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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cape Cod thread
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:10:13 AM »
did you consider onset? I heard it is very "vactiony" as opposed to hyannis which is the main city on the cape. It's also the only spot other than hyannis that has a shul
I hadn't actually, but it does look like it may be the way to go. Seems to be a bit less expensive in that area too. Thank you!

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Boston Master Thread
« on: July 05, 2013, 03:48:27 PM »
For good reason, they're right.
@ Dan: Have you ever been to The Liberty Hotel Boston? I didn't see it in any of your Boston trip reports. Unfortunately I don't have lifetime Fairmont status to stay at the Fairmont Copley.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Boston Master Thread
« on: July 05, 2013, 02:52:20 PM »
Thanks guys! Every Boston tourism site I was reading was raving about being near Copley Square. From looking around Google maps, I wasn't buying it.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Boston Master Thread
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:06:41 AM »
The Liberty does look the nicest - but any insight into the best location between the three for typical Boston tourism sights?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cape Cod thread
« on: July 04, 2013, 10:21:43 PM »
Very general question - but any recommendations on the "best" area to go to between Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Boston Master Thread
« on: July 04, 2013, 10:11:18 PM »
Any recommendations between some of Boston's top SPG properties - the Westin Copley, the W Boston and The Liberty Hotel?

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Up In The Air / Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« on: July 20, 2012, 01:48:24 PM »
I booked a round trip ticket from Montreal. My taxes were alot more it was $227. Either way it was cancelled like the rest... :(
What was your routing, class & metal?

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Up In The Air / Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:03:46 AM »
Just out of curiosity, did anyone try booking to HKG out of a Canadian departure city?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« on: July 19, 2012, 10:33:03 AM »
MUC EWR Business
This was on UA metal which was complete garbage compared to the LH planes. Sitting next to me was a nice guy who works for universal who invited me to get me in if I ever come to orlando. No kosher food on this flight the steward claimed they didn't get the request (should I ask for compensation?) .

100%. You may as well get something out of not being able to eat for 8 hours.

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Up In The Air / Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« on: July 17, 2012, 05:01:55 PM »
"Many customers aren't as understanding and have taken to frequent-flier chat boards, such as FlyerTalk and MilePoint, to vent."

No respect...
That's the beauty of DDF - flying under the radar, albeit with knowledgeable contributors and some excellent information and analysis!

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Up In The Air / Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« on: July 17, 2012, 02:49:55 AM »
Hi guys

No, i wasnt late to the party, but i didnt book anything as i knew this will happen.

Nobody could have really expected united to allow this to go throught. +1 to the guys that flew and i feel bad for the others that started dreaming of their vacation and really thought they will go...

united has plenty of laywers working for them and if they cancel it, they have the legal backing...

If you file a complain with dot its stam "chaseirisch" in my opinion, as you will not gain from it, but just give them a headache they dont deserve

United can clearly claim, that by using a small account you knew it was a error, as no normal person would try to book a f ticket to hkg with a 2k account...

Thank united for letting you dream for 48 hours and move on


+1

Gary Leff of View From the Wing puts it best:

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Getting in on a deal like this is buying an almost free lottery ticket. If the travel provider honors, you’ve got an amazing once in a lifetime style opportunity. If they don’t you’re really no worse off. I generally don’t begrudge a travel provider if they cancel right away. Once several days or a week has gone by I start to rely on the booking and I expect it to be honored. But if cancelled with clear communication and in a timely manner, I don’t see much harm or foul. I get in because if someone is giving away free trips somewhere cool, I’d love to be a part of it. But I don’t get angry if I don’t get aamzing free stuff at someone else’s expense.

It seems absurd that people are threatening class action law suits over this. Any reasonable person who booked this fare knew that it was a mistake fare. A majority of those who booked this mistake fare are no worse for wear (as long as they weren't foolish enough to go ahead and book other non-refundable travel reservations based on their intended itinerary) and obviously a significant majority of those who booked this mistake fare had no intention of booking travel to HKG in the near future anyway. There is certainly nothing wrong with booking a mistake fare (although in my opinion booking 50 separate itineraries is definitely morally questionable). However, anyone booking a mistake fare should be able to appreciate the inherent chance that their itinerary will be canceled. In this specific situation United has responded to the situation in a timely and professional manner.

Full disclosure: I did not get in on this "deal". I wish I had, and that I had left immediately like E. I WAS hoping that United would honor this deal for the benefit of those on DDF who were able to book themselves in for what would have been one of the greatest price mistake fares of all time.

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$526 with Dollar #CL1111

and if you're already going with other websites like expedia then take carhire3000 which has price of 208 Euros

Thank you! I found it even lower with Expedia.co.uk. Carhire3000 specifically says in the terms that you need a non North-American driver's license.

I don't see anything of the sort in Expedia.co.uk's T&C, but any idea if I may run into similar issues or other issues by renting through Expedia.co.uk?

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Budget with BCD code U277223 and coupon code MUWZ071 will give you an intermediate (dodge avenger, or similar) for $588 plus an additonal $25 off (deducted at the counter)
Also with Budget (same codes) a standard car (Ford Fusion, or similar) for $612, plus an additional $25 off.

If you don't need unlimited miles you can rent from enterprise with the Chabad corporate for $497 or $521 with 1050 free miles.


Thanks for your help! Found it for around $350 on expedia.nl. Hope I don't run into any problems.

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MIA
4/4/12 @ 9PM - 4/15/12 @ 9PM
Midsize or larger, whichever is cheapest
25+
Best I have seen so far is around $600 at Budget.

Thanks!

I found a good rate at expedia.nl. Does anyone know if it is legitimate for a North American resident to use a European Expedia site for a North American rental?

I don't see why it would be an issue on an Expedia owned site, but I know some European rental sites like carhire3000.com prohibit North American residents from booking using their site within their T&C.

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