- Never rent an American car. Japanese or Korean is the way to go.
- Never “Upgrade” to an SUV, there is no way to park it in San Francisco and there is no need for nine passengers on a business trip.
- On the way to California never check in any luggage. A TravelPro trolley is an investment for life.
- Take enough cloths for one week+.
- Laundry bags are really useful. Not the ones that say “IDF Basic training 1991”.
- No need to wear smelly clothes. Laundry is cheap and sponsored by your employer.
- The dry clean guy would always ask for three+ days and can always do it in one day, unless it is Saturday.
- It is OK to check luggage on the way back from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, but the gifts to the spouse with you.
- If the trolley does not fit in the overhead compartment,on the way back , take our the laundry bag and put it under the seat. I said it would be useful.
- Sleeping pills are a great invention.
- Never eat on US Airways. Never eat on Continental. Never eat on Delta.
- Unless you fly business (I’m not…). If so, take the filet minion and shrimps. It is pay back for all the “pasta” or “chicken”.
- Egg white omelet is not horrible. American omelets are made out of three eggs, by default. that’s 30 eggs for a ten days trip. Bacon not included.
- Continental Presidents’ club in Newark has no food (cheese and crackers does not count). But it has a shower !
- There are nice wine bars in both Newark and Philadelphia. Airports are expensive anyway, at least this is fun and the service is good.
- Walgreen sells five t-Shirts for $10. No need to carry gym shirts with you. Leave them as charity (after laundry) on the way back.
- You don’t have to visit Burlingame museum of Pez Memorabilia. But maybe.