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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: September 02, 2014, 09:43:47 PM »
So why is jaywhy saying it's easier to get J seats in advance?
Because it is. I'm talking PPT.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: September 02, 2014, 10:07:45 PM »
Because it is. I'm talking PPT.
So you're saying that using AA or DL to book TN flying to PPT has a lot of J availability?

How far is PPT to the resorts area?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: September 02, 2014, 10:10:08 PM »
Note that there's no lie flat J to PPT.
PPT-BOB is a $500 flight.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: September 02, 2014, 10:19:07 PM »
Note that there's no lie flat J to PPT.
PPT-BOB is a $500 flight.
Ohhh PPT isn't just another airport in the area?

Now I see why more people here don't go there. Not so easy to get to.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: September 02, 2014, 11:47:23 PM »
MLE is 50% farther (from NYC), yet somehow we make it work.

It's not about distance, though. It's about number of FF options to get there, and there's a whole bunch to MLE (on great products), while only TN and AF are possible to BOB (both of whose products stink).


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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: September 02, 2014, 11:49:34 PM »
MLE is 50% farther (from NYC), yet somehow we make it work.

It's not about distance, though, it's about number of options to get there, and there's a whole bunch to MLE, and only TN and AF to BOB, both of whose products stink.
NZ, but good luck finding NZ J.
They actually used to fly LAX-PPT.  Very sad when it went away.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: September 03, 2014, 12:04:47 AM »
EY Residence is probably an easier award to snag than NZ J :P

I was just saying the top two in terms of frequency and accessibility.

But, if we're including NZ J, we may as well be more complete:

HA from HNL, and
LA from IPC.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: September 03, 2014, 12:07:05 AM »
EY Residence is probably an easier award to snag than NZ J :P
Wasn't always this way, used to reliably open.  Sad state of affairs there.

HA from HNL
Shabbos only :(
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: September 03, 2014, 12:16:57 AM »
Shabbos only :(

PPT-HNL leaves 11:30 PM, which is doable provided you stay in PPT for shabbas.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: September 03, 2014, 12:20:47 AM »
provided you stay in PPT for shabbas.
I'll do that right after I spend shabbos on Male Island.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: September 03, 2014, 12:22:49 AM »
Better question is what's with shabbos in French Polynesia?
Any chabad guys ask the shayla yet?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: September 03, 2014, 12:25:30 AM »
I'll do that right after I spend shabbos on Male Island.

You don't think there's a difference between spending shabbas on MLE, a muslim country, and PPT, a french country?

To which AJK will respond that technically he's correct. To which I'll respond that practically it's silly. Now we can skip all that.

Kind of like, practically, NZ J ex-LAX is silly. Hey, wait a minute...
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: September 03, 2014, 12:31:47 AM »
You don't think there's a difference between spending shabbas on MLE, a muslim country, and PPT, a french country?
I don't mean the religious aspect.
I mean when you're within spitting range of the most beautiful islands on earth, you don't stay in their armpit for any longer than a connection.


Kind of like, practically, NZ J ex-LAX is silly. Hey, wait a minute...
Take SQ/CX to AKL and fly back via PPT?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: September 03, 2014, 12:38:19 AM »
I don't mean the religious aspect.
I mean when you're within spitting range of the most beautiful islands on earth, you don't stay in their armpit for any longer than a connection.

No, you do shabbas in Moorea, which is also beautiful, and is only a 30 min boat ride to PPT, or even better a few minutes flight. Plenty of time if shabbas ends 6:30 PM.

Take SQ/CX to AKL and fly back via PPT?

Or you can fly via PVG:

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: September 03, 2014, 12:42:18 AM »
No, you do shabbas in Moorea, which is also beautiful, and is only a 30 min boat ride to PPT, or even better a few minutes flight. Plenty of time if shabbas ends 6:30 PM.
Quick glance shows no flights or ferries from MOZ-PPT after dusk.
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