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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #80 on: August 30, 2015, 06:04:36 PM »
good stuff, thanks for the writeup & pics

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2015, 07:49:18 PM »
Great stuff as usual. Will we need to wait months before the next part of the TR?
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You guys are relentless!  I do a bit each Sunday, and these things take forever to do. Much harder to do on the back end than live ;)
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You guys are relentless!  I do a bit each Sunday, and these things take forever to do. Much harder to do on the back end than live ;)
Maybe this will be your push to go live.
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #84 on: August 30, 2015, 08:28:26 PM »
Was NZ cheaper for you that Jetstar intra New Zealand flights? AFAIK you can redeem 4,500 Avios for any intra New Zealand flight, as long as it has a QF codeshare.

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #85 on: August 30, 2015, 09:24:02 PM »
Thanks! Makes me wanna do SQ R again. And on a longer route that JFK-FRA, which is SUCH a tease.

Others here should learn a lesson....

I don't expect everyone to be so professional  :P  but at least to write up something!

Did Gary ever mention in his TR that he met a mileage nerd in the private room?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Maybe this will be your push to go live.

If I wanted to weasel out of a full-blown TR, perhaps :P

Was NZ cheaper for you that Jetstar intra New Zealand flights? AFAIK you can redeem 4,500 Avios for any intra New Zealand flight, as long as it has a QF codeshare.

Pretty sure that's not possible. You sure that still works?
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2015, 11:14:46 PM »
Thanks! Makes me wanna do SQ R again. And on a longer route that JFK-FRA, which is SUCH a tease.

Others here should learn a lesson....

I don't expect everyone to be so professional  :P  but at least to write up something!

Did Gary ever mention in his TR that he met a mileage nerd in the private room?

He did, though he didn't use that terminology, and he just assumed Mrs. AJK was a blog reader :P

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Just before heading out of the lounge I ran into some blog readers and we chatted for a bit.
Source.
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Just read the entire thread( yeh reread the older parts), awesome TR! Thanks for taking the time, hope will be able to follow if I would just have the time...........

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2015, 11:36:59 PM »
Pretty sure that's not possible. You sure that still works?

Guess not anymore, I stand corrected.

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2015, 11:39:27 PM »
Guess not anymore, I stand corrected.

You sure it was ever possible?
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2015, 11:41:51 PM »
You sure it was ever possible?

Quote from Mile Value.

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Jetstar is a low-cost subsidiary of Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier. Qantas is a member of oneworld, but you can only redeem American Airlines miles and British Airways Avios on Jetstar flights with a Qantas flight number starting in QF. This excludes many domestic New Zealand flights, which only have a flight number starting in JQ. Jetstar charges for snacks and all drinks.

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #92 on: August 31, 2015, 12:50:37 AM »
Interesting (assuming he's right).

Even so, with all my baggage, I came out ahead not booking JQ.
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Of course R' Wilhelm didnt want your KSML. Ever taste the ones they sell to the airlines?

He knows good and well to avoid them at all costs :)
Those were actually from the better ones I ever had

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #94 on: August 31, 2015, 08:19:42 AM »
He did, though he didn't use that terminology, and he just assumed Mrs. AJK was a blog reader :P
 Source.

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Just before heading out of the lounge I ran into some blog readers and we chatted for a bit.

Lol. Couldn't make this sound more mundane.
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He seem to agree with you " I find the Private Room to be not all that impressive, actually"

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He seem to agree with you " I find the Private Room to be not all that impressive, actually"

Definitely not on the level of LH FCT or TG F in BKK or EK F in DXB or EY F in AUH.
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #97 on: August 31, 2015, 06:14:56 PM »
Beautiful TR

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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #98 on: August 31, 2015, 06:34:13 PM »
Keep it coming AJK, well done.
Very nice!
Awesome!
good stuff, thanks for the writeup & pics
Great stuff as usual.
Thanks! Makes me wanna do SQ R again. And on a longer route that JFK-FRA, which is SUCH a tease.

Others here should learn a lesson....
Beautiful TR

Thanks! This is the encouragement that keeps me writing this behemoth.
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Re: Paradise Found: A "Holiday" to New Zealand in the Chariots of Kings
« Reply #99 on: August 31, 2015, 06:35:55 PM »
I honestly enjoy your TRs more than any others, because of the witty writing and good balance of pics to words (and not a million pics)