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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #260 on: April 25, 2012, 12:21:22 PM »
All true.

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

Thanks for all of your help!

Have you ever been to MLE/BOB? Seems that your situated pretty nicely being an "aussie." :)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #261 on: April 25, 2012, 12:23:54 PM »
Thanks for all of your help!

Have you ever been to MLE/BOB? Seems that your situated pretty nicely being an "aussie." :)
Nope, consensus is that its a bit weird being a "bochur"...

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #262 on: April 25, 2012, 12:29:56 PM »
Nope, consensus is that its a bit weird being a "bochur"...

Fair enough, I was too focused on the first half of the moniker :)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #263 on: April 25, 2012, 12:32:26 PM »
Fair enough, I was too focused on the first half of the moniker :)
But I still want to go sooner rather then later.
Will see...

Also, bit lame to go on a honeymoon to somewhere you've already been, no?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #264 on: April 25, 2012, 12:41:00 PM »
But I still want to go sooner rather then later.
Will see...

Also, bit lame to go on a honeymoon to somewhere you've already been, no?

Personally, I wouldn't prefer that. Kinda the reason I didn't wanna fly CDG-LAX-PPT-BOB because I just spent a week in CDG a few months ago.

But, if you're looking for an amazing place, the guy who's getting me the deal at the Halaveli, told me the only other place that rivals MLE is the East Coast of Borneo. Look into it :)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #265 on: April 25, 2012, 01:05:53 PM »
But I still want to go sooner rather then later.
Will see...

Also, bit lame to go on a honeymoon to somewhere you've already been, no?

Do it  the opposite. First go on the honeymoon and then start to look for the wife. Prob very cheap in Thailand

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #266 on: April 25, 2012, 01:09:30 PM »
Anyone know if I'll be able to get into the Etihad F lounge on arrival in AUH?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #267 on: April 25, 2012, 01:25:58 PM »
Do it  the opposite. First go on the honeymoon and then start to look for the wife. Prob very cheap in Thailand
Lol!

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #268 on: April 25, 2012, 01:29:09 PM »
Anyone know if I'll be able to get into the Etihad F lounge on arrival in AUH?

Based on reports from FT, it seems like no

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #269 on: April 25, 2012, 01:31:57 PM »
Anyone know if I'll be able to get into the Etihad F lounge on arrival in AUH?
Just to look?
They offer chauffeur service to your hotel, right?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #270 on: April 25, 2012, 01:40:03 PM »
Based on reports from FT, it seems like no

Yeah, after I posted, I went to FT and it seem YMMV. I've emailed Etihad to try and get permission in writing.

Just to look?
They offer chauffeur service to your hotel, right?

Ideally to partake!
I think that's right, yes. Why?
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #271 on: April 25, 2012, 03:22:14 PM »
I had the same thing. Halaveli had a sale, pay for 4 nights and get 3 nights free. We only went 6 nights. With the time we had for the trip I wanted to spend one night in Dubai. 6 days was plenty, but we would not have minded staying any longer... You will love Halaveli. Did you book it with Richard?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #272 on: April 25, 2012, 03:27:16 PM »
I had the same thing. Halaveli had a sale, pay for 4 nights and get 3 nights free. We only went 6 nights. With the time we had for the trip I wanted to spend one night in Dubai. 6 days was plenty, but we would not have minded staying any longer... You will love Halaveli. Did you book it with Richard?

Yeah, been working with Richard, and wow he seems to know his stuff.

In two weeks, he's actually headed to the Hilton Iru Fushi for a week and then FS for another week, but he said he loved the Halaveli.

He said the island on which the Hyatt sits is stunning, but its a pain to get there, and the OWBs are not as nice as the Halaveli.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #273 on: April 25, 2012, 03:30:20 PM »
Yeah, been working with Richard, and wow he seems to know his stuff.

In two weeks, he's actually headed to the Hilton Iru Fushi for a week and then FS for another week, but he said he loved the Halaveli.

He said the island on which the Hyatt sits is stunning, but its a pain to get there, and the OWBs are not as nice as the Halaveli.
Sounds like a pretty good job. Plus comped stays in the nicest hotels in the world...

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #274 on: April 25, 2012, 03:35:22 PM »
Sounds like a pretty good job. Plus comped stays in the nicest hotels in the world...

+2

If I could do it all over again, I'd so something along those lines :)
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #275 on: April 25, 2012, 03:37:38 PM »
+2

If I could do it all over again, I'd so something along those lines :)
You sound like youre retired ;)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #276 on: April 25, 2012, 03:38:50 PM »
I told you richard is great. He goes every year on a trip to the maldives for free, halevai by me...
He can also get good rates, as he is one of the biggest agents
So the scond dd member goes to halaveli, good times. You might want to check if some of my kosher ice creams are still in the freezer :-)


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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #277 on: April 25, 2012, 08:06:28 PM »
DD concierge can get a OWB for a fraction of those rates :D

I heard they went out of business... :P

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #278 on: April 25, 2012, 08:55:53 PM »
Yichidei segula.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #279 on: April 25, 2012, 09:11:16 PM »
Yeah, after I posted, I went to FT and it seem YMMV. I've emailed Etihad to try and get permission in writing.

Just got written confirmation from EY. Hopefully that should help.
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