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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

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: November 08, 2015, 12:25:35 PM »
Or settle for the other IHG and TN Y

I'd sooner settler for TN Y than the other IHG...
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: November 08, 2015, 12:26:53 PM »
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

The "other" IHG being talked about is also in BOB, the IHG LM, not the one in Moorea.

Either way, one can use SPG C+P to get into an OWB (which is what I was *going to do* before snagging IHG Thalasso).
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: November 08, 2015, 12:27:37 PM »
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.

I booked mine almost a year out.

I know at least 2 DDF'ers who have gone, and at least 2 more who are confirmed.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: November 08, 2015, 12:48:49 PM »
The "other" IHG being talked about is also in BOB, the IHG LM, not the one in Moorea.

Either way, one can use SPG C+P to get into an OWB (which is what I was *going to do* before snagging IHG Thalasso).
Meant Moana, not Moorea, my mistake.
You've gotten Thalasso since you posted about your choices last week?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: November 08, 2015, 12:54:19 PM »

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: November 08, 2015, 12:55:25 PM »
Meant Moana, not Moorea, my mistake.
You've gotten Thalasso since you posted about your choices last week?

Right:

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 #626 on: November 08, 2015, 12:55:56 PM »
Just FYI:

Spoke to two supervisors, AF apparently does not offer KSML on LAX-PPT.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: November 08, 2015, 12:57:36 PM »
Just FYI:

Spoke to two supervisors, AF apparently does not offer KSML on LAX-PPT.

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Odd, but who cares?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: November 08, 2015, 12:59:02 PM »
Odd, but who cares?

I *always* order JIC.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: November 08, 2015, 01:00:18 PM »
I *always* order JIC.
Well duh, that way you might get something if they forget.
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