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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2014, 06:47:44 PM »
All time favorite deal:

Original British Airways 100K...

Why? Because applying for that ultimately turned into...



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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2014, 06:48:27 PM »
The ones that were never posted.  :)
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2014, 06:50:38 PM »
My top deals that I remember are:

$336 Elal (got me started with this game)
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2014, 06:53:02 PM »
You're missing the point (pardon the pun).

By using UA miles, even if you got 90 cents per mile, you still have an opportunity cost; namely cash for selling.
With this theory, most deals were never real deals - because you could've sold what you got for free/super cheap.

That's not the way of calculating the value of deals as long as I used them for their intended purposes.
At the end of the day: I signed up for a card or two which got me a flight priced at $7-8k

So as log as you don't count a hard pull as a long term monetary value, my flight was FREE.
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2014, 06:54:44 PM »
The ones that were never posted.  :)
Without looking I knew who the poster of this comment is.
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2014, 06:57:34 PM »
All time favorite deal:

Original British Airways 100K...

Why? Because applying for that ultimately turned into...





Oh god, how is that possible with just the 100k offer?
And I know you're not single, but that added earning opputunity also doubles the expense.
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2014, 06:58:15 PM »
Free was my ORD to FRA first class flight that United never deducted miles for.
 
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2014, 07:01:36 PM »
Without looking I knew who the poster of this comment is.
Just being honest. If I had to pick one I guess it would be IB/IP being used at office supplies. Pretty lame I know but just being honest again.  :)
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2014, 07:05:37 PM »

OT, how do you make these maps?

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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2014, 07:10:07 PM »
With this theory, most deals were never real deals - because you could've sold what you got for free/super cheap.

That's not the way of calculating the value of deals as long as I used them for their intended purposes.
At the end of the day: I signed up for a card or two which got me a flight priced at $7-8k

So as log as you don't count a hard pull as a long term monetary value, my flight was FREE.

Not sure I agree, (though to be honest, I'm not quite even sure I understand the point you're trying to make).

And I know you're not single, but that added earning opputunity also doubles the expense.

Again, you're not seeing the whole picture :)

We each pay for flights, but only half for hotels. Net-net, getting married is advantage within this context.

Free was my ORD to FRA first class flight that United never deducted miles for.

Had something "similar."

Flew JFK-FRA-JNB-CPT // JNB-FRA-JFK(stop for 4 months)-LAX with four segments in LH F (2 on A380 and 2 on 744 with seat+bed) and a segment on UA P.S. and ended up not paying a red cent (or mile).
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2014, 07:15:24 PM »


We each pay for flights, but only half for hotels. Net-net, getting married is advantage within this context.


Good point...

But I'm still trying to make sense of how you managed to fly that much with just 100k/200k Avios.
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2014, 07:16:45 PM »
I wasn't being quite literal; it's just that card that was my first taste of crack cocaine.
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2014, 07:18:56 PM »
Good point...

But I'm still trying to make sense of how you managed to fly that much with just 100k/200k Avios.

+1, probably it's a map of lifetimes routes / places he went too.

OT, how do you make these maps?

This one is probably from www.gcmap.com.

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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2014, 07:29:28 PM »
All time favorite deal:

Original British Airways 100K...

Why? Because applying for that ultimately turned into...




Drooling...

Interesting you haven't touched SA yet.

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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2014, 07:33:59 PM »
Drooling...

Interesting you haven't touched SA yet.

Yeah, I noticed that gaping hole, too. But, I'm trying do the destinations that are farthest first :)
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #75 on: October 07, 2014, 07:35:51 PM »
Yeah, I noticed that gaping hole, too. But, I'm trying do the destinations that are farthest first :)
Letting the best opportunity just slip through your fingers...
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2014, 07:40:12 PM »
Yeah, I noticed that gaping hole, too. But, I'm trying do the destinations that are farthest first :)
At least draw a red line over it like you did with Australia. Can't afford that white continent humiliating your badge

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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2014, 07:49:08 PM »
At least draw a red line over it like you did with Australia. Can't afford that white continent humiliating your badge

lol

I may have to visit Buenos Aries or the Falklands just for that :)
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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2014, 07:57:57 PM »
Letting the best opportunity just slip through your fingers...

Yup, still gotta write up more TR's of that place. Destinations such as FLN and MAO, what a year it has been!

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Re: 10 Years Of DD, What Were Your 10 Favorite Deals?
« Reply #79 on: October 07, 2014, 08:05:18 PM »
Anyone around here remember when Sprint Sero was considered the number one deal??

It's been a while.