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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1155 on: November 30, 2015, 09:19:37 AM »
Just added another leg.


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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1156 on: November 30, 2015, 09:31:35 AM »
Correct. Going to keep an eye out for that flight.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1157 on: November 30, 2015, 09:49:54 AM »
For now: 67.5k AA and 55k AA respectively as one seat is in J and one in F on the 77W to HKG and the A330 to BKK.



Changed it from LGA-ORD-HKG to JFK-ORD two days later as it has the same availability (1J and 1F) so I figured I'd prefer JFK to ORD for this. And as D93 pointed out to me, having to pay a fee to change from LGA to JFK in case it would open up at one point.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1158 on: November 30, 2015, 11:01:47 AM »
Good change.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1159 on: November 30, 2015, 11:03:15 AM »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1160 on: November 30, 2015, 11:07:46 AM »
How I wish I would be able to "work" on the road or at least not have a set amount of days for vacation. I can't seem to squeeze out more then July 19th departure - July 28th return. This is awful!
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1161 on: November 30, 2015, 11:12:48 AM »
How I wish I would be able to "work" on the road or at least not have a set amount of days for vacation. I can't seem to squeeze out more then July 19th departure - July 28th return. This is awful!

11 days is a nice vacation!
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1162 on: November 30, 2015, 11:22:30 AM »
11 days is a nice vacation!

I am counting 10 full days. And its gonna be a good 2 days of travel. Thinking of maybe just skipping HKG completely (would have been <24 hours anyways) in order to maximize Thailand. Haven't been to that side of the world yet so figured I want to take advantage but don't know if its really worth it considering that I am limited in days. Thoughts?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1163 on: November 30, 2015, 11:58:07 AM »
I am counting 10 full days. And its gonna be a good 2 days of travel. Thinking of maybe just skipping HKG completely (would have been <24 hours anyways) in order to maximize Thailand. Haven't been to that side of the world yet so figured I want to take advantage but don't know if its really worth it considering that I am limited in days. Thoughts?

10 days on the ground is enough for both HKG and CNX and USM/HKT:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.msg546659#msg546659
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1164 on: November 30, 2015, 12:03:45 PM »
I am counting 10 full days. And its gonna be a good 2 days of travel. Thinking of maybe just skipping HKG completely (would have been <24 hours anyways) in order to maximize Thailand. Haven't been to that side of the world yet so figured I want to take advantage but don't know if its really worth it considering that I am limited in days. Thoughts?
10 days on the ground is enough for both HKG and CNX and USM/HKT:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.msg546659#msg546659
I think i did it even shorter. Will you wish you had more time? Yes, but there are always other trips.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1165 on: November 30, 2015, 12:30:37 PM »
Just added another leg.

Too bad you can't add a stop with AA and stop in JNB along the way to CPT.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1166 on: November 30, 2015, 12:32:36 PM »
10 days on the ground is enough for both HKG and CNX and USM/HKT:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.msg546659#msg546659

You think I haven't read that already :)

Its actually 8 full days on the ground if you deduct the 2 days of travel. It would be landing at 2pm in HKG in order to leave to BKK at 12pm the next day. Enough to cover some stuff in HKG and eat Vietnamese rice?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1167 on: November 30, 2015, 12:50:31 PM »
You think I haven't read that already :)

Its actually 8 full days on the ground if you deduct the 2 days of travel. It would be landing at 2pm in HKG in order to leave to BKK at 12pm the next day. Enough to cover some stuff in HKG and eat Vietnamese rice?
Plenty of time. Very efficient subway there.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1168 on: November 30, 2015, 04:07:30 PM »
As I am now officially taking over this thread we are moving on to my next deliberation, the return!

There are options with each having its own pros and cons. I am not so familiar so would appreciate the help.




Green: CX J (currently only J available) on the 77W.

Pro: taking advantage before the deval once more. Con: Taking them on the way there already.

Purple: KE F on the A380.

Its during peak season and will run 142.5k + ~$200 p/p instead of otherwise 95k. :(

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2015, 04:19:39 PM by benjie1305 »
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #1169 on: November 30, 2015, 04:22:22 PM »
Green: CX J (currently only J available) on the 77W.

Pro: taking advantage before the deval once more. Con: Taking them on the way there already.

Purple: KE F on the A380.

Its during peak season and will run 142.5k + ~$200 p/p instead of otherwise 95k. :(

Red: TG F on the A380 to NRT (~6hrs) and 77W on ANA for 130k + ~$50 p/p

The connection is 55 minutes in NRT.

You already know my opinion :)