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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1230 on: March 25, 2015, 02:05:39 PM »
Well, this isn't something you often see...

No redemptions for almost the entire week at the AAnytime rate...



and that's despite 9/12 flights have over half the cabin for sale...





ETA: Route is JFK-LAX
PEBKAC

I see availability every day for AAnytime F, and on 26, 28, 29, 30 & 31 in SAAver F

SAAver J every day from 28-31.

Direct JFK-LAX
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1231 on: March 25, 2015, 02:09:12 PM »
PEBKAC

I see availability every day for AAnytime F, and on 26, 28, 29, 30 & 31 in SAAver F

SAAver J every day from 28-31.

Direct JFK-LAX
im guessing you looked for one seat and he looked for two. but just a guess.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1232 on: March 25, 2015, 02:12:59 PM »
PEBKAC

I see availability every day for AAnytime F, and on 26, 28, 29, 30 & 31 in SAAver F

SAAver J every day from 28-31.

Direct JFK-LAX

im guessing you looked for one seat and he looked for two. but just a guess.

Well, it looks like it changed, because I was absolutely looking for one pax.

Now I even see Saver for some days.



And AAnytime for all days:

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1233 on: March 25, 2015, 02:13:58 PM »
im guessing you looked for one seat and he looked for two. but just a guess.
Just ran 2 pax.

Still every day AAnytime F.
SAAver F- 28 and 30.
SAAver J- every day 28-1st
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1234 on: March 30, 2015, 02:25:09 PM »
In addition to NRT and PEK (and a night in ICN where we depart from), I wanted to add another destination for our trip in June.

Thus far, I've considered:

1) ROR (read: Palau) (pros: non-stop flights to/from NRT/ICN, and great diving; cons: June is beginning of rainy season, no award hotels)
2) CNS + HTI (read: Cairns and Whitsundays) (pros: great time to go visit great barrier reef with amazing diving, amazing award redemptions on QF from CNS to HTI, cons: a LOT of travel, only non-stop from NRT is a cash flight on JQ)
3) PPS + MPH (read: Palawan and Boracay) (Pros: stunningly beautiful, closer to Asia than Australia; cons: beginning of rainy season, no award hotels)
4) KUL + RDN (read: Kuala Lumpur and Redang/Perhentian islands) (pros: stunningly beautiful, June is a perfect time the eastern malasyian islands, cheap revenue tix from KUL; cons, its a shlep, though not as much as #2, no award hotels)

I'm leaning towards #2 or #4 because I'd rather not risk the weather issue. Otherwise, I'd almost certainly do #3.

#2 would mean a couple nights in NRT, 2/3 nights in PEK, travel back to NRT (but via ICN because can't use 3 day transit visa otherwise), then to CNS for 2/3 days, one day in HTI and then back to ICN for a night.



#4 would mean a couple nights in NRT, 2/3 nights in PEK, a night in KUL, and then 4/5 nights in Perhentian and Redang, and then back to ICN via KUL.



I'm leaning more towards #4 because #2 looks like a lot of travel in two weeks, no?



Anyone been to any of these places? What would you do?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 02:33:33 PM by AJK »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1235 on: March 30, 2015, 02:38:12 PM »
My vote is #2 considering the weather/time of year, your love of diving, and your bucket list, http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10537.msg1085866#msg1085866

It would be different if you had kids with you...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1236 on: March 30, 2015, 03:00:33 PM »
My vote is #2 considering the weather/time of year, your love of diving, and your bucket list, http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10537.msg1085866#msg1085866

It would be different if you had kids with you...

Even if #2 is 11,000 miles of travel and 8 segments (not including TPAC flights) vs. #4 which is 7,000 miles and could be as little as 4 segments?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1237 on: March 30, 2015, 03:01:55 PM »
What does the wife think?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1238 on: March 30, 2015, 03:02:53 PM »
What does the wife think?

A fair question, good sir.

She's up for anything, really, and can be convinced to go either way probably.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1239 on: March 31, 2015, 07:58:24 AM »
For a traveler like you, you should've gotten a 10 year visa.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1240 on: April 02, 2015, 07:34:12 AM »
Just got an escort through security from Flagship check-in. Skipped all the lines.

Wasn't expecting that.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1241 on: April 02, 2015, 08:03:57 AM »
Don't worry when I decide to burn my stockpile I will drive everyone nuts with the planning. I'm thinking year long honeymoon trip around the world :)

So... you've spent a month in Hawaii, and now are in TLV... only about 10 more months to go.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1242 on: April 02, 2015, 08:46:54 AM »
EK F availability WIDE open now.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1243 on: April 02, 2015, 08:48:55 AM »
EK F availability WIDE open now.
So where you booking now?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1244 on: April 02, 2015, 08:51:25 AM »
So where you booking now?

Well, I recently had to cancel an EK F trip to MRU, so I'm going to look into rescheduling that.
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