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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1320 on: May 29, 2015, 05:15:58 PM »
I'd rather not waste 22.5K UA on a sub 2 hour flight... if only there was a cheap Y fare, but it's not looking good.
I find it funny that some flights like SIN-HKG can be dirt cheap at like $75 OW for a 4 hour flight while other flights like this are super expensive with no LCCs flying the route.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1321 on: May 29, 2015, 08:06:06 PM »
Anyone got ideas for the best way to book PEK-ICN?
KE/DL

Should also be hidden city fares considering ICN is a hub.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1322 on: May 30, 2015, 11:30:54 PM »
Tried looking for hidden city, as I also realized ICN is a hub. Wasn't terribly successful, but I'll look again.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1323 on: May 31, 2015, 04:27:02 PM »
It's actually mind boggling that more people redeeming award tickets don't get stranded in foreign places.

I booked CNS-HTI on QF for 4500 Avios/pax  about two weeks ago and was told "it's going to be sent for manual processing" and you'll get a confirmation email.

Most people would assume they're fine. And most people would go on with their lives. And most people would get stuck in CNS.

I've called back no less than 4-5 times to make sure the booking gets ticketed and each time BA said: "Oh, it'll will be done in 24-48 hours, not to worry!"

So, today, after nearly two weeks, I check the status of the ticket and I see this:



 :o :o :o :o

So not only is the booking not ticketed (as I found out from CheckMyTrip), somehow the date has changed by 4 months, the origin has changed and the destination has changed!

Instead of flying the below red route for 4500 Avios/pax, they had me booked on the yellow route (that should cost 25K Avios/pax):



Finally, after an hour on the phone today I won the lottery by being able to speak to a  BA *ticketing agent* who, after a bit of back and forth, was able to fix it. Luckily, the award space was not gone, otherwise I probably would have been out of luck.

I feel for the people who don't know they have to do this kind of stuff... crazy.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1324 on: May 31, 2015, 04:38:40 PM »
It's actually mind boggling that more people redeeming award tickets don't get stranded in foreign places.

I booked CNS-HTI on QF for 4500 Avios/pax  about two weeks ago and was told "it's going to be sent for manual processing" and you'll get a confirmation email.

Most people would assume they're fine. And most people would go on with their lives. And most people would get stuck in CNS.

I've called back no less than 4-5 times to make sure the booking gets ticketed and each time BA said: "Oh, it'll will be done in 24-48 hours, not to worry!"

So, today, after nearly two weeks, I check the status of the ticket and I see this:



 :o :o :o :o

So not only is the booking not ticketed (as I found out from CheckMyTrip), somehow the date has changed by 4 months, the origin has changed and the destination has changed!

Instead of flying the below red route for 4500 Avios/pax, they had me booked on the yellow route (that should cost 25K Avios/pax):



Finally, after an hour on the phone today I won the lottery by being able to speak to a  BA *ticketing agent* who, after a bit of back and forth, was able to fix it. Luckily, the award space was not gone, otherwise I probably would have been out of luck.

I feel for the people who don't know they have to do this kind of stuff... crazy.
Wow, that's crazy. It'd've been crazier if you could have made the Delhi - LHR work out in your travel plans for only 4500 avios and get CNS-HTI as well.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1325 on: May 31, 2015, 04:42:22 PM »
Nah.
Most people would see HTI isn't on BA.com and assume it couldn't be booked with Avios.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1326 on: May 31, 2015, 04:51:30 PM »
Wow, that's crazy. It'd've been crazier if you could have made the Delhi - LHR work out in your travel plans for only 4500 avios and get CNS-HTI as well.

Coulda been nice, but no way for me to make that work.

Nah.
Most people would see HTI isn't on BA.com and assume it couldn't be booked with Avios.

True, but the point remains the same... this isn't specific about HTI...

I can't imagine that most people check their bookings like the more experienced DDF'er.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1327 on: May 31, 2015, 05:22:58 PM »
FYI

Doesn't seem CheapoAir collects YQ on JQ flights...

Just saved $175.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1328 on: May 31, 2015, 06:31:56 PM »
Wow, that's a great data point! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1329 on: June 01, 2015, 10:58:42 PM »
Anyone know if it's possible to "negotiate" with the hosts on airbnb and/or vrbo, or the price offered set in stone?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1330 on: June 01, 2015, 10:59:50 PM »
Of course it is.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1331 on: June 01, 2015, 11:15:55 PM »

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1332 on: June 01, 2015, 11:20:51 PM »
Excellent, thanks.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1333 on: June 02, 2015, 02:36:49 AM »
Anyone know if it's possible to "negotiate" with the hosts on airbnb and/or vrbo, or the price offered set in stone?
I have booked with Airbnb many times and I only paid the asking rate once when I booked it right before the stay and didn't want to risk it getting booked

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1334 on: June 02, 2015, 09:35:28 AM »
Anyone know if it's possible to "negotiate" with the hosts on airbnb and/or vrbo, or the price offered set in stone?
I did, on the timings. Did a rental 10am to 8pm same day