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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:19 pm

exactly that is why i am curious about the initial points you receive. by that notion the US air/airline specific cards that award you 35,000-50,000 miles are the best bet
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:28 pm

Good point. How many miles do you think you;ll need for a round trip to say, cancun?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:34 pm

mac5155 wrote:Good point. How many miles do you think you;ll need for a round trip to say, cancun?


pretty much universally 1000 dollar trip = 100000 miles
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:16 pm

wowzers thats a lot haha.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MelicharSux on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:49 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
MelicharSux wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
MelicharSux wrote:
If you're flying Southwest, the earlier you check in, the better your boarding position.


Is that partly what constitutes the A|B|C boarding groups? I just assumed that was by fare paid.


Yes. Business class is usually mostly A boarding and people who pay $10 extra for it.

edit: You can check in 24 hrs in advance and just print your boarding pass at the airport.


I paid the $10 for the trip to Vegas. I want to see if it's worth it, because there is no guarantee you end up with A.


Yeah. I checked in exactly 24hrs ahead of time before and ended up with B20 or something.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby BigMcK on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:18 pm

MelicharSux wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
MelicharSux wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
MelicharSux wrote:
If you're flying Southwest, the earlier you check in, the better your boarding position.


Is that partly what constitutes the A|B|C boarding groups? I just assumed that was by fare paid.


Yes. Business class is usually mostly A boarding and people who pay $10 extra for it.

edit: You can check in 24 hrs in advance and just print your boarding pass at the airport.


I paid the $10 for the trip to Vegas. I want to see if it's worth it, because there is no guarantee you end up with A.


Yeah. I checked in exactly 24hrs ahead of time before and ended up with B20 or something.

:(


Did you pay the pre-board fee? If you wait until 24 hours before, your chances of getting a A boarding pass are slim. Southwest reserves the first 15 passes to business select -- premium purchase price. The next 15 are for A-List club flyers that didn't pay for business select. After, those that paid for the pre-board get passes, followed by those that wait until the 24 hour before period. B20 isn't bad. Third group on.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:19 am

After months of deliberations we are finally booking our honeymoon at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, DR. We are booking through CheapCaribbean.com which gave me rates $400 lower than anywhere else. My question is this - should I pay the extra to get the "Travel Protection" insurance? Or is it a scam/not worth it.


Standard Coverage wrote:
$158 per person
Trip Cancellation (100%)
Trip Delay ($500 - per day $100)
Weather Protection (100%) What is this?
Trip Interruption (100%)
Accident Medical ($15,000)
Missed Connection ($750)
Sickness Medical ($15,000)
Baggage Delay ($200)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($25,000)
Baggage & Personal Articles ($1,000 - per article $300)
Emergency Evacuation ($25,000)
Pre-Existing Waiver Available
Assistance Services What is this?


* This policy does not include a CANCEL FOR ANY REASON option. Canceling your trip for uncovered reasons may incur penalties. Benefits are up to maximum limits noted above. Please see terms and conditions or call our plan administrator at 877-892-7948.


Enhanced Coverage wrote:Includes Cancel for Any Reason *
$183 per person
Trip Cancellation (100%)
Trip Delay ($1,000 - per day $200)
Weather Protection (100%) What is this?
Trip Interruption (100%)
Accident Medical ($15,000)
Missed Connection ($1,000)
Sickness Medical ($15,000)
Baggage Delay ($500)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($25,000)
Baggage & Personal Articles ($1,500 - per article $300)
Emergency Evacuation ($25,000)
Pre-Existing Waiver Available
Assistance Services What is this?


* Upgrade to this policy and receive the CANCEL FOR ANY REASON option. The cancellation benefit refunds 75% of the cost of your trip if you cancel for otherwise uncovered reasons. More
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:36 am

like any insurance, it is your preference. are you risk seeking or risk adverse? does the additional cost outweigh any potential utilization?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:39 am

I just booked an all inclusive trip to st lucia.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:45 am

What'd that run you? With airfare and 6 nights in Punta Cana I'm looking at $3850.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:02 am

Around $2300 for 4 nights
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:04 am

Where are you staying in st Lucia
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:27 am

Near the beach. Girlfriend got the resort, I basically just had to pay and arrange the travel. Not sure where at. not Sandals though.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:43 am

St Lucia flights were at weird times on the dates I wanted.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:50 am

We're leaving on a wednesday at 7, getting there at around 2 after a connection. coming back leaving at 3 on Sunday, getting back at 11 30 after connection. Taking off Monday I believe
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby roland on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am

mac5155 wrote:After months of deliberations we are finally booking our honeymoon at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, DR.


Nice choice. I stayed there a little over a year ago and loved it. Be sure to check out the shops on the beach adjacent to the resort and to get ready to barter for some stuff. There is a nice Aldi's there. I think its between the store called John Wayne and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:55 pm

Planning a trip to NOLA for my (40th) birthday in April. I got the food stuff planned and mapped, but what exactly is there to do in N'awlins?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:56 pm

Go to bourbon street. Hijinks ensue.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MelicharSux on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:02 pm

drank, eat good food. repeat
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby legame on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:28 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Planning a trip to NOLA for my (40th) birthday in April. I got the food stuff planned and mapped, but what exactly is there to do in N'awlins?


Jazz Fest is late April...
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Tomas on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:46 pm

Super realistic high-definition (takes a while for every new place to load):
http://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle/vir ... ndex.shtml
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:47 pm

My fiancee is looking at destinations for an april/may bachelorette party. any ideas?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:58 pm

mac5155 wrote:My fiancee is looking at destinations for an april/may bachelorette party. any ideas?


Cheerleaders
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby itissteeltime on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:14 pm

Just booked my ticket to maui with the gf, so pumped. Csb.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:22 pm

Every 2 weeks, my extraordinarily well-off half-brother is posting pictures/check-ins to some of the most ridiculous destinations. British Airways First Class Lounge, Bora Bora, New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, etc etc etc.

Oh, did I mention that he is a trainer and gets all expenses paid to travel around the world and visit these destinations? Man...
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