Welcome to TLV2JFK

Saturday night, kids are in bed or out on the town , bag is packed and the cab is ordered for 1030pm. Half of the Anglo population of Israel seems to be headed for ElAl 001.
Friends, family, bagels and lox on Sunday followed by an intense week of work and then back Thursday on 002 and home for Shabbat. This blog is about us. There are some small variations – some prefer Continental (family in NJ?), many continue on to the Bay area, some don’t even live in Ranana (Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv anyone?). This blog is for the community of engineers, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and capitalists of all kinds who find themselves commuting to the New York and the SF Bay area on a regular basis. This blog is for the parents of kids who aren’t sure where there fathers live (plane, NY or home).
This blog is for the people who spend more time at the Duty Free than at Mega.

I have lots to share and have invited some friends and colleagues to share as well. to get the creative juices flowing – here are some topics that are of interest to me:

– Flight tips

– Frequent Flyer topics
– Duty Free
– Hotels – deals, and services
– What to buy for the kids (or the wife or home)
– Restaurants – Veggie, Kosher or neither
– Diversions – evenings, weekends or just a half day slot with a cancelled meeting
– Shabbat – when you get stuck – shul? snooze? ski?

As the blog evolves, this list will change – so lets get started. I suggest avoiding religion and politics. And lets focus on business travel to these destinations. Taking the family to Lubbock? Not interested.

Contact elliot at TripCart.com if you would like to be one of the regular contributors.

2 Responses

  1. A friend directed me to your site. It’s got plenty of good info.

    I thought you would be interested in the website we launched recently for frequent flyer and other loyalty program points and miles collectors.

    LoyaltyMatch.com (http://www.loyaltymatch.com), which we launched from Canada, is the first and only global marketplace where frequent flyer and other loyalty program miles and point collectors can convert those miles and points to cash, as well as merchandise. In the five months since launching, our membership has grown to include people from 50 countries.

    Just this morning we announced that all transaction fees for existing and new members will be waived from August 1 through August 31. That’s right. Our members can complete all transactions absolutely free during August.

    The news release distributed today is pasted below.

    Our Media Center is here:


    We hope you can find the service interesting. Please contact me if you would like any additional information.

    Bill Warelis
    Director, Corporate Communications
    LoyaltyMatch Inc.


    Online shopping and travel website helping members cope with current hard times by making all transactions free

    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – July 23, 2008 – LoyaltyMatch.com ™ today announced a free month of transactions. LoyaltyMatch.com is the online global marketplace for loyalty program miles and points collectors.

    From August 1 through August 31, 2008, all transactions on LoyaltyMatch.com will be totally free, providing current and new members with extra money for back-to-school items or a vacation, or simply to add some cash to strained household budgets.

    “Our members have been telling us in recent weeks that with the price of gas and everything else on the rise, LoyaltyMatch.com has been helping them stretch their household budgets,” said Brad Ball, president and ceo of LoyaltyMatch Inc. “This program is our way of helping them stretch it even more during this busy time of year.”

    Waiving its fees will also be a boost to fundraising groups. LoyaltyMatch Community Commerce ™ assists non-profit organizations large and small, national and local, by enabling groups of donors to convert their points and miles into cash and donate it directly to them.

    “Membership at LoyaltyMatch.com is about rewarding yourselfSM”,” said Ball. “We’ve made the opportunity to obtain those rewards easier, and are thrilled that we are in a position that allows us to help our members.”

    About LoyaltyMatch.com
    LoyaltyMatch.com is the first person-to-person global marketplace that facilitates the conversion of
    frequent flier miles and other loyalty program member points into cash or merchandise. Shoppers do not
    need to belong to any loyalty program to trade or buy reward goods, services and entertainment and
    leisure activities. LoyaltyMatch.com members from 50 countries are collaborating and have created a community around the trading, buying or selling of merchandise by leveraging their loyalty program points or miles. LoyaltyMatch.com is owned and operated by LoyaltyMatch Inc., which is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


  2. Hi, I may get stuck in JFK for shabbat, do you know if their are any kosher accomodations (kosher hotel, services) in the area?

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