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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #460 on: February 03, 2014, 09:06:12 AM »
What one can do with time.
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looks like there's $$ too - either to pay for some of these travels or to not be working all those weeks..
someone has to pay the mortgage
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #461 on: February 03, 2014, 11:56:27 AM »
Need more than time for this, my friend.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #462 on: February 03, 2014, 12:10:32 PM »
Need more than time for this, my friend.
True. Though one of the first things one would need is the time.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #463 on: February 03, 2014, 12:11:36 PM »
True. Though one of the first things one would need is the time.
And money. And savvy
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #464 on: February 03, 2014, 12:12:25 PM »
And money. And savvy
True. But even with all that, if you don't have the time...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #465 on: February 03, 2014, 12:13:26 PM »
True. Though one of the first things one would need is the time.

Really? One of the first things is time?

How many people you know that have the TIME to do what he does? I'd imagine it's way more than the people you know who have the $$ and/or knowledge to pull it off.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #466 on: February 03, 2014, 12:15:53 PM »
Really? One of the first things is time?

How many people you know that have the TIME to do what he does? I'd imagine it's way more than the people you know who have the $$ and/or knowledge to pull it off.
Agreed. Not discounting the many other things which one needs to have.

Seems like this can be likened to the chicken and egg question.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #467 on: February 03, 2014, 07:35:07 PM »
True. Though one of the first things one would need is the time.
and brains (together with some money/time/smarts..)
maybe he hires an agent/friend to put it together?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #468 on: February 03, 2014, 07:42:20 PM »
With enough money, you don't need brains.

But something tells me the majority of these trips were booked with miles. He is a big poster on FT after all.

Plenty of trust fund babies, for instance, travel like this and wouldn't know FT if a mistake fare dropped in their lap.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #469 on: February 03, 2014, 07:46:15 PM »
With enough money, you don't need brains.

But something tells me the majority of these trips were booked with miles. He is a big poster on FT after all.

Plenty of trust fund babies, for instance, travel like this and wouldn't know FT if a mistake fare dropped in their lap.
+1
very true - maybe lots of miles built up just with someone else's money
i've seen some of those at my free spg plat 3-room suite hotels
i keep thinking:
i paid: $0 + 0 taxes
he paid: $700 + $100 taxes


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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #470 on: February 04, 2014, 01:47:11 PM »
Quote
Change clarification for itineraries booked before February 3: Many of you have also been asking about what kinds of itinerary changes will re-trigger a re-price to the new award chart, and I can share some additional follow-up details about that. As a reminder, the existing change process will apply, and any change that requires an award to re-price will require an add/collect of the additional miles under the new award price structure. Fees for change/cancel will still apply per our existing policies. Changes that will not trigger a re-price for itineraries ticketed before February 3, 2014 include:

  • Date/time (cabin, region, and award type canít change)
  • Carrier on one or more segments (cabin, region, and award type canít change)
  • Origin/Destination within the same regions (carrier and cabin canít change)

Source: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/22283437-post2586.html

So let me get this straight.

I'd be able to change:

DPS-BKK-FRA-MUC-YYZ
to
DPS-BKK-FRA-NYC

because YYZ and NYC are in same region?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #471 on: February 04, 2014, 01:55:13 PM »
That's what it says as long as no cabin change. Again it's a question of how it's programmed, which is completely up to chance, more than what uainsider says
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #472 on: February 04, 2014, 01:57:53 PM »
Wow, I can't believe they're allowing O/D changes as long as same region.

That's very surprising.

So all it'll cost me is a change fee, and I'd be able to fly FRA-NYC on the 744 again and skip FRA-MUC-YYZ-NYC on the (not-as-good-IMHO) A340.

Now, it's making that EY mistake fare even harder to keep. Ugh. Especially because it's 9W operated, as of now.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #473 on: February 04, 2014, 02:01:54 PM »
Wow, I can't believe they're allowing O/D changes as long as same region.

That's very surprising.

So all it'll cost me is a change fee, and I'd be able to fly FRA-NYC on the 744 again and skip FRA-MUC-YYZ-NYC on the (not-as-good-IMHO) A340.

Now, it's making that EY mistake fare even harder to keep. Ugh. Especially because it's 9W operated, as of now.
I'll believe it when I see it
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #475 on: February 22, 2014, 04:29:41 PM »
Im happy hes spending christmas wit us :)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #476 on: March 30, 2014, 05:59:48 PM »


Which would you choose?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #477 on: March 30, 2014, 06:05:53 PM »


Which would you choose?
Are the ~9,000 points worth the extra stop and time for you an DW?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #478 on: March 30, 2014, 06:12:33 PM »
Are the ~9,000 points worth the extra stop and time for you an DW?

For 5K, I'd def take one stop.

But at almost 10K, i'm waffling.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #479 on: March 30, 2014, 06:40:16 PM »


Which would you choose?

Depends how much you wanna see your favorite baby nephew ;-) taught him how to say Uncle AJK  ;)