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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #240 on: April 24, 2012, 05:35:43 PM »
I usually bring food along in F and they are happy to freeze and reheat. Just dont forget extra foil

Great idea. I'll probably just pick up something on the way to airport and do that.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #241 on: April 24, 2012, 05:51:12 PM »
YMMV.  I've been rejected before, though most FA's will allow.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #242 on: April 24, 2012, 06:46:44 PM »
I usually bring food along in F and they are happy to freeze and reheat. Just dont forget extra foil
+1, beats any airline meal.

And even if not hot meals, sandwiches work just fine...

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #243 on: April 25, 2012, 11:18:42 AM »
Seems like a no-brainer on where to stay...




 
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #244 on: April 25, 2012, 11:25:51 AM »
Is the tax in the Hyatt the buy up to OWB?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #245 on: April 25, 2012, 11:27:43 AM »
Is the tax in the Hyatt the buy up to OWB?

Yessir.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #246 on: April 25, 2012, 11:31:45 AM »
Yessir.
Were there other resorts in that price range?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #247 on: April 25, 2012, 11:36:15 AM »
Seems like a no-brainer on where to stay...


Heh.
DD concierge can get a OWB for a fraction of those rates :D
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Re: Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #248 on: April 25, 2012, 11:38:21 AM »
Heh.
DD concierge can get a OWB for a fraction of those rates :D
How much does it cost?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #249 on: April 25, 2012, 11:43:21 AM »
The above is for 5 night stay. If I choose the Halaveli, I can stay for 6 nights for essentially the same price as 5.

So, that's what we're going to do.

For 6 nights, the breakdown is this:


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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #250 on: April 25, 2012, 11:45:03 AM »
Were there other resorts in that price range?

Yeah, the Zitahli was close for 5 nights. Didn't check that many more after speaking to a guy who's been down there dozens of times. He said Halaveli is the way to go.

Heh.
DD concierge can get a OWB for a fraction of those rates :D

For 6 nights? You can beat $3600 including all taxes, fees and transfer? In a place as nice and as highly rated as the Halaveli?

Prove it  :D
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Re: Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #251 on: April 25, 2012, 11:56:02 AM »
The above is for 5 night stay. If I choose the Halaveli, I can stay for 6 nights for essentially the same price as 5.

So, that's what we're going to do.

For 6 nights, the breakdown is this:


now I like your trip.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #252 on: April 25, 2012, 11:57:30 AM »
For 6 nights? You can beat $3600 including all taxes, fees and transfer? In a place as nice and as highly rated as the Halaveli?

Prove it  :D

Don't need to prove anything right now.  I'll do it myself in a 5 star hotel in an OWB with a pool for less than half of that and post a TR :D
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #253 on: April 25, 2012, 12:01:17 PM »
now I like your trip.
/jealous

Thanks, man! :)

Don't need to prove anything right now.  I'll do it myself in a 5 star hotel in an OWB with a pool for less than half of that and post a TR :D

Looking forward! even if you like rubbing my face in it instead of making a helpful suggestion...

(But, for all those paying attention, that means Dan won't be staying at the Hyatt :P)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #254 on: April 25, 2012, 12:05:16 PM »
Looking forward! even if you like rubbing my face in it instead of making a helpful suggestion...
For you I make special exceptions.  Consider it a privilege :P
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #255 on: April 25, 2012, 12:08:54 PM »
(But, for all those paying attention, that means Dan won't be staying at the Hyatt :P)
If he gets confirmed OWB with points/ cc nights, itll trump anything else, no?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #256 on: April 25, 2012, 12:11:29 PM »
If he gets confirmed OWB with points/ cc nights, itll trump anything else, no?

Even if he could do that (which def wouldn't be easy, if even possible), he still won't have an OWB at 5 star resort with a plunge pool (Hyatt doesn't have any rooms like that).
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #257 on: April 25, 2012, 12:13:59 PM »
Even if he could do that (which def wouldn't be easy, if even possible), he still won't have an OWB at 5 star resort with a plunge pool (Hyatt doesn't have any rooms like that).
True. But $3 spent on 3 cc's+transfer fees is pretty hard to beat..

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #258 on: April 25, 2012, 12:17:48 PM »
True. But $3 spent on 3 cc's+transfer fees is pretty hard to beat..

Unquestionable. But he said

I'll do it myself in a 5 star hotel in an OWB with a pool for less than half of that and post a TR :D

But, in any case, I pushed hard to get a confirmed upgrade w/o the buy-up and hit a brick wall a number of times. Again, I'm sure it's not impossible, but it's gonna be an uphill battle to say the least.

Keep in mind, Gary himself didn't get confirmed beforehand. He had to buy-up. (He did use stay certs though.)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #259 on: April 25, 2012, 12:19:39 PM »
All true.

I think you're getting a good price, an awesome OWB and youll enjoy it immensely.