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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2013, 11:49:45 AM »
wow this one looks interesting excited to see what everyone comes up with

What have YOU come up with? :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 11:52:26 AM »
wow this one looks interesting excited to see what everyone comes up with
What have YOU come up with? :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2013, 11:55:48 AM »
Well, I don't HAVE to use WN, but it'd be my cheapest, most effective way that I'm aware of, as--at least on this version of the itin--I can't build it in for free.
maybe I dont know SQ routing rules but why cant you add the lax-nyc on the same ticket

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2013, 11:57:01 AM »
Ask not what DDF can do for you, but what you can do for DDF.
but ddf can get you free rt tickets to Israel ;)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2013, 11:58:05 AM »
Yes.

I think i recall seeing one non-stop flight being offered, but may have been out of ISP.

The issue with that flight is having a SO and flights are only offered until 12PM daily (someone CMIIW and it changed). With the SO, you eat up a whole day regardless when you leave LA.

I used my CP because like i mentioned, $20RT for two people is great. I paid for wifi on way home so i did not have to miss work, otherwise i would "splurge" on a regular award redemption.

Not sure of a way to rework the itin.
WN sometimes has a 1pm flight with a stop in DEN and no plane change.
Yeah, pretty annoying that they don't have coast to coast non-stops.
Though I've heard from more than one FA that they are considering starting that route with their new 737-800's.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 12:04:17 PM »
maybe I dont know SQ routing rules but why cant you add the lax-nyc on the same ticket

You can,  but then it,  first,  takes it out of the SQ chart,  forcing you to use the partner chart (which is considerably more) and,  second,  you can't book it online,  which means you don't get the 15% discount.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2013, 12:05:04 PM »
You can,  but then it,  first,  takes it out of the SQ chart,  forcing you to use the partner chart (which is considerably more) and,  second,  you can't book it online,  which means you don't get the 15% discount.
got it. See i knew there was something i was missing.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2013, 12:06:09 PM »
It still may be worth it I guess,  if I can get a non stop lie flat on UA. And perhaps I can get then to give me the manual discount because it's not possible to book online. Who knows.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
And perhaps I can get then to give me the manual discount because it's not possible to book online. Who knows.
Not gonna happen if you have your itin mixed with partners.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2013, 12:32:11 PM »
I figured as much; but since I haven't tried or know someone who has (I guess until now), I was gonna put it out there.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2013, 12:33:05 PM »
I figured as much; but since I haven't tried or know someone who has (I guess until now), I was gonna put it out there.
You know someone who tried.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2013, 10:35:37 PM »
I guess this helps somewhat: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/36242

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 07:14:04 PM »
OK, so far have:

NYC-ORD-NRT(in JL SkySuite)//HND-HKG(CX F).

Question now becomes:

Where do I go?

I'm coming back from DPS, but where should I start the trip?

Looks like it's rainy season in HKT (though doesn't have to be in Thailand)....
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 07:17:51 PM »
OK, so far have:

NYC-ORD-NRT(in JL SkySuite)//HND-HKG(CX F).

Question now becomes:

Where do I go?

I'm coming back from DPS, but where should I start the trip?

Looks like it's rainy season in HKT... (though doesn't have to be in Thailand).
it seems like its always 'rainy season' lets just hope u dont hit rain thats all :D
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2013, 07:32:17 PM »
Also:

If I book EWR-ORD-NRT with AA, can I change to JFK-NRT without change fee?

What about if I booked LGA-ORD-NRT, can I change to JFK-NRT without change fee then?

(FWIW, CSR told me fee in both cases.)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 07:34:44 PM »
Also:

If I book EWR-ORD-NRT with AA, can I change to JFK-NRT without change fee?

What about if I booked LGA-ORD-NRT, can I change to JFK-NRT without change fee then?

(FWIW, CSR told me fee in both cases.)

IME they wanted to charge me as well. Though I believe there have been reports that HUCA helps for this.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 07:35:51 PM »
Also:

If I book EWR-ORD-NRT with AA, can I change to JFK-NRT without change fee?

What about if I booked LGA-ORD-NRT, can I change to JFK-NRT without change fee then?

(FWIW, CSR told me fee in both cases.)
I booked EWR-ORD- HKG changed it to JFK- HKG and I was charged a fee.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2013, 07:46:59 PM »
Darn. So, miracle of miracles, the CSR seems to be right.

So I guess I'll just keep it ORD-NRT and use WN to get there.

Wait--if I am hoping for JFK-NRT to open (low chance), I may as well book EWR/LGA-ORD-NRT. And then if/when it opens, I can switch, because whether I change from ORD or LGA/EWR, it'll still cost me $150, but this way, I can save my WN miles.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2013, 07:49:17 PM »
$150/pax or $150 total?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2013, 07:50:50 PM »
And if it doesn't open would you rather fly from EWR?
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