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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #400 on: June 28, 2023, 03:42:40 PM »
To clarify - AA Premium Economy (Boeing 777) vs Delta Comfort plus (not premium select, Airbus A330-900neo) to Israel. How do they compare? Is AA worth the extra price?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #401 on: June 28, 2023, 05:07:42 PM »
To clarify - AA Premium Economy (Boeing 777) vs Delta Comfort plus (not premium select, Airbus A330-900neo) to Israel. How do they compare? Is AA worth the extra price?
completely different product.
DL Comfort+ = AA Main extra
DL Premium Economy= AA premium economy

Comfort+ is simply more legroom

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #402 on: June 29, 2023, 12:24:41 AM »
completely different product.
DL Comfort+ = AA Main extra
DL Premium Economy= AA premium economy

Comfort+ is simply more legroom
Thx. What more does AA Premium economy offer? Worth an extra $340 per ticket?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #403 on: June 29, 2023, 03:42:53 AM »
Probably very minor difference, but would love to hear any factors I missed. Traveling with DW and 4 kids, checking in 2 bags, ending up in Lakewood.
Option 1: JAX-JFK 7 AM on DL. 4.6K skypesos +$5.60. Free checked bags with DL CC.
Option 2: JAX-LGA 8:10 AM (more convenient departure time) on B6. 4K Chase via travel portal.
Iím leaning toward DL, but not sure why.
My mother, the driver, told me that she prefers pickup at JFK over pickup at LGA every time. She was even willing to subsidize my tickets so I wouldn't land at LGA. (And even better, she prefers EWR.) But this would depend on your travel method to Lakewood, lechora.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #404 on: June 29, 2023, 04:05:47 AM »
Probably very minor difference, but would love to hear any factors I missed. Traveling with DW and 4 kids, checking in 2 bags, ending up in Lakewood.
Option 1: JAX-JFK 7 AM on DL. 4.6K skypesos +$5.60. Free checked bags with DL CC.
Option 2: JAX-LGA 8:10 AM (more convenient departure time) on B6. 4K Chase via travel portal.
Iím leaning toward DL, but not sure why.
JFK will be quicker to get back to Lakewood

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #405 on: July 02, 2023, 12:21:50 PM »
Thx. What more does AA Premium economy offer? Worth an extra $340 per ticket?
more legroom, wider seat, supposedly better meals.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #406 on: July 02, 2023, 01:11:27 PM »
JFK will be quicker to get back to Lakewood
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #407 on: July 03, 2023, 06:14:11 PM »
Currently booked on AA145 TLV-JFK on ליל שבעה עשר בתמוז (which would extend the fast and fly during fast). Nothing available on AA earlier or later in the week. Pro: nonstop flight on 777. Arrival at terminal 8 where I hope to be able to retrieve the bag I left behind at TSA on my outbound.

I could book TK a day earlier or a day later. Pros: better soft product, not flying on fast.
Cons: connection via IST which extends overall travel time, paying for another ticket at non-saver rates with YQ.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #408 on: July 03, 2023, 07:36:09 PM »
Currently booked on AA145 TLV-JFK on ליל שבעה עשר בתמוז (which would extend the fast and fly during fast). Nothing available on AA earlier or later in the week. Pro: nonstop flight on 777. Arrival at terminal 8 where I hope to be able to retrieve the bag I left behind at TSA on my outbound.

I could book TK a day earlier or a day later. Pros: better soft product, not flying on fast.
Cons: connection via IST which extends overall travel time, paying for another ticket at non-saver rates with YQ.

You land early morning, what time does the fast start in the air? You can probably eat most of the flight, so it's not so bad. Personally I think I'd stick with that, even though I don't like to fly on fast days.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #409 on: July 04, 2023, 02:41:03 AM »
Currently booked on AA145 TLV-JFK on ליל שבעה עשר בתמוז (which would extend the fast and fly during fast). Nothing available on AA earlier or later in the week. Pro: nonstop flight on 777. Arrival at terminal 8 where I hope to be able to retrieve the bag I left behind at TSA on my outbound.

I could book TK a day earlier or a day later. Pros: better soft product, not flying on fast.
Cons: connection via IST which extends overall travel time, paying for another ticket at non-saver rates with YQ.
AYLOR about the fasting. Some are meikel to the time of departing point.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #410 on: July 04, 2023, 03:46:38 AM »
You land early morning, what time does the fast start in the air? You can probably eat most of the flight, so it's not so bad. Personally I think I'd stick with that, even though I don't like to fly on fast days.
MyZmanim says the earliest possible dawn is a little after 2:30AM IL time. That means you can only eat for 2.5 hours after takeoff (if they take off on time), barring any kulos on the whole inyan. (For every ten minute delay, it looks like the earliest possible dawn moves 8 minutes later. For instance, it says a 12:30 flight's earliest possible dawn is 2:40ish.) I would be sure to have the MyZmanim list on you, because it will be very useful to know your options.

I would take the direct, I think. Make sure you pre-hydrate well the day(s) before. Gatorade if that's your thing, grapes...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #411 on: July 10, 2023, 05:42:13 PM »
Flying in 3 weeks from Mumbai to Dubai thereís tons of flight options in economy for around 150-200 usd and I really donít mind being in economy for a 3 hour flight.    BUT thereís 1 flight a day operated by an emirates A380 and first class in available for 65k aeroplan miles itís always been a bucket list flight for me, is it worth spending the miles for the experience? The flight is only 3 hours but I should be able to take a shower, it also leaves very early in the morning as opposed to taking a flight out the night before which is really better timing for me, any opinions?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #412 on: July 17, 2023, 03:21:44 AM »
What flight makes most sense considering all details?








This is what I'm comparing to price wise:


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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #413 on: July 18, 2023, 09:48:45 AM »
What flight makes most sense considering all details?








This is what I'm comparing to price wise:


we're missing details like where you live (the difference between jfk and ewr can be a couple of hunder dollars in trans costs), do you like to stay on a tin can for 12 hrs or you rather get off in the middle....

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #414 on: July 18, 2023, 10:41:44 AM »
we're missing details like where you live (the difference between jfk and ewr can be a couple of hunder dollars in trans costs), do you like to stay on a tin can for 12 hrs or you rather get off in the middle....
leaving from Lakewood. Obviously EWR is preferred, question is how much $ is that worth. Traveling with 2 yr old and 10 month

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #415 on: July 18, 2023, 11:14:10 AM »
leaving from Lakewood. Obviously EWR is preferred, question is how much $ is that worth. Traveling with 2 yr old and 10 month

Ok. keep in mind that some connections are harder than others. LHR is TONS of walking vs MAD which is much better built for easy connections. No idea bout conecting in BOS or FRA.
In case of misconnect LHR has Kosher food, and is a city w a large jewish kehila...
the boston flight is an outlier in that it gets you in during the morning and is direct from north america (we're disscussing this on another thread these days - NA stop vs EU stop with kids)
IMO idealy with lkids you want to arrive late afternoon and get them to bed quickly.
Just my two cents

PS you do know that there almost a 24hr difference between your diferent return options, right?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #416 on: July 18, 2023, 11:56:10 AM »
the boston flight is an outlier in that it gets you in during the morning and is direct from north america (we're disscussing this on another thread these days - NA stop vs EU stop with kids)
IMO idealy with lkids you want to arrive late afternoon and get them to bed quickly.
Just my two cents
thanks. Where is that thread?
PS you do know that there almost a 24hr difference between your diferent return options, right?
yes

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #417 on: July 18, 2023, 02:27:39 PM »
Ok. keep in mind that some connections are harder than others. LHR is TONS of walking vs MAD which is much better built for easy connections. No idea bout conecting in BOS or FRA.
In case of misconnect LHR has Kosher food, and is a city w a large jewish kehila...
the boston flight is an outlier in that it gets you in during the morning and is direct from north america (we're disscussing this on another thread these days - NA stop vs EU stop with kids)
IMO idealy with lkids you want to arrive late afternoon and get them to bed quickly.
Just my two cents

PS you do know that there almost a 24hr difference between your diferent return options, right?
MAD can have a lot of walking too if the small checkpoint is closed

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #419 on: August 16, 2023, 05:48:21 PM »
Planning an extra brief visit to EY (basically need to be there one evening/night).

Options for return flight are:

VS454  VS45
journey duration16h 30m
departure time6:55AM
arrival time4:25PM
layover airport code LHR layover duration2h  50m
arrival airport code JFK

90,500 VS + $255.07


AC81 (11:55am departure) connecting at YYZ to flight to either JFK or LGA arriving around 9pm or 10pm
135,000 - 137,300 AC + CAD100 (~ USD 74).

VS PROS: earlier arrival, lower total cost. VS CONS: departure time kills the night and doesn't allow for decent Shachris.
AC PROS: Better departure time allowing for decent night and Shachris, lower cash outlay. AC CONS: Overall higher cost, later arrival.
UNKNOWN (to me): AC J vs VS J.

Also available is IB (via BA)
81,250 Avios (62,500 AMEX with current promo) + $215.47
IB PROS: lowest cost. IB CONS: 5:30am departure, 6 hour layover in MAD, presumably fake J on TLV-MAD route.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2023, 06:01:06 PM by ExGingi »
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