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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 05:53:15 AM »
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
Halachic shaila aside, I'd go to with AA.
Being GS you would still worry about making it to CLE with enough time to check bags and make the flight? They wouldn't hold it for you?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 08:09:38 AM »
I could probably call in a GS favor to have them print the bag tags for me.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 09:00:50 AM »
All else being equal, probably AA, flight is still long enough for a night's rest. Long connection is saved by being able to leave the airport, see your brother and eat dinner. Better seat
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 09:04:16 AM »
For various reasons mentioned. I'd say it's a no brainer to go with AA.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 09:06:51 AM »
To me this is purely a halachik question for your posek
And the answer is that it's preferable to light and then eat at JJs.
AA it is.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2018, 09:08:45 AM »
The fun part of this was getting that CLE-MIA flight added despite there being no saver award space for that leg.
Took 4 HUCAs for that to happen :)
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2018, 09:56:41 AM »
The fun part of this was getting that CLE-MIA flight added despite there being no saver award space for that leg.
Took 4 HUCAs for that to happen :)
How exactly did you swing that?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2018, 11:51:12 AM »
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

Guess the pros overweighed the con :D

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2018, 11:52:32 AM »
How exactly did you swing that?
Had to break a marriage.
Interestingly the first couple marriages I tried to break were too strong, so I had to hunt down a weaker marriage.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2018, 11:53:48 AM »
Had to break a marriage.
Interestingly the first couple marriages I tried to break were too strong, so I had to hunt down a weaker marriage.
It's so unfortunate when marriages break apart. If only we knew what city had the highest divorce rate.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2018, 11:53:53 AM »
Had to break a marriage.
Interestingly the first couple marriages I tried to break were too strong, so I had to hunt down a weaker marriage.

Lol ;)

Seen tons of married flights with AA lately.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2018, 11:55:53 AM »
No way to leave the night before and add some shower class or Squites or Qsuites into this?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2018, 11:56:11 AM »
It's so unfortunate when marriages break apart. If only we knew what city had the highest divorce rate.
A lack of basic necessities can often times lead to divorce.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2018, 12:00:13 PM »
A lack of basic necessities can often times lead to divorce.
Lol, is this turning into the FD thread?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2018, 12:00:41 PM »
Had to break a marriage.
Interestingly the first couple marriages I tried to break were too strong, so I had to hunt down a weaker marriage.

So is that your future career? Divorce counselor?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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