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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2015, 11:39:27 PM »
Guess not anymore, I stand corrected.

You sure it was ever possible?
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2015, 11:41:51 PM »
You sure it was ever possible?

Quote from Mile Value.

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #92 on: August 31, 2015, 12:50:37 AM »
Interesting (assuming he's right).

Even so, with all my baggage, I came out ahead not booking JQ.
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Of course R' Wilhelm didnt want your KSML. Ever taste the ones they sell to the airlines?

He knows good and well to avoid them at all costs :)
Those were actually from the better ones I ever had

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #94 on: August 31, 2015, 08:19:42 AM »
He did, though he didn't use that terminology, and he just assumed Mrs. AJK was a blog reader :P
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He seem to agree with you " I find the Private Room to be not all that impressive, actually"

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He seem to agree with you " I find the Private Room to be not all that impressive, actually"

Definitely not on the level of LH FCT or TG F in BKK or EK F in DXB or EY F in AUH.
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #97 on: August 31, 2015, 06:14:56 PM »
Beautiful TR

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« Reply #98 on: August 31, 2015, 06:34:13 PM »
Keep it coming AJK, well done.
Very nice!
Awesome!
good stuff, thanks for the writeup & pics
Great stuff as usual.
Thanks! Makes me wanna do SQ R again. And on a longer route that JFK-FRA, which is SUCH a tease.

Others here should learn a lesson....
Beautiful TR

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #99 on: August 31, 2015, 06:35:55 PM »
I honestly enjoy your TRs more than any others, because of the witty writing and good balance of pics to words (and not a million pics)

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #100 on: September 03, 2015, 04:46:21 PM »
Of course R' Wilhelm didnt want your KSML. Ever taste the ones they sell to the airlines?

He knows good and well to avoid them at all costs :)
Lmao... they did improve a little over the past year though
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #101 on: September 04, 2015, 07:39:53 PM »
Wow, AJK! I just spent a good hour reading the TR in its current entirety. Great stuff. NZ is definitely on our radar of places to visit, but since we're in LA routing is more limited. Either way, I can't wait for the next parts on the ground in NZ!! Really looking forward.

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #102 on: September 09, 2015, 07:41:50 PM »
Wow, AJK! I just spent a good hour reading the TR in its current entirety. Great stuff. NZ is definitely on our radar of places to visit, but since we're in LA routing is more limited. Either way, I can't wait for the next parts on the ground in NZ!! Really looking forward.

For someone in LA like you, I wouldn't say routings are limited, I'd say they were easier!

Off the top of my head you have some non-stop and one-stop options:

LAX-AKL on NZ
LAX-SYD/MEL-AKL on QF/AA
LAX-PEK-AKL on CA
LAX-PVG-AKL on MU
LAX-CAN-AKL on CZ
LAX-HKG-AKL on CX

Myriad of ways for someone one the west coast to get paradise.
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #103 on: September 09, 2015, 07:46:01 PM »
For someone in LA like you, I wouldn't say routings are limited, I'd say they were easier!

Off the top of my head you have some non-stop and one-stop options:

LAX-AKL on NZ
LAX-SYD/MEL-AKL on QF/AA
LAX-PEK-AKL on CA
LAX-PVG-AKL on MU
LAX-CAN-AKL on CZ
LAX-HKG-AKL on CX

Myriad of ways for someone one the west coast to get paradise.
Correct, on the one hand it's easier with a nonstop flight to AKL and multiple nonstop flights on SYD/MEL/BNE, and the ability to route through Asia as you  mentioned, however the east cost has these options plus the ability to route through Europe no?

Oh, and you're  just noting actual routes not routes with availability in F or J.  If you were NZ would be out as well as QF most of the time.  :D

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #104 on: September 09, 2015, 07:52:54 PM »
Correct, on the one hand it's easier with a nonstop flight to AKL and multiple nonstop flights on SYD/MEL/BNE, and the ability to route through Asia as you  mentioned, however the east cost has these options plus the ability to route through Europe no?

Routing through Europe to go to NZ? AA wouldn't allow that, SQ should.