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,...

COVID-19 News Roundup 4/5/20: Shifting Origin Story, Billionaires Doing Good, Plague Of Wild Animals, Trapped Away From Home, Chicken Soup For The Soul+More

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...

President Trump: The CDC Now Recommends Everyone Should Wear Masks Or Face Covers When Outside, Will You Wear One?

Update: The surgeon general says that the CDC guidance on masks has changed due to new evidence about coronavirus, including asymptomatic spread. He advises...

Eden Roc Miami Beach Sued For Refusing Pesach Program Refund; Did You Get A Refund From Your Pesach Program?

Every year, thousands of Jews go to hotels across the globe for Pesach programs. Typically, a program rents out an entire hotel and sets...

Reader Question: How Do You Get A Subscribe And Save Discount As Well As Prime No Rush Shipping Credit?

A commenter asked, "Can someone explain why JJ writes “Plus Prime No Rush Credit”? How do you get no rush credit with Subscribe and...

Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Through April 30th; Is It Time For #Masks4All And When Will We Have Antibody Tests?

President Trump announced that social distancing guidelines will be extended through April 30th and that current projections show that the peak is expected in...

[Update: Sign The Petition!] If You And I Bail Out The Airlines, Hotels, And Boeing, What Should We Ask For In Return?

Update: I created a Whitehouse.gov petition for a traveler's bill of rights here. Please take a minute to sign it and send to your...

The 2020 Summer Olympics Will Be Postponed Due To COVID-19

The USA Today is reporting that the 2020 Summer Olympics will be delayed due to coronavirus. They were supposed to have been held in Tokyo...

Poll: Have You Been Able To Get A Refund For Your Cancelled Flight?

If an airline cancels your flight, the law is clear, they must refund you. That's why I always advise people to wait until the...

Californians Ordered To Stay Home On Lockdown; It’s Time To Make It Nationwide

Update: 2 polls have been added to the bottom of this post. The governor of California has ordered its 40 million residents to stay home...

Join Me And Thousands Around The Globe In Prayer And Fasting Until Midday Tomorrow

Tomorrow, March 19th, I'll be joining thousands around the globe in heeding the Agudah's call for a day of prayer and fasting until midday...

United Will Reduce Capacity By 50% In April, May, And Into Summer; Poll: Is It Time For Airlines To Suspend Operations?

United told their employees today to expect deep flight cuts, as demand falls off a cliff: https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1239363677087830016   Starting tomorrow, they will reduce systemwide capacity by 50%...

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

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...

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