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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #860 on: October 20, 2014, 10:22:33 PM »
In case anyone was wondering, below are the chances you'll get the new 747 ex-AKL.



Try, if you can, to snag TG 476 for a greater than 80% chance (which also runs 7 days a week).
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #861 on: October 20, 2014, 10:30:07 PM »
In case anyone was wondering, below are the chances you'll get the new 747 ex-AKL.



Try, if you can, to snag TG 476 for a greater than 80% chance (which also runs 7 days a week).
Best way to book it? ANA?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #862 on: October 20, 2014, 10:30:31 PM »
Actually, UA. Cheap at 40K. Cheaper, in fact, post-deval.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #863 on: October 20, 2014, 10:32:22 PM »
Actually, UA. Cheap at 40K. Cheaper, in fact, post-deval.
I need to start thinking of booking legs and not necessarily the whole ticket at once.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #864 on: October 20, 2014, 10:33:53 PM »
Cheapest way is probably US at 140K in F to SYD/AKL. Ideal routing (to maximize F): JFK-HKG-NRT-SYD in CX and JL F.

Short of that, you can do what I'm doing, which is a bit easier:

120k US in F to N. Asia + another award, like 40K UA on TG F.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #865 on: October 20, 2014, 10:50:12 PM »
In case anyone was wondering, below are the chances you'll get the new 747 ex-AKLSYD.



Try, if you can, to snag TG 476 for a greater than 80% chance (which also runs 7 days a week).

FTFM

And here is BKK-SYD:

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #866 on: October 22, 2014, 01:43:06 AM »
AJK, did you complete your MLE TR?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #867 on: October 22, 2014, 01:44:17 AM »
Sadly, no.

Though, I think I probably can from pictures.

My list is first to finish my most recent trip to DXB-SIN-DPS, then I have an idea for CPT/JNB, and then perhaps I'll finish MLE.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #868 on: October 22, 2014, 01:56:57 PM »
Sadly, no.

Though, I think I probably can from pictures.

My list is first to finish my most recent trip to DXB-SIN-DPS, then I have an idea for CPT/JNB, and then perhaps I'll finish MLE.
Can't wait for that one!

And when AJK says "I have an idea"...

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #869 on: October 22, 2014, 09:31:14 PM »
Why isn't QR F on your list?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #870 on: October 22, 2014, 10:13:21 PM »
What list?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #871 on: October 22, 2014, 11:08:11 PM »
What list?
Your sig.

I thought you have in plan to cover every A380. Ouch, I keep on mixing up AJK and Lucky.  :P
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #872 on: October 22, 2014, 11:13:03 PM »
My sig shows products I will have flown in 2014.

2015 is a whole 'nother story, Gd willing.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #873 on: October 23, 2014, 04:23:11 PM »
I know I might be nuts but this what I decided and booked. LGA-ORD-HKG-BKK CX J (hoping F opens) BKK-USM-BKK (local carrier) BKK-NRT (looking for TG F need help) NRT-LAX SQ R LAX-JFK (hoping  for AA 321 F/J). I want to thank my fellow DDF family for your TRs which have been the primary source of motivation for this especially the Master of this thread and many others Mr. and Mrs. AJK.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #874 on: October 23, 2014, 04:24:36 PM »
I know I might be nuts but this what I decided and booked. LGA-ORD-HKG-BKK CX J (hoping F opens) BKK-USM-BKK (local carrier) BKK-NRT (looking for TG F need help) NRT-LAX SQ R LAX-JFK (hoping  for AA 321 F/J). I want to thank my fellow DDF family for your TRs which have been the primary source of motivation for this especially the Master of this thread and many others Mr. and Mrs. AJK.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #875 on: October 23, 2014, 04:34:11 PM »
I know I might be nuts but this what I decided and booked. LGA-ORD-HKG-BKK CX J (hoping F opens) BKK-USM-BKK (local carrier) BKK-NRT (looking for TG F need help) NRT-LAX SQ R LAX-JFK (hoping  for AA 321 F/J). I want to thank my fellow DDF family for your TRs which have been the primary source of motivation for this especially the Master of this thread and many others Mr. and Mrs. AJK.

Not the best choice of thread (probably should be here), but anyway :)

This is your trip (potentially):



--After all the back and forth with MLE, you're doing an itin that's 21,000 mi? more than 3,000 miles longer than MLE? I sure hope you're not taking the infant... and if not, why not MLE? I'd say it's better than USM.
--BKK-NRT in TG F tends to open close-in pretty reliably. Also, if you can stomach it, I'd fly into NRT (LGA-ORD-HKG-NRT), so you can get NRT-BKK-NRT for 50K in TG F A380 (which is cheaper than UA's one-way price of 60K!)

P.S. Glad I was able to motivate you to do an awesome trip like this! ;)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #876 on: October 23, 2014, 04:42:51 PM »
Not the best choice of thread (probably should be here), but anyway :) Was planning on posting in a more appropriate thread t'was done by mistake :(



--After all the back and forth with MLE, you're doing an itin that's 21,000 mi? more than 3,000 miles longer than MLE? I sure hope you're not taking the infant... and if not, why not MLE? I'd say it's better than USM. Infant not coming, Wanted to cover multiple countries at once, MLE is high on the list and I'll get to it iy"h.
--BKK-NRT in TG F tends to open close-in pretty reliably. Also, if you can stomach it, I'd fly into NRT (LGA-ORD-HKG-NRT), so you can get NRT-BKK-NRT for 50K in TG F A380 (which is cheaper than UA's one-way price of 60K!) Using what miles?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #877 on: October 23, 2014, 04:43:35 PM »
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #878 on: October 23, 2014, 04:57:51 PM »
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By phone? I don't see anything online.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #879 on: October 23, 2014, 05:04:08 PM »
By phone? I don't see anything online.

Not sure what you're asking.
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