- Jan 17, 2011
PER-KUL-HKG-LAX (stop) LHR-CDG (stop) HKG-KUL-PER late Dec and then back early Jan...
120k miles and US$323.62
120k miles and US$323.62
I would like to call this post - 'the ecstasy and the agony'.
Background- got back from Japan and Guam Tuesday. Great trip and keen to do it again at the right price. Realized that last night was my only chance so raced home from work and got to work. Checked availability, all good, bought the points, done, then hit the phones. Second call went all the way through to rates desk but then said it was 90k pp. Next few calls were getting worse ie 110k pp, no stopovers allowed, Tokyo is your destination as it you are there for the bulk of the time etc. Getting towards midnight now. Another call lady keen for me to feed her the flights. Decide to mix it up and head straight to Guam from Tokyo on the way in(previously i was trying to stopover in Tokyo for a week on the way to Guam). She puts the flights in quickly, all available, no rates desk, says that's 30k pp plus taxes and booking fee, i say book it now please. Done in less than 15 minutes including all the prerecorded bs at the start. Woohoo.
SYD-NRT-GUM-NRT-SYD for September. 3 nights Guam, 7 nights Tokyo. All JAL, all Business class. 30k pp plus ~$150 tax plus $50 booking fee.
Call the wife to tell her the good news. She says its great except we cant go as she has unavoidable work commitments in September. Bugger.
I know its early days but anyone know what the policy is for date changes on these kind of itineraries. Looking to push it back to April 2016. Will leave it in the system for now.
Thank you everyone for your inspiration and a reminder that there is still 8h18m left to get one past the keeper.
Currently have a USDM booking to Europe depart and return BNE, have now found better flights routing BNE via SYD if I can change these flights is there any payment penalty?.
Hey guys, apologies I kept this under wraps for a while because I didn't want even the remote chance of it getting cancelled. Over the XMAS break I managed to book and travel on this beauty:
ADL-SYD QF J
SYD-SIN QF J (1 Night Stopover)
SIN-HKG CX J (1 Night Stopover)
HKG-NRT CX J (5 Night Layover)
NRT-GUM JL J (Destination)
GUM-NRT JL Y (1 Night Stopover)
NRT-MNL JL J (1 Night Stopover)
MNL-SYD QF J
SYD-ADL QF J
Also the icing on the cake it when I booked it (it took around a dozen HUACA) the lovely lady on the other end of the phone only charged 15,000 USDM points EACH. Could not freaking believe it. Only paid 30,000 in total for me and miss neon_crossing.
Also the IFE screwed up on the MNL-SYD route (I slept 75% of the flight anyway) and Qantas ended up giving me 10,000 QFF points for the inconvenience.
Cheapest flights EVER.
Well done neon. I didn't realise USDM points were still around. I'm sure mine got swept up to AA at the merge.