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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2420 on: January 05, 2019, 10:23:51 PM »


EWR-SJU, UA lie-flat J, 18.8K MR
NRR-CPX, V4 economy, 2.5K MR (why CPX? Here's why.)
SJU-SXM, BB economy, 5K MR (why SXM? Here's why.)
SXM-EWR, UA economy, 11.4K MR.

5 nights, St. Regis SJU in St. Regis Suite, 240K MT.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2421 on: January 06, 2019, 12:11:22 PM »
No, 50% MR.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2422 on: January 06, 2019, 12:12:25 PM »
No, 50% MR.
Someone's been keeping secrets 😏
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2423 on: January 06, 2019, 12:26:43 PM »
Someone has access to a biz cent card
ftfy
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2424 on: January 06, 2019, 12:27:47 PM »
ftfy
Oh I knew how he booked it, that wasn't my point.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2425 on: January 06, 2019, 12:35:28 PM »

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2426 on: January 06, 2019, 12:36:15 PM »
Thanks, @YesThatsMe.

Usually book the longer legs farther in advance and tweak as departure closes in.

I use a combination of Expert Flyer, the new defunct WATT Tools, and manual labor.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2427 on: January 06, 2019, 01:10:03 PM »
Why not J for SXM-EWR?

Barring some exception, I don't usually redeem for non-lie-flat J.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2428 on: January 06, 2019, 02:00:52 PM »


EWR-SJU, UA lie-flat J, 18.8K MR
NRR-CPX, V4 economy, 2.5K MR (why CPX? Here's why.)
SJU-SXM, BB economy, 5K MR (why SXM? Here's why.)
SXM-EWR, UA economy, 11.4K MR.

5 nights, St. Regis SJU in St. Regis Suite, 240K MT.

If you're planning on taking ferries between Islands, note they can be quite rough.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2429 on: January 06, 2019, 02:53:13 PM »
If you're planning on taking ferries between Islands, note they can be quite rough.
Gonna fly.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2430 on: March 17, 2019, 09:43:12 PM »
Had booked the "glitch" to SCL/Patagonia for a week, but given the amount of planning and other factors, doesn't look like we're going to be able to make that work. Additionally, neither of us are in the mood for a vacation that requires another vacation afterwards.

Took awhile, but finally refunded the entire amount of the tix through Chase trip cancellation insurance.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2431 on: August 05, 2019, 12:53:29 PM »
To close the bookends of my CX F glitch tickets, I just booked ORD-HND // NRT-JFK in NH F using 120K VS + ~$350 pp.  Can confirm that they charge YQ that matches almost exactly what is on ITA.

But even so, 19 cpp is def on the higher end of redemptions for me.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2432 on: August 05, 2019, 02:31:53 PM »

To close the bookends of my CX F glitch tickets, I just booked ORD-HND // NRT-JFK in NH F using 120K VS + ~$350 pp.  Can confirm that they charge YQ that matches almost exactly what is on ITA.

But even so, 19 cpp is def on the higher end of redemptions for me.



Nice. But I hate putting a CPP valuation based on the online rate, let's be real, you'd never pay those prices if you HAD to book that flight in F.

If you would HMU next time ;)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2433 on: August 05, 2019, 02:49:31 PM »
I put online, published rates because that's what my itin costs and there's not a better (or consistent) way to otherwise compare. 

A HC to who knows where else doesn't disprove that.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2434 on: August 05, 2019, 04:00:35 PM »
I put online, published rates because that's what my itin costs and there's not a better (or consistent) way to otherwise compare. 

A HC to who knows where else doesn't disprove that.
It's a nice fun way to compare, and it sure feels good.
But if you book OW all of a sudden you CPP increases significantly when no one in their right mind would book it like that, since a simple RT will he cheaper.
To an extent this whole thing is fake. I've gotten 15+ CPP on redemptions when you look at the OW of 6k+, when I reality a RT is closer to 4k+.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2435 on: August 05, 2019, 04:09:00 PM »
It's a nice fun way to compare, and it sure feels good.
But if you book OW all of a sudden you CPP increases significantly when no one in their right mind would book it like that, since a simple RT will he cheaper.
To an extent this whole thing is fake. I've gotten 15+ CPP on redemptions when you look at the OW of 6k+, when I reality a RT is closer to 4k+.
Depends if you need a OW or RT.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2436 on: August 05, 2019, 05:00:02 PM »
Depends if you need a OW or RT.
It's still max 4k, not 6k in that example.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2437 on: December 04, 2019, 04:23:44 PM »
I have 2 tickets on hold to PPT. Does it make sense to go for a quick 2 days? (arrive Monday AM leave Wed late PM). If yes which island and what is a must?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2438 on: December 04, 2019, 04:31:34 PM »
I have 2 tickets on hold to PPT. Does it make sense to go for a quick 2 days? (arrive Monday AM leave Wed late PM). If yes which island and what is a must?
TY
It's a long way to go for 2 days, but if this is a bucket list for you and that's all you can get, go for it.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2439 on: December 04, 2019, 04:39:48 PM »
It's a long way to go for 2 days, but if this is a bucket list for you and that's all you can get, go for it.
BOB and Moorea are both stunning.
Um...its your fault.....Snagged 2 tickets this morning.