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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #150 on: April 19, 2012, 05:46:37 PM »
Great, so I'll just check the particular seating map on UA.com.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #151 on: April 19, 2012, 05:47:02 PM »
lx a330 and a340 is the same in business, beats lh by far. I also prefers LX seat over UA, but UA beats LH. QR I dont know

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #152 on: April 19, 2012, 05:54:15 PM »
lx a330 and a340 is the same in business, beats lh by far. I also prefers LX seat over UA, but UA beats LH. QR I dont know
Aren't the A333s much newer than the A343s?  Should be less wear and tear on the seats, no?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #153 on: April 22, 2012, 06:26:11 PM »
the a340 had the old seats taken out and new seats put in at the same time, that the a330 were delivered, so with Swiss youwill have the exact same business on all longhaul aircrafts. F Class is better on the a330 as they didnt refit the a340 with new f, as the old F is still good enough.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #154 on: April 22, 2012, 06:58:48 PM »
LX A333 better than LH on the new A380?

i.e. does the fact that I'd be flying on the A380 trump the better seat and service of the LX A333?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #155 on: April 22, 2012, 06:59:39 PM »
i.e. does the fact that I'd be flying on the A380 trump the better seat and service of the LX A333?
Nope.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #156 on: April 23, 2012, 12:25:34 AM »
OK, which itin wins?

(Yes, neither is the paradigm of efficiency, but booking Qatar is like pulling teeth, with phantom availability etc.)

Note on itin #1: DOH-MLE is actually only 4:45, not the 14:45 it shows, so the entire itin is actually 10 hours less than it states, or 29:40 (vs. the second itin's 28:15).

Both are 120K in J, but the second one is going to cost me an extra $150 in close-in fees.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #157 on: April 23, 2012, 12:36:35 AM »
Neither.  I'd take the BRU, ZRH, or MUC options.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #158 on: April 23, 2012, 12:38:44 AM »
Neither.  I'd take the BRU, ZRH, or MUC options.

Don't like that many Islamic countries?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #159 on: April 23, 2012, 12:48:53 AM »
Also, I made these itin's to maximize time on the good J products (itin #1 = 12.5 hours on PMCO 772, and itin #2 = ~11 hrs on 773)

Itins from BRU/ZRH/MUC-MLE almost all just use QR's crappy A320/1 or A330, no?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #160 on: April 23, 2012, 12:59:03 AM »
Lol, enjoy your quality EgyptAir flight :D
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #161 on: April 23, 2012, 01:02:47 AM »
Lol, enjoy your quality EgyptAir flight :D

Ha, I know, I know. All I can say is that I read the 773 is lie-flat. Can't speak for the service or the friendliness for non-muslims.

Doing a NYC-ZRH-DOH-MLE route gets you a great plane on NYC-ZRH, but then you're stuck with QR's crappier planes ZRH-DOH-MLE.

Not sure by suggesting MUC if you mean to take an LH plane... if so, are you recommending F?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #162 on: April 23, 2012, 01:31:24 AM »
Also, anyone know what's involved in getting an entry visa for DOH? United said I needed one.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #163 on: April 23, 2012, 12:23:37 PM »
Can anyone confirm if UA924 on 5/8 is lie-flat? It looks like it, but could use an expert.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #164 on: April 23, 2012, 02:09:57 PM »
Is there any reason I should not be considering going to one of these places over a Shabbas?


The international dateline is highly contested among the poskim over certain areas in the Pacific, which may affect bora bora in terms of having a safek when is shabbos. Some poskim say you need to keep 2 days out there.