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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: September 18, 2014, 03:31:44 PM »
One thing i will ask, and I'd be shocked if anyone here can help me but thought I'd toss it out there...

There is apparently a cargo/ferry of some sort that goes between PPT and the other islands (including BOB) several times a week and carries passengers. It's an overnight trip, but if it saves $500 x 2 in costs, I'd probably be ok with it

Problem is, other than reading some hearsay on it, I can't find any legitimate information in English about this.

This is on LonelyPlanet:
That's all the info they have. No contact info, no website, no costs, no capacity. And Google is not being much help
The ferry was discussed on Travelisfree.com. Email him. He replies. As opposed to....ahem...cough cough.  ;)

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: September 18, 2014, 03:33:48 PM »
That's all the info they have. No contact info, no website, no costs, no capacity. And Google is not being much help
When I looked into the ferry years ago I don't think it was particularly cheap.

As opposed to....ahem...cough cough.  ;)
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: September 18, 2014, 03:41:44 PM »
Sorry for figuring that making a forum and answering 35,000 times on a forum where others can benefit is a better use of my time than individually answering those people where noone else can benefit :P
It's ok. Just don't do it again.  :P

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: September 18, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
@ML1219,

 My main conecern would be getting the OWB,s @ BOB

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: September 18, 2014, 05:13:10 PM »
The only thing that is firm so far is 2 nights at IC Thalasso (where it books into an OWB) since availability is uber-scarce. The rest of the itinerary i'm less concerned about - it will be some mix of the different IC's and Hilton's around PPT/MOZ/BOB, but i haven't researched those yet.

@ML1219,

 My main conecern would be getting the OWB,s @ BOB

Seems like he is getting one.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: September 18, 2014, 11:02:12 PM »
@ML1219,

 My main conecern would be getting the OWB,s @ BOB

If you can find award availability at the IC Thalasso, you will be confirmed into an OWB

If you're willing to spend an ungodly amount of SPG points, you can probably secure one at the LM and St. Regis as well


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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: September 19, 2014, 01:05:51 AM »
If you're willing to spend an ungodly amount of SPG points, you can probably secure one at the LM and St. Regis as well

Anyone else thinking of couples retreat now? Was a great way for that hotel to get all that popularity.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: September 19, 2014, 02:00:37 AM »
If you can find award availability at the IC Thalasso, you will be confirmed into an OWB
They won't try to first book you into one  of those 5 standard rooms?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: September 19, 2014, 09:04:08 AM »
If you guys are impressed with that, imagine what it would've looked like if AA didn't eliminate the free stopovers at international gateway city

"Hi, I'd like to book a flight from Guayaquil to Kauai"  8)


Here's a tip that will help you from personal experience - if you're searching on BA.com and you're not getting any availability, don't automatically assume it doesn't exist. Do a dummy booking on LAN's website and see if it prices out to the lowest mileage level (the equivalent of saver for AA) - I can't promise it will be available to OW airlines, but it has been frequent enough that it's probably worth spending 5 minutes to PUTPAC AA and double-check. Especially so with the more obscure destinations like IPC, PPT, GPS etc.
I love your routing. Good job working the charts.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: September 19, 2014, 10:41:33 AM »
They won't try to first book you into one  of those 5 standard rooms?

The 5 "standard" rooms are OWBs. I assure you of that. I think Dan even had a post a year or 2 ago about it

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: September 19, 2014, 10:42:42 AM »
I love your routing. Good job working the charts.

Thanks! If I enjoy BOB enough, maybe next time I'll route there through NRT or AKL  ;D

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: September 29, 2014, 01:45:40 PM »
Going there in January, taking the ultra-long route through SCL/IPC

From beginning of FEB they will be operating the 787 on that route, will you be returning on it?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: September 29, 2014, 11:58:31 PM »
From beginning of FEB they will be operating the 787 on that route, will you be returning on it?

WOW sounds even better with the 787 option. I also checked BOB IHG Thalasso for 50K IHG OWB calendar and if your pretty flexible they got some good availability for the IHG OWB.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: September 30, 2014, 12:08:10 AM »
From beginning of FEB they will be operating the 787 on that route, will you be returning on it?

Dang too bad I missed it, but I believe I will still be on the 767. But for a a 5-6 hour flight, it's not the biggest deal in the world

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: September 30, 2014, 03:32:41 PM »
Dang too bad I missed it, but I believe I will still be on the 767. But for a a 5-6 hour flight, it's not the biggest deal in the world

Most of their 767s have been redone, and are pretty nice and lie-flat.