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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #180 on: March 22, 2013, 12:13:15 PM »
Gotcha.
FTR the HBBN only had one points day when I first searched for it.  Over the course of a week I kept grabbing other days that would open until I had them all booked.  At which point I cancelled them all and immediately rebooked it as a 6 night GLON for 37.5K/night.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #181 on: March 22, 2013, 12:26:34 PM »
HBBN?

The stars will have to truly align for me to be that lucky with the Conrad USM, considering I only have 6 days to make it happen, three of which are gone because of shabbas and yom tov.

Or... I could just book a premium room for the low, low price of 232,000 points per night::)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #182 on: March 22, 2013, 12:27:53 PM »
Hilton Bora Bora Nui.
Do they have any nights open?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #183 on: March 22, 2013, 12:30:43 PM »
Wow, a couple just opened up in the last hour.

I am currently booked from 9-13. Would love 13-17 (or 18).

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #184 on: March 22, 2013, 12:31:58 PM »
Like I said, it's very fluid. Only took me a week to go from 1 night to 6.
Book what you can and use my strategy.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #185 on: March 22, 2013, 12:32:39 PM »
It may definitely be possible for availability to open up at the Conrad KSM...I was also stuck with nothing and then one motsei shabbat, there was perfect availability for dec 23-27- high season! and I Booked it right away. I would check every day especially as you're going in low season

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #186 on: March 22, 2013, 12:37:47 PM »
Like I said, it's very fluid. Only took me a week to go from 1 night to 6.
Book what you can and use my strategy.

Will do.

Many thanks.

It may definitely be possible for availability to open up at the Conrad KSM...I was also stuck with nothing and then one motsei shabbat, there was perfect availability for dec 23-27- high season! and I Booked it right away. I would check every day especially as you're going in low season

Excellent, thanks for the data point.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #187 on: March 22, 2013, 02:28:47 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

Maybe I should just cut out HKG, so that I go straight from HKG-CNX when I land.

NYC-HKG-CNX, land on Tuesday morning. Spend Tuesday afternoon, all of Wednesday, all of Thursday, and Friday morning in CNX, then jet to USM, get an AXON award from Friday-Tuesday.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #188 on: March 23, 2013, 05:27:02 PM »
Also, any "easy" way to get from CNX to MLE (I'm on mobile)?
Can fly w/ Bangkok airline, or whatever it's called.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #189 on: March 23, 2013, 08:31:21 PM »
Can fly w/ Bangkok airline, or whatever it's called.

Yeah, Bangkok Airways. Thanks.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #190 on: March 23, 2013, 08:37:07 PM »
Yeah, Bangkok Airways. Thanks.

A regular nonstop ticket is VERY expensive. You may want to look into their "discovery pass"

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #191 on: March 23, 2013, 08:48:13 PM »
Thanks -- but at this point I'm just hoping to book Conrad USM in the end. Not worth MLE for the reasons mentioned above.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #192 on: March 25, 2013, 02:07:31 PM »
Long story, but got the AXON award for USM for my dates for 165,000 points.

#dontask

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #193 on: March 25, 2013, 02:17:41 PM »
Long story, but got the AXON award for USM for my dates for 165,000 points.

#dontask

No idea how that happened but not too bad..

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #194 on: March 25, 2013, 02:33:31 PM »
Better than the 500k they wanted ;)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #195 on: March 25, 2013, 05:07:52 PM »
A regular nonstop ticket is VERY expensive. You may want to look into their "discovery pass"
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Chk out the Thailand thread for a link to the details

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #196 on: March 25, 2013, 05:24:35 PM »
A regular nonstop ticket is VERY expensive. You may want to look into their "discovery pass"

U can also use Air France miles on Bangkok Airways

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #197 on: March 25, 2013, 05:33:57 PM »
+1
Chk out the Thailand thread for a link to the details

IIRC, they were somewhat complicated and we needed to fly to a couple different places?

Well, now that I am headed to USM, I should probably look into it, I guess.

U can also use Air France miles on Bangkok Airways

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #198 on: March 25, 2013, 08:35:19 PM »
This is where I am now:

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
Wed, ??, BKK-CNX (Note: the reason I am not flying directly from HKG-CNX is because I already have booked this ticket, though I guess I can cancel it if necessary.)

[in CNX for 4.5 days]

Mon ??, CNX-USM

[in USM for 4.5 days]

Fri ??, USM-BKK

[in BKK for shabbas, no time to make it to SIN, unfortunately]

Then Saturday night or Sunday back to USA.

For the flights in bold, I looked into the Bangkok Airways Discovery Airpass, but unfortunately, because it requires at least three legs (which I currently have) AND is capacity controlled (middle flight, CNX-USM, is currently unavailable), it looks like I'm stuck paying $500 p/p for these flights on Bangkok Airways.

AirAsia doesn't fly to/from USM, and Skyscanner basically only checks Bangkok Airways and Thai, which is where I got the $500 p/p above.

Anyone have any better ideas?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #199 on: March 27, 2013, 05:44:17 PM »
Can you make it to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to do shabbos there? it's a short flight from BKK... though unless you fly Air Asia, can be quite pricey...

Haven't yet been but it's been on my list for a long time...