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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2012, 09:02:51 AM »
imo, pek is better than all those with cnx a close second

i would recommend a day or two in pvg, a day in xiy, then the rest in pek

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2012, 09:41:03 AM »
PEK > SIN?

Also, how do you recommend getting around Asia once I land in SIN (or if you're suggesting that PEK>SIN, then possibly PEK).
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2012, 10:40:22 AM »
Ranking CNX, PVG, HKG, BKK, HKT + (PEK) which fits best with the above?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2013, 12:11:45 AM »
Looking for thoughts on blowing 250K SPG on two RT tix JFK-DXB-BKK in EK F?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2013, 10:58:40 AM »
Why BKK over someplace like AKL?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2013, 11:24:48 AM »
Why BKK over someplace like AKL?

1) BKK would only be the destination point. I'd use other miles or revenue tix to fly intra Asia.
2) I figure I need more than 11 days away from work for AKL, and
3) I'd need almost ~500K SPG on EK F for that :P
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2013, 11:30:48 AM »
NZ can probably be done with 11 total days, just find another way to get from DXB/BKK to AKL.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2013, 11:40:57 AM »
Probably going to hold off to do NZ/AUS until December/January for the better weather.

Don't wanna do them in the fall/winter.

Also, that'd be a boat load of miles just to get to NZ. I'd probably just skip EK F if I did NZ/AUS.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2013, 11:42:23 AM »
So where are you planning on going from BKK?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2013, 11:57:21 AM »
So where are you planning on going from BKK?

Tentatively, a combination of the following:

SIN/CNX/HKT/(PEK/PVG)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2013, 12:49:22 PM »
Just want to comment. Coming from someone that doesn't understand any of the abbreviations being used here, I couldn't stop laughing. Just read these to yourself. It's like going to the joke convention. Gotta start a thread on abbreviations! TCHANDTTYLBB (take care have a nice day talk to you later bye bye)!
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2013, 12:50:44 PM »
Just want to comment. Coming from someone that doesn't understand any of the abbreviations being used here, I couldn't stop laughing. Just read these to yourself. It's like going to the joke convention. Gotta start a thread on abbreviations! TCHANDTTYLBB (take care have a nice day talk to you later bye bye)!
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2013, 12:51:01 PM »
Just want to comment. Coming from someone that doesn't understand any of the abbreviations being used here, I couldn't stop laughing. Just read these to yourself. It's like going to the joke convention. Gotta start a thread on abbreviations! TCHANDTTYLBB (take care have a nice day talk to you later bye bye)!

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2013, 12:52:55 PM »
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2013, 12:53:08 PM »
Tentatively, a combination of the following:

SIN/CNX/HKT/(PEK/PVG)
Why not just fly EWR-SIN in SQ J?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2013, 12:55:30 PM »
Why not just fly EWR-SIN in SQ J?

That was the original plan (and may still happen), but there is no availability on the days I want.

It appears to open closer to departure so I may just wait, but if I had a compelling option prior to last min booking, I'd take it.

ETA: I'd like to experience another premium F product (EK, Squites, LH 747 bed, CX F for service) if I could though.

Also, I'm *hoping* SQ will be a bit more generous with Squites availability over the next few months.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2013, 12:56:47 PM »
That was the original plan (and may still happen), but there is no availability on the days I want.

It appears to open closer to departure so I may just wait, but if I had a compelling option prior to last min booking, I'd take it.
What about CX F?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2013, 12:58:20 PM »
What about CX F?

See edit.

Also, that's what I plan on flying back with.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2013, 01:01:08 PM »
See edit.

Also, that's what I plan on flying back with.

ETA: CMB-HKG-JFK(stop)-YVR in CX F
Try for a CX 747.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2013, 01:09:52 PM »
Try for a CX 747.

Why?

It's a larger F (9 pax vs 6), so it's likely busier, and my understanding is it's not as well situated for couples as the 773.
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