I noticed I had left behind my Hydro Flask on the boat. The front desk agent called IMPAC and they found it and offered to shuttle it over. When I tried to tip the person who brought it over to the hotel he point-blank refused the tip and said that it was his pleasure. All in all we were truly blown away by IMPAC and their staff. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau And Jellyfish Lake
I waited a bit and then called AJK in his room and asked if he was still interested in trying to salvage Palau. [AJK: Actually, Dan waited precisely 37 minutes after we finished eating dinner, and me telling him not to bother me until the morning so I could get a decent night of sleep and get over this fever, but you see how well Dan follows directions when he gets an idea in his head…] And he said in no uncertain terms that his boss was counting on him being back Friday morning. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
Despite having separate bills for everyone from the beginning, it took a very long time for them to run our credit cards. I got to Newark airport just 20 minutes before my flight and pre-check was closed. Usually I’m very good at timing these things, but for the first time in many years I was afraid I might actually miss the flight. Most of the people in line though were going to Tel Aviv and had no problem letting me go ahead of them. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
After getting back into the convertible at about 6pm the skies darkened and the rain started pouring. Clearly this was not our day. [AJK: Though I still don’t understand why we couldn’t jetski from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sissies.] We did learn something interesting though. As long as you’re driving, you won’t get even a drop of rain on you in the front seats of a convertible. But as soon as we stopped we really got drenched so we stopped to a 7-Eleven to put up the roof. AJK picked up a Reese’s Peanut Butter Bar for himself and some chips for me. There aren’t many times in my life when I’ve felt deprived by only eating cholov yisroel products, but this was one of them 😉 … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
Stephen is a well-known friend of Israel, and was beyond friendly. He was happy to take selfies with everyone, and spent a good amount of time schmoozing with our group throughout the voyage. Though he did comment that at 6’8″, Moishie was the tallest Jew he had ever seen, and the first that made him, standing at 6’2″, feel short. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 3: Diverted To The Falkland Islands!
Currently you can use United miles or miles from other Star Alliance airlines to fly between Singapore and Auckland, New Zealand on the A380 Singapore suites. The cost with United miles is just 65K miles each way. You would need 80K Singapore miles to book the same flight. … [Read more...] about You Can Currently Redeem United Or Star Alliance Miles For Singapore Suites On Select Routes