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Should I Change My Itinerary?
« on: March 14, 2016, 11:01:49 AM »
Currently booked on:
57.5K miles.
UA56 CDG-EWR 9:25am-1:00pm 772 J
2:03 connection in EWR
UA1801 EWR-CLE 3:03pm-4:44pm 739 F
Travel time 12:19

How insane is it to switch to:
110K miles.
LH1027 CDG-FRA 8:55am-10:10am 320 J
3:20 connection in FRA/FCT
LH402 FRA-EWR 1:30pm-5:15pm 748 F
4:05 connection in EWR+terminal change to RJ concourse.
UA3823 EWR-CLE 9:20pm-11:05pm RJ145 Y
Travel time 19:10
« Last Edit: March 14, 2016, 11:08:32 AM by Dan »
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 11:08:16 AM »
Currently booked on:
57.5K miles.
UA56 CDG-EWR 9:25am-1:00pm 772 J
2:03 connection in EWR
UA1801 EWR-CLE 3:03pm-4:44pm 739 F

How insane is it to switch to:
110K miles.
LH1027 CDG-FRA 8:55am-10:10am 320 J
3:20 connection in FRA
LH402 FRA-EWR 1:30pm-5:15pm 748 F
4:05 connection in EWR+terminal change to RJ concourse.
UA3823 EWR-CLE 9:20pm-11:05pm RJ145 Y

Ask DW if 6.5 hours home + 52.5k miles is worth it for LH F.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 11:20:41 AM »
Ignoring DW factors, what would you guys do in this scenario?
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 11:21:40 AM »
I wouldn't personally.. Unless you haven't been to the FCT before.. Than its a different ballgame.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 11:22:24 AM »
I have been, though it's been 6 years and I didn't get kosher food there back then.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 11:24:33 AM »
I have been, though it's been 6 years and I didn't get kosher food there back then.

Don't go there for the kosher food. If that is the factor, might as well skip it.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 11:30:05 AM »
Ask DW if 6.5 hours home + 52.5k miles is worth it for LH F.

I think DW asks Dan for award advice, not the other way around :P
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 11:30:52 AM »
Don't go there for the kosher food. If that is the factor, might as well skip it.
+1

If you've been there before, I say that the more direct routing trumps the fun of the FCT, particularly given the mileage premium. You're scotch collection at home is plenty fine to rival the FCT, too + you can actually enjoy it with wine and dinner in your own home with family which, to me, would certainly override the prospect of FCT kosher fare. Even if you didn't keep kosher, I question whether it is worth it.

Also consider, that the later your departure from EWR, the more likely you are to be delayed.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 11:32:26 AM »

I think DW asks Dan for award advice, not the other way around :P

And how about family advice??? My guess is they're joint decisions

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 11:33:05 AM »
Insane indeed, in this scenario Chuck is the guy to ask... ;)

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 11:33:13 AM »
+1

If you've been there before, I say that the more direct routing trumps the fun of the FCT, particularly given the mileage premium. You're scotch collection at home is plenty fine to rival the FCT, too + you can actually enjoy it with wine and dinner in your own home with family which, to me, would certainly override the prospect of FCT kosher fare. Even if you didn't keep kosher, I question whether it is worth it.

Also consider, that the later your departure from EWR, the more likely you are to be delayed.

If you are there for lunch - which he would make - they always have a great line up of food with some exceptional cooking taking place there. That would certainly feed into my decision (no pun intended).
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2016, 11:36:27 AM »
If you've been there before, I say that the more direct routing trumps the fun of the FCT, particularly given the mileage premium.
I get the feeling that 52.5k miles is negligible for Dan  ;D

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2016, 11:37:46 AM »
Leave it as is. If you already did LH F + FCT then there is no point in doing it again.

Now, would the question be about EK F, SQ R etc then I would think about it twice but the LH experience is not that special that you need to do it twice. Especially on a day flight where you wont sleep much so the more comfy bed does not matter.

Did you check for EK F availability via MXP?
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2016, 11:39:20 AM »
Especially on a day flight where you wont sleep much so the more comfy bed does not matter.
Based on this morning's DDMS post ("Iím still traveling for another few days and havenít slept in more than that thanks to polar bear and Aurora Borealis hunting..."), it sounds like Dan would probably even fall asleep in a Spirit Air seat.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 11:44:27 AM »
I'd do it. I assume you can spare the miles. And it will give you more to add to your next write up which only helps your site.
And you'll enjoy it. :)
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