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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #105 on: February 20, 2013, 10:04:09 AM »
Currently booked as:

Su CX889, JFK-YVR-HKG, 10:40pm-6:55am +2
[in HKG for ~34 hours = All day Tu and most of We]
Wed CX703, HKG-BKK, 5:15pm-7:00pm
[at some point shortly thereafter, on some airline, go to CNX for 4.5 days -- don't currently plan on spending any time in BKK]
Mo CX702, BKK-HKG, 6:40pm-10:35pm
Tu CX888, HKG-YVR-JFK, 12:30am-7:00am

The question I have for you fine folk is should I cut out my ~34 hours in HKG (and a night in the Grand Executive Harbor Suite at the Grand Hyatt) in favor of more time in Thailand, specifically CNX or HKT?

In light of the impending Hilton deval, does anyone think I should, instead of CNX, go to USM and redeem an AXON award there?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #106 on: February 20, 2013, 10:25:19 AM »
I think that due to the impending devaluation you should save HGK Hyatt for next time and do AXON at the Koh Samui for your own private villa....

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2013, 01:33:02 PM »
I think that due to the impending devaluation you should save HGK Hyatt for next time and do AXON at the Koh Samui for your own private villa....

Is there enough to keep me busy there for 4-5 days?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2013, 07:59:13 PM »
Probably not but if you split time b/w cnx and koh samui then you will have more then enough to do..

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #109 on: February 20, 2013, 08:48:37 PM »
Probably not but if you split time b/w cnx and koh samui then you will have more then enough to do..

An AXON award is for minimum 4 nights!
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #110 on: February 20, 2013, 09:10:35 PM »
An AXON award is for minimum 4 nights!

That's right...I forgot you're only there for 4.5 days. I think someone else would be better qualified to answer..

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #111 on: February 20, 2013, 09:37:19 PM »
Currently booked as:

Su CX889, JFK-YVR-HKG, 10:40pm-6:55am +2
[in HKG for ~34 hours = All day Tu and most of We]
Wed CX703, HKG-BKK, 5:15pm-7:00pm
[at some point shortly thereafter, on some airline, go to CNX for 4.5 days -- don't currently plan on spending any time in BKK]
Mo CX702, BKK-HKG, 6:40pm-10:35pm
Tu CX888, HKG-YVR-JFK, 12:30am-7:00am

The question I have for you fine folk is should I cut out my ~34 hours in HKG (and a night in the Grand Executive Harbor Suite at the Grand Hyatt) in favor of more time in Thailand, specifically CNX or HKT?

Not following this thread so closely, but theres a KA direct flight between CNX and HKG. No need to connect in BKK twice.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #112 on: February 20, 2013, 09:51:21 PM »
Not following this thread so closely, but theres a KA direct flight between CNX and HKG. No need to connect in BKK twice.
just keep in mind , I don't think they fly everyday direct.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #113 on: February 26, 2013, 03:59:02 AM »
Need some advice from you travel experts.
I'll be in the US for Pesach and a few weeks afterwards. I'm looking for a vacation idea for a Sunday thru Thursday or Friday for the week after Pesach. It needs to be somewhere warm and somewhere with natural beauty.

This will be for my wife and I along with our baby.

Since I have the SW companion pass, and since this is my one chance to use it, I want to fly either SW or Airtran.

As of now, I have a flight to Vegas booked (only around 15k for the 2 of us from CLV!) and planned on spending a day in Vegas and 2/3 days in Zion and Bryce.

But now that Airtran is starting to be bookable on SW, I hope to have additional options.

Airtran opens up some of the following warm weather locations.
San Juan
Aruba
Cancun (been there already and enjoyed it)
Punta Cana
Montego Bay
Bermuda

Thoughts or recommendations? Obviously, I would prefer to not have to spend too much money on hotels, so a place with lower costs would be preferable.


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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #116 on: February 26, 2013, 11:04:32 AM »
Didn't you do this to me a few yrs ago?
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And I see it didn't help :P
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #117 on: February 26, 2013, 11:17:14 AM »
And I see it didn't help :P
We all have s/t in life to strive for, to dream about, to visualize in the furthest horizons of the mind.

As Samuel Butler once said:
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #118 on: February 26, 2013, 11:24:38 AM »
Fair enough.

What about flying into SFO, driving the PCH, and flying back out of LAX?

Or fly to LAX and take a 25K Avios flight to any HI island?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #119 on: February 26, 2013, 11:27:56 AM »
Fair enough.

What about flying into SFO, driving the PCH, and flying back out of LAX?

Or fly to LAX and take a 25K Avios flight to any HI island?
Hmm, I like the California option. What's the weather like in April, and what is there to do along the drive? National parks?

In terms of Hawaii, my goal is the following the next time I visit the US.
TLV - HNL : OGG (or diff island) - CLE (stopover) - TLV