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....

The Great Daylight Saving Debate Explained; How Would You Vote?

Update: Bumping this debate as we change our clocks tonight. Don't forget to move your clocks back by an hour! Originally posted on 3/12/19: On 11/18/1883...

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...

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...

9/2/20 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...

The Time Has Come For Airlines To Choose: #RaiseTheMinimumAge For Masks Or Ban Young Children From Flying During The Pandemic

United started it. On July 22nd they made a new rule requiring anyone 2 or older to wear a mask. Until that point all airlines had...

JetBlue Will Provide Kosher Meals In Mint Class, Even If They Say They Won’t

Earlier this month I wrote about some of the lowest transcontinental JetBlue Mint class fares that I've ever seen. JetBlue Mint Suite:   Many airlines suspended kosher...

8/5/20 News Roundup: COVID-19 Updates, United 232 Survivor’s Guilt, Hyatt Woes, All You Can Fly Deals, El Al Meals At Home, Corona Cruises, Hyatt...

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...

4 Hours Left: Get MLB.TV And Athletic Memberships For Free For T-Mobile And Sprint Subscribers!

Update, 8/4: This offer ends at 4:59am today! Update, 7/21: This offer is now live! Update, 7/17: This offer will be available from July 21st-August 4th for...

7/22/20 News Roundup: Israel Flights, COVID-19 Thoughts, Cuomo, AA Adding Flights, JetBlue Ditching Long Beach, Hertz “Improvements”, DOT Complaint, Elon’s Negative Fine, 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...

Israel Is Expected To Grant Entry Permission For Foreign Students; Are Some Institutions Insisting On Students Flying El Al?

Chaim V'Chessed reports that Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced that foreign students will receive permission to enter the...

Reader Question: Which Airline Should I Use To Book Travel For My Child Hoping To Study In Israel This Year?

DansDeals reader and CEO of Shmais.com Levi Hodakov reached out to me last week to figure out how to send his daughter to seminary in...

Reader Question: How Do I Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points And Get United Card Benefits?

Update: Yitz points out in the comments that alternatively to the options listed below, you can pay for a seat selection at the time...

Dan’s Reviews: Save On Jar Goods, My Favorite Premium Tomato Sauce

Update: The classic spicy sauce is now back in stock! Previous review posts: Dan’s Reviews: Which Smart Thermostat Should You Get? Here Are My Experiences...

Sunday News Roundup 6/28/20: New LGA, El Al Bailout, Hong Kong, Credit Card Approvals, Goodbye Qantas 747s, Buried Treasure, And More

The last few updates have focused on COVID-19, so I figured it's time for other stories that didn't get their own post, but should...

I Skipped A Cathay Pacific Flight In February To Avoid COVID-19 And Flew To NYC, Was I Infected There Instead?

Update: Some commenters expressed doubts about the accuracy of taking one antibody test. The CDC says that if you take an antibody test with...

Are Simpler Weddings Something That Should Stay After The COVID-19 Pandemic Ends?

Last week I celebrated the wedding of my younger brother Akiva. It was a simple but beautiful affair, with just immediate family and a...

This Morning’s Strike At Ben Gurion Is Just Another Reason Why You Should Avoid Thursday Evening Flights To Israel

At 3am this morning I got messages from several readers about a sudden IAA (Israel Airports Authority) strike that threatened to halt outbound and...

The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost For Credit Card Farmers; Indicted For Fraudulently Obtaining 790 Million AMEX Points

I saw this indictment several days ago and have been sitting on it. But ultimately, I think it's worth writing about, as this is...

COVID-19 News Roundup 5/25/20: Super-Spreaders, Second Wave, Immunity Passports, El Al In Turkey, Worldwide Restrictions Roundup, Amare Stoudemire, And More

Previous COVID-19 roundups: COVID-19 News Roundup 3/14/20: New Travel Bans, Airline Suspensions, Israel Shutdowns, An Alternate COVID Approach, JetBlue Ban, TSA Changes, Poll, And More ...

President Trump Declares That Places Of Worship Are Deemed Essential, Will You Go Back Now?

President Trump announced today that the federal government deems places of worship to be essential and that he would override governors that don't allow...

It’s A Boy!

At 3:32pm my amazing wife Mimi gave birth to our 4th child, a beautiful boy, right on his due date. B”H, Mom and baby are...

COVID-19 News Roundup 5/12/20: Distancing On A Plane, De Blasio, OU Kosher PSA, True Number Of Deaths, Murder Hornets, Free Eilat Flights, Goodbye $10,000...

As our lives are interrupted by a deadly virus, we will keep posting deals to keep everyone's shelves stocked without needing to leave the...

After Over Half A Century, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Stores Will No Longer Be Under Kosher Certification

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores in Los Angeles and beyond have been certified kosher for 57 years. Unfortunately they will no longer be under...

Reader Question And Poll: Should I Take Miles Or A Cash Refund From Turkish Airlines?

After the DoT reaffirmed that airlines had to offer cash refunds for cancelled flights, airlines started getting creative. Many airlines offered bonus vouchers if you...

Mazel Tov JJ And Basha: IT’S A GIRL! IT’S A BOY! AND IT’S ANOTHER GIRL!

I’d like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to my kid brother (#3 of 6 boys!), site contributor, and right-hand man, JJ, his wife,...

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