50 Pack 3M N95 NIOSH Respirators For Just $39.30 Shipped From Amazon!

50 Pack 3M N95 NIOSH Respirators For Just $39.30 Shipped From Amazon! NIOSH APPROVED - N95 disposable particulate respirator helping provide reliable protection of...

Israel To Remain Closed To Most Foreign Nationals Through Shavuos And Then Will Reopen For Vaccinated Organized Tour Groups

Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced that Israel will continue the next phase in its reopening process on May 23rd...

IHG Losing 4 Hotels In Israel; Roundup Of Remaining Point Hotels In Israel

The pandemic has been tough on the hospitality industry worldwide, but especially in Israel where most foreign nationals have been locked out of the...

[Update: Rules Confirmed] Finally! Israel Begins Reopening With Entry Allowed For Vaccinated Or Recovered Relatives And More!

Update: The Israeli consulate in NY confirmed with me that my interpretation of the rules is correct, there is no need for a special...

Get A Free Laminated Copy Of Your COVID Vaccine Card; Poll: Will You Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

Staples and Office Depot stores are offering to make a free copy and laminate your COVID vaccine card in store. For Office Depot you can...

Spirit Releases Another Flight 138 Statement After Deleting Their Original Statement, While The Babylon Bee Trolls Them

Yesterday I wrote about the Spirit Flight 138 fiasco and their retracted statement about what happened. This was their original statement that blamed the adults...

What Happened Aboard Spirit Flight 138? Family With Special Needs Child Deboarded Then Reboarded, Deleted Statement, Was A Flight Attendant Led Away By Police?

Another day, another odd case of mask enforcement on an ultra low-cost carrier. Last month it was Frontier that had some explaining to do....

[Update: April Fools!] Why I’m Not Getting The COVID Vaccine And Refuse To Wear A Mask!

Why I'm Not Getting The COVID Vaccine And Refuse To Wear A Mask!

[March Credit Ends Today!] AMEX Consumer Platinum Card Offering $30 Monthly Paypal Credit For The Next 6 Months!

Update: Don't forget to use your $30 March credit today if you haven't used it yet! Donations via Paypal will work, you can donate...

[Update: Returning Families With Kids Also Allowed To Return, Foreign Nationals Ban Extended] Israel Will Allow Returning Students To Enter The Country After Pesach,...

Update, 3/31: Chaim V'Chessed reports that returning families with kids who were not vaccinated or recovered will be allowed into Israel. Israel's latest NOTAM bans...

IRS Ruling Means That More People Will Be Eligible For Tax-Free Unemployment Compensation And Stimulus Checks!

Congress passed a 3rd round of COVID stimulus funds 2 weeks ago, which I wrote about here. It included child tax credits based on 2021...

Iceland Is Now Open For Fully Vaccinated Travelers, When Will Israel Follow?

Iceland is now open to travelers that have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer/BioNTech (2 doses at least 19 days apart), Moderna (2 doses at...

1 Hour Left To Sign Up For PPP Funding Round B Through Cross River Bank!

Update 3: Cross River is no longer accepting PPP applications, but for now you can still apply through BlueVine here. Update 2: Cross River will...

Israeli Government Will Prepay For $210 Million Of El Al Tickets!

While airlines across the globe received truly massive bailouts with few strings attached, the Israeli government hasn't offered that kind of assistance to their...

[Confirmed] Tax Day Likely To Be Moved To May 17th!

Update: The IRS has confirmed the automatic May 17th extension for filing and payment. Quarterly estimated taxes must still be paid on April...

Kauai Will Reopen Next Month; My Experience With Safe Travels Hawaii

Kauai will rejoin Hawaii's Safe Travels testing program on April 5th. The island originally was part of the program, but opted out, which led to...

[Update: Domestic Quarantine Cancelled 4/1] New York No Longer Requiring COVID Testing Or Quarantine For Domestic Travelers If You Have Been Recently Vaccinated

Update: New York will cancel its toothless testing and quarantine requirements for domestic travelers on 4/1. The international quarantine requirement remains in place for...

Congress Has Just Passed Another Coronavirus Stimulus Bill, Here Is What You Need To Know!

The House and Senate have now passed a whopping $1.9 trillion in Coronavirus stimulus benefits. The bill will now be sent to President Biden...

Will Ben Gurion Airport Close Again After Israel’s Election Until The Summer?

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport closed on January 26th and operations have been non-existent or limited since then. Israel is holding their 4th election in less...

[Update: Offer Extended For Another Year!] AnnualCreditReport Offering Free Weekly Reports For The Next Year!

Update: This offer has been extended through 4/20/22! Be sure to check your reports frequently for errors or potential identity fraud! Related post: The Ultimate...

Israel Won’t Allow Returning Students Back Into The Country Until At Least April 5th

Israel has updated their rules for who can enter the country to say that returning students won't be allowed in until at least April...

Israel Will Remain Closed To Foreign Nationals Through At Least March 20th, Airport Now Open To Flights From 8 Airports

Israel has published NOTAMs laying out their new rules that apply from now through March 20th:   They have extended the ban on most...

Delta Extends Upgrade Certificates, Adds Ability To Search For Upgrade Availability And Redeem Them On Award Tickets

While American extended Systemwide Upgrades to 7/31/21 and United extended PlusPoints by 6 months, Delta has been oddly quiet about extending their upgrade certificates. But Delta...

United Extends Ticket Validity Due To COVID-19

In April 2020 United announced that tickets issued from 5/1/19-3/31/20 would be valid for 24 months instead of the usual 12 months. United is now...

Israel Will Gradually Reopen Ben Gurion Airport Starting On Sunday, But Questions Remain

Israel will gradually reopen Ben Gurion Airport starting on Sunday. The exact details remain murky and are subject to change as the plans are not...

Royal Caribbean Will Offer (Nearly) Fully Vaccinated Cruises From Israel In May!

Perhaps no industry has been as devastated during the COVID-19 pandemic as the cruise industry. The writing was on the wall ever since the...

What Happened Aboard Frontier Flight 2878 Last Night?

Every airline has egg on their face when it comes to mask enforcement. While some flight attendants let things slide when it comes to...

Will Ben Gurion Airport Remain Closed Until After Pesach?

Israel's Ben Gurion Airport has been closed since January 26th. Israel's Channel 12 reports that senior officials are saying that the airport will remain closed...

Israel Shuts Down Hotel Quarantine Yet Again

It seems like every day there are changes in Israel's flight and quarantine policies. The country has flip-flopped so many times on regulations that...

Delta And United Will Start Operating Rescue Flights To And From Tel Aviv

Delta will begin operating daily "rescue" flights while Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport remains closed starting with a flight from Tel Aviv to JFK...

Under Pressure, Israel Will Allow Foreign Carriers To Operate Rescue Flights And Approve 2,000 Incoming Passengers Per Day

On Thursday I wrote about the US DOT's demand that US airlines be allowed to operate passenger flights to Tel Aviv. Israel doesn't have much...

[Update: Hotel Quarantine Starts 2/22, 3 PCR Tests Required!] Canada Will Require Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Upon Return From Abroad!

Update: Prime Minister Trudeau announced that passengers arriving by air starting on February 22nd will have to quarantine in a hotel in Vancouver, Calgary,...

Cathay Pacific No Longer Requiring Face Masks In Business Or First Class Lie Flat Seats

While US carriers are forced to add stricter mask requirements, Cathay Pacific is going in the other direction. The Hong Kong based airline now exempts...

[Extended Through 4/30!] Delta Bucks The Trend, Will Extend Blocking Of Middle Seats; Winning In The COVID-19 Era

Update: Delta will block middle seats through at least 4/30/21! Note that due to new US regulations, Delta no longer exempts children 2 and...

After President Biden’s Executive Order On Masks, Delta Is Forced To Remove Mask Exemption For Young Children

While most US airlines copied each other's mask rules last year that required everyone 2 or older to wear a mask on flights, Delta...

Israel Will Keep Ben Gurion Airport Closed For At Least 2 More Weeks, Additional Rescue Flights Will Be Added

Israel's cabinet voted to extend the closure of Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion Airport through at least February 21st. The airport has been closed since January 26th. A...

Starting Today, Lufthansa Group Airlines Require Surgical Or N95 Masks

Lufthansa Group airlines now require surgical, KN95, or N95 masks onboard their flights. Cloth and homemade masks are no longer acceptable. Children under the age...

[Update: Airport Closure Extended For 1 Week, Hotel Quarantine Required For Rescue Flights] Israel Will Close Ben Gurion Airport Through At Least The End...

Update, 1/31: The airport will remain closed through at least next Sunday and a hotel quarantine will be required for anyone who arrives into Israel...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals Through At Least March 1st

Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals who don't have special permission to enter the country through at least 9:59pm on March 1st...

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