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Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:40:46 AM »
Looking at MLE + another destination for next summer

Option 1:
TLV-HKG Monday in CX J (currently available)
2.5 days in HKG
HKG-MLE on Thursday afternoon on CX J (currently available)
Overnight Thursday in MLE
5 nights W MLE in OWB
Return to Israel? There is one away available on air India J with a day stopover in DEL (anything to do there). Can book a second seat using CSR points, seems like a paid fare is 1200 or 80K points, not too bad. Or wait to see if TK J opens up.

Option 2:
TLV-MLE on  TK J on Tuesday
Wednesday-Monday in W MLE OWB
MLE-??? on Monday Tuesday-Thursday in wherever that is.
I don't see any availability for HKG-TLV. Does something typically open up? I see SIN-TLV connecting in India available, but that's not ideal. Any other thoughts about where to go?
Or just stick with the first option despite the overnight in MLE?
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 09:47:11 AM »
Or, option 3: forget MLE and go to South Africa
TLV-JNB
CPT-TLV
is available connecting on Ethiopian
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 06:06:39 PM »
winter in cape town can be miserable(july)

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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 07:24:05 PM »
Or, option 3: forget MLE and go to South Africa
TLV-JNB
CPT-TLV
is available connecting on Ethiopian
I vote this.
Definitely more to do, was just there this past July/Aug
Can add Victoria falls and more islands near by.

Maybe add Dubai for the way back
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 06:28:11 PM »
Booked:
Mon HKG->TLV CX J 40K AA + $26 x2
Thu HKG->MLE CX J 37.5K BA + $45 x2
W MLE Fri-Wed 5 nights in Lagoon Oasis at 340K
MLE-DEL (overnight stop - full day either in DEL or visit the Taj Mahal) DEL-TLV Air India J AC 40K + $95.40 CAD (jerks wouldn't waive the booking fee even though it's not bookable online).

Need to book:
2 nights in HKG - where should I stay? W? Ritz? Hyatt Regency?
1 night near MLE (probably at H78 for $105)
1 night in DEL (probably Hyatt regency) OR 1 night in Agra near Taj Mahal at ITC (12.5K Marriott)
1 flight MLE-TLV (same itin as above), using CSR points @ 80K
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 06:51:00 PM »
Booked:
Mon HKG->TLV CX J 40K AA + $26 x2
Thu HKG->MLE CX J 37.5K BA + $45 x2
W MLE Fri-Wed 5 nights in Lagoon Oasis at 340K
MLE-DEL (overnight stop - full day either in DEL or visit the Taj Mahal) DEL-TLV Air India J AC 40K + $95.40 CAD (jerks wouldn't waive the booking fee even though it's not bookable online).

Need to book:
2 nights in HKG - where should I stay? W? Ritz? Hyatt Regency?
1 night near MLE (probably at H78 for $105)
1 night in DEL (probably Hyatt regency) OR 1 night in Agra near Taj Mahal at ITC (12.5K Marriott)
1 flight MLE-TLV (same itin as above), using CSR points @ 80K
Awesome!

Loved the W MLE and the W HKG.
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 06:55:25 PM »
Awesome!

Loved the W MLE and the W HKG.
Only reason I'm thinking not W HKG is it's not convenient for minyanim
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 07:17:47 PM »
Which room is Lagoon Oasis? I don't see that one on their site.

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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 07:21:57 PM »
It's not in their room list, comes up when you search for a room. It's the same as the ocean Oasis, but facing the lagoon instead
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 07:50:18 PM »
It's not in their room list, comes up when you search for a room. It's the same as the ocean Oasis, but facing the lagoon instead
Cool. I can't find any dates that have it unless it's the Spectacular Lagoon Oasis?

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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 08:08:32 PM »
(jerks wouldn't waive the booking fee even though it's not bookable online).

They wouldn’t do it when I had to do a phone booking either, with aeroplan.

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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 08:34:37 PM »
Cool. I can't find any dates that have it unless it's the Spectacular Lagoon Oasis?

If you want a room in July PM me. I have a few

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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2018, 07:06:44 AM »
Cool. I can't find any dates that have it unless it's the Spectacular Lagoon Oasis?
That's the one. Need to call yo reserve
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2018, 07:33:35 AM »
If you want a room in July PM me. I have a few
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Re: Ergel 2019 summer trip planning
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2018, 09:15:56 AM »
That's the one. Need to call yo reserve
How did you get it at 95k a night? That's an OWB and not even the lowest one.