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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 12, 2013, 08:59:07 PM »
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I expect some help finding a good deal on a starter mirrorless camera now.  :D

 :D I'll see what I could find.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: May 12, 2013, 09:52:44 PM »
:D I'll see what I could find.
Wow thanks! No pressure but Alaska's scenery is calling..and it wants to be photographed!
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 12, 2013, 10:04:31 PM »
Here's another coupon book, it might be even better!  ;D

http://www.toursaver.com/
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2013, 10:13:24 PM »
Here's another coupon book, it might be even better!  ;D

http://www.toursaver.com/

I've been comparing both since last night. The toursaver costs twice as much as the Notrthern Lights, but it seems to have some better deals. The NL seems to be geared more towards entertainment, while the TS is more towards activities/adventures.

According to TA you could get both slightly used on Ebay, but make sure that the coupon you need is still there.

The Toursaver requires you have the book in person and rip out the coupon, otherwise it's invalid, while the Northern Lights doesn't have this restriction.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: May 12, 2013, 10:24:29 PM »
I've been comparing both since last night. The toursaver costs twice as much as the Notrthern Lights, but it seems to have some better deals. The NL seems to be geared more towards entertainment, while the TS is more towards activities/adventures.

According to TA you could get both slightly used on Ebay, but make sure that the coupon you need is still there.

The Toursaver requires you have the book in person and rip out the coupon, otherwise it's invalid, while the Northern Lights doesn't have this restriction.

How does it work? You book the tour/cruise/flight in advance and when you get there they refund the second ticket?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: May 12, 2013, 10:26:32 PM »
I don't see anything on eBay...
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: May 12, 2013, 10:28:19 PM »
How does it work? You book the tour/cruise/flight in advance and when you get there they refund the second ticket?

You mention during booking that you have the coupon and then you bring it in when you get there.

I'm thinking if the two of us won't be taking the exaxt same cruise/flight/whatnot it may be a good idea to get one boook together, and we each use the applicable coupons. Waddya think?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: May 12, 2013, 10:29:15 PM »
I don't see anything on eBay...

Me neither... Could be that the TA thread I saw was outdated.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: May 12, 2013, 10:51:54 PM »
You mention during booking that you have the coupon and then you bring it in when you get there.
But when you book it do you pay for two or one?

I'm thinking if the two of us won't be taking the exaxt same cruise/flight/whatnot it may be a good idea to get one book together, and we each use the applicable coupons. Waddya think?

That's a good idea, assuming it works out. What I'm worried about is buying it and then the operator says "Oh we're sorry you can't use it that day, or some such thing.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: May 12, 2013, 10:56:36 PM »
But when you book it do you pay for two or one?

For one.

What I'm worried about is buying it and then the operator says "Oh we're sorry you can't use it that day, or some such thing.

All the reviews I've read say the same thing: Go to their website, find the coupon you want to use, call the vendor to confirm your daters/tours, and only then buy the book.

The books generally pay for themselves with one coupon, so say you want it for a certain cruise make sure that that one works for you, and all the other coupons are just gravy.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: May 12, 2013, 10:59:28 PM »
For one.

All the reviews I've read say the same thing: Go to their website, find the coupon you want to use, call the vendor to confirm your daters/tours, and only then buy the book.

The books generally pay for themselves with one coupon, so say you want it for a certain cruise make sure that that one works for you, and all the other coupons are just gravy.
Sounds good. I'll take a look at which cruise works and let you know.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: May 12, 2013, 11:00:15 PM »
Do you know which cruise you want?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: May 12, 2013, 11:07:35 PM »
Do you know which cruise you want?

I still didn't decide between Kenai Fjords and PWS. But if it's KF, I'd probably go with this one.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: May 12, 2013, 11:34:40 PM »
I still didn't decide between Kenai Fjords and PWS.

Just do both!!

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: May 13, 2013, 08:38:23 AM »
Don't have time to read this thread, but AK is on my bucket list.
Anyone want to Wiki the must-do activities and their cost? 
Maybe include the nearest airport? Should be pretty easy to jump around with Avios on AS, no?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: May 13, 2013, 08:55:46 AM »
Don't have time to read this thread, but AK is on my bucket list.
Anyone want to Wiki the must-do activities and their cost? 
Maybe include the nearest airport? Should be pretty easy to jump around with Avios on AS, no?

Good idea, I'll get started on a wiki soon.

Although from what I've seen on your other posts you're planning on going during the winter  to see the northern lights, so remember that many places won't be open or accessible. Not to mention  that you'll only have a couple hours of daylight at best,  vs. 20-22 during the summer.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: May 13, 2013, 09:12:51 AM »
Maybe I'll have to go twice.  Or go to Iceland to see the NL.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: May 13, 2013, 09:38:57 AM »
Iceland is next on my list. I should really start planning that.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: May 13, 2013, 09:59:23 AM »
Iceland is next on my list. I should really start planning that.



What's the best award options to Iceland? I hear DL will start jfk iceland.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: May 13, 2013, 12:49:09 PM »
As expected:

From K2 Aviation
"Unfortunately both of our TourSaver slots have been filled for the morning of July 21st.  There is one Tour saver coupon that can be used on July 20th and both spots are open July 22nd.  If you have a group of four or more, you might look into the Northern lights coupon, which you can find on google.

I need to check out other options for flightseeing.
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