AJK then smartly asked Joseph if he wouldn’t mind changing the Tokyo-Chicago-Newark flight to the Tokyo-JFK nonstop. [AJK: When you get an agent as good as Joseph, you make sure to leave it all out on the floor 😛 ] ANA award space from Tokyo-Chicago is much easier to find then Tokyo-JFK, but as Joseph was rebooking us in a revenue fare class that didn’t matter at all. He happily rebooked us to the JFK flight and booked a connection from Newark-Cleveland for me with enough time to grab dinner in Manhattan along the way. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
Duty free island
[AJK: This really was mind-boggling. When we heard the knock, barely seconds after putting the phone back in its cradle, we looked at each other and said, “it can’t be.” But it was! The only thing I can think is they must have attendants on-call, stationed in the elevators at all time, waiting for requests like this. Or the Japanese have figured out how to teleport. Neither would surprise me.] … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
Cancun airport actually has parking spots right in front of the terminal and we were able to check everything in while parked there. I dropped everyone off that way and returned the car myself. Alamo did a thorough walk-around and once again took their time, but the document clearly showed that the entire van was scratched up, so there wasn’t much else they could claim was damaged 😉 … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya
Ba Li Ice Cream: Dulce de Leche based Ice Cream is the specialty on this Tucuman Heladeria. Loaded with different goodies inside they’ll be happy to let you sample all of them. The Premium version and the granizada (chocolate pieces) are excellent. The Ice Cream cones themselves though had no flavor-stick with a cup. Cash only. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
The weather didn’t cooperate for us in Dubai, but I did enjoy myself in the city. I’m not going to discuss the human rights aspects or politics and clearly you need to be careful not to get in trouble with the law. But as an Orthodox Jew I felt more comfortable in Dubai than I did in many parts of Europe. … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 2: Dubai and Abu Dhabi