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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.
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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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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2013, 07:51:32 PM »
$150/pax or $150 total?

I think it's $150/pax, unfortunately.

And if it doesn't open would you rather fly from EWR?

Yeah, I would.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2013, 07:52:38 PM »
So it's $300 vs. $150 in points and you would rather save the points?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2013, 07:58:58 PM »
I think it's $150/pax, unfortunately.
Yes, but they did waive one fee for me YMMV.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2013, 08:11:47 PM »
Well, that's not entirely the calculus.

I'd prefer the JFK-NRT flight.

Option 1) Book JFK-MCO-ORD(AA)-NRT now and if (i) JFK-ORD opens (though I'd have to leave the night before), and/or (ii) JFK-NRT opens up, pay $0 to switch it.

Option 2) Book EWR-ORD(WN)-NRT now and guarantee myself a convenient EWR departure, and if JFK-NRT opens, pay $150 or $300 to change it.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2013, 08:14:52 PM »
Well, that's not entirely the calculus.

I'd prefer the JFK-NRT flight.

Option 1) Book JFK-MCO-ORD(AA)-NRT now and if (i) JFK-ORD opens (though I'd have to leave the night before), and/or (ii) JFK-NRT opens up, pay $0 to switch it.

Option 2) Book EWR-ORD(WN)-NRT now and guarantee myself a convenient EWR departure, and if JFK-NRT opens, pay $150 or $300 to change it.

I'd choose the latter. Paying the fee is the worst case scenario ( If you can't use your charm to have them waived). With the former worst case scenario you have 2 unnecessary stopovers.