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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #100 on: September 09, 2014, 12:53:29 AM »
Just held for my parents:
CDG-TLV LY J
TLV-HKG LY J
HKG-JFK CX F

127.5K AA p/p.

Fun award, wish it was me.
Now if only SQ would open up some saver seats JFK-FRA :P

Changed those plans to this whirlwind, hope they'll forgive me:

We, AA CLE-JFK 4:15pm-5:40pm,   4.5K BA+$2.50, Coach
We, SQ JFK-FRA 8:25pm-10am 57,375 AMEX +$239.10, Suites   
Th, AF FRA-CDG 12:19pm-1:30pm $70, Coach

4 nights in Paris Hyatt Paris Park Suite

Mo, U2 CDG-MXP 8:35am-10:05am, $70 Coach
Mo, CX MXP-HKG 12:20pm-6:40am +1 70K AA+$100,   First   
Tu, KA HKG-PEK 8am-11:10am,     Miles/tax inclusive,   First

2 nights in Beijing

Th, CX PEK-HKG 10am-1:50pm, 22.5K AA/tax inclusive, Business

2 nights in Hong Kong

Sa, TG HKG-BKK 8:45pm-10:30pm, 25K UA+$15.50, Business
Su, LY BKK-TLV 12:20am-6:40am 30K AA/tax inclusive , Business   

2 nights in Israel   

Tu, OS TLV-VIE, 6:20am-9:15am  80K UA+$83.82, Business
Tu, OS VIE-ORD, 1:55pm-1:55pm  Miles/tax inclusive,  Business
Tu, UA ORD-CLE, 5:05pm-7:23pm  Miles/tax inclusive, Business




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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #101 on: September 09, 2014, 12:55:20 AM »
2 nights in Israel and that's it??
Nice getting those suites :)
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #102 on: September 09, 2014, 12:57:53 AM »
Changed those plans to this whirlwind, hope they'll forgive me:

We, AA CLE-JFK 4:15pm-5:40pm,   4.5K BA+$2.50, Coach
We, SQ JFK-FRA 8:25pm-10am 57,375 AMEX +$239.10, Suites   
Th, AF FRA-CDG 12:19pm-1:30pm $70, Coach

4 nights in Paris Hyatt Paris Park Suite

Mo, U2 CDG-MXP 8:35am-10:05am, $70 Coach
Mo, CX MXP-HKG 12:20pm-6:40am +1 70K AA+$100,   First   
Tu, KA HKG-PEK 8am-11:10am,     Miles/tax inclusive,   First

2 nights in Beijing

Th, CX PEK-HKG 10am-1:50pm, 22.5K AA/tax inclusive, Business

2 nights in Hong Kong

Sa, TG HKG-BKK 8:45pm-10:30pm, 25K UA+$15.50, Business
Su, LY BKK-TLV 12:20am-6:40am 30K AA/tax inclusive , Business   

2 nights in Israel   

Tu, OS TLV-VIE, 6:20am-9:15am  80K UA+$83.82, Business
Tu, OS VIE-ORD, 1:55pm-1:55pm  Miles/tax inclusive,  Business
Tu, UA ORD-CLE, 5:05pm-7:23pm  Miles/tax inclusive, Business
You're sick  :P  But your parents aren't as far as I know...
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #103 on: September 09, 2014, 12:59:40 AM »
Their first time flying international business or first, first time to the far east, and first time to Israel since the mid-80s, longest amount of time my father has ever taken off of work...
Should be interesting if they survive all those flights.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #104 on: September 09, 2014, 01:02:16 AM »
2 nights in Israel and that's it??
Nice getting those suites :)
Just the way the cookie crumbled.
Raison d'etre for the trip is a wedding in Israel, but flights are the tricky part with an inflexible schedule.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #105 on: September 09, 2014, 02:26:32 AM »
Your parents will be absolutely exhausted.

Frankly, I don't see them enjoying this, or anyone their age.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #106 on: September 09, 2014, 02:32:07 AM »
Your parents will be absolutely exhausted.

Frankly, I don't see them enjoying this, or anyone their age.
I'll still want to do that in my 50s.
So will you.

Only thin I might change would be to just stay in HKG.  But they wanted to see PEK as well and there are no flights out PEK on Saturday night that would connect to the LY flight so that's why they're splitting the time there.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2014, 02:35:14 AM »
I'll still want to do that in my 50s.
So will you.

Only thin I might change would be to just stay in HKG.  But they wanted to see PEK as well and there are no flights out PEK on Saturday night that would connect to the LY flight so that's why they're splitting the time there.
Late night, eh?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #108 on: September 09, 2014, 02:38:58 AM »
I'll still want to do that in my 50s.
So will you.

Only thin I might change would be to just stay in HKG.  But they wanted to see PEK as well and there are no flights out PEK on Saturday night that would connect to the LY flight so that's why they're splitting the time there.

Have you run this itinerary by them? Or is this a surprise?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #109 on: September 09, 2014, 08:05:42 AM »
Personally I dont see them enjoying it, Too much for an elderly couple with small experience flying! (this is my opinion)

IF your looking to surprise someone... ill take it!! :D

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #110 on: September 09, 2014, 09:08:12 AM »
On a serious note, I would never plan such trip for mi FIL because I know that flying is not his favorite thing, but I would definitely book it for my Father who loves flying. I am sure Dan knows his father, what he likes/enjoys and what not, and he had that in mind when booking them this itin.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #111 on: September 09, 2014, 09:19:22 AM »
While i agree it's probably too much, let's calm down a little. They are in their 50s, not 70s. They are not an "elderly couple"
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #112 on: September 09, 2014, 09:22:59 AM »
While i agree it's probably too much, let's calm down a little. They are in their 50s, not 70s. They are not an "elderly couple"
And my father likes to move around like a 20 year old.  Some of you guys are funny, maybe you have older or less active parents?

In Y that itin is torture, in R/F/J I think it can be enjoyable.
Either way it was not a surprise.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #113 on: September 09, 2014, 09:39:01 AM »
And my father likes to move around like a 20 year old.  Some of you guys are funny, maybe you have older or less active parents?

In Y that itin is torture, in R/F/J I think it can be enjoyable.
Either way it was not a surprise.
But at least get a few more days in Israel

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #114 on: September 09, 2014, 09:44:51 AM »
But at least get a few more days in Israel
They went to Israel and did the tourist stuff there when they got married.  And the only CX F flight to the far east is on Monday, so there's no way to get back until after shabbos and they need to be back home by the following Tuesday.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #115 on: September 09, 2014, 10:10:01 AM »
They went to Israel and did the tourist stuff there when they got married.  And the only CX F flight to the far east is on Monday, so there's no way to get back until after shabbos and they need to be back home by the following Tuesday.
Fair enough... Just a shame to go for so little

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #116 on: September 09, 2014, 12:06:09 PM »
While i agree it's probably too much, let's calm down a little. They are in their 50s, not 70s. They are not an "elderly couple"

Didn't say they were elderly. I just implied they weren't 25 (which they're not).

Heck, even at 25, 12 different segments, over 25,000 miles, four destinations, in less than two weeks, would be tiring. Fun probably, but tiring.

But, hey, if they're up for it...

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #117 on: September 09, 2014, 02:02:27 PM »
And my father likes to move around like a 20 year old.  Some of you guys are funny, maybe you have older or less active parents?

In Y that itin is torture, in R/F/J I think it can be enjoyable.
Either way it was not a surprise.
Y would be torture, but for ppl who don't enjoy the flying experience, (ie lines, delays, impact of flights and time zone changes on the body), even J/F won't help all that much.

Just make sure they're awake for the wedding. Would be a pity if their bodies are messed up from the time zones and they can't enjoy themselves.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #118 on: September 09, 2014, 02:03:11 PM »
They went to Israel and did the tourist stuff there when they got married. 
A lot's changed since then...   :)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #119 on: September 09, 2014, 02:20:20 PM »
Just booked 2 seats in Singapore suites JFK-FRA