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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2011, 12:33:02 PM »
What airlines did you search? I tried searching AA in segments but couldn't find anything to LIH for cheap miles around that time? I was looking to go from LAX to LIH Jan 12 if possible.
I searched on BA.com and searched each segment separately. Then called and gave 'em the flight numbers

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2011, 12:08:08 AM »
Call Lipa's Rabbi, Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz.
His 90 minute long drasha on the subject that I heard last Shavuos is downright brilliant and captivating.
Wish there was a recording of it...
i've heard his shiur on the topic. although he doesn't outright tell you to do 2 days shabbos in HI, I'd be surprised if he was ready to be "matir"

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2011, 12:14:57 AM »
i've heard his shiur on the topic. although he doesn't outright tell you to do 2 days shabbos in HI, I'd be surprised if he was ready to be "matir"
I'm not sure I heard the same shiur you did as the maskana was that in Hawaii (and pretty much in any place besides for Pago Pago and other places located within a couple degrees of the international dateline) you do shabbos on the local Saturday.
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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2011, 12:59:11 AM »
I'm not sure I heard the same shiur you did as the maskana was that in Hawaii (and pretty much in any place besides for Pago Pago and other places located within a couple degrees of the international dateline) you do shabbos on the local Saturday.
i heard it from him circa morristown 2006. he quoted a letter from the rebbe with 3 shitos, 1 of which says what you mention. his understanding of the letter was that it was possible for any of the shitos to be valid, and he sounded kind of uncertain re HI and alaska

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2011, 01:06:02 AM »
i heard it from him circa morristown 2006. he quoted a letter from the rebbe with 3 shitos, 1 of which says what you mention. his understanding of the letter was that it was possible for any of the shitos to be valid, and he sounded kind of uncertain re HI and alaska
Apparently in the past 5 years then he has refined the drasha, as now as has some extremely geshmak proofs for AK/HI. 
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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2011, 01:17:27 AM »
the proofs for that shita are very geshmak and have been around for as long as the shita (halacha from birkas hachama, etc.)
his 'doubt' was re the Rebbe's shita. (unless he's since found proofs for that)

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2011, 01:19:31 AM »
the proofs for that shita are very geshmak and have been around for as long as the shita (halacha from birkas hachama, etc.)
his 'doubt' was re the Rebbe's shita. (unless he's since found proofs for that)
What can I say, from the drasha I heard from him I heard no doubts.
If anyone sees him, feel free to clarify.
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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2011, 07:51:41 PM »
Was wondering if anyone could advise me, I want to reserve flights for my wife and I from NY to Kaui . I found availability on aa for march 25th f0r Jfk flight #3 to Lax and 285 to Lih and Flight 266 and 30 respectively for return flights on the 29th. I would like to use my BA miles but for some reason they don't have that availability and speaking to reps from aa and ba did nothing to change that.  Any advice on how to use BA miles to get there in that time frame? any input would be appreciated. thanks

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2011, 08:14:38 PM »
Was wondering if anyone could advise me, I want to reserve flights for my wife and I from NY to Kaui . I found availability on aa for march 25th f0r Jfk flight #3 to Lax and 285 to Lih and Flight 266 and 30 respectively for return flights on the 29th. I would like to use my BA miles but for some reason they don't have that availability and speaking to reps from aa and ba did nothing to change that.  Any advice on how to use BA miles to get there in that time frame? any input would be appreciated. thanks

When people here talk about there being "availability", they usually mean the saver/low-mileage availability. I believe you can only book through BA if you see MileSAAver  availability on aa.com. I just checked that JFK-LAX flight and it isn't available. Maybe that's why you're having trouble...

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2011, 12:35:16 AM »
ok thanks. is this something that changes closer to that date generally, or this means date is locked out and gotta use aa miles?

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2011, 01:18:46 AM »
ok thanks. is this something that changes closer to that date generally, or this means date is locked out and gotta use aa miles?
Very difficult to know in general if and when it will open up. You would need to keep checking at aa.com.

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2012, 08:56:44 AM »
 Can you explain the segments and gateway cities and making it one itinerary. I am not understanding that. Is it booking numerous flights and having the agent group them into one? Thanks!

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Re: How I Booked My Brother...
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2012, 11:23:08 AM »
An agent can group together any saver flights into one ticket and you just pay the saver mileage rate from the origin to the destination, not per segment.
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