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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #520 on: May 06, 2014, 04:28:37 PM »
NYC-YVR, not the "full" experience if i recall :)

You recall correctly.

But, 1) I don't really have an option to switch to CX F any longer, and 2) BA F, even if average (and it does certainly LOOK so), I won't get it again for this price, assuming it IS a glitch (which it seems it is).
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #521 on: May 07, 2014, 03:04:45 AM »
Turns out it's no longer available...

Well, not such a big deal. I've flown CX F before, and I'll be able to grab a CX F flight in the future, Gd willing.

CXs strong point is in ultra long flights, sleep there is really good. Other than that LH/EK are better.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #522 on: May 07, 2014, 09:34:40 PM »
Well, as the "glitch" began to close, I pulled the trigger on the above routing. $198 in taxes.

If I can find SQ R to SYD/MEL, I'll probably do that. If not, I'll just hang out in SE Asia, possibly LGK/HKT/Boracay and/or Krabi/Emerald cave (really wanna see it).
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #523 on: May 08, 2014, 04:36:13 AM »
Not including the two segments in CX J:

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #524 on: July 11, 2014, 02:02:32 PM »
TG F + OZ F (A388) + OZ F (A388) on old UA award of 70K and no YQ.

v.

SQ R + SQ R for 93.5K SQ and $1000 YQ.

Decisions, decisions...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #525 on: July 11, 2014, 02:21:25 PM »
Option 1
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #526 on: July 11, 2014, 04:31:47 PM »
Option 1

Was leaning that way myself.

I don't see SQ devaluing that dramatically (if at all) in the next year, and these UA awards are going the way of the dodo.

Problem is... should one ever turn down flying SQ R, no matter the alternative? :P
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #527 on: July 11, 2014, 04:54:58 PM »
Was leaning that way myself.

I don't see SQ devaluing that dramatically (if at all) in the next year, and these UA awards are going the way of the dodo.
Exactly

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Problem is... should one ever turn down flying SQ R, no matter the alternative? :P
Not in my eyes, but feel free to make your own decisions
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #528 on: July 11, 2014, 06:34:13 PM »
TG F + OZ F (A388) + OZ F (A388) on old UA award of 70K and no YQ.

v.

SQ R + SQ R for 93.5K SQ and $1000 YQ.

Decisions, decisions...

option 2


Problem is... should one ever turn down flying SQ R, no matter the alternative? :P
exactly I would rather fly with Sq R as I don't think TG and OZ come close

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #529 on: July 13, 2014, 10:57:15 PM »
Yeah, perhaps they don't... but if one is about maximizing "bang for buck" the smart money is on TG/OZ with an old UA chart award. Pretty sure that's what I'll do.

In any event, I arrive in SIN ~3PM on Thurs.

Is leaving Monday mid-day enough time? Too much time?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #530 on: July 14, 2014, 01:08:19 PM »
option 2  exactly I would rather fly with Sq R as I don't think TG and OZ come close
You'd spend $2K + 45K points for the difference?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #531 on: July 14, 2014, 01:25:36 PM »
I believe it was ~$1000 for 2 pax.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #532 on: July 14, 2014, 01:27:15 PM »
I believe it was ~$1000 for 2 pax.
Why would you write 93.5K which per pax and $1K which is for the reservation?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #533 on: July 14, 2014, 01:27:50 PM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #534 on: July 14, 2014, 02:11:48 PM »
option 2  exactly I would rather fly with Sq R as I don't think TG and OZ come close
Have you been on either?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #535 on: July 14, 2014, 02:53:56 PM »
Have you been on either?
I Have been on SQ R
And I can't believe there is anything that comes close

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #536 on: July 14, 2014, 04:13:08 PM »
And I can't believe there is anything that comes close
Definitely not for couples.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #537 on: July 23, 2014, 04:28:12 PM »
25,001 mi.

EK F (A380 x 2); JL F (SkySuite); OZ F (A380); UA J (PS). b"eH.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #538 on: July 23, 2014, 04:30:52 PM »
The only thing I may change is the JL F segment for a GA F segment.

That would (i) cut out a segment, (ii) make it much more expensive (looks like 90K GA one-way as opposed to just 40K AA for JL F), (iii) add doors (!!), (iv) make it much harder to pull off. I mean, look at this:

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #539 on: July 23, 2014, 07:23:36 PM »
You have a GA ticketing office near you?
That whole process just sounds like a world of pain.