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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2145 on: February 26, 2016, 10:44:26 AM »
My DH likes to hit the road, and he's not keen on big cities, so we will sandwich a stay in BKK at both ends, and explore the National Parks to the north of BKK for most of the trip.  I'm routing through TYO on the way home, with a one hour transit.  It sure would be nice to make that a 23 hour stay.  Any suggestions?

I'm pushing the bookings as hard as I can, with the SPG merger, the AA deval, etc.  As Dan said yesterday, the opportunities are diminishing for earning points.   I'm trying to get as many high value trips as I can on the books.    It's hard to squeeze out more vacation time than I've already got booked.  If it all fell apart tomorrow, I'd still be counting my blessings... miles and points have been very good to me.

So here are my tallies for:

2017(upcoming)-BKK

2016
Completed:
1 trip to Siem Reap, 1 to Central America
Upcoming:
3 trips to Europe, including Russia
2 domestic trips
My family has 1 additional trip to Europe

2015
3 trips to Europe, 1 trip to South America, 2 domestic trips, 1 trip to China
Husband had 1 additional trip to Europe

2014
2 trips to Europe, 1 trip to Africa, 1 trip to Israel/Middle East, 1 to Central America, 3 domestic trips

2013
3 domestic trips, 1 trip to Europe

2012 (first real year of miles and points)
2 domestic trips, 1 Europe, 1 South America

Very inspiring!!! 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2146 on: February 26, 2016, 10:50:13 AM »
My DH likes to hit the road, and he's not keen on big cities, so we will sandwich a stay in BKK at both ends, and explore the National Parks to the north of BKK for most of the trip.  I'm routing through TYO on the way home, with a one hour transit.  It sure would be nice to make that a 23 hour stay.  Any suggestions?

I'm pushing the bookings as hard as I can, with the SPG merger, the AA deval, etc.  As Dan said yesterday, the opportunities are diminishing for earning points.   I'm trying to get as many high value trips as I can on the books.    It's hard to squeeze out more vacation time than I've already got booked.  If it all fell apart tomorrow, I'd still be counting my blessings... miles and points have been very good to me.

So here are my tallies for:

2017(upcoming)-BKK

2016
Completed:
1 trip to Siem Reap, 1 to Central America
Upcoming:
3 trips to Europe, including Russia
2 domestic trips
My family has 1 additional trip to Europe

2015
3 trips to Europe, 1 trip to South America, 2 domestic trips, 1 trip to China
Husband had 1 additional trip to Europe

2014
2 trips to Europe, 1 trip to Africa, 1 trip to Israel/Middle East, 1 to Central America, 3 domestic trips

2013
3 domestic trips, 1 trip to Europe

2012 (first real year of miles and points)
2 domestic trips, 1 Europe, 1 South America
That's quite a bit of travel! You're lucky you have so much time to do it.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2147 on: February 26, 2016, 10:58:29 AM »
That's quite a bit of travel! You're lucky you have so much time to do it.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2148 on: February 26, 2016, 11:06:47 AM »
That's quite a bit of travel! You're lucky you have so much time to do it.

Yes, I am indeed, very very lucky to get so much time to travel.

 The trips are fairly short (the longest was 14 days), but frequent.  With the changes afoot in CC signups and other (lack of) opportunities to earn points, I may have to go less often, for longer times, and in coach! :)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2149 on: February 27, 2016, 11:24:34 PM »
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2150 on: February 27, 2016, 11:27:59 PM »
EK 205 MXP-JFK F

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2151 on: February 28, 2016, 12:55:11 AM »
EK 205 MXP-JFK F

What did you book with?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2152 on: February 28, 2016, 06:26:23 AM »
8. Wed.: BOO-LKN, WF816 9:00p - 9:25p
9. Mon.: LKN-BOO, WF827 6:10a - 6:35a

These can be booked by any *Alliance, or only united?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2153 on: February 28, 2016, 10:34:38 AM »
These can be booked by any *Alliance, or only united?

Neither, revenue only. This are on a separate ticket than the rest of the itinerary.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2154 on: February 28, 2016, 11:07:56 AM »
What did you book with?
85k EK +$283

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2155 on: February 28, 2016, 01:10:55 PM »
85k EK +$283
Only other option through transferable currencies is SPG?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2156 on: February 28, 2016, 01:17:06 PM »
Only other option through transferable currencies is SPG?

MR transfers to EK

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2157 on: February 28, 2016, 01:22:57 PM »
MR transfers to EK
"other option" as in other than EK.
(Asking because JAL is cheaper but only transfers from SPG, which i'd rather use for other things, so wondering is there are other cheaper options than EK which don't involve SPG)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2158 on: February 28, 2016, 01:33:07 PM »
EK 205 MXP-JFK F
To short of a flight to enjoy fully

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2159 on: February 28, 2016, 01:35:06 PM »
"other option" as in other than EK.
(Asking because JAL is cheaper but only transfers from SPG, which i'd rather use for other things, so wondering is there are other cheaper options than EK which don't involve SPG)

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