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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #240 on: March 23, 2016, 05:48:52 PM »
Crossing the equator trip? Seriously?
I actually think it was the most expensive trip lol.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #241 on: March 23, 2016, 05:54:58 PM »
I actually think it was the most expensive trip lol.
That's because it's the farthest. Are people expecting a sign they can take a picture with? There are loads of other places on earth you can walk along the equator on dry land.  :D

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #242 on: March 23, 2016, 05:58:07 PM »
That's because it's the farthest. Are people expecting a sign they can take a picture with? There are loads of other places on earth you can walk along the equator on dry land.  :D
I think they actually let you get out of the boat and swim across it lol.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #243 on: March 23, 2016, 05:59:22 PM »
I think they actually let you get out of the boat and swim across it lol.
::) At least some people don't mind paying for it.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #244 on: March 23, 2016, 06:12:18 PM »
Absolutely LOVE the trip report and pictures. I was wondering why you waited on the hotel though?

Our first trip is this fall. I was worried about the hotel getting booked up, so I went through the concierge service, booked with cash, and then changed to points as I accumulated them. Is that not kosher?

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #245 on: March 23, 2016, 06:53:44 PM »
Absolutely LOVE the trip report and pictures. I was wondering why you waited on the hotel though?

Our first trip is this fall. I was worried about the hotel getting booked up, so I went through the concierge service, booked with cash, and then changed to points as I accumulated them. Is that not kosher?
Thanks! I didn't wait to book the hotel. I booked it at the same time as the flights. But in general, doing what you did isn't a bad idea. I've done it before. Nothing wrong with it; some hotel chains actually suggest doing it.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #246 on: March 23, 2016, 07:47:55 PM »
Thanks! I didn't wait to book the hotel. I booked it at the same time as the flights. But in general, doing what you did isn't a bad idea. I've done it before. Nothing wrong with it; some hotel chains actually suggest doing it.

Whew, that's good to know although they say ignorance is bliss. :)

So what's on the agenda for the next trip? Gonna be hard to top that one.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #247 on: March 23, 2016, 10:16:47 PM »
So what's on the agenda for the next trip? Gonna be hard to top that one.
January
PHL-MIA AA Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 15,000 Avios
2 Nights in Miami.
MIA-GCM AA Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 9,450 Avios
2 Nights in Westin Grand Cayman: 32,000 SPG
GCM-MIA AA Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 9,450 Avios
4 Nights in Miami.
MIA-PHL AA Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 15,000 Avios

March
PHL-DOH-MLE QR J (2 Adults): 135,000 AA
6 Nights in PH MLE: 150,000 Hyatt Points
MLE-DOH-PHL QR J (2 Adults): 135,000 AA

May
EWR-HNL UA F (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 60,000 SQ
HNL-OGG HA Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 10,000 AA
6 Nights in Andaz Maui: 4 Sign Up Nights + 50,000 Hyatt Points
OGG-HNL HA Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 10,000 AA
HNL-EWR UA Plan B (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 80,000 UA

August
JFK-ICN KE F (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 199,500 KE
1 Night in Grand Hyatt Seoul: Anniversary Night
ICN-CNX KE J (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): Free Stopover
6 Nights in LM Chiang Mhai (Executive Suite): 44,000 SPG
CNX-USM PG Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): 20,000 JAL
5 Nights in Conrad Koh Samui: 380,000 Hilton Points
USM-HKG PG Y (2 Adults + 1 Lap Infant): Free JAL Stopover
2 Nights in Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui: 1 Anniversary Night + 15,000 Hyatt Points
HKG-JFK CX J (2 Adults + 1 Infant in seat): 165,000 AA

+ Good chance we take another trip down to MIA at some point
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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #248 on: March 24, 2016, 08:12:39 AM »
+ Good chance we take another trip down to MIA at some point

Guess I missed that post from January. Have you ever considered being a booking agent in your spare time? NM, anyone with a "lap infant" doesn't have spare time.  ;)

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #249 on: March 24, 2016, 08:50:41 AM »

Guess I missed that post from January. Have you ever considered being a booking agent in your spare time? NM, anyone with a "lap infant" doesn't have spare time.  ;)
Nah. I help out some friends when they need it but that's it. And many people around these parts are wayyy more knowledgable than me.

Plus, all this fun and games is over once I start work in September.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #250 on: March 24, 2016, 09:47:33 AM »


Plus, all this fun and games is over once I start work in September.
You think you can just stop?

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #251 on: March 24, 2016, 09:58:04 AM »
You think you can just stop?
I won't have a choice. I just won't have the time to travel.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #252 on: March 24, 2016, 09:59:52 AM »
I won't have a choice. I just won't have the time to travel.

 ::) Oh please.

You'll figure it out just like all of us.
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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #253 on: March 24, 2016, 10:10:36 AM »
::) Oh please.

You'll figure it out just like all of us.
Haha, I hope you're right.

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Re: CS91's Bucket List Trip to MLE
« Reply #254 on: March 24, 2016, 10:25:42 AM »
You'll figure it out just like most of us.
FTFY :(