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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: October 03, 2018, 04:13:07 PM »
Does an Israeli based matmid account become executive by transferring USA amex points?
Can't you just change the address listed on your account to an address abroad?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: October 03, 2018, 04:40:23 PM »
was told that i can change the address and it will work

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: October 04, 2018, 12:16:02 PM »
So I'm looking at flights from NYC to TLV next summer (late June/early July) and non-stop flights are about $1500. Currently there are 2 Saturday night flights, one from JFK at 11:45 PM and the other from EWR at 9:30 PM. Do they really stick to that 9:30 PM flight from EWR on Saturday night? That's not even close to doable for anyone keeping Shabbos no matter how close to Newark you live. You can be staying at an onsite hotel and still wouldn't be able to make that flight.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: October 04, 2018, 12:30:28 PM »
So I'm looking at flights from NYC to TLV next summer (late June/early July) and non-stop flights are about $1500. Currently there are 2 Saturday night flights, one from JFK at 11:45 PM and the other from EWR at 9:30 PM. Do they really stick to that 9:30 PM flight from EWR on Saturday night? That's not even close to doable for anyone keeping Shabbos no matter how close to Newark you live. You can be staying at an onsite hotel and still wouldn't be able to make that flight.
They have such flights. But generally if departure time is an hour after Shabbos and you check in before Shabbos and are flying without luggage, it's "theoretically" possible to make the flight if you're in/right next to the airport Shabbos

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: October 04, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »
They have such flights. But generally if departure time is an hour after Shabbos and you check in before Shabbos and are flying without luggage, it's "theoretically" possible to make the flight if you're in/right next to the airport Shabbos
On June 29, 2019, Shabbos is over at 9:23 in that area. That gives you 7 minutes. I don't think that's even theoretically possible. A 9:30 flight merely satisfies El Al's rule prohibiting flying on Shabbos but that's all. Not a single Shabbos observer can be on that flight.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: October 04, 2018, 04:56:55 PM »
On June 29, 2019, Shabbos is over at 9:23 in that area. That gives you 7 minutes. I don't think that's even theoretically possible. A 9:30 flight merely satisfies El Al's rule prohibiting flying on Shabbos but that's all. Not a single Shabbos observer can be on that flight.
They are perfectly ok with that. They also fly a regular schedule on Yom Tov Sheini even though no one observant can fly with them (ex-USA)

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: October 07, 2018, 01:53:21 PM »
Do LY Lite fares ex-WAW include a personal item and a carry on or does it include just  personal item?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: October 07, 2018, 01:56:19 PM »
Do LY Lite fares ex-WAW include a personal item and a carry on or does it include just  personal item?
You get both

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: October 25, 2018, 11:55:04 AM »
Any Matmid Excutive member able to do me a favor and do a quick search for pricing?

TLV-VIE Nov 12th 4pm.

Online showing me economy promotion 125 and business promotion 550.

Wondering if they would be cheaper for excutives (I think the non promo price for excutive is 500 for Business).

Thanks.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: October 25, 2018, 12:06:08 PM »
Any Matmid Excutive member able to do me a favor and do a quick search for pricing?

TLV-VIE Nov 12th 4pm.

Online showing me economy promotion 125 and business promotion 550.

Wondering if they would be cheaper for excutives (I think the non promo price for excutive is 500 for Business).

Thanks.
It's at 75 points in economy with the current executive promotion

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: October 25, 2018, 12:07:14 PM »
and 375 in business

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: October 25, 2018, 12:10:02 PM »
Thanks so much.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: October 25, 2018, 08:04:26 PM »
Inflight/at gate upgrades from Y to J....?

It used to be $500-$700 and now site says $1200 if from Y to J.

Is that accurate? Any tips?

Also I am pretty well versed in all things miles but the matmid system is really getting me...I get the getting executive status from the amex transfers etc and the bad redemptions but where do all the promo's come into play?

Where do people see these matmid promo's posted?

Is there a wiki somewhere? Not the short redemption explanation in Dans (very well written!) Israel posts.  TIA!

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: October 28, 2018, 01:02:32 AM »
Flying tlv to los angeles.  Can  a person take a carry on and personal small bag or will they stop us for the small bag ( like  a purse)

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: October 28, 2018, 01:07:57 AM »
Flying tlv to los angeles.  Can  a person take a carry on and personal small bag or will they stop us for the small bag ( like  a purse)
You can take both.