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Author Topic: Bora Bora Master Thread  (Read 162151 times)

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #600 on: November 02, 2015, 02:51:30 PM »
How do you get the 2nd option? Booking direct through Amex?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #601 on: November 02, 2015, 02:52:01 PM »
How do you get the 2nd option? Booking direct through Amex?

Can sell at ~1.5.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #602 on: November 02, 2015, 02:53:24 PM »

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #603 on: November 02, 2015, 03:15:44 PM »
Can sell at ~1.5.
SR is supposed to be better than LM, now its your call if you want to pay $760 or go with the cheaper option. YOLO

Just $200 more a night

It all depends what your priorities are.


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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #604 on: November 02, 2015, 03:33:37 PM »
SR is supposed to be better than LM, now its your call if you want to pay $760 or go with the cheaper option. YOLO

Just $200 more a night

It all depends what your priorities are.

Considering I'd earn 12K SPG points (~$225), bringing the total cost to 47K MR/night, and that I don't have plans to return, I probably will just do SR.

Just one credit card churn :)
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #605 on: November 02, 2015, 04:01:45 PM »
SR
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #606 on: November 04, 2015, 10:03:06 PM »
Just as I'm sitting down to book the SR, IHG Thalasso opens for 3 nights.

So I'm going to do 1 night at IHG Le Moana then take the free boat shuttle to their sister property, IHG Thalasso for 3 nights.

Would have loved to do 2 SR + 2 IHG Thalasso, but the only room the SR has available for the first night of our stay is... $10K.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #607 on: November 05, 2015, 05:36:44 PM »
Anyone want the IC Thalasso from 01/28-02/03?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #608 on: November 05, 2015, 05:39:13 PM »
That's a good get.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #609 on: November 05, 2015, 06:06:20 PM »
Anyone want the IC Thalasso from 01/28-02/03?
I'd rather know how you consistently pull of availability like that

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #610 on: November 08, 2015, 10:43:44 AM »
If anybody has nights at the IC thallaso, that they plan on releasing, can you please let me know.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #611 on: November 08, 2015, 11:41:07 AM »
If anybody has nights at the IC thallaso, that they plan on releasing, can you please let me know.

Anyone want the IC Thalasso from 01/28-02/03?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #612 on: November 08, 2015, 11:53:42 AM »
Also, finding flights to BOB are in some cases harder than finding nights. You have flights?
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Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #613 on: November 08, 2015, 12:00:48 PM »
Dan doesn't reply to PM.
I don't have flights yet, but I figured it makes sense to work with hotel first being that I can cancel for free, but flights I can't.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #614 on: November 08, 2015, 12:07:31 PM »
IME, the only way you can gaurantee a trip like this comes to fruition is book 330 days in advance.

Snag TN J and then snag IHG.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #615 on: November 08, 2015, 12:09:27 PM »
IME, the only way you can gaurantee a trip like this comes to fruition is book 330 days in advance.

Snag TN J and then snag IHG.
Doesn't IHG get released 2 weeks before TN? That's what I came across in my searching.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #616 on: November 08, 2015, 12:12:39 PM »
Doesn't IHG get released 2 weeks before TN? That's what I came across in my searching.

It does. I should have been clearer. I simply meant booking a year in advance.

Sure one can get lucky, but relying on luck, is...
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #617 on: November 08, 2015, 12:16:57 PM »
It does. I should have been clearer. I simply meant booking a year in advance.

Sure one can get lucky, but relying on luck, is...
Yep. Not always too easy to plan a year out, unfortunately. Seems like FTers are going here literally every week, while barely any DDFers have made it. I wonder why that is.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #618 on: November 08, 2015, 12:18:02 PM »
IME, the only way you can gaurantee a trip like this comes to fruition is book 330 days in advance.

Snag TN J and then snag IHG.
Or settle for the other IHG and TN Y


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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #619 on: November 08, 2015, 12:23:57 PM »
Or settle for the other IHG and TN Y
Isn't the whole point of going here to be able to stay in an OWB? Now if you meant to go to IC Moorea and pay for the upgrade or really to any other of the other hotels and pay for an upgrade, that's a different story. But not "free." :P