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Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:20:29 AM »
Would like to go on a week or so vacation in April 2013 and am looking for ideas.

Some options we're considering are:

1) BOB
2) LHR + VCE
3) HKG + BKK

(Note, we don't want to go to Hawaii in April as we plan on using a free one way to get there on the tail end of the April trip using either AA or UA miles. Yes, I realize that BOB doesn't work so well with this.)

So, what were your top 2-3 vacations (aside from HA)?

Any recommendations on our potential picks?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 10:52:26 AM »
LHR is overrated and expensive IMHO, why not do XXX (other EU capital) + VCE?

BOB sounds the most exotic :)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 11:10:45 AM »
So overrated and expensive it's not worth touring for a couple days?

What other EU capital would you do if not LHR?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 11:12:56 AM »
So overrated and expensive it's not worth touring for a couple days?

What other EU capital would you do if not LHR?

London is nice, but IMHO your money is better spent elsewhere. What will you see? Big ben? Crown Jewels (British Museum), Madam Tussaud's (they have 'em everywhere), Piccadilly, (overpriced) London Eye, meh...

Paris, CPH, Rome, ZRH, MAD etc. etc.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 11:15:42 AM »
Done CDG and heard FCO is pretty boring.

Is ZRH/CPH*/MAD worth spending a few days in?

*Really? CPH?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 11:16:18 AM »
How much time do you have?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 11:17:52 AM »
Done CDG and heard FCO is pretty boring.

Is ZRH/CPH*/MAD worth spending a few days in?

*Really? CPH?

Oh, and AMS.

Why don't you check out the trip reports on those places, I haven't spent much time in any of them, but they sound nice. You can also city hop in Italy and see Florence, Pisa, Lago dell'Garda etc.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 11:20:54 AM »
How much time do you have?

I'd want to do 7 days at a minimum.

Oh, and AMS.

Why don't you check out the trip reports on those places, I haven't spent much time in any of them, but they sound nice. You can also city hop in Italy and see Florence, Pisa, Lago dell'Garda etc.

Ah, AMS sounds interesting... Was looking for people's opinions/experiences, then once I have it narrowed down, I'll hit the TRs.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 11:24:42 AM »
I'd want to do 7 days at a minimum.

Ah, AMS sounds interesting... Was looking for people's opinions/experiences, then once I have it narrowed down, I'll hit the TRs.

7 days is quite a bit. Consider doing XXX-VCE-YYY where VCE stay is over the weekend.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 11:26:39 AM »
HKG/PEK/PVG/SIN.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »
You wouldn't do BKK/HKT in there?

Also, can't do any stopover in Asia if I want to use free one way to HA... I guess I could use other miles intra-asia...
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 11:33:57 AM »
HKG/PEK/PVG/SIN.

I did a search but couldnt find a forum for this-

A list of the abbreviations you are using for cities?

I have no idea what places you guys are talking about....

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 11:38:34 AM »
You wouldn't do BKK/HKT in there?
Mayyyybe CNX.

I did a search but couldnt find a forum for this-

A list of the abbreviations you are using for cities?

I have no idea what places you guys are talking about....

Thanks!
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 11:39:21 AM »
I did a search but couldnt find a forum for this-

A list of the abbreviations you are using for cities?

I have no idea what places you guys are talking about....

Thanks!

It's not abbreviations - it's the Airport city codes.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 11:42:39 AM »
Assuming 7 days, how many places should I go, and how many days should I stay there?
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