^^

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #77 on: January 29, 2014, 08:43:06 PM »
IIRC you need to sign up by friday
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #78 on: January 29, 2014, 08:46:45 PM »
Thanks, we'll hopefully be able to find a friend to take us to the airport.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #79 on: January 29, 2014, 09:04:37 PM »
Got it!!! United rep was awesome - literally looking up flights from every country and with looking at my crazy reservation of:
LGA-BOS-FRA-MUC-TLV
she was able to find a direct EWR-FRA!!

So we're confirmed: June 10-11
EWR-FRA-MUC-TLV all Lufthansa business 120K + $140

Phew, hopefuly iy"h this is okay and works. It's an extra flight, but the JFK-BRU-TLV was really a treat, so this is okay.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2014, 03:00:22 PM »
Well it's 30K for that leg but under Plan B you book the regular 60K and are assigned a coach seat until biz avail. opens up.
This is what I just did

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2014, 10:13:25 AM »
OMG OMG OMG IT'S SHAVUOS!!!!
This was, without a doubt, the climax of the thread.  ;D ;D
I was so pumped for the brussels trip!

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2014, 04:24:05 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! :)

When do we start chapter 2 ? We are all on the edge of our seats.. ;D

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2014, 07:01:21 PM »
AA to Europe oj plus trailing domestic seems like best idea for getting to Europe. Also Avios from Europe to tlv should be easy to find dive you're traveling around and could just adjust your departure point

Sorry never responded. Didn't really understand what you were suggesting, but bh that leg has worked out.

This was, without a doubt, the climax of the thread.  ;D ;D
I was so pumped for the brussels trip!

Glad you found the thread! Sry didn't see ur request for a link. Yeah, too bad, but glad a flight still worked out.

When do we start chapter 2 ? We are all on the edge of our seats.. ;D

Ha, thanks! Will start tomorrow morning! Watching the game now.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2014, 01:15:11 PM »
OK, and we're back!
Just added a wiki to keep track of remaining point balances and destinations.

So, I want to leave Israel on June 22. Where to next? What's the best way to decide that? Find which airlines go direct to one of the cities on the list? Figure out which city makes sense to fly to and then plot a train route to go to others?

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2014, 04:01:00 AM »
What's with France any great places to see there besides Paris and did u find out if its all saf?

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2014, 04:18:10 AM »
I haven't read the thread yet, but the AA explorer award can be a great way for you to spend multiple days in various European cities.
See this post for an example of what's possible.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18280.msg567112#msg567112

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2014, 10:32:41 AM »
What's with France any great places to see there besides Paris and did u find out if its all saf?

I haven't found out much yet, but check out the France trip reports.

I haven't read the thread yet, but the AA explorer award can be a great way for you to spend multiple days in various European cities.
See this post for an example of what's possible.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18280.msg567112#msg567112
Interesting, I'll have to browse FT. Thanks!

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2014, 11:23:19 AM »
Interesting, I'll have to browse FT. Thanks!
No need to browse there, as the rules aren't too complicated.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon
« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2014, 11:25:37 AM »
No need to browse there, as the rules aren't too complicated.

Well I read through their wiki also. Now, I'll start playing with it.