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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #140 on: November 26, 2015, 12:49:58 AM »
And it's not $15K. 75%of the points was from churning the virgin card. What are those points worth?
I don't know what 1.2MM VS would sell for.
But there was an opportunity cost getting those cards over AS, etc.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #141 on: November 26, 2015, 02:11:54 AM »
Many will. Not solely due to that (though a few have explicitly said that), but other things too, including his policy never to embed cc links in his posts, etc.
I'm a fan of his, and his CC section, as it's easy for me to send ppl there when they want to see the best current offers in a single, easy to read format.

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #142 on: November 26, 2015, 07:01:56 AM »
Many will. Not solely due to that (though a few have explicitly said that), but other things too, including his policy never to embed cc links in his posts, etc.
The people that like him for those reasons are not swayed even more by this trip. He already had their clicks.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #143 on: November 26, 2015, 07:55:49 AM »
I think he was pretty clear about why he's doing it. This is something crazy he really wants to do. It's not about the cost, the calculations or if there are better options. He was able to get the miles, so he did it. It's not like a $32,000 business expense to get clicks. על טעם וריח...
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #144 on: November 07, 2016, 08:49:48 AM »
Sounds like it was kinda lame and he has to justify it here http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/is-necker-island-really-worth-1-2-million-miles/#_ga=1.237291011.2042330170.1478061830

Unless you are a big Branson fan seems like you can do better elsewhere.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #145 on: November 07, 2016, 08:54:51 AM »
Sounds like it was kinda lame and he has to justify it here http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/is-necker-island-really-worth-1-2-million-miles/#_ga=1.237291011.2042330170.1478061830

Unless you are a big Branson fan seems like you can do better elsewhere.
Interestingly enough I was just reading that and thought that the following post had a very similar tone:
https://t.co/WEp4Fj6w1y

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #146 on: November 07, 2016, 08:56:49 AM »
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #147 on: November 07, 2016, 08:59:56 AM »
Interestingly enough I was just reading that and thought that the following post had a very similar tone:
https://t.co/WEp4Fj6w1y

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If he said it was a lifelong dream I'd see his perspective better. Or if he said it had the best food, the best diving, the best secluded beaches etc I'd say wow seems worth it...
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #148 on: November 07, 2016, 09:00:07 AM »
lol, nice.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #149 on: November 07, 2016, 09:02:29 AM »
If he said it was a lifelong dream I'd see his perspective better. Or if he said it had the best food, the best diving, the best secluded beaches etc I'd say wow seems worth it...
Hanging with Richard for a week would be cool. Potentially invaluable for some people.
Having to bring your own KSMLs when paying 1.2MM, not so much.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #150 on: November 07, 2016, 09:22:49 AM »
Hanging with Richard for a week would be cool. Potentially invaluable for some people.
Having to bring your own KSMLs when paying 1.2MM, not so much.
And I assume he got lucky Richard was there. I wonder how often he is there.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #151 on: January 26, 2017, 09:32:53 AM »
Obama is on Necker now. Wonder if he gets the whole island.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #152 on: January 26, 2017, 12:30:44 PM »
Does Air Force one award vs miles?

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #153 on: January 26, 2017, 12:31:47 PM »
Does Air Force one award vs miles?

nope, only B6
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #154 on: January 26, 2017, 03:31:02 PM »
Obama is on Necker now. Wonder if he gets the whole island.

Sure? He went to PSP for the weekend and now to Necker?

ETA: in the news I guess http://www.vogue.com/13525355/obamas-necker-island-vacation-richard-branson/

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When the Obama family left for Palm Springs following the inauguration, there was no word on how long they would stay. On Monday, however, the former first family apparently flew to Richard Bransonís private island, Necker Island. The Obamas reportedly took Bransonís private plane there, and landed at around 8:45 p.m. With around 100 staff members and room for around 34 guests at a time, the 74-acre island retreat is a famously luxurious resort. And between its white sand beaches and infinity pools, itís no surprise Barack and Michelle Obama would choose this island in the British Virgin Islands for a warm-weather escape. Above, a look around the island. Hereís hoping the Obamas are able to stay for a whileóbefore returning to their new home in Washington, D.C.

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