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Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« on: December 29, 2009, 12:47:59 PM »
Hi everyone . My wife and i will im'h be going on a round the world trip in early march(in biz class thanks to citi and the mint ;)) I will be in bangkok for 2 days Hong Kong for 3 including shabbos, beijing for 4 days, and finally HAWAII FOR A WEEK  ;D!!!!!! We are not sure which islands yet. If anyone has any info regarding kosher food (i know that all these places have a chabad which is gr8, but just wondering about other rest.etc) and any fun and/or interesting things that we can do if they would share some tips/ knowledge with us . Thank you in advance. I will bli neder try to write a trip report.

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 01:03:22 PM »
Wow-AWESOME!!!!!
How many miles was that?
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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 01:26:34 PM »
Wow, very exciting!
I think if you read Dans Trip reports on the main site of his Hawaii trip and Eli's trip report on the forums of his Asia trip  that should give you a very good starting point as they both were extremely detailed.
Here is the link to Eli's report;
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=1070.0


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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 02:20:54 PM »
Thanks! It was 2 separate tickets first one was 30000 miles from tlv to bkk in biz. Second 1 was 115000 miles for the rest. I could have gotten one ticket for 130000 but award availability on rj in biz was impossible to find and instead of flying tlv-lon-bkk on ba or cx i figured i was best off just making 2 sep tix even though it cost me a bit more miles.
Thanx i read the trip report. Good stuff. Dan your hawaii trip and pics got me so excited about the week in hawaii i really cant wait. I only hope i can score a room close to the one you had.

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 04:05:20 PM »
Thanks! It was 2 separate tickets first one was 30000 miles from tlv to bkk in biz. Second 1 was 115000 miles for the rest. I could have gotten one ticket for 130000 but award availability on rj in biz was impossible to find and instead of flying tlv-lon-bkk on ba or cx i figured i was best off just making 2 sep tix even though it cost me a bit more miles.
Thanx i read the trip report. Good stuff. Dan your hawaii trip and pics got me so excited about the week in hawaii i really cant wait. I only hope i can score a room close to the one you had.
if there wasnt availability, how did it help to make a separate ticket?

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 05:07:58 PM »
when using a oneworld reward ticket you can only fly on one world airlines such as aa ba cx ib rj etc. I could not find any availability on royal jordanian so i booked a All Partner Award on elal which is a direct flight and really very cheap at only 30000 miles one way for biz class. I then booked a seperate ticket from bangkok for the rest of my trip
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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 05:32:10 PM »
when using a oneworld reward ticket you can only fly on one world airlines such as aa ba cx ib rj etc. I could not find any availability on royal jordanian so i booked a All Partner Award on elal which is a direct flight and really very cheap at only 30000 miles one way for biz class. I then booked a seperate ticket from bangkok for the rest of my trip
Great strategy!
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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 07:08:00 PM »
for a oneworld, you dont have to start and end in the same city?

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009, 07:19:44 PM »
no you are allowed one open jaw as its called

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2009, 07:24:37 PM »
when using a oneworld reward ticket you can only fly on one world airlines such as aa ba cx ib rj etc. I could not find any availability on royal jordanian so i booked a All Partner Award on elal which is a direct flight and really very cheap at only 30000 miles one way for biz class. I then booked a seperate ticket from bangkok for the rest of my trip
did you book it thru elal or aa?

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2009, 07:28:57 PM »
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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 07:37:28 PM »
no apology necessary. if i dont end up buying them ill be sure to let you know where you can get them

 thanks but as hard as it may be to believe Im not interested in them. I have  a ton of Hilton,.Marriott and SPG that I cant burn thru as fast as I earn them

 That aside there are only a few Hyatts that I would want to stay at anyway, thusly why Im not a Hyatt member

 that said I hope you want them for your World Tour, The Hyatt in PEK (Beijing and HKG are AWESOME) make sure to check out the pool at PEK it reminded me alot of the Hotels in Vegas not their pools its kewl Didnt stay at either a friend did so I was able to check them both out I was doing my Marriotts with Premium Pound certs (no longer around) so it cost me next to nothing and got some very nice Suites as a Plat and needed the night credit as well

 havent made it to BKK as of yet

 for Beijing heres a link for a great tour person and cheap  http://sinohotelguide.com/travel/index.php  I used them and people I know who booked via their Hotel spent for 1 day of tours what I did for 2 days I did the 1st 2 which basically is rushed but gets you to all of the main attractions
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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2009, 07:44:07 PM »
ok i agree with that im looking at the one that dan just stayed in in kauai its between that and one of the spgs there and also the one on maui also versus the spgs

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2009, 08:02:02 PM »
as per your open jaw ? it is allowed 1 time anywhere in your itinerary

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Re: Around the world using aa miles tlv-bkk-hkg-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-jfk
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2009, 08:26:33 PM »
ok i agree with that im looking at the one that dan just stayed in in kauai its between that and one of the spgs there and also the one on maui also versus the spgs
On Kauai definitely stay at the Hyatt and NOT either of the SPG's.

On Maui it's a toss-up...but you may want to wait for that Maui trip report before you decide!
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