Wishing Everyone An Easy And Meaningful Fast This Yom Kippur, Thoughts On Forgiveness, Hope, And The Never Ending Melbourne Lockdown

I'd like to wish all my Jewish readers an easy and meaningful fast this Yom Kippur. The past couple of years have been unprecedented in...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 Review: I Love This Phone, But I Hate This Phone

From 2002 through 2011 I was an avid PalmOS phone fan, moderating a PalmOS phone forum, and moving from the Samsung i330, i500, and...

Where Were You On 9/11?

Originally posted on 9/11/16: As I've done in years past, I'm bumping this post for readers to share their experience from the tragic day of...

9/5/21 News Roundup: Surfside Collapse, Endemic COVID, COVID Origin, BDS, Awesome LEGO App, Jews Playing Ball, Chicken On A Plane, And More!

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my eye. Let’s...

How To Check For United Saver Award Space Availability With Partner Airlines And Save A Bundle Of Miles!

A reader commented on a recent post about a 25% transfer bonus from Citi to Lifemiles that he hasn't seen award space on Lifemiles...

PSA: How To Avoid Getting Kicked Off Your Next Flight

It seems like every day there's another crazy story about people getting kicked off a flight. I wrote about how to avoid getting your credit...

How Cleveland’s Jewish Community Denied A Would Be Squad Member A Seat In Congress

I very rarely get involved in politics, but I’ll make an exception for this case as I found the numbers fascinating and haven't seen...

Follow Me To Iceland: Land Of Fire And Ice

It has been 18 months since I left the country. That's the longest period of time I've gone without using my passport in well...

The Cleveland Indians Will Be The Guardians Next Year

My beloved Cleveland Indians announced that they will be known as the Guardians next year. https://twitter.com/Indians/status/1418565355472101378   As a 6th generation Clevelander, summer is synonymous with nights...

Goodbye To The American Reduced Mileage Awards For Cardholders

For many years, American has offered reduced mileage awards, offering savings of up to 7.5K miles off travel to/from rotating destinations to AA credit...

5/16/21 News Roundup: Violence In Israel, Meron Thoughts, Get Away With Murder, Inflation, Chinese Vaccine, Delta Abuse, Nazi Escape, Rental Car Shortage, And More!

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my eye. Let’s...

DDF Matching Campaign: Join DansDeals Members In Helping Families Who Lost Loved Ones In Meron

Donate To The Shomati Campaign By Yad Eliezer To Help Families Who Lost Loved Ones In Meron And Have Your Donation Matched By A...

El Al Offering Free Tickets To First Degree Relatives Of Those Who Passed Away From The Tragedy In Meron

It's with a heavy heart and many tears that I've watched the gut-wrenching videos and pictures of the tragic crush in Meron that has...

American Will Honor $365 Tel Aviv To JFK Tickets; Was It A Mistake? Rules Of The Deal You Need To Know Before The Next...

Last week, DDF and DansDeals broke the news that American had bargain basement $365 round-trip  tickets from Tel Aviv to JFK. The deal lasted...

3/10/21 News Roundup: Vaccines, Yudi Dukes, Mandalorian, 0% Mortgages, Shomer Shabbat Airlines, Frontier Near Miss, Cats On A Plane, Antisemitism, And More!

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my eye. Let’s...

[Update: Will DST Become Permanent?] The Great Daylight Saving Debate Explained; How Would You Vote?

Update: Don't forget to spring forward tonight! Senator Rubio and others senators are leading a bipartisan effort to make DST permanent across the country. https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1369629840278708226   Such a...

DDF To The Rescue Again: A Jewish Doctor Gets A Proper Burial

Last week I shared the story of a 141 year old siddur and family tree that made its way across continents to be returned...

[Update: Goodbye To The Tesla Forums] How I Went From Tesla Delivery Hell To Tesla Giving Me Control Of Their Site Forums With Over...

Update, 3/6/21: DEAD!  2.5 years after they gave me a wild ride with admin access to their forums, Tesla announced that they will be killing off...

Thanks To DDF, A 141 Year Old Siddur And Family Tree Finds Its Way Back Home

DDF, or the DansDeals Forums, is a great place to discuss everything from trip planning to politics with DansDeals readers. The DDF community is awesome and...

[New 20% Off Code] Dan’s Reviews: Save On Jar Goods, My Favorite Premium Tomato Sauce

Update: The classic spicy sauce is now back in stock and there is now a 20% off code! Shipping is now charged separately, but...

Quick Thoughts On Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones

Related posts: Why I'm Not Upgrading From Bose QuietComfort 35s To Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones Quick Thoughts On Apple Airpods Max…Is This...

The Apple-fication Of Samsung Means I’ll Be A Free Agent Unless They Restore Features

Oh Samsung. How the mighty have fallen. I've had Samsung phones since Sprint launched their 3G network on the a500 in 2002. That was before...

1/3/21 News Roundup: Failing The Vaccine Rollout, UK Variant, Silver Linings, Greenland Flights, COVID At 35K Feet, $16K Apple Bill, Jetpack Flyer, Volcano Eruption,...

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my eye....

Trip Report: Attending My First Live Sports Game In The Pandemic Era, A Private Showing Of The 76ers Vs Cavs

A DDF member sent me a message last week that he had Cavs season tickets, but wasn't able to use his tickets for the...

Quick Thoughts On Apple Airpods Max…Is This A Joke?

Apple recently released the Airpods Max with an eye-watering $549 price tag. I'm a huge fan of Bose QuietComfort 35 noise cancelling headphones. I prefer...

Thoughts On My Tesla, 2 Years After They Paid Me A Bounty Due To Giving Me Control Of Their Forums And 1.5 Million Accounts

2 years ago I went through Tesla delivery hell to get my Model 3. Through a hilarious turn of events, that led to Tesla...

Thankful For You And 16 Years Of DansDeals!

What a year it has been. For me, 2020 started in shock and mourning for my friend Yossi Bialo. In January we visited my in-laws in...

Goodbye To Silvercar Airport Locations

I've been blogging about Silvercar for more than 5 years. They set off to revolutionize the car rental experience with only one car type,...

Amtrak And United Break Up: Goodbye To ZFV

Continental and Amtrak were natural partners in Newark, with Amtrak providing feed from locations like Philadelphia. United inherited that codeshare relationship from Continental. As part...

Follow Me On An RV Trip Out West!

4 DDF (DansDeals Forums) members have been driving an RV from NYC to San Francisco this week on a Photo DO organized by Something...

It Won’t Happen…But Wouldn’t An Electoral College Tie Be The Most 2020 Thing Ever?

The US Constitution requires selected electors to choose the President of the United States. Alexander Hamilton made the case for an electoral college system...

Go Vote! Plus Free $25 On Lyft, Save On Uber, Curb, DoorDash, Krispy Kreme Free Donuts, And More For Election Day!

Americans are lucky to live in a democracy where we can freely vote. Do your patriotic duty and go vote for the candidate that...

11/2/20 News Roundup: Saved By A Whale, COVID Lockdowns, NYC Quarantine Fines, Peace In The Middle East, The Return Of The 737MAX, And More

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my eye....

Israel Travel News: Flight Sales Open, Antibody Tests Accepted, El Al Status Extension, UAE Bilateral Agreement, Etihad Israel Site+Delegation, A New Era Inshallah!

A mini-roundup on Israel travel news. In case you missed it, here is the link for the 10/9/20 News Roundup: COVID-19 Second Wave, Flights...

10/9/20 News Roundup: COVID-19 Second Wave, Flights To Nowhere, Skymiles Mortgage, Airlines Banning Food, Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Home Makeover, Faked Death, And More!

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my...

President Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19

President Trump announced tonight that he and the first lady have tested positive for COVID-19: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849   COVID-19 is no joke, especially for those who are older....

MLB Will Sell Tickets For The NLCS And World Series!

Major League Baseball has been without fans this season. That will soon change as tickets will be sold for the National League Championship Series...

9/2/20 News Roundup: UAE Peace Deal, El Al Sale, COVID Reinfection, Flight Simulator, 737MAX Rebranding, Ransomware, Tesla Hack, #Bonvoyed, And More!

In case you missed it, bumping for your Sunday reading pleasure 🙂 Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage....

Dear Airlines: Thanks For Ditching Change Fees, But Can We Rewind The Clock On Mileage Program Devaluations?

When times are good, the airlines make devaluation after devaluation. They know we'll use them anyway, so why not make more money off of...

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