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    Planning ahead

    I'm coming to Phuket, arriving 2 July. I found a good deal on flights on Vayama for Feb 2016. Booked Business class tickets for $4900. How's that for planning ahead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaKid View Post
    I'm coming to Phuket, arriving 2 July. I found a good deal on flights on Vayama for Feb 2016. Booked Business class tickets for $4900. How's that for planning ahead?
    Girls on vacation in Isaan: "Hurry back to work"! Big spender coming to town

    On a more serious note, where are you flying from? Must be very far away in order to call $4900 a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatdane View Post

    On a more serious note, where are you flying from?
    Complete stab in the dark , maybe Dakota
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    4900 seems a bit steep to me even from the US, it's about 2k from Europe and there's not much of an exchange rate advantage any more. Welcome to the board by the way, how long are you in Phuket for?

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    ^^ apperantly arriving July 2nd and flying February 2016?? 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatdane View Post
    Girls on vacation in Isaan: "Hurry back to work"! Big spender coming to town

    On a more serious note, where are you flying from? Must be very far away in order to call $4900 a good deal.
    Living in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. 5K is pretty normal for business class to/from HKT. I know an expat living in Rawai that pays that much to fly to San Fran.

    A short trip in July, arrive on the 2nd, and fly back home on the 12th. Then, coming back in early Feb for 18 days.

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    I'm curious of your routing from MSP to HKT, Dakota?

    Are you riding "Duhelta" initially, or all the way to BKK, then on to HKT?

    I think that $4900 is a darn good price.

    (February is also a darn good time to get out of the Twin Cities. 555)

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    I go to Wayzata every summer.....but wouldn't want to be there in February!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    I go to Wayzata every summer.....but wouldn't want to be there in February!
    Yeah, I was "stationed" there for a couple of years, way back when.

    I got a big old 73' Chevy Caprice and took it back there. I added a second battery (inline) for cranking power in the cold, and an auxiliary electric fuel pump. I then filled the crankcase with the closest thing to 3-in-1 oil that I could find. (lol) The old car never failed me, and it had a GREAT cabin heater/windshield defroster.

    I was away for a week or two and returned to MSP late on a cold and windy January night. A storm had blown through in my absence, and my car was under about 2 feet of snow. With "drifts" about 3 feet thick on both sides! I was lucky to find it in the dark airport parking lot. I dug my way into the trunk, where I kept a push broom and shovel, and cleared an entrance to the driver side door. She fired right up, and I turned up the heater and defroster, while I went out to broom off the car and shovel a way to back out. 555

    It was crazy cold that night, about -10F, and the wind was blowing around 25mph! I had enough warm clothing and gloves, and I wore one of those knitted bandanna things to cover my ears (almost).

    I think I got frostbite on the top of my l left ear, as when I finally warmed up inside the car, that part of my ear started hurting...both an ache and piercing pains. It lasted all through the night and next day, It really hurt.

    To this day if I'm outside somewhere really cold, that ear starts to remind me again, firstly.


    (sorry Dakota...still would like to hear your itinerary)
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    ^What a pussy. When I was in grade school, in Pocatello, the weather reached -30F....and I walked to school....uphill....both ways..5555

    oops, sorry...not trying to derail thread.
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    MSP - ORD - ICN - HKT, flying United, Asiana, & Korean Air.

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    Ah-ha, not bad,

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaKid View Post
    MSP - ORD - ICN - HKT, flying United, Asiana, & Korean Air.
    was just wondering whether this would be the "long way" as opposed to a Pacific flight coming from MSP?....I guess its pretty much the same at that point

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    If you can make it from MSP to SEA, I usually get round trips from Seattle to Phuket on Korean Air for about $1200.

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    Last year took Korean Air. Phuket to ICN (Seoul-Incheon), then to Vegas.
    Great to have International flight to Vegas, skipping LA or SFO.
    Only problem is the 11HR. layover. IIRC it was 1150 bucks....great price...and thought Korean Air very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    was just wondering whether this would be the "long way" as opposed to a Pacific flight coming from MSP?....I guess its pretty much the same at that point
    That'll be a Pacific flight from MSP to ICN Nels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    That'll be a Pacific flight from MSP to ICN Nels.
    MY bad, I see what you were thinking now...ORD is the wrong way from ICN. (I think)

    Over the years, I've programmed myself to block out Chicago when I can. 555
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    It's no wonder that US don't travel to this part of the world (SEA) in large numbers, that itinerary makes my head spin just reading it. 55

    I love SYD- HKT- 9 hrs done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    was just wondering whether this would be the "long way" as opposed to a Pacific flight coming from MSP?....I guess its pretty much the same at that point
    Nelson, that is flying the Pacific route. MSP to O'Hare to Seoul to HKT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaKid View Post
    Nelson, that is flying the Pacific route. MSP to O'Hare to Seoul to HKT.
    555...was thinking ORD was Orlando....

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