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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.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2013, 08:16:43 PM »
Actually, just got a better idea, which was the whole point of this thread: maximizing value.

Option 3) If I book it from another US city, I can use the NYC leg as a stopover which means I CAN change from among the NYC airports.

Such that I can have the following:

MIA-EWR(stop)//JFK-ORD-NRT.

And then if JFK-NRT opens, I can switch for free!

And I get half a trip to MIA for free :)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2013, 08:33:13 PM »
Or even better than MIA, perhaps LAX... something like this?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2013, 08:44:14 PM »

Looks like a MPM+25% violation.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2013, 08:46:29 PM »
Nope, I checked it.

Check LAX-HKT.

MPM+25% = 12998
Actual mileage = 12755
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2013, 09:28:08 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)....

Anyone know anything about Boracay?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2013, 10:57:36 PM »
Anyone know anything about Boracay?
On my list, it seems really cool.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2013, 10:59:30 PM »
On my list, it seems really cool.

Well, it seems it won't happen this time 'round.

Looks like for June/July, the only destinations I should be considering, given the climate, are Indonesia and Malaysia, so I believe we'll pick from those two.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2013, 01:39:54 AM »
Well, it seems it won't happen this time 'round.

Looks like for June/July, the only destinations I should be considering, given the climate, are Indonesia and Malaysia, so I believe we'll pick from those two.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2013, 01:43:31 AM »
That' s already in the cards :)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2013, 01:45:35 AM »
That' s already in the cards :)
Nice.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2013, 01:54:55 AM »
Need a second destination!
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2013, 03:14:02 AM »
Need a second destination!

How about Manila?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2013, 08:07:11 AM »
Need a second destination!
Singapore? Chang mai?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2013, 09:24:35 AM »
Need a second destination!
Borneo?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2013, 09:37:12 AM »
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