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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1280 on: April 30, 2015, 03:35:25 PM »
Note to all travelers to value their time, money, and effort:

Avoid connecting in GUM at all costs.

They will force to you to exit immigration, clear customs , reclear security, even when your arrival gate is next door to your departure gate.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1281 on: April 30, 2015, 03:37:51 PM »
So that's the whole trip report??

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1282 on: April 30, 2015, 03:37:58 PM »
Must be even better at 2AM.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1283 on: April 30, 2015, 04:06:21 PM »
You have to clear US customs for all flights connecting in the US, so why should GUM be different?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1284 on: April 30, 2015, 04:12:00 PM »
You have to clear US customs for all flights connecting in the US, so why should GUM be different?

That's a good point, but my hunch is that even if you were connecting HNL-GUM-NRT, you'd have to do the same.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1285 on: April 30, 2015, 04:15:42 PM »
That's a good point, but my hunch is that even if you were connecting HNL-GUM-NRT, you'd have to do the same.
I think the same would be true MEX-LAX-YVR for example. No doubt it's annoying though.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1286 on: April 30, 2015, 04:17:44 PM »
I think the same would be true MEX-LAX-YVR for example. No doubt it's annoying though.

MEX-LAX-YVR isn't the same as HNL-GUM-NRT...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1287 on: April 30, 2015, 04:21:21 PM »
MEX-LAX-YVR isn't the same as HNL-GUM-NRT...
My mistake. But why would you need to clear customs at all HNL-GUM?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1288 on: April 30, 2015, 07:38:26 PM »
My mistake. But why would you need to clear customs at all HNL-GUM?
Separate custom zone

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #1289 on: April 30, 2015, 09:01:04 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.
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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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