planning for DCIR22

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  1. ioki

    ioki Member

    Apr 6, 2004
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    currently planning for a DCIR22 or circle pacific explorer in D!

    i've got my segments as follow:

    tpe-hkg,hkg-bkk (stop over)
    bkk-sin,sin-kul (stop over)
    kul-sin,sin-syd (stop over)
    syd-bne (stop over)
    bne-syd (stop over)
    syd-sfo (stop over)
    sfo-yvr (stop over)
    yvr-nrt (stop over??)
    nrt-tpe

    great circle mapper put the whole trip at 21883 miles.

    in reading the fare rules, i'll need to purchase one additional stop over at USD 75 if the final stop over at NRT was a reality, aside from that i do believe i am within fare rules? can someone verify for me pls!

    with the state of AUD currency, if i purchase the fare in taiwan, it'll be NT 120660 + taxes which convert quite decently to approx AUD$4300.
     

  2. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

    Jul 10, 2006
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    Hi - the only thing to watch out for is that the airlines do use slightly different mileage calcs thanan great circle mapper. Mind you I often find that fewer miles post than I calculated using GCM but I believe that when they calculate mileage required for one of these that they are slightly up rather han down. You are very close to the limit so dont be surprised if they push you slightly over. I assume you are flying CX out of TPE? A nice short little flight on a good proper J seat :)
     
  3. ioki

    ioki Member

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    hi simongr,

    cheers for your remark on the difference between GCM and actual airline miles.. i'll post back whether the fare is accepted or further tuning is required.

    yes, it'll be CX from TPE to BKK via HKG.

    i'll be on quite a number of OW airlines if this trip come true, will be sampling CX, JAL, QF, AA, and EG (japan asia airways)
     
  4. jasonja3

    jasonja3 Member

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    That is a great fare.
     
  5. ioki

    ioki Member

    Apr 6, 2004
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    indeed... however one need to get to taiwan...

    so i've got plans to redeeem some QF points to darwin as we've never been there before, will look to spend a few days there for a short stay, onto singapore with tigerair and finally take jetstar asia from SIN to TPE!

    also needed to find a TA in taiwan to issue the ticket and luckily there was one being recommended on flytalk of which i shall give that TA a go!
     
  6. ioki

    ioki Member

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    #6 ioki, Jun 9, 2007
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2007
    *sigh*

    have just realised that its "NOT" possible to travel on AS (AA code share) from SFO to YVR...

    back to the drawing board

    *edit* added the "NOT"
     
  7. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    Do you mean that it's not possible? :confused:

    Have you though about whether QF will be flying the SFO-YVR route when you are away?
     
  8. ioki

    ioki Member

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    yes i had meant it was "not possible"! thx for picking up that mistake!

    and no, i hadn't.. and based on your cue, the seasonal QF 73 between SFO and YVR start on 13th of June.. perfect, i shall take that and save myself from the need to consider DCIR26!

    thx a million for the tip littl_flier!!
     
  9. ioki

    ioki Member

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    have finally decided on my segements, its now:

    TPE-HKG, HKG-BKK
    - stop over
    BKK-SIN, SIN-KUL
    - stop over
    KUL-SIN
    - transit (~22 hours)
    SIN-BNE, BNE-SYD
    - stop over
    SYD-LAX, LAX-SFO
    - transit (~23 hours)
    SFO-YVR
    - stop over
    YVR-NRT, NRT-KHH

    i have one further question:
    - definition of transit? any stop over 24 hrs and less:?:

    now to work out number of miles and status credits.. i am ~250 status credits shy of lifetime QF silver.. so obv. i'd like hit that milestone via this trip and credit the rest to my AA candy box where i am currently a plat until feb 2008, considering the fact that the trip through asia will be taken at the end of this yr and the north american segements this time next yr (whenever QF starts the SFO - YVR flight)..
     
  10. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    A stopover is only 24hrs or more so you should be fine. If questioned at all when booking, be sure to remind them of the definition of a stopover and you'll be fine.

    Congrats on scoring such a bargain!!! :p
     
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