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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #285 on: September 18, 2020, 10:21:06 AM »
I run a service that delivers grocery orders from South Florida to Orlando.
I will be delivering everyday between Yom Kippur and Sukkos + the first day Chol HaMoed. I will be in Monsey for the first days of Sukkos and will therefore need to get back to South Florida on the first day Chol HaMoed (October 5th).

These are my two options:

F9 2961 11:30 AM EWR to MIA 02:39 PM $99
B6 0761 01:59 PM LGA to PBI 04:03 PM $104

I will be taking public transportation to my departure airport.

F9 Pros
1) I can use a $29 credit expiring in December.
2) Flight gets in at 02:39 PM allowing me to complete all my deliveries by 10 PM
3) 08:50 AM train from Spring Valley getting into Newark Airport at 10:10 AM is seamless. 

F9 Cons
1) Requires davening Vasikin.
2) No time for breakfast
3) MIA is further away from Boca (pick up location).
4) 70 minute waiting time for flight at EWR.

B6 Pros
1) Calls for 11:30 bus departure to the Manahttan alowing for a nomal night sleep.
2) 30 minute waiting time at LGA Terminal A
3) Time for breakfast
4) PBI is closer to Boca Raton.
5) PBI is relatively small and convenient
6) LGA Marine Air Terminal

B6 Cons
1) Late arrival will mean deliveries completed by 12 Midnight.
2) Departing from LGA requires a Monsey Bus-Subway-MTA Bus connection.
3) Travel time to departure airport is is 40 minutes longer.
4) LGA Marine Air Terminal

Which flight do I take?
F9 & eat breakfast on the road
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #286 on: September 18, 2020, 12:10:51 PM »
F9 & eat breakfast on the road

I cannot eat outside of a Sukkah. This also coming off a Simchas Bais HaShoeva.

But then the question is would people not order groceries if they know that their order will be arriving late?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #287 on: September 18, 2020, 02:55:09 PM »

I cannot eat outside of a Sukkah. This also coming off a Simchas Bais HaShoeva.

But then the question is would people not order groceries if they know that their order will be arriving late?
Forgot it's Sukkos. While I understand the desire to abstain from it, תשבו כעין תדורו allows one to eat outside a sukkah while traveling.

I don't think 10pm or midnight would make a significant difference for most people (it's past dinner anyways), but I would probably prioritize Parnassa over Simchas Beis Hashoeva etc.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #288 on: September 23, 2020, 05:23:28 PM »
Not sure where to post this, need some information for best cheapest way to book a one way NYC-TLV economy for a student to israel after sukkos using either chase or amex points, would rather a direct flight any ideas ? Thanks

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #289 on: September 23, 2020, 09:49:33 PM »
Not sure where to post this, need some information for best cheapest way to book a one way NYC-TLV economy for a student to israel after sukkos using either chase or amex points, would rather a direct flight any ideas ? Thanks
If you find availability, the cheapest is booking delta with 29,000 Flying Blue points. Transfer 1:1 from Chase or AMEX. 2nd option would be booking EL AL with 38,500 Qantas Points, transfer 1:1 from AMEX (if they’re back in business). 3rd option is United,  booking either with 40,000 Aeroplan miles, (1:1 from AMEX) or 42,500 United miles (1:1 from chase).

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #290 on: September 23, 2020, 10:37:01 PM »
If you find availability, the cheapest is booking delta with 29,000 Flying Blue points. Transfer 1:1 from Chase or AMEX. 2nd option would be booking EL AL with 38,500 Qantas Points, transfer 1:1 from AMEX (if they’re back in business). 3rd option is United,  booking either with 40,000 Aeroplan miles, (1:1 from AMEX) or 42,500 United miles (1:1 from chase).
Can hardly get 42,500 united direct, what about doing round trip purchasing with chase points how's a open ticket done? not sure exact return date.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #291 on: September 24, 2020, 12:14:12 AM »
Can hardly get 42,500 united direct, what about doing round trip purchasing with chase points how's a open ticket done? not sure exact return date.
Well airlines are waiving change fees now, so just book something for around when you think you might need it, and then closer to the time, change to the date you need (just pay difference in fare if applicable).
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #292 on: September 24, 2020, 08:51:22 AM »
Well airlines are waiving change fees now, so just book something for around when you think you might need it, and then closer to the time, change to the date you need (just pay difference in fare if applicable).
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Book as far out as you think, and choose a cheap date (usually Shabbos) so you won’t end up paying more then the flight you end up taking.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #293 on: September 30, 2020, 08:03:50 PM »

JFK - CDG
Airbus A330-300  on Delta
or
Boeing 777-300ER  on Air France

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #294 on: September 30, 2020, 08:06:53 PM »
JFK - CDG
Airbus A330-300  on Delta
or
Boeing 777-300ER  on Air France

I far prefer the AF777. As a ticketing carrier Delta is far better to deal with
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #295 on: September 30, 2020, 11:33:04 PM »
JFK - CDG
Airbus A330-300  on Delta
or
Boeing 777-300ER  on Air France

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #296 on: October 01, 2020, 12:45:49 AM »

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #297 on: October 01, 2020, 01:12:03 AM »
777

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #298 on: October 01, 2020, 01:40:27 AM »
I far prefer the AF777. As a ticketing carrier Delta is far better to deal with
Until you book a fully refundable fare with DL stock on AF metal through an OTA and then AF goes and takes control of the ticket, promptly changes it to a non-refundable fare making nobody actually able to cancel the ticket 🤦‍♂️
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #299 on: October 01, 2020, 02:06:32 AM »
Until you book a fully refundable fare with DL stock on AF metal through an OTA and then AF goes and takes control of the ticket, promptly changes it to a non-refundable fare making nobody actually able to cancel the ticket 🤦‍♂️
I don’t believe it on DL stock.
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