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Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« on: March 25, 2015, 10:24:07 AM »

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 10:28:10 AM »
http://travelisfree.com/2015/03/25/most-aspirational-miles-award-ever-necker-island/

Not too bad if you can snag kosher food.

Not bad at all if you transfer when there is a 50% bonus from AMEX


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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 10:28:26 AM »
http://travelisfree.com/2015/03/25/most-aspirational-miles-award-ever-necker-island/

Not too bad if you can snag kosher food.
If you can split pay, would be an interesting redemption.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 10:35:53 AM »
Without kosher food I can't see how to justify that.

Besides, how is this more aspirational than Virgin Galactic?
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 10:36:46 AM »
Without kosher food I can't see how to justify that.

Besides, how is this more inspirational than Virgin Galactic?
They probably mean on Earth. ^^^ will take the award for space.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 12:00:09 PM »
BTW, all available dates start on a Saturday.

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 12:13:56 PM »
Without kosher food I can't see how to justify that.

Besides, how is this more aspirational than Virgin Galactic?
bc its not a straight redemption you need to win a lotto. Also you can only use miles earned BIS

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 12:19:37 PM »
bc its not a straight redemption you need to win a lotto. Also you can only use miles earned BIS
Where do you see that?
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2015, 12:28:17 PM »
bc its not a straight redemption you need to win a lotto. Also you can only use miles earned BIS
Wasn't always like that, but I hear ya. Guess that had more demand than they thought it would.
Still, technically more "aspirational"
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2015, 01:37:24 PM »
30 grand for a couple for a week? I know some people who would do it.

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2015, 01:54:29 PM »
Assuming they dont let you check in Friday or check out after Shabbos, to do this as a frum yid, it would have to be Sun (or Sat night)- Fri.

For 1.2Mil all-inclusive, I still think Id go for it.

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2015, 02:06:36 PM »
bc its not a straight redemption you need to win a lotto. Also you can only use miles earned BIS
2 million miles gets you into a raffle? ?

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2015, 02:08:18 PM »
2 million miles gets you into a raffle? ?
you only spend the 2M points if you win the raffle.

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2015, 02:31:26 PM »
I just called them. Boy this was amazing. The rep told me that he had to look this up and read it out loud as this was his first time in 8 years working there that someone asked to book this trip, let alone as a reward booking. He also kept asking if I am aware of the cost. Ill get you guys more details when I have them as I need to call a separate number in the UK for this specific booking.

Just to clarify: I did not egg him on or call to lie about it. I told him straight out that I was thinking of maybe at one point in the future booking this but needed questions answered about the stay before I would make any decision. He understood and said I would need to call this UK limited edition number for answers tomorrow morning.

Kashrut,only having Saturday flights and some personal Q's I had would need answers and Ill happily report back..
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2015, 02:35:22 PM »
I just called them. Boy this was amazing. The rep told me that he had to look this up and read it out loud as this was his first time in 8 years working there that someone asked to book this trip, let alone as a reward booking. He also kept asking if I am aware of the cost. Ill get you guys more details when I have them as I need to call a separate number in the UK for this specific booking.

Just to clarify: I did not egg him on or call to lie about it. I told him straight out that I was thinking of maybe at one point in the future booking this but needed questions answered about the stay before I would make any decision. He understood and said I would need to call this UK limited edition number for answers tomorrow morning.

Kashrut,only having Saturday flights and some personal Q's I had would need answers and Ill happily report back..
if you had the miles you would seriously consider it? what pulls you?

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2015, 02:39:23 PM »
if you had the miles you would seriously consider it? what pulls you?

It seems like such a fun trip. Id probably do it when Amex or one of the other programs I use offers a deal on moving them to a program. The truth is that I do this whole thing for the unique travel. This is very unique, seems like a lot of fun, is all inclusive, has a ton of activities, looks like a beautiful resort,  and is something I'd probably remember for the rest of my life. Those are all things that would potentially be worth it. IF they can accommodate flights, if they can accommodate top notch kosher food etc.

BUT if they CAN provide it all, I think this would be one of the trips of a lifetime.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2015, 02:48:21 PM »
IF they can accommodate flights

They dont provide flights. You need to fly to EIS and they boat you from there to Necker Island.

"All our rates include return launch transfers to and from Beef Island Airport on Virgin Tortola, and the journey takes roughly 25 minutes. Once you reach the island youíll be welcomed with a glass of champagne, or ĎNecker waterí as itís known! If youíre making your way to the island independently the options are below and we can firm up the details once your booking is confirmed."
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2015, 02:49:35 PM »
Question is also with regards to checkout.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2015, 02:51:02 PM »
Question is also with regards to checkout.
One would hope with this price tag, they would be a little accommodating.
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