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Which Flight Should I Take?
« on: August 07, 2018, 06:53:50 PM »
Positioning flight for Antarctica on Chanuka:

UA option: 60K miles.
UA CLE-EWR 5:31pm-7:09pm B73G First Class
2:46 connection
UA EWR-EZE 9:55pm-10:50am B764 Business Class seat 1D

Or
AA option: 57.5K miles.
AA CLE-MIA 1:45pm-4:43pm RJ145 Coach
6:02 connection
AA MIA-EZE 10:45pm-9:51am 77W Business Class seat 3A

UA Pros:
-WiFi and first class on both flights
-Polaris club kosher wine, food, shower, PJs
-Longer longhaul flight

UA cons:
-Need to light menora in CLE at 4:02pm (Plag hamincha, a b'dieved time but still can light with bracha) and hope there's no traffic in order to make a 5:31pm flight with checked luggage. There is a later flight CLE-EWR if I miss it, but it's an RJ-145 and has a tight connection. Unless there's someway to light in EWR or the Polaris Club daybed room :D
-767 seat
-Arrives into EZE an hour after AA

AA Pros:
-77W seat
-Arrives into EZE an hour before UA
-Can use the connection time to light menora at JJs

AA cons:
-3 hour flight in coach without wifi
-Shorter longhaul flight
-Longer total travel time
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 06:58:10 PM »
To me this is purely a halachik question for your posek
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 06:59:30 PM »
What makes you think you can light in a place you donít live in?
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 06:59:47 PM »
To me this is purely a halachik question for your posek
I'll ask tonight, but all else being equal, what would you do?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 07:01:58 PM »
Don't forget the biggest detail: I will be on that MIA-EZE flight.

Now if that's a pro or a con, I don't know  ;D
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 07:04:08 PM »
Don't forget the biggest detail: I will be on that MIA-EZE flight.

Now if that's a pro or a con, I don't know  ;D
Depends if you have enough luggage allowance
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 07:32:04 PM »
I'd go with AA. I feel like the cons aren't a huge deal, and assuming all is good with lighting, it will be less stressful.
I'd just make sure I don't get the seat in front of SF
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 09:37:53 PM »
I don't see any heter to light in MIA, and Plag is a real b'di'eved, but why not have bnei bayis/shliach light for you at home?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 09:48:43 PM »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 11:43:34 PM »
Positioning flight for Antarctica on Chanuka:

UA option: 60K miles.
UA CLE-EWR 5:31pm-7:09pm B73G First Class
2:46 connection
UA EWR-EZE 9:55pm-10:50am B764 Business Class seat 1D

Or
AA option: 57.5K miles.
AA CLE-MIA 1:45pm-4:43pm RJ145 Coach
6:02 connection
AA MIA-EZE 10:45pm-9:51am 77W Business Class seat 3A

UA Pros:
-WiFi and first class on both flights
-Polaris club kosher wine, food, shower, PJs
-Longer longhaul flight

UA cons:
-Need to light menora in CLE at 4:02pm (Plag hamincha, a b'dieved time but still can light with bracha) and hope there's no traffic in order to make a 5:31pm flight with checked luggage. There is a later flight CLE-EWR if I miss it, but it's an RJ-145 and has a tight connection. Unless there's someway to light in EWR or the Polaris Club daybed room :D
-767 seat
-Arrives into EZE an hour after AA

AA Pros:
-77W seat
-Arrives into EZE an hour before UA
-Can use the connection time to light menora at JJs

AA cons:
-3 hour flight in coach without wifi
-Shorter longhaul flight
-Longer total travel time
I'd go with AA. I'd also add a big pro for the AA option is that you don't connect in the northeast in December.
Depends if you have enough luggage allowance

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 11:47:33 PM »
Depends if you have enough luggage allowance

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 12:17:19 AM »
Would go with AA, much better seat.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 01:49:13 AM »
UA Pros:
-WiFi and first class on both flights
   *I'm sure you can manage without wifi for 3 hours.
-Polaris club kosher wine, food, shower, PJs
    *Kosher wine at jj house, jjs home, jjs home, bring your own.
-Longer longhaul flight
    *No biggy an hour to two difference.

AA cons:
-3 hour flight in coach without wifi
 *Oy that should be the worst of your problems.
-Shorter longhaul flight
  *Worth it to go visit jj.
-Longer total travel time
   1hr difference.

  You can light candles or at least be יוצא with jj, spending chanakah with your brother, a good shower, good supper, and your pros, and of course something fishy, but no statues for aa so hoping your baggage is fine without stautes.


 Lastly have a safe flight on which ever one you chose.
   
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 01:49:35 AM »
Would go with AA, much better seat.
that's what counts, no?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2018, 01:52:51 AM »
that's what counts, no?
That's a nice additive, but who wants to feel like hes on a pressure cooker that has to check in and past security and all in 1hr-30min.
  He can nicely go on aa as it seems to be a better option and saves 2.5k  ;).
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