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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #60 on: February 29, 2016, 06:53:27 PM »
I snagged 3 seats trying to get to Israel for Sukkot, but I'm having trouble figuring out the London-TLV and TLV-London legs and may cancel my TAP flights.  I have:
13OCT:
EWR-LIS
LIS-LGW(arrives LGW 0930 on Fri, 14OCT)

25OCT:
LGW-LIS (departs LGW 1025)
LIS-EWR (departs LIS 12:45 on 26OCT -- so there is ~24h layover in LIS).

Problems I am having:
1. Given the arrival in LGW at 0930 on Friday, there's no way to get to TLV before Shabbat. So, staying over Shabbat in LON is not the worst thing in the world.
2. There are limited options to travel Saturday night or Sunday London-TLV.
--Monarch? $220 pp
--Austrian has a connecting flight that works timing-wise, but the YQ (or maybe it's London airport fees)  kills it: (25K +$173 pp).
3. The return from Tel Aviv to London is slightly, but not much, more promising.
--Turkish 25k + $30pp. The flight leaves TLV at 0100 and the connecting flight via IST arrives LGW 0905, just one hour before the TAP flight is scheduled to leave. Cutting it pretty close.
--Again, Monarch has a nonstop flight, about $200 pp, which is TLV-LUT, leaving TLV 10:40PM motsei chag, arriving LUT 0215 (how awful is that!) and then we would need to transit to LGW for the 1025 flight.

Anyone have better ideas? Thanks.

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #61 on: February 29, 2016, 07:08:46 PM »
Spain is a nice trip, plus check out Gibraltar

Madrid, Barelona, Gibraltar are on my list as are italy and venice. Ultimately I booked amsterdam.

#1 the people there were friendly and polite to a visible frum jew.. and spoke english.. contrast that to paris and ugh
#2 spent the day at RIJKS, deff need 2 FULL days there + van gogh and others
#3 i should go back to RIJKS after eating hash brownies.. j/k

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #62 on: February 29, 2016, 07:19:02 PM »
I arrived at Gatwick airport 25 minutes before my scheduled departure time and went straight through Express security because of the timing and made it onto the flight. No worries about the short connection time.

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #63 on: February 29, 2016, 07:43:44 PM »
I arrived at Gatwick airport 25 minutes before my scheduled departure time and went straight through Express security because of the timing and made it onto the flight. No worries about the short connection time.
Thanks. That's a helpful data point.

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #64 on: February 29, 2016, 08:28:34 PM »
@Zow
How about Matmid from LHR or LCY?

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #65 on: February 29, 2016, 09:39:58 PM »

@Zow
How about Matmid from LHR or LCY?
@ad120
Great idea. I never even considered. I know that MR transfers to Matmid, but beyond that I don't anything about redemption costs, availability. I better do some research fast! Thanks.

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #66 on: February 29, 2016, 10:19:43 PM »
Madrid, Barelona, Gibraltar are on my list as are italy and venice. Ultimately I booked amsterdam.

#1 the people there were friendly and polite to a visible frum jew.. and spoke english.. contrast that to paris and ugh
#2 spent the day at RIJKS, deff need 2 FULL days there + van gogh and others
#3 i should go back to RIJKS after eating hash brownies.. j/k

Me too. For when?

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #67 on: February 29, 2016, 10:27:38 PM »
@ad120
Great idea. I never even considered. I know that MR transfers to Matmid, but beyond that I don't anything about redemption costs, availability. I better do some research fast! Thanks.

Or easyjet

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #68 on: February 29, 2016, 10:34:13 PM »
Or easyjet
Right,good thought. There is a 7am departure on Sunday morning that arrives 4h before Chag. Good option.
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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #69 on: February 29, 2016, 11:03:40 PM »
Me too. For when?
sept 7-13

now to get tap to switch my segmants to shorter layovers

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Re: HOT!! NYC/BOS/MIA to Many European Cities Error Fare Starting at $197 RT!!
« Reply #70 on: February 29, 2016, 11:04:06 PM »

sept 7-13

now to get tap to switch my segmants to shorter layovers

Good luck :)

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@ad120
Great idea. I never even considered. I know that MR transfers to Matmid, but beyond that I don't anything about redemption costs, availability. I better do some research fast! Thanks.
There's also ryanair, but they fly to ovda.

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sept 7-13

now to get tap to switch my segmants to shorter layovers

Please update the forum with your results! I also would like to shorten my connection times. Thanks!

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not sure if i am keeping but anyway, no confirmation yet

No confirmation emails, but on Orbitz it says it is confirmed. But there is no online way to cancel. Had to call them and transferred to special desk and finally cancel. Something was odd in their system about the booking due to the glitch.


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Got economy plus seats reserved for my flights :)