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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 05:52:01 PM »
are you serious or being sarcastic

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 05:53:16 PM »
are you serious or being sarcastic

I had the same question for you.

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 05:54:15 PM »
i cant imagine someone doing that itinerary no matter how much time he had, its plain torturous

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 06:03:26 PM »
i cant imagine someone doing that itinerary no matter how much time he had, its plain torturous

Yet it seems Yeki89 would actually want to... To each their own.

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011, 09:07:35 PM »
It's best to know which El Al flights (and dates) are available when calling. If you tell the AA agent what flight you want instead of having them search for availability, it'll go much quicker and you won't have to call a million times.
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Took all of 5 minutes on the phone to help a friend book El Al J tickets for Sukkos for 135K AA miles after locating award flight on elal.com.
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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 07:37:15 AM »
question - why would someone in their right mind want to do that voluntarily?!
its not a big deal, also they can check days bfore and after

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2011, 07:24:50 AM »
When coming to the US from overseas, you must go through customs at the first US airport that you enter, whether or not you will be leaving the airport or taking a connection.

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 05:57:18 PM »
but then you do not go through customs again in the USA. However you fly, you have one time going through customs on either end, that's all.

If this is right after your wedding, are you going to have tons of luggage with you?
siyag lachachma :-)

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2011, 02:40:20 AM »
but then you do not go through customs again in the USA. However you fly, you have one time going through customs on either end, that's all.

If this is right after your wedding, are you going to have tons of luggage with you?
Yes we will probably have tons of luggage. Just booked Toronto-Tel Aviv segment, now looking for LA-toronto flights....guess we gotta go through customs twice?

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2011, 03:16:16 AM »
Yes we will probably have tons of luggage. Just booked Toronto-Tel Aviv segment, now looking for LA-toronto flights....guess we gotta go through customs twice?

Yes. And with some airlines you have to change the baggage as well since it has to go thru customs too.

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2011, 02:18:58 PM »
It's best to know which El Al flights (and dates) are available when calling. If you tell the AA agent what flight you want instead of having them search for availability, it'll go much quicker and you won't have to call a million times.
AA doesnt get the same availability of seats as what ELAL has. telling AA the flight wont help.

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2011, 02:20:30 PM »
Yes. And with some airlines you have to change the baggage as well since it has to go thru customs too.
JFK makes everyone recheck their luggage. (it was my final stop on my last trip, but boy were other people complaining)

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2011, 02:21:51 PM »
AA doesnt get the same availability of seats as what ELAL has. telling AA the flight wont help.
IME the availability is exactly the same.  Note that AA can't book El Al First Class.
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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2011, 03:39:16 PM »
Note that AA can't book El Al First Class.
yeh, its a pain

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Re: Point of Matmid???
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2011, 05:48:17 PM »
i wanted to book 3 business seats using AA points on El AL.  AA told me that they can only book two seats...Matmid site shows at least 3 available.  Anyone know if the third seat will automatically open up after i book the first two? (assuming that Dan is correct that AA and Matmid availability should be the same.

thanks,
Aaron