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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1220 on: March 18, 2015, 03:05:58 PM »


Also, that is a lot of green stars.

More stars then Dan albeit the difference in color :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1221 on: March 18, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »
More stars then Dan albeit the difference in color :)
You can generally trade 5 green stars for one red.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1222 on: March 18, 2015, 06:23:18 PM »
Did you figure out your hotel situation for BOB yet?

As of right now, I'm booked at the Hilton.  But I'm just waiting for Dan to release the dates at IHG  :D

But I just got a flight change notification from DL; seems one of my days in BOB just got eaten up. Will have to see.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1223 on: March 18, 2015, 06:44:16 PM »
As of right now, I'm booked at the Hilton.  But I'm just waiting for Dan to release the dates at IHG  :D

But I just got a flight change notification from DL; seems one of my days in BOB just got eaten up. Will have to see.
I'm surprised he didn't let you in on the trick yet. ;)

Sorry about the change :(

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1224 on: March 19, 2015, 08:06:29 PM »
Since when does TN fly 777s?  :o

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1225 on: March 19, 2015, 09:27:26 PM »
Since when does TN fly 777s?  :o


Oper by AF?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1226 on: March 19, 2015, 09:43:51 PM »
Ding ding ding.

They apparently switched me from TN to AF. Interesting.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1227 on: March 19, 2015, 09:46:34 PM »
Ding ding ding.

They apparently switched me from TN to AF. Interesting.
Just a wild guess I had...

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1228 on: March 25, 2015, 01:32:52 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
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 01:57:54 PM by AJK »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1229 on: March 25, 2015, 01:56:50 PM »
anti jews traveling for pesach ;)

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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?
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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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