-I requested a suite in the older building, but there are only 3 suites in that building and at first they were unable to fulfill the request. No matter though, we were upgraded to a spectacular Park Executive suite that was possibly the most spacious hotel room I’ve ever been in. The room normally sells on their website for $1,100 per night, so not a bad deal for 18,000 points per night (a value of 6.1 cents per point). The room had 2 bathrooms, a vast dining and living room area, an office, a couple of closets, and a huge master bathroom and rain shower and jacuzzi. Not that I don’t have any complaints about the room though. The light switches are seriously poorly conceived. They are too “modern” for practical usage, even their own employees could barely operate them. Also a dozen lights are controlled by a single switch which is highly impractical and switches are not where they ought to be and are quite … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We also needed to go earlier in the season, before boats made their way past the Antarctic circle. Traveling south of the circle would mean that there would be no sunset, which would create serious questions about when to observe Shabbos. There are many opinions about that, including keeping Shabbos according to Jerusalem time, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from 6pm, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from midnight, keeping Shabbos according to the time in your home, keeping Shabbos according to the time of the nearest point that does have a sunset, keeping Shabbos according to your last departure point, keeping Shabbos for an entire year every 7 years, etc. We wanted to avoid that thorny question if possible. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
Depature: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver Destination: Amsterdam, Beijing, Bogotá, Bruxelles, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Francfort, Genève, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Londres, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Zurich You can't pre-order items for Air Canada Rouge flights or when you're flying in their three-cabin Boeing 777-300ER (77W) aircraft between Vancouver (YVR) ad Hong Kong (HKG). If you have any questions about whether or not your flight is eligible, you can call +1-877-553-3277. … [Read more...] about How to Pre-Order Duty Free Items @ Air Canada
5 round-trip awards on JetBlue from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale: 58,500 JetBlue points. 5 “even more space” round-trip upgrades on JetBlue from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale: 5,800 JetBlue points. 1 one-way saver award on United from Cleveland to Boston: 10,000 United miles. 1 one-way award on JetBlue from Boston to Cleveland: 8,600 JetBlue points. 1 Marriott Category 9, 5 Night Travel Package: 345,000 Marriott points. 1 Marriott Tier 4-5, 7 Night Travel Package: 540,000 Marriott points. OK, so technically I haven’t used these yet, but I’m still bitter over how Marriott handled these. September: … [Read more...] about Here’s How I Burned 3,023,450 Miles In 2018, How Did You Stack Up?
Towards the end of the tour you are supposed to walk through the Sistine Chapel, which is halachikly questionable. As I didn’t ask the question I wanted to avoid it, but the guards insisted that you had to exit through the chapel. David called over a manager for us and got rather animated, but in the end they allowed us to bypass and wait to meet up with the end of the tour. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review
-DO book a lap child at the time of booking for international travel. BA is very generous in only charging 10% of the Avios instead of 10% of the full fare ticket. with Rafi to Buenos Aires in first class in 2012, American wanted $1,000 just to bring him on as a lap child. BA charged just 15,000 Avios. Just be sure to book the domestic portion separate from the international portion so that you don’t pay 10% for the domestic legs where the child shouldn’t need to pay anything. … [Read more...] about 22 Things To Keep In Mind When Using Avios