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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1590 on: November 05, 2014, 01:17:49 PM »
Thanksgiving weekend ideas....... Snow, Sun anything.. anyone? I thought of JFK-YVR in CX F but nothing is avail.

What are your options?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1591 on: November 05, 2014, 01:21:00 PM »
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).

Well, that 70K point difference probably makes up the YQ, no? Could probably sell those miles/points for more than the YQ.

It seems like a direct flight is not an option. I guess the next best option is to stopover in Europe. What is the best search engine to find 1 or 2 day stopovers? When I look on UA they just give connecting flights within a few hours. If I need to do a stopover I might as well get something out of it...
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1592 on: November 05, 2014, 01:29:30 PM »
Use multi-city on UA, that sometimes will price. Otherwise PUTPAC and/or use ANA+PUTPAC.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1593 on: November 05, 2014, 01:32:56 PM »
Use multi-city on UA, that sometimes will price. Otherwise PUTPAC and/or use ANA+PUTPAC.

So you would just call and tell them dates and destinations and ask them to look up availability? Is there a fee?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1594 on: November 05, 2014, 01:35:51 PM »
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).

Would 2 business + 5 economy on the same non-stop route be realistic?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1595 on: November 05, 2014, 01:49:45 PM »
What are your options?

Im also looking for a thanksgiving get away,
options are any were, leaving late Wednesday night returning sun night

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1596 on: November 05, 2014, 01:59:45 PM »
Im also looking for a thanksgiving get away,
options are any were, leaving late Wednesday night returning sun night

Hmm maybe just get in a car and see where it takes you..

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1597 on: November 05, 2014, 06:03:01 PM »
Im also looking for a thanksgiving get away,
options are any were, leaving late Wednesday night returning sun night
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1598 on: November 05, 2014, 08:00:17 PM »
Hmm maybe just get in a car and see where it takes you..

For me, half of the fun of a trip is the planning part.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1599 on: November 05, 2014, 08:02:25 PM »
For me, half of the fun of a trip is the planning part.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1600 on: November 05, 2014, 08:11:58 PM »

Would 2 business + 5 economy on the same non-stop route be realistic?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1601 on: November 05, 2014, 11:28:01 PM »
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.

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Any suggestions for a good 1-2 day stopover with kids on the way to TLV?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1602 on: November 05, 2014, 11:57:23 PM »
Anywhere with service to TLV... half dozen places.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1603 on: November 06, 2014, 02:14:26 AM »
For me, half of the fun of a trip is the planning part.
I would kill myself.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #1604 on: November 06, 2014, 02:38:35 AM »
For me, half of the fun of a trip is the planning part.
You can plan my trips if you want