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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #200 on: March 28, 2013, 01:03:42 AM »
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...

I'd love to check it out, but I need to be able to get there on a friday from USM and back from there to USA by early Monday morning at the latest. Not sure I can do that logistically, but I'll definitely look into it.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #201 on: March 28, 2013, 01:34:58 AM »
Lots of flights and only hour away from Bangkok... Be sure to check not only bkk but the other airport as well as air Asia flies from there

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #202 on: March 28, 2013, 02:10:58 AM »
DMK - will look into it. Thanks.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #203 on: March 28, 2013, 04:54:45 AM »
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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ETA: As per Lucky, it seems you have to PUTPAC.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #204 on: March 28, 2013, 08:04:55 AM »
Not following this thread so closely, but theres a KA direct flight between CNX and HKG. No need to connect in BKK twice.

Thanks for pointing this out.

Despite already having HKG-BKK booked in CX J, I'll probably just change it to HKG-CNX on KA in Y  for 7500 Avios to save myself the connection.

I'm only giving up regional CX J anyway.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #205 on: March 28, 2013, 09:32:18 AM »
Regional CX J is nothing to sneeze at, though nonstops are always nice.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #206 on: March 28, 2013, 09:47:52 AM »
Nothing I'll miss TBH.

Saving the 3-5 hours a BKK connection will take (not to mention whatever it costs) more than makes up for it IMO.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #207 on: March 28, 2013, 10:00:25 AM »
Nothing I'll miss TBH.

Saving the 3-5 hours a BKK connection will take (not to mention whatever it costs) more than makes up for it IMO.
Definitely, just saying it's much better than US48 F.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #208 on: March 29, 2013, 02:34:39 PM »
Just changed my flight for my Maldives/Thailand December trip. What do you all think? Can I do better? . Bear in mind that we are connecting in europe via MXP to have 10 hours in Milan but I don't mind changing to another european city.

EWR - MXP: UA (I)
MXP - IST: TK (X)
IST - MLE: TK(I)
MLE - SIN: SQ(I)
SIN - BKK: SQ(I)
BKK - ZRH:TG (I)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #209 on: March 29, 2013, 03:13:03 PM »
Just changed my flight for my Maldives/Thailand December trip. What do you all think? Can I do better? . Bear in mind that we are connecting in europe via MXP to have 10 hours in Milan but I don't mind changing to another european city.

EWR - MXP: UA (I)
MXP - IST: TK (X)
IST - MLE: TK(I)
MLE - SIN: SQ(I)
SIN - BKK: SQ(I)
BKK - ZRH:TG (I)
ZRH - EWR:UA(I)

Food aside not much in Milan. If you could get 10 hours in a different city I for sure would. Paris for example if you've never been.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #210 on: March 29, 2013, 03:34:01 PM »
Food aside not much in Milan. If you could get 10 hours in a different city I for sure would. Paris for example if you've never been.

We're pretty big foodies especially if we can pickup some good stuff for MLE but Paris may also sound like a good idea although we were just there last month.Really nothing to do in Milan?

I can also choose to spend 10 hours in IST but would prefer to show the least support possible

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #211 on: March 29, 2013, 05:00:40 PM »
We're pretty big foodies especially if we can pickup some good stuff for MLE but Paris may also sound like a good idea although we were just there last month.Really nothing to do in Milan?

I can also choose to spend 10 hours in IST but would prefer to show the least support possible
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #212 on: March 29, 2013, 06:24:13 PM »
Anyone have a good idea of a place to go in the us for 10 days? Its for someone that has not really gone beyond ny and nj. Thanks.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #213 on: March 29, 2013, 06:24:38 PM »
Anyone have a good idea of a place to go in the us for 10 days? Its for someone that has not really gone beyond ny and nj. Thanks.


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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #214 on: March 29, 2013, 06:33:29 PM »

California.
10 days is probably excessive.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #215 on: March 29, 2013, 06:36:59 PM »
10 days is probably excessive.

3 days LA. 2 days San Fran. A few days by the coast and a few up in Northern Cali.

It doesn't sound awful.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #216 on: March 29, 2013, 06:56:12 PM »
10 days is probably excessive.
Could be. Can easily add Vegas or the grand canyon though.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #217 on: April 05, 2013, 12:48:19 PM »
You can do Colorado area. 4 days Colarado 2 days Utah 2 days Vegas 2 days Lake Powell/Grand Canyon. I've been in that area 4 3-4 weeks a few times...

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #218 on: April 06, 2013, 11:22:33 PM »
So i'm thinking of going away somewhere in July or August leaving from TLV for around 5-6 days.  The only thing is I have absolutely no idea where to go..either Asia/South Pacific ie. pvg,hkg,sin,bkk....or Europe ie. cdg, lhr, ams,mad...(not much of a traveler).  If anyone can help me out plan a trip I would really appreciate it...hate being asked to be "spoon fed" but I dont really know much about destinations. (And please dont tell me to read every thread on every destination...I will read the appropriate ones when I get an itinerary  :P)

-Going with a 2 year old and a 4 month old...So that probably knocks out a few child unfriendly destinations.
-No into water sports
-Would like to travel in Biz where ever I go (unless biz is not so worth it from TLV to places in Europe/Asia?)
-Venice, Rome, Milan, and Florence is out.
-Would consider staying over Shabbos in a place.
-Nice weather of course


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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #219 on: April 06, 2013, 11:25:51 PM »
So i'm thinking of going away somewhere in July or August leaving from TLV for around 5-6 days.  The only thing is I have absolutely no idea where to go..either Asia/South Pacific ie. pvg,hkg,sin,bkk....or Europe ie. cdg, lhr, ams,mad...(not much of a traveler).  If anyone can help me out plan a trip I would really appreciate it...hate being asked to be "spoon fed" but I dont really know much about destinations. (And please dont tell me to read every thread on every destination...I will read the appropriate ones when I get an itinerary  :P)

-Going with a 2 year old and a 4 month old...So that probably knocks out a few child unfriendly destinations.
-No into water sports
-Would like to travel in Biz where ever I go (unless biz is not so worth it from TLV to places in Europe/Asia?)
-Venice, Rome, Milan, and Florence is out.
-Would consider staying over Shabbos in a place.
-Nice weather of course


Have UR and United pointss and have some nights at Hyatt and Hilton and can get MR.

TIA!

Paris? Vienna? Switzerland?
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