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Re: Maui Master Thread
Coach. I would rather save some point on that for the next trip to if it would be possible. but I would non-stop or least duration than to be in a first or business class.

there is no direct to ogg from ny. you can fly delta coach for 25k rt or biz for 45k rt pp korean which transfers from chase. can also do the same delta flight for 30k rt in coach using flying blue which transfers from chase and amex

as far as hotel i stayed 3 days at the marriott wailea for 40k marriott per night which transfers from spg at 1:3 so thats only 13,333 spg per night. you can stay for 5 nights and get the 5th night free so that makes it only 10,666 spg per night.also stayed 5 nights at hyatt kaanpali for 20k hyatt per night. would recommend the marriott, more upscale area and recently renovated. they will get you with the resort fee though. save the 2 hyatt nights for the GH kauai

April 05, 2017, 02:56:09 PM
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Did they completely finish their renovations? Conflicting reports online. How nice is it?  So for only 4 days in Maui you would recommend Marriott over Hyatt Regency? Tried to get Andaz but no availability.

it was 99.5% done when i was there in late feb. the only thing i saw them work on was some minor landscaping and a couple of elevators. you would not even notice it if your not looking for it, didnt affect my stay at all. hotel is really nice, i love the adults only pool, the one by the hyatt is a joke. i can definitely see marriott bumping this up a couple of categories. its much nicer than the hyatt.

try to stay for 5 days as you get the fifth night free on award stays. i would def recommend the marriott over the hyatt, just be prepared to pay for the resort fee and parking.


April 06, 2017, 01:01:20 PM
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thanks, I tried korean air and Flying blue and they said everything is already booked for June and July. Any other suggestions for flights ?

dont trust the rep. manually check every day on the flying blue site then confirm availability with the agent before you transfer the points. FB sometimes has phantom award space. once the agent confirms that he sees the flight, transfer the points over from chase and have them book it. remember to feed them the flight numbers, most them are clueless

April 06, 2017, 01:05:11 PM
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this may sound stupid but I can not figure out how to look for those flights on flying blue website! do you mind explain how I could check for those flights please?
thanks

airfrance.us click on "use your miles". sign in and then search

April 06, 2017, 02:18:51 PM
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oh you are 100% right! thanks
out of sheraton, Westin, Ritz, Marriott Wailea  which one you would recommend? based on my research Wailea is best since it is newly renovated and it comes out cheaper in points than other ones. let me know what you think please. 

yep i would go with the marriott based on those reasons and bc weather in wailea is the best on the whole island. i liked the ambiance much better in wailea as well.

April 10, 2017, 01:28:45 PM
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I've been looking for few days now and I couldn't find any flight that would work out with my days! I kept calling korean  and british(avios) as well and no hope so far. (they all say it's the high season those days and all the award flights has already been booked already.  my next choice is too book through sapphire reserve and pay 85K miles for each round trip. any other suggestions?


find anything on united? can transfer chase to singapore and fly united

April 10, 2017, 01:31:42 PM
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As of now I'm going to do 4 nights in Maui and 5 in Kauai with shabbos in GHK. Seems that everyone says that shabbos there is really nice. Also activities and flights work out better with 5 days in Kauai as opposed to 5 days and shabbos in Maui.

That being said, were you in the Marriott for shabbos? Was it shabbos friendly (electronic hallways/staircases etc)? Also were they willing to freeze pomegranate (or other pre-made) kosher meals? What about warming them up?

i was not there for shabbat but they did use key cards. the hotel is basically a bunch of buildings about 4-5 stories high or so so you can probably request a room on a lower floor if you need to. didnt really pay attention to anything else. i did not ask to warm up any food so i cant help you there

April 19, 2017, 02:29:06 PM
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