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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2016, 05:35:09 PM »
As posted on DDMS:

Living life for what its worth doesn't mean practicality trumps all.
The poll doesnt seem trump like for you MR. AJK

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2016, 05:37:35 PM »
As posted on DDMS:

Living life for what its worth doesn't mean practicality trumps all.
and id wager that at least half that voted to change agree that its not a sane decision and are voting in spite on that.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2016, 05:39:36 PM »
and id wager that at least half that voted to change agree that its not a sane decision and are voting in spite on that.

I don't know if "sane" is the word I'd use, but I'd agree the people who voted LH view the UA itinerary as more practical.

I'd counter with:

1) Flying solo (means don't have to bother wife and kids, nor having to pay for them);
2) Flying new LH F (which you have not done... comparing old to new is like comparing UA J to LH F)
3) FCT + Porsche
4) The "Hobby" is becoming less and less attractive. In a year or two, your 50K will be worth half that.

So you don't sleep another hour in a bed. In a year, let alone ten, will you remember the extra hour of sleep, UA J, and saving 50K, or will you remember the nose of the 748 in LH F with a Porsche to the plane after sipping some top-shelf whiskey?

That's what I thought.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2016, 06:12:50 PM »
This ^

You think 50K is a premium? When again will you have the opportunity to fly solo? Right now, it's costing you 50K, which, last I checked, is less than 200K (50K x4).

To me, the fact that you haven't already switched calls into your question your sustained ability to run this site.

1) Flying solo (means don't have to bother wife and kids, nor having to pay for them);
2) Flying new LH F (which you have not done... comparing old to new is like comparing UA J to LH F)
3) FCT + Porsche
4) The "Hobby" is becoming less and less attractive. In a year or two, your 50K will be worth half that.

So you don't sleep another hour in a bed. In a year, let alone ten, will you remember the extra hour of sleep, UA J, and saving 50K, or will you remember the nose of the 748 in LH F with a Porsche to the plane after sipping some top-shelf whiskey?

That's what I thought.
Ten years down the line, I would think you'd remember the time spent with your family more than the number sequence of the plane model and the car that drove you 50 feet to get on. Am I wrong?
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2016, 06:22:34 PM »
I'm surprised at the current  voting results.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2016, 06:28:18 PM »
Ten years down the line, I would think you'd remember the time spent with your family more than the number sequence of the plane model and the car that drove you 50 feet to get on. Am I wrong?
Well overall the time is insignificant if his family doesn't need him this second. Chances are he'll remember the plane more.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2016, 06:33:42 PM »
Well overall the time is insignificant if his family doesn't need him this second. Chances are he'll remember the plane more.
Time spent with family is insignificant if they don't need you??!!  ???
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2016, 06:45:28 PM »
Ten years down the line, I would think you'd remember the time spent with your family more than the number sequence of the plane model and the car that drove you 50 feet to get on. Am I wrong?

Are you trolling? I can't tell if you want people to take this comment seriously.

Are you deliberately implying the extension of this trip makes a difference to the point that he (or they) will remember getting back at 5 PM as opposed to 11 PM ... in ten years from now?
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Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2016, 06:46:38 PM »
I would definitely switch, incredible way to end the trip... Even with the coach parts of the itinerary.

Eta. There was a discussion a couple months back about taking the J/F Flight at the beginning or end of the trip if one had to choose... Anyone remember which side Dan took?

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2016, 06:49:49 PM »
I would definitely switch, incredible way to end the trip... Even with the coach parts of the itinerary.

Eta. There was a discussion a couple months back about taking the J/F Flight at the beginning or end of the trip if one had to choose... Anyone remember which side Dan took?
I was on #TeamOutbound
Besides, last thing in my mouth will be the transfer to the RJ :P

I'm still really torn here.
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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2016, 07:03:16 PM »

I was on #TeamOutbound
Besides, last thing in my mouth will be the transfer to the RJ :P

I'm still really torn here.
I'd still do it, you're getting home the same night it's a difference of a couple of hours of sleep...

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2016, 07:05:38 PM »
I'd still do it, you're getting home the same night it's a difference of a couple of hours of sleep...

Yeah, but you're forgetting his real opportunity cost. If he uses 50K UA here, he won't be able to use that same 50K to get a $50 Gap GC in 2017, because... as we all know, miles are getting *more* valuable and programs are *not* devaluing.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2016, 07:06:44 PM »
I changed my mind. Take option 2 and come to a Doghouse DO during your connection  ;D. That'll fuel you through the RJ flight home.

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2016, 07:08:00 PM »
While I think any other person on this forum would be overcome by the logic of staying with your current itinerary, I think you being you (king of maximizing on oportunities) are required to agree with AJK...

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Re: Should I Change My Itinerary?
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2016, 07:11:51 PM »

Yeah, but you're forgetting his real opportunity cost. If he uses 50K UA here, he won't be able to use that same 50K to get a $50 Gap GC in 2017, because... as we all know, miles are getting *more* valuable and programs are *not* devaluing.

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I'm honestly not taking the 50k into equation here, I've seen pictures of Dan's account balance... It's not breaking the bank