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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #75 on: February 11, 2013, 10:14:28 AM »
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #76 on: February 11, 2013, 10:20:08 AM »

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2013, 10:23:36 AM »
What's the secret?

Of why Avios is a distanced-based chart which requires a lot of miles for long-haul travel? Dunno, you'd have to ask them.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2013, 10:26:28 AM »
Of why Avios is a distanced-based chart which requires a lot of miles for long-haul travel? Dunno, you'd have to ask them.
LOL

Is It worth an extra 37.5k Avios each way to go CX 747 F instead of CX 777 F or the dates just worked?

ETA: It's only an extra 22.5k
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2013, 10:37:00 AM »
I don't believe that CX operates a 747 out of JFK anymore.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2013, 10:42:35 AM »
I don't believe that CX operates a 747 out of JFK anymore.
My point. It sounds like you're only going to YVR for the 747, correct or am I missing something?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2013, 10:45:37 AM »
My point. It sounds like you're only going to YVR for the 747, correct or am I missing something?

CX does not operate a 747 out of JFK, and the same 777 continues on from YVR-HKG as the one that flew JFK-YVR. (CX does not operate a 747 out of YVR either, as of 10/2012.)

When it comes to availability, you take what you're given :)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #82 on: February 11, 2013, 10:56:38 AM »
CX does not operate a 747 out of JFK, and the same 777 continues on from YVR-HKG as the one that flew JFK-YVR. (CX does not operate a 747 out of YVR either, as of 10/2012.)

When it comes to availability, you take what you're given :)

There a reason you spent so much avios instead of AA- do you just have a ton of avios and don't want to waste aa

I'm planning a similar trip for december but am concentrating on star flights instead of oneworld..

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2013, 02:08:57 PM »
Currently booked as:

Su CX889, JFK-YVR-HKG, 10:40pm-6:55am +2
[in HKG for ~34 hours = All day Tu and most of We]
Wed CX703, HKG-BKK, 5:15pm-7:00pm
[at some point shortly thereafter, on some airline, go to CNX for 4.5 days -- don't currently plan on spending any time in BKK]
Mo CX702, BKK-HKG, 6:40pm-10:35pm
Tu CX888, HKG-YVR-JFK, 12:30am-7:00am

The question I have for you fine folk is should I cut out my ~34 hours in HKG (and a night in the Grand Executive Harbor Suite at the Grand Hyatt) in favor of more time in Thailand, specifically CNX or HKT?

Because I fear the mileage discussion may have derailed the question at hand, I again seek insight from those who have done HKG and/or CNX/HKT (though the opinions of those who have not are also welcome :P)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2013, 03:52:17 PM »
Because I fear the mileage discussion may have derailed the question at hand, I again seek insight from those who have done HKG and/or CNX/HKT (though the opinions of those who have not are also welcome :P)

That depends on your preferences. IMO 4.5 days is quite short for Thailand and you should definitely use that extra day and a half in Thailand. That should give you 6 days to either stay in CNX or split 3 days cnx and 3 days hkt

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2013, 03:59:49 PM »
That's kind of the way I was thinking, but then again, considering I have some Hyatt suite nights to burn, and I'm passing through HKG anyway, I wanted to put it out there.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #86 on: February 11, 2013, 04:05:17 PM »
That's kind of the way I was thinking, but then again, considering I have some Hyatt suite nights to burn, and I'm passing through HKG anyway, I wanted to put it out there.

I hear ya- I would personally choose Thailand and sell/trade the hyatt nights if they're expiring soon. You can stay in some of the most luxurious resorts in the world there super cheap

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2013, 05:02:51 PM »
The question I have for you fine folk is should I cut out my ~34 hours in HKG (and a night in the Grand Executive Harbor Suite at the Grand Hyatt) in favor of more time in Thailand, specifically CNX or HKT?
I've been to CNX and HKT. Personally, I would not spend more time than you have allotted in CNX. As for the beaches, that can be real nice, but I did not find it unbelievably spectacular (have been to HKT and Krabi). So I would do HKG (which I assume you have't been to).

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #88 on: February 11, 2013, 05:12:49 PM »
I've been to CNX and HKT. Personally, I would not spend more time than you have allotted in CNX. As for the beaches, that can be real nice, but I did not find it unbelievably spectacular (have been to HKT and Krabi). So I would do HKG (which I assume you have't been to).
I like the idea, especially since HKG seems to be a good place to go w/o kids, and for 36 hrs.
But you should definitely return to Thailand and do island hopping, snorkeling, and full moon parties when you have a chance.

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« Reply #89 on: February 11, 2013, 05:27:48 PM »
I hear ya- I would personally choose Thailand and sell/trade the hyatt nights if they're expiring soon. You can stay in some of the most luxurious resorts in the world there super cheap

They're not expiring that soon, I'd just like to get as most bang for my buck (at the GH in HK, the room is ~$1000/night, whereas in NY the room would costs less).

I've been to CNX and HKT. Personally, I would not spend more time than you have allotted in CNX. As for the beaches, that can be real nice, but I did not find it unbelievably spectacular (have been to HKT and Krabi). So I would do HKG (which I assume you have't been to).

So you think 4.5 days in CNX is sufficient? What about HKT? Do I just skip it altogether?

I actually have been to HKG a few years back, but was for business. No time for touring at all.

I like the idea, especially since HKG seems to be a good place to go w/o kids, and for 36 hrs.
But you should definitely return to Thailand and do island hopping, snorkeling, and full moon parties when you have a chance.

So 2 votes for HKG, and 1 vote against. Awesome.

Can I not do island hopping/snorkeling with the time I have? What if I skip HKG? :P
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