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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1080 on: January 01, 2015, 09:33:58 AM »
Newark Airport's version of TSA Pre in Terminal A.

Pitiful.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1081 on: January 01, 2015, 09:37:17 AM »
Yeah,  southwest does that in BOS too

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1082 on: January 01, 2015, 09:46:26 AM »
Why makes me go ??? because I believe you told me the whole appeal of BOB and MLE over other islands is the OWB. I thought you would never book a trip out there if you didn't have the accomodations first.

Something will work out.  Pulling this award off is probably ~3x as hard as finding 4 nights in BOB in OWB.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1083 on: January 01, 2015, 11:28:28 AM »
Something will work out.  Pulling this award off is probably ~3x as hard as finding 4 nights in BOB in OWB.
Hope so :)
My second Q is, obviously this award is hard to piece together, but why is it more desirable than flying QF F and some sort of F to/from LA?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1084 on: January 01, 2015, 11:31:16 AM »
I can't wait for QF F to open up.....  :P
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1085 on: January 01, 2015, 11:33:09 AM »
I can't wait for QF F to open up.....  :P
Oh, that's why? Got it. So DL J is the nicest way to get to AUS/NZ/BOB?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1086 on: January 01, 2015, 12:36:25 PM »
He's not flying DL ::)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1087 on: January 01, 2015, 12:43:57 PM »
He's not flying DL ::)
Oh awkward. Didn't realize there were any special uses for DL points. I thought they're just terrible and that's it. Such a n00b when it comes to award hacks.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1088 on: January 01, 2015, 12:46:51 PM »
Oh awkward. Didn't realize there were any special uses for DL points. I thought they're just terrible and that's it. Such a n00b when it comes to award hacks.
It's not a hack they are past of the sky team alliance, the third of the major alliances so you can book on any sky team carrier, as well as any other partner airlines they have
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1089 on: January 01, 2015, 12:50:41 PM »
It's not a hack they are past of the sky team alliance, the third of the major alliances so you can book on any sky team carrier, as well as any other partner airlines they have
I didn't mean hack - wrong word. I meant knowing things like when it's better to use DL points to fly a partner vs using KLM to book that route vs AS to book that route, etc.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1090 on: January 01, 2015, 02:23:17 PM »
Hope so :)
My second Q is, obviously this award is hard to piece together, but why is it more desirable than flying QF F and some sort of F to/from LA?

Two things:

1) On a relative basis, I'd argue this is the single most valuable award on DL's chart.
2) QF doesn't fly to PPT. And even if it did, this would be 2, or even three separate awards.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1091 on: January 01, 2015, 02:26:30 PM »
Two things:

1) On a relative basis, I'd argue this is the single most valuable award on DL's chart.
2) QF doesn't fly to PPT. And even if it did, this would be 2, or even three separate awards.
Are you on DL or VA on SYD-LAX?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1092 on: January 01, 2015, 02:27:06 PM »
Two things:

1) On a relative basis, I'd argue this is the single most valuable award on DL's chart.
2) QF doesn't fly to PPT. And even if it did, this would be 2, or even three separate awards.
Gotcha, so as I as I said above, I just don't know award chart discrepancies well. (Yes, I know there's a thread.)

What airlines are you flying?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1093 on: January 01, 2015, 02:31:43 PM »
6 suite nights at PH MEL confirmed.

AXON award confirmed at HH BOB (as a backup).
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1094 on: January 01, 2015, 02:31:49 PM »
Are you on DL or VA on SYD-LAX?

VA.

Gotcha, so as I as I said above, I just don't know award chart discrepancies well. (Yes, I know there's a thread.)

What airlines are you flying?

DL/TN/TN/VA/VA/VA/DL
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1095 on: January 01, 2015, 02:35:01 PM »
You're not going GOR?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1096 on: January 01, 2015, 02:45:27 PM »
You're not going GOR?

May end up shortening, but does staying at the PH MEL preclude GOR?

(I have no idea.)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1097 on: January 01, 2015, 02:54:00 PM »
Yes
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1098 on: January 01, 2015, 02:55:41 PM »
Not sure why you say that... based on my limited 37 second research, looks like tours depart MEL for GOR every day and return same day...

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Tours
There are plenty of tour companies offering day tours of the road out of Melbourne. These generally depart at 7.30-8am and return 7-8pm. It's a long day, but if you have limited time it is your best option. You can book these through your hotel or at the Visitor centre at Federation Square.

Another great way to see the Great Ocean Road is to take a trip seated on the back of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Yes, its different and no its not anything like you would expect. There are several Harley Ride Operators in Melbourne

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255100-c81866/Melbourne:Australia:Great.Ocean.Road.html

Definitely may have to try that Harley method :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1099 on: January 01, 2015, 03:47:02 PM »
You wouldn't get very far doing it as a day trip. And you of all people would be the last who I would think would do it with a trip group
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