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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #945 on: November 14, 2014, 02:36:35 PM »
I don't want to make sansantional news out of this, so i'm gonna burry this here.

All those booking Thai J tickets, it might be worth checking out http://www.expedia.co.th/ for the price of your flight - it's sometimes cheaper than the value of miles  ;)

Note, they won't let you book in the 24 hours prior to travel.

Similair thing if booked directly on Thai's website - around half the price of US POS fares.


Of course, remember using card that doesn't charge forex fees.
I once flew SQ FRA-JFK one way, booking within 10 hours before the flight. In the GDS, (US POS) its was $2000, on SQ German site it was 400

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #946 on: November 15, 2014, 09:07:20 AM »
Sq site is often cheaper than GDS anywhere in the world. Same for CX
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #947 on: November 15, 2014, 01:24:13 PM »
Time for an update.

I realized that I must split between hard and soft to be fair:

Hard Product:
1. EY F on A346 (JFK-AUH) (true luxury)
2. LH F on 744 (JFK-FRA; FRA-JFK) (seat+bed)
3. EK F on A380 (JFK-DXB-SIN) (shower is NOT a gimmick)
4. CX F on 777 (JFK-YVR) (This may rise after a true long-haul)
5. OZ F on A380 (ICN-LAX) (32 inch IFE is awesome)
6. LH F on A380 (FRA-JNB)
7. LH F on 748 (LAX-FRA)
8. TG F on A380 (BKK-CDG)
9. JL F on 777 (CGK-NRT)
10.LH F on A340 (FRA-BOS)

Soft Product:
1.LH F on 744 (FRA-JFK)
2.LH F on A380 (FRA-JNB)
3.CX F on 777 (JFK-YVR)
4.OZ F on A380 (ICN-LAX)
5.JL F on 777 (CGK-NRT)

The only thing that really surprises me is how far down the hard product list JL F is... the only thing I can say in defense is that pitted against any one of the ones I above it, I'd prefer those.
Great list! Really helpful for those of us that dont/can't take like a billion trips.
Has anyone ever posted a list like this for j?
Confession:

Award searching/trip planning for me is like a crawling down a black rabbit hole.

I start, get engrossed, look up after what I think is a half hour, and find out several hours have gone by...  :o

Am I alone?
Same. Dif is I normally don't get anywhere - mostly because I'm too set on getting the most possible bang for my point

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #948 on: November 25, 2014, 08:24:37 AM »
I'm flying JFK-HKG-SIN.

If I am on CX F on a US award to HKG, and I'd like to connect to SQ R on an SQ award to SIN, will CX check check my bags through at JFK to SIN?

According to KVS, they do have an interline agreement, but I'd (obv) be on two separate tickets.

[KVS Availability Tool 7.6.1 - Reference: Interline Agreements [IET]: CX]
Code: [Select]
ELECTRONIC INTERLINE CARRIER AGREEMENTS-CX                     
 INTERLINE CARRIER CODES                                       
   AA - AB - AC - AE - AF - AH - AI - AM - AP - AS             
   AT - AV - AY - AZ - A3 - BA - BE - BG - BI - BL             
   BP - BR - B6 - B7 - CA - CI - CM - CZ - DL - EI             
   EK - ET - EY - FI - FJ - FM - GA - GF - HA - HG             
   HM - HR - IB - IG - JC - JJ - JL - JO - JP - JQ             
   JU - KA - KC - KE - KL - KM - KQ - KU - LA - LG             
   LH - LO - LP - LR - LX - LY - MD - ME - MF - MH             
   MI - MK - MS - MU - NF - NH - NU - NX - NZ - OA             
   OK - OM - OS - OU - OZ - PG - PK - PR - PS - PX             
   PZ - QF - QR - RA - RJ - SA - SB - SC - SK - SN             
   SQ - SU - SV - SW - S7 - TA - TG - TK - TM - TN             
   TP - TX - UA - UL - UN - US - UU - VA - VN - VS             
   VX - WS - WY - XL - ZH - 2C - 4M - 9B - 9W                   

Success!

Though she needed to call helpdesk to guide her through, CX thru-checked my bags at JFK to HKG-SIN-AKL.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #949 on: November 25, 2014, 08:38:35 AM »
Have a safe and awesome trip.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #950 on: November 25, 2014, 08:43:19 AM »
Amen. Thanks.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #951 on: November 25, 2014, 09:05:29 AM »
Have a safe and awesome trip.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #952 on: November 25, 2014, 02:15:52 PM »
Already waiting for the TR :) Have a great trip.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #953 on: November 26, 2014, 07:37:37 PM »
...and so ends what to us was flying nirvana.

Highlights --

CX F JFK-HKG:

--Thru checked out bags to AKL
--Heated our food.
--Bedding was spectacular.
--Service good.
--Finally a flight where we thought we had enough time to do what we wanted to do.
--Up front with us was R' Wilhelm of BKK Backpacker Chabad House fame.

SQ R HKG-SIN:
--Hermolis meal Stir Fry Lamb was excellent.
--Service was excellent.
--Double bed on a 3 hour flight? Yes, ma'am.
--Bumped into Gary in the Private Room (SQ's lounge within a lounge within a lounge).

SQ R SIN-AKL:
--Pleasantly surprised with the "retrofitted" Suites class.
--Hermolis meal was again good.
--Service was simply fantastic. Much, much preferred SQ-style service to CX-style.
--Full-size bottle of Ferragamo cologne/pefume in amenity pack

AKL:

--Through customs without a hitch, bH.

Frankly, I don't know how the past three segments could be topped.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #954 on: November 26, 2014, 07:38:40 PM »
Sounds awesome! Waiting patiently for a TR.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #955 on: November 26, 2014, 07:41:42 PM »
Awesome, been telling you SQ service is just the best in the sky.

Need to combine: SQ service with a CX seat/bed in the SQ enclosed suite for the perfect combo.

Haven't been following the NZ thread, what food did you bring and did they inspect it?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #956 on: November 26, 2014, 07:54:35 PM »
Nice to hear that a shliach is being treated well. Rabbi Wilhellm is a super shliach and a true inspiration to anyone that knows him. How many hours of travel total?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #957 on: November 26, 2014, 08:00:10 PM »
Awesome! Maybe our next trip will be on CX and SQ.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #958 on: November 26, 2014, 08:16:36 PM »
...and so ends what to us was flying nirvana.

Highlights --

CX F JFK-HKG:

--Thru checked out bags to AKL
--Heated our food.
--Bedding was spectacular.
--Service good.
--Finally a flight where we thought we had enough time to do what we wanted to do.
--Up front with us was R' Wilhelm of BKK Backpacker Chabad House fame.

SQ R HKG-SIN:
--Hermolis meal Stir Fry Lamb was excellent.
--Service was excellent.
--Double bed on a 3 hour flight? Yes, ma'am.
--Bumped into Gary in the Private Room (SQ's lounge within a lounge within a lounge).

SQ R SIN-AKL:
--Pleasantly surprised with the "retrofitted" Suites class.
--Hermolis meal was again good.
--Service was simply fantastic. Much, much preferred SQ-style service to CX-style.
--Full-size bottle of Ferragamo cologne/pefume in amenity pack

AKL:

--Through customs without a hitch, bH.

Frankly, I don't know how the past three segments could be topped.
Nice!  Time to update your Hard/Soft product list.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #959 on: November 26, 2014, 08:20:32 PM »
Let the TR role, will Mrs AJK report?