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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1290 on: April 30, 2015, 09:03:53 PM »
As it turns out, I was wrong. GUM isn't special.

Transiting anything having to do with America is a pain in the neck. Silly Americans.
At least that's good to know.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1291 on: May 01, 2015, 12:05:08 AM »
I'd further bet this is what the Prince of QR was talking about when he stated that QR was going to release a Super Business Class seat which would "make F obsolete..."
The way oil prices are heading QR will become obsolete a lot before F
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1292 on: May 03, 2015, 05:00:07 PM »
Irony of ironies...

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1293 on: May 03, 2015, 11:16:56 PM »
Irony of ironies...


Is that the in-flight magazine?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1294 on: May 04, 2015, 01:35:22 AM »
I had a good layover in GUM. I rented a car and spent the day touring the island.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1295 on: May 04, 2015, 01:37:20 AM »
I had a good layover in GUM. I rented a car and spent the day touring the island.
I think that's AJK's point. It's connecting to a flight that departed a couple hours after landing that is a PITA, not a day-long or overnight connection.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1296 on: May 04, 2015, 07:41:37 AM »
Is that the in-flight magazine?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1297 on: May 18, 2015, 04:55:07 PM »
Thoughts on the following itins?

Option A
Tue, NH 177, SEA-NRT, 12:40-15:00, +1, First
--3:20 connection--
Wed, JQ 26, NRT-CNS, 20:20-4:45, +1, Economy
--Thu AM to Sun AM in Cairns; scuba diving GBR--
Sun, QF 2503, CNS-HTI, 8:15-9:20, Economy
--two full says exploring Whitsundays--
Tue, VS 1754, CNS-MEL, 12:25-15:25, Economy
--overnight at PH MEL, time on ground 27:15--
Wed, CA 166, MEL-PEK, 20:40-6:10 +1, Business
--four days in PEK--
Mon, some early morning revenue flight to ICN
--overnight in ICN doing DMZ, time on ground ~24 hrs--
Tue, OZ 222, ICN-JFK, 10:30-11:30, First
Option B
Tue, NH 177, SEA-NRT, 12:40-15:00, +1, First
--3:20 connection--
Wed, JQ 26, NRT-CNS, 20:20-4:45, +1, Economy
--Thu AM to Sun AM in Cairns; scuba diving GBR--
Sun, QF 2503, CNS-HTI, 8:15-9:20, Economy
--three full says exploring Whitsundays--
Wed, VS 1496, HTI-BNE, 13:55-15:25, Economy
--30 min connection--
Wed, VS 336, BNE-MEL, 15:55-18:20, Economy
--2:20 connection--
Wed, CA 166, MEL-PEK, 20:40-6:10 +1, Business
--four days in PEK--
Mon, some early morning revenue flight to ICN
--overnight in ICN doing DMZ, time on ground ~24 hrs--
Tue, OZ 222, ICN-JFK, 10:30-11:30, First

Essentially, option A gives me two full days in HTI and a night at the PH MEL, whereas option B gives me three full days in HTI, but causes me to (i) lose out at PH MEL, and more importantly (ii) connect in BNE to get to my MEL-PEK flight.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1298 on: May 18, 2015, 04:57:08 PM »
Option B without a question
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1299 on: May 18, 2015, 05:00:37 PM »
Option B does seem a little more exciting.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1300 on: May 18, 2015, 05:01:58 PM »
Option B without a question
+1, especially because you'll be at the PH MEL later this year, no?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1301 on: May 18, 2015, 05:07:44 PM »
That's the plan... but as they say... "Man plans..."

OK, since there are no non-stops between HTI and MEL on Wednesdays, I can either do:

The option above (HTI-BNE-MEL) for $179/pp, or HTI-SYD for 7500 Avios + $22 and SYD-MEL for $48.

Seems the latter is a better choice price-wise, but it'd be two separate tickets, whereas the first option is one.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1302 on: May 18, 2015, 05:19:03 PM »
That's the plan... but as they say... "Man plans..."

OK, since there are no non-stops between HTI and MEL on Wednesdays, I can either do:

The option above (HTI-BNE-MEL) for $179/pp, or HTI-SYD for 7500 Avios + $22 and SYD-MEL for $48.

Seems the latter is a better choice price-wise, but it'd be two separate tickets, whereas the first option is one.
So what if it's 2 separate tickets? They could check any bags all the way to MEL probably.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1303 on: May 18, 2015, 05:56:24 PM »
Actually, I ended up just booking the VA flights with SQ miles.

11K per/pax + tax vs. $185 per/pax. Not the best-ever redemption, but the SQ miles have a shelf-life, and I'm already going to be out of pocket for the NRT-CNS leg.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1304 on: May 18, 2015, 07:20:08 PM »


OK, basically all booked save the PEK-ICN revenue flight.

Tue, NH 177, SEA-NRT, 12:40-15:00, +1, First (35K AC/pax)
--3:20 connection--
Wed, JQ 26, NRT-CNS, 20:20-4:45, +1, Economy ($350/pax)
--Thu AM to Sun AM in Cairns; scuba diving GBR--
Sun, QF 2503, CNS-HTI, 8:15-9:20, Economy (4.5K Avios/pax)
--three days exploring Whitsundays--
Wed, VA 1496, HTI-BNE, 13:55-15:25, Economy (11K SQ per/pax)
--30 min connection--
Wed, VA 336, BNE-MEL, 15:55-18:20, Economy (Included)
--2:20 connection--
Wed, CA 166, MEL-PEK, 20:40-6:10 +1, Business (40K UA/pax)
--four days in PEK--
Mon, some early morning revenue flight to ICN
--overnight in ICN doing DMZ, time on ground ~24 hrs--
Tue, OZ 222, ICN-JFK, 10:30-11:30, First (35K AC/pax)

I wonder if I can make the MEL-PEK into MEL-PEK(stop)-ICN ;)
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