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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #120 on: December 31, 2015, 01:03:12 PM »
PG doesn't fly that route

Ah yes. And CNX-HKT is at 7pm which is just an hour shy of when Shabbes ends. Argh.
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #121 on: December 31, 2015, 01:49:15 PM »
FTFY
His current routing has 3 flights. Wouldn't FB charge 10k per flight?

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2015, 01:52:30 PM »
His current routing has 3 flights. Wouldn't FB charge 10k per flight?

No.

CNX-BKK-USM = 10k
USM-BKK = 10k

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #123 on: December 31, 2015, 02:25:16 PM »
No.

CNX-BKK-USM = 10k
USM-BKK = 10k
Ah, right. BKK is a stopover.

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #124 on: December 31, 2015, 03:01:06 PM »
How is availability on pg? Safe to assume I'll find the flights I need?

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #125 on: December 31, 2015, 03:06:14 PM »
How is availability on pg? Safe to assume I'll find the flights I need?

YMMV. Some dates have zero availability, some dates are wide open, some reps don't know how to search PG award space, some reps claim they can't book PG award space...

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #126 on: December 31, 2015, 03:07:09 PM »
YMMV. Some dates have zero availability, some dates are wide open, some reps don't know how to search PG award space, some reps claim they can't book PG award space...
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #127 on: July 11, 2016, 10:41:06 AM »
All the worries of me flying in a separate class as my wife can now be put to rest.

Unlike reports in the Daily Mail my wife will be joining me in F this time around.

Thanks to AJK for confirming the best seat situation and CX being able to force my wife into 2A.

Let us hope that no babies needing bassinets are traveling with us and we should be all set.

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2016, 10:45:22 AM »
How long before flight did 2nd seat open up? I am in same sitch for mid august... (on 3 flights :) )

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #129 on: July 11, 2016, 10:47:06 AM »
How long before flight did 2nd seat open up? I am in same sitch for mid august... (on 3 flights :) )

Precisely 8 days in my case on a flight that was F5.
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #130 on: July 11, 2016, 11:01:37 AM »
Precisely 8 days in my case on a flight that was F5.

Crossing my fingers. I have two flights that are F5 and one that is F3. Hope one opens up :)

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #131 on: July 11, 2016, 11:08:17 AM »
It's definitely the best combo. Good luck!
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #132 on: July 11, 2016, 12:56:08 PM »
It's definitely the best combo. Good luck!
Not definitely.

Yes it's more secluded as you have that side to yourselves but you can't really see eachother either. It's more secluded from eachother too.

1D/1K you're at least sitting "next to" eachother.
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #133 on: July 11, 2016, 12:57:05 PM »
Not definitely.

Yes it's more secluded as you have that side to yourselves but you can't really see eachother either.

1D/1K you're at least sitting "next to" eachother.

Whatever. Close enough to enjoy the luxury together and we can still dine together too.
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #134 on: July 11, 2016, 01:15:35 PM »
Not definitely.

Yes it's more secluded as you have that side to yourselves but you can't really see eachother either. It's more secluded from eachother too.

1D/1K you're at least sitting "next to" eachother.

Definitely.

Can't see each other from D/K seats either without getting off your seat and virtually standing up.  At that point, you may as well avoid double the foot traffic of and less seclusion of D/K. Not to mention that both 1A/2A have window seats, as opposed to one seat stuck in middle.

It's objectively the better choice.
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2016, 01:17:00 PM »
It's objectively the better choice.

Unless you don't want to sit near each other :)

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #136 on: July 11, 2016, 01:19:39 PM »
Unless you don't want to sit near each other :)

Which is why you should just stick one in F and the other in Y.  ::)
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #137 on: July 26, 2016, 06:01:35 PM »
All the worries of me flying in a separate class as my wife can now be put to rest.

Unlike reports in the Daily Mail my wife will be joining me in F this time around.

Thanks to AJK for confirming the best seat situation and CX being able to force my wife into 2A.

Let us hope that no babies needing bassinets are traveling with us and we should be all set.




I had similar situation. I had 1 A and 2K and she told us not to sit and waited for passenger in 2D came and had us switch. So I got 2D & @K which were great! There is a large wall (part of the seat of D) between Row A and D which makes it impossible to really be next to each other unless you have a "d" & "K"

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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #138 on: July 29, 2016, 11:48:07 AM »
So the day before there are 5 J seats open to HKG and 2 Y seats to CNX. Hmmm.

Worth it to take those and at the off chance that 2 F seats open, pay a combined 110k for them?

So defeats the purpose on using AA pre deval.
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Re: Benjie's planning his first "real" trip since joining DDF!
« Reply #139 on: July 29, 2016, 12:01:03 PM »
I had similar situation. I had 1 A and 2K and she told us not to sit and waited for passenger in 2D came and had us switch. So I got 2D & @K which were great! There is a large wall (part of the seat of D) between Row A and D which makes it impossible to really be next to each other unless you have a "d" & "K"
same happened with me and my daughter we were originally in 2A/D and the guy was already sitting in 2K and he agreed to move to 1A which was good for him really as he had the whole A side to himself.  1K was empty as well the only other seat taken was 1D