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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1575 on: November 04, 2014, 03:07:56 PM »
This may seem like a funny question, but what is the main appeal of the Caribbean over Hawaii?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1576 on: November 04, 2014, 03:08:58 PM »
This may seem like a funny question, but what is the main appeal of the Caribbean over Hawaii?
Not everyone has the time to travel "all the way" there from the East Coast.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1577 on: November 04, 2014, 03:18:11 PM »
Not everyone has the time to travel "all the way" there from the East Coast.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1578 on: November 04, 2014, 03:20:23 PM »
Plus HI time zone is very hard for kids.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1579 on: November 04, 2014, 04:22:49 PM »
Plus HI time zone is very hard for kids.
Another benefit of living in LA. HI is only 2 hours behind in the winter. 😀

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1580 on: November 05, 2014, 10:17:45 AM »
This may seem like a funny question, but what is the main appeal of the Caribbean over Hawaii?

We've been to the Caribbean and not to Hawaii; one of our main draws is that there are islands that are more quiet and empty,
and some spaces where you have 1-2 miles of beachfront all to yourself...  That's possibly available in Hawaii, as well,
however I'd assume that there are more non-commercialized spots like this in the Caribbean.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1581 on: November 05, 2014, 10:24:29 AM »

however I'd assume that there are more non-commercialized spots like this in the Caribbean.

There are a thousand places in Hawaii where you could own the entire beach...

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1582 on: November 05, 2014, 10:35:39 AM »
...however I'd assume that there are more non-commercialized spots like this in the Caribbean.
I'd assume you're wrong...
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1583 on: November 05, 2014, 10:41:10 AM »
There are a thousand places in Hawaii where you could own the entire beach...
I think I'll dream about that tonight.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1584 on: November 05, 2014, 10:56:25 AM »
We've been to the Caribbean and not to Hawaii; one of our main draws is that there are islands that are more quiet and empty,
and some spaces where you have 1-2 miles of beachfront all to yourself...  That's possibly available in Hawaii, as well,
however I'd assume that there are more non-commercialized spots like this in the Caribbean.
Where did you go? And where did you stay?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1585 on: November 05, 2014, 11:29:40 AM »
Thanksgiving weekend ideas....... Snow, Sun anything.. anyone? I thought of JFK-YVR in CX F but nothing is avail.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1586 on: November 05, 2014, 12:40:55 PM »
Thinking long term here (sometime within the next two years) - would want to book 6 business award tickets from NYC to TLV. Trying to figure out which points/miles I should target accumulating. What airlines has the best availability for business class awards tickets without huge surcharges? If I'm already spending 80-150K points per ticket I don't want to spend an extra $500 in surcharges...

Dan recently put out a post on Israel rewards flights (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51626). However, he doesn't discuss the difficulty level of finding availability. Realistically, which is the best airline to target?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1587 on: November 05, 2014, 12:43:52 PM »
Thinking long term here (sometime within the next two years) - would want to book 6 business award tickets from NYC to TLV. Trying to figure out which points/miles I should target accumulating. What airlines has the best availability for business class awards tickets without huge surcharges? If I'm already spending 80-150K points per ticket I don't want to spend an extra $500 in surcharges...

Dan recently put out a post on Israel rewards flights (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51626). However, he doesn't discuss the difficulty level of finding availability. Realistically, which is the best airline to target?
For 6 tickets, best bet is to connect in Europe... Prob does not matter so much then

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1588 on: November 05, 2014, 12:48:20 PM »
Thinking long term here (sometime within the next two years) - would want to book 6 business award tickets from NYC to TLV. Trying to figure out which points/miles I should target accumulating. What airlines has the best availability for business class awards tickets without huge surcharges? If I'm already spending 80-150K points per ticket I don't want to spend an extra $500 in surcharges...

Dan recently put out a post on Israel rewards flights (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/51626). However, he doesn't discuss the difficulty level of finding availability. Realistically, which is the best airline to target?

All of the non-stops  (EWR<>TLV on UA; JFK<>TLV on DL; and PHL<>TLV on US) are notoriously difficult as it is, but you can almost surely toss the idea of finding 6 biz tickets on the same plane on your particular dates without lotto-like luck.

If you don't require non-stop, I'd say that Star Alliance is your best bet considering their many partners, but as for which partner,  it'll depend on whether you'd spend more miles on UA (160K RT in J) or less miles plus YQ with NH (90K + YQ).
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1589 on: November 05, 2014, 12:52:41 PM »
Star Alliance partner LOT supposedly usually has good J availability. 6 seats is a lot though.