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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1400 on: July 02, 2015, 08:48:33 PM »
Not to Sydney.

Maybe he transferd Amex MR >  EK Awards account?!

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1401 on: July 03, 2015, 10:09:33 AM »
Maybe he transferd Amex MR >  EK Awards account?!
Don't think AJK paid YQ ever in his life....
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1402 on: July 04, 2015, 10:28:55 PM »
Maybe he used 155k JL.
If he were to fly into ADL it would cost 135k.
On their website it says taxes and fees on Emirates from US to UAE is  maximum $78.20.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1403 on: July 05, 2015, 07:25:42 AM »
Don't think AJK paid YQ ever in his life....

I have documented proof that he has. 8)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1404 on: July 05, 2015, 11:51:39 AM »
I have documented proof that he has. 8)
Yeah, I was talking miles + YQ not paying just YQ  ;) :P  :P
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1405 on: July 05, 2015, 12:28:23 PM »
Don't think AJK paid YQ ever in his life....

I have documented proof that he has. 8)

Yeah, I was talking miles + YQ not paying just YQ  ;)  
Ha. I pretty much only pay YQ when there's an underlying glitch.

No YQ this time around.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1406 on: July 05, 2015, 12:36:08 PM »
just curious where does everyone make those flight maps?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1407 on: July 05, 2015, 12:36:27 PM »
Gcmap.com
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1408 on: July 05, 2015, 01:26:26 PM »
So, AJK, what's the breakdown of miles paid for this routing?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1409 on: July 07, 2015, 11:36:59 PM »
Tougher to do than I'd imagine, and I probably could be convinced to move a couple up or down slightly (likely due to conflating hard v. soft), but here's an update:

Hard Product:

1a.      EY F on A346 (JFK-AUH)
1b.      SQ R on A380 (HKG-SIN-AKL)    
2.     QF F on A380 (DXB-LHR)
3.     LH F on 744 (JFK-FRA; FRA-JFK)
4.     EK F on A380 (JFK-DXB-SIN)
5.     CX F on 777 (JFK-YVR, JFK-HKG)
6.     OZ F on A380 (ICN-LAX)
7.     JJ F on 777 (GRU-MIA)
8.     LH F on A380 (FRA-JNB)
9.     LH F on 748 (LAX-FRA)
10.   TG F on A380 (BKK-CDG, BKK-HKG)
11.   AA F on 777 (DFW-GRU)
12.   JL F on 777 (CGK-NRT)
13.   LH F on A340 (FRA-BOS)
14.   BA F on 744 (LHR-JFK)
15.   AA F on A321 T (JFK-LAX)
16.   TG F on 747 (old) (SYD-BKK)


Soft Product (limited to 5):
1.   LH F on 744 (FRA-JFK)
2.   SQ R on A380 (HKG-SIN-AKL)
3.   LH F on A380 (FRA-JNB)
4.   CX F on 777 (JFK-YVR)
5.   QF F on A380 (DXB-LHR)

Ground Service (limited to 5):

1.   TG at BKK
2.   LH at FRA
3.   EK at DXB
4.   EY at AUH
5.   SQ at SIN


Top 5 Bucket List (in order):

EY F on A380
GA F on 777
QR F on A380
MU F on 777
KE F on A380

Slight update; additions and revisions.

In ranking hard product, winners in close calls depended on the following (in no particular order):

1) The answer to the following question: "All else equal, who would I rather fly long-haul tomorrow?"
2) A380 > other aircraft (more personal space; significantly quieter; room for amenities)
3) Ease of speaking to a co-traveler (terrible in NH F, bad in CX F, excellent in products with doors)
4) Bed + Bedding (QF F hands down winner)
5) Amenities (EK F shower, SQ double-bed, LH F 744 seat + bed)
6) IFE (fantastic selection on EY/EK/SQ, poor on OZ/BA)

Without further ado--

Hard Product:

  • EY F on A346 (JFK-AUH)    
  • SQ R on A380 (HKG-SIN-AKL)    
  • QF F on A380 (DXB-LHR)   
  • EK F on A380 (JFK-DXB-SIN)    
  • LH F on 744 (JFK-FRA; FRA-JFK)   
  • OZ F on A380 (ICN-LAX, ICN-JFK)    
  • CX F on 777 (JFK-YVR, JFK-HKG)    
  • LH F on A380 (FRA-JNB)    
  • TG F on A380 (BKK-CDG, BKK-HKG)   
  • JJ F on 777 (GRU-MIA)   
  • JL F on 777 (CGK-NRT)   
  • NH F on 777 (NRT-JFK, SEA-NRT)   
  • LH F on 748 (LAX-FRA)   
  • AA F on 777 (DFW-GRU)   
  • LH F on A340 (FRA-BOS)   
  • BA F on 744 (LHR-JFK)   
  • AA F on A321 T (JFK-LAX)   
  • TG F on 747 (old) (SYD-BKK)   

Soft Product (limited to 5):
  •    LH F on 744 (FRA-JFK)   
  •    SQ R on A380 (HKG-SIN-AKL)   
  •    NH F on 777 (NRT-JFK, SEA-NRT)   
  •      OZ F on A380 (ICN-LAX, ICN-JFK)    
  •    QF F on A380 (DXB-LHR)   

Ground Service (limited to 5):
  •    TG at BKK    
  •    LH at FRA    
  •    EK at DXB   
  •    EY at AUH   
  •    SQ at SIN   

Top 5 Bucket List (in order):

  •    EY F on A380   
  •    GA F on 777   
  •    QR F on A380   
  •    MU F on 777   
  •    KE F on A380   
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1410 on: July 21, 2015, 02:28:15 AM »
Seems like you never flew QR.

Any particular reason?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1411 on: July 21, 2015, 09:18:12 AM »
I haven't flown QR F. I have flown J.

Reason being their old F isn't very compelling, and their new F on A380 isn't on a route I've found myself able to incorporate in a trip.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1412 on: July 21, 2015, 02:10:42 PM »
I haven't flown QR F. I have flown J.

Which plane?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1413 on: July 21, 2015, 02:21:26 PM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1414 on: July 27, 2015, 09:32:41 PM »
So, AJK, what's the breakdown of miles paid for this routing?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1415 on: July 28, 2015, 10:19:57 AM »
I can't be more specific this time around, unfortunately, aside from saying no animals were hurt in the making of this trip YQ was paid.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1416 on: July 28, 2015, 10:23:35 AM »
I respect that

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1417 on: July 31, 2015, 12:07:58 PM »
Booked flight for 2 hours from now.

United's cost = $674

My cost = 12.5K AC +$5.60

CPM = 5.4 CPM

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1418 on: July 31, 2015, 12:16:26 PM »
Booked flight for 2 hours from now.

United's cost = $674

My cost = 12.5K AC +$5.60

CPM = 5.4 CPM

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Awesome! Routing?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1419 on: July 31, 2015, 12:17:57 PM »
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper