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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2440 on: December 04, 2019, 05:25:40 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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Gosh, as mentioned, that's a very long way to go, even just from LAX.  If availability is still there, any chance you can extend? I'd do 3-4 days minimum.  Regardless of whether you go for 2 or 4 days, I'd say go straight to BOB, do not pass go, do not stop and collect $200.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2441 on: December 04, 2019, 05:34:43 PM »
Gosh, as mentioned, that's a very long way to go, even just from LAX.  If availability is still there, any chance you can extend? I'd do 3-4 days minimum.  Regardless of whether you go for 2 or 4 days, I'd say go straight to BOB, do not pass go, do not stop and collect $200.
Have you done Moorea? Many argue it's the prettiest island in the world
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2442 on: December 04, 2019, 05:36:23 PM »
You don't go to FP, skip BOB, and do MOZ. You just don't.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2443 on: December 04, 2019, 05:53:46 PM »
I'm talking to you :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2444 on: December 04, 2019, 06:01:29 PM »
Gosh, as mentioned, that's a very long way to go, even just from LAX.  If availability is still there, any chance you can extend? I'd do 3-4 days minimum.  Regardless of whether you go for 2 or 4 days, I'd say go straight to BOB, do not pass go, do not stop and collect $200.
It wasnt about availability, there is no other way to go from sat-fri with getting home by shabbos

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2445 on: August 12, 2020, 05:00:55 PM »
I'm struggling which to book --

The first to prove I'm not insane...



Or the second to certainly break whatever my previous "lowest CPM redemption ever" record was before this.



0.0009 per point  :o



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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2446 on: August 12, 2020, 05:40:58 PM »
I'm struggling which to book --

The first to prove I'm not insane...



Or the second to certainly break whatever my previous "lowest CPM redemption ever" record was before this.



0.0005 per point  :o




FTFY (deduct the taxes on award ticket first)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2447 on: August 12, 2020, 05:45:34 PM »
Lol, indeed.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2448 on: August 12, 2020, 06:26:14 PM »
LOL, though to be fair, it's comparing BE to regular economy.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2449 on: August 12, 2020, 08:32:20 PM »
LOL, though to be fair, it's comparing BE to regular economy.
Ah, of course, that's gotta be worth a few 10 thousands of a cent per mile more.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2450 on: March 31, 2021, 06:21:56 PM »
I booked NYC-STT using B6 companion fare on outbound today (the last day BE remains freely cancelable for Mosaics) for $60 OW PP, but they don't fly back the day I need, so for STT-NYC, WWYD?

1) UA, 3:00-7:20p, $104, BE
2a) DL, 6:42-10:50p, $104, BE (have Plat but complimentary upgrade not offered because of BE)
2b) DL, 6:42-10:50p, 6K SM + $9.56, BE (same, 1.57 cpp)
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2d) DL, 6:42-10:50p, 10K SM + $9.56, Y (same, 1.4 cpp)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2451 on: March 31, 2021, 06:23:54 PM »
I booked NYC-STT using B6 companion fare on outbound today (the last day BE remains freely cancelable for Mosaics) for $60 OW PP, but they don't fly back the day I need, so for STT-NYC, WWYD?

1) UA, 3:00-7:20p, $104, BE
2a) DL, 6:42-10:50p, $104, BE (have Plat but complimentary upgrade not offered because of BE)
2b) DL, 6:42-10:50p, 6K SM + $9.56, BE (same, 1.57 cpp)
2c) DL, 6:42-10:50p, $149, Y (have Plat; complimentary upgrade possible)
2d) DL, 6:42-10:50p, 10K SM + $9.56, Y (same, 1.4 cpp)
2d. What's the question?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2452 on: March 31, 2021, 06:26:34 PM »
I guess several things I should have noted:

1) Is it worth 4K SM for only a possibility of an upgrade, esp at a lower cpp value;
2) I have a bunch of DL GC to use;
3) I have some UA travel bank cash expiring from this promo
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2453 on: April 01, 2021, 07:19:00 AM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #2454 on: July 06, 2021, 08:40:03 PM »
Booked BOB redux for June 2022:

JFK-MSP-LAX-PPT in J for 100K DL + $5.60
PPT-LAX in J for 64K AF + $286.80
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