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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2013, 12:28:54 PM »
We're glad you guys like it  :D
Almost takes the effort/fun out of planning activities for during the trip :)

Where did you stay in USM? Don't recall seeing it in the posts (unless it will be a surprise and i need to wait for the next installment?).
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2013, 12:32:46 PM »
:P

Conrad, a truly beautiful hotel.
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2013, 12:34:30 PM »
:P

Conrad, a truly beautiful hotel.
That is where i plan on staying.
Waiting for the MR-BA promo to come around so i can book flights and actually set dates for my trip.
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2013, 12:38:42 PM »
That is where i plan on staying.
Waiting for the MR-BA promo to come around so i can book flights and actually set dates for my trip.

I assume to fly CX?

If you're paying YQ anyway, why not look at SQ?
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2013, 12:44:16 PM »
I assume to fly CX?

If you're paying YQ anyway, why not look at SQ?
Yes to CX.

I have 100k BA and was planning on transferring 100k MR with the bonus, for flights there. I have plenty of UR and 100k AA to top off, or get flights from HKG to CNX. Was then planning on using UA for LH back.

Did not look into SQ. What are the redemption/points needed like for a flight to Thailand?
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2013, 01:57:28 PM »
Yes to CX.

I have 100k BA and was planning on transferring 100k MR with the bonus, for flights there. I have plenty of UR and 100k AA to top off, or get flights from HKG to CNX. Was then planning on using UA for LH back.

Did not look into SQ. What are the redemption/points needed like for a flight to Thailand?
Maybe top your AA with SPG.

Use BA for intra Asia or save it.

Not sure if 100K MR will help for SQ for 2 to Asia.

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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2013, 02:04:48 PM »
Maybe top your AA with SPG.

Use BA for intra Asia or save it.

Not sure if 100K MR will help for SQ for 2 to Asia.
Don't have much SPG and can't get the signup for another year...

I will work on getting my wife some AA cards.

Any other possible options i can do with 500K+ UR? Would like to fly in F.
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2013, 02:06:41 PM »
Don't have much SPG and can't get the signup for another year...

I will work on getting my wife some AA cards.

Any other possible options i can do with 500K+ UR? Would like to fly in F.
You def can.

Please give all your point balances and expected ones.

Then we can break it down for you.

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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2013, 02:08:15 PM »
Don't have much SPG and can't get the signup for another year...

I will work on getting my wife some AA cards.

Any other possible options i can do with 500K+ UR? Would like to fly in F.

Plenty. If you can, try to snag the OZ Suites.
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2013, 02:08:58 PM »
Any other possible options i can do with 500K+ UR? Would like to fly in F.
KE F is the best F availability in the industry.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2013, 02:11:25 PM »
KE F is the best F availability in the industry.
Didn't see that was 500K UR.

Thought 500k Miles.

My bad.

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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2013, 02:16:11 PM »
You def can.

Please give all your point balances and expected ones.

Then we can break it down for you.
500k+ UR (Have access to plenty of GC's in office stores, so i can bump this up very quickly.
100K BA
100K MR
77K AA (+ I have a 35K business app pending)
72K HA (Plan on converting this to HH for stay at the Conrad Koh Samui)
55K LH
22K SPG (Plan on using 16K for (4) nights in CNX)
65K UA (ETA: Planning on going for the 10K bonus after $25K of spend. Figure it will help with a better retention bonus when the time comes. Does this make sense, or should i just put the spend on a UR earning card?)

Wife - Will do an AOR 9/1/13 and go for SPG/BRG from Amex, VA/Alaska from BofA, AA/AA WMC from Citi and SP/UA from Chase.
Not set on opening these exact cards for her, but just the general idea.

Any and all insight is greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 02:24:56 PM by Marco Polo »
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2013, 03:51:30 PM »
Plenty. If you can, try to snag the OZ Suites.
KE F is the best F availability in the industry.
How many miles pp rt for these flights?

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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2013, 04:11:36 PM »
How many miles pp rt for these flights?

140,000 UR/UA for OZ Suites to BKK round trip.

190,000 UR/KE off peak for KE Kosmo Suite to BKK/SIN etc round trip.

Both can be one-ways.
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Re: Southeast Asia with a Splash of Hong Kong
« Reply #74 on: August 20, 2013, 04:12:50 PM »
KE F is the best F availability in the industry.

Correct, but be careful about "Blackout Dates".