The New Travel Thread: Now with write ups in the OP

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  1. Lawnole23

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  2. Lawnole23

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    Iceland also just opened for those vaccinated.
     
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  3. Where Eagles Dare

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    Have you ever considered Pigeon Forge with your wife's elderly guy friend?
     
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  4. wes tegg

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    40 miles?! :roll:
     
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  5. CTownND

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    If I have a friend's wedding in France in August (they currently live in the UK), what odds would you give that it happens as planned with U.S. tourists at this point?
     
  6. Lyrtch

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    if you're vaccinated you might make it, Macron said they intend to open up international travel this summer to vaccinated people and mentioned the US specifically

    all these countries are going to have pressure to open up before the summer peak season is gone but many of them are also struggling with spikes and shit
     
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  7. AptosDuck

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    I'd say high probability, but I'm probably just more optimistic/hopeful than Lyrtch. France wants vaccinated Americans to come spend money there

    Wife and I still have a $5k credit with British Airways for our canceled trip last year, and 10 days in France late summer is looking tempting right now
     
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  8. Lyrtch

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    I have a like June 29th-July 6th trip to Amsterdam that i've rebooked like 5 times because its ostensibly non refundable but I got them to let me rebook. Intention to go to Paris on train halfway through.

    I'm trying to mitigate my own hope of not having that 1.5k set on fire. So you're more objective than I am.
     
  9. AptosDuck

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    I don't know that I would want to cross borders in Europe this summer, given that each country might have different restrictions that we can't predict. I think I'd be willing to give France a go just because they've said they want us and will probably bend over backwards to make sure vaccinated Americans can come over and ruin their culture in exchange for tourism money. I wouldn't be surprised if The Netherlands does something similar by summer, but I understand your trepidation
     
  10. DeToxRox

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    This weekend I booked two ferries for our Greece trip. There isn’t anything left for me to do now but hope the Americans that arrive before me don’t fuck things up too badly.
     
  11. Lyrtch

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    talked about it the other day but already making plans to spend the whole time in the Netherlands, not sure how the train through Belgium to France might have hiccups either so unless things are open and working for a bit before we go not going to risk it
     
  12. GordoBombay

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    I googled this expecting a movie quote.
     
  13. Where Eagles Dare

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  14. CTownND

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    yeah, my (moderately informed) thought is that it will probably be physically possible by then, but I’m not sure it’ll be possible at a time soon enough where I feel comfortable enough booking (probably non-refundable) travel, giving work enough advance notice, etc. to make it logistically happen. I’m still thinking 50/50 right now
     
  15. Lyrtch

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    i imagine some airlines are still doing flex booking, where you wouldn't get a refund to cash but would have credit

    hotels in europe i find are very likely to have inexpensive refundable fares compared to the US
     
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  16. GordoBombay

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    What happen?
     
  17. wes tegg

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    One guy (@shadow) went on his honeymoon to Pigeon Forge and was real smug about it. Another (boone) went to Cambodia with Kip, his wife’s older coworker, tagging along.
     
  18. pianoman

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    Flying to Saint Thomas Friday. Can't wait to get there but also stressed as we'll be flying with our 1 year old. He's too old to just nurse asleep and too young to just be entertained by the ipad for 3 hours. I just hope it goes as tantrum free as possible.
     
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  19. Lifeiskilingme79

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    I'm still skeptical at what the EU is going to decide.
     
  20. ButchCassidy

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    I saw Greece opened up. I just got married last August and Greece was one of the places we were thinking of honeymooning.

    With the pandemic going on, we kind of shelved that and thought about renting an RV and visiting the national parks.

    Have now thought maybe we should do Greece, before we have a family. We're both fully vaccinated. Anybody know the best time to visit there? Weather-wise and what not?
     
  21. DeToxRox

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    We are going in September. From all I’ve read, that’s usually one of the best times to go because the weather is still nice, but it’s not the height of their busy season so things are cheaper and less crowded.

    Who knows how it’ll be this year though.
     
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  22. Where Eagles Dare

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    Praying for you! Jesus flights to STT from Atlanta have gotten ridiculously expensive. Was looking later this year and they were over 1,000. Want to go back to STJ very badly, but that cost is just stupid and even worse when it's 3 people. Looking at our first 3 person trip this fall. Might go to Nicaragua.

    Right now might be the best time b/c with an empty middle seat you essentially can put him there for free.
     
  23. pianoman

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    Ours were a great deal, got round trip for $102 a person back in January coming from Columbus.
     
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  24. Where Eagles Dare

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    Jesus that great. I don't think I've ever paid less than 700 in the 3 times I've been.
     
  25. Where Eagles Dare

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    I'm in the opinion that Thanksgiving is the best time to travel. Honestly don't really give a fuck about eating some turkey or being around family.

    I just checked ATL to STT. $1,800 for main cabin :laugh: It's a god damn 3 hour flight
     
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  26. DuffandMuff

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    I’ve done Tahiti and Rio de Janeiro the last two thanksgivings. First time traveling internationally during that holiday and it’s great. No more throwing away a free 4 day weekend on family and turkey.
     
  27. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    I'm hoping to get to Europe this fall. Glad to see some countries are starting to open but I'll be closely following how that goes.
     
  28. Russellin4885

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    Back in January they had a bunch of deals popping up there from Atlanta around $200. Guess with vaccinations and people traveling more those are done with.
     
  29. Fran Tarkenton

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    Yea I Always get great deals down there direct from Atl. Would imagine thats a popular spot rn.
     
  30. Eathan Edwards

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    Not to discount any other opinions but very high probability you'll be able to make the trip based on wildly unsubstantiated reports from friends.

    Pre-Covid I went to Paris every year but it's probably been since 2019 my last trip out there. Still my favorite city even with how much it's changed.
     
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  31. EMAW FC

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    Would anyone want a couple American Admirals club day passes for a reasonable offer? They expire 6/30/21
     
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    2 shots of fireball and 2 bud lights.
     
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    Srs I will do that. Hit me up in the DM’s
     
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  34. Russellin4885

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    Newark to Japan for $200 for October - March travels dates. Would think they have to be opened up by then right?

    Edit: looks like it's from several airports, it's $250 from my airport here at RDU, which is just insanely cheap.
     
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  35. WC

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    Was just asking the wife about that flight. It’s so dirt cheap we almost have to consider it.
     
  36. PJP3

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    I’m starting to think we’re going to have to push back our August Ireland trip. Going to make a final call in early June though. Anyone have experience with going to Ireland around March/April? Is the weather decent enough at that time?
     
  37. DuffandMuff

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    Japan currently sports an incredible 0.7% vaccination rate, so who knows.
     
  38. DeToxRox

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    What is your thinking for possibly pushing the trip back? I assume Covid but if so, I would wait as long as you can to delay. So much is going to depend on how Greece and others handle opening themselves up to tourists. I think by July Ireland will be able to make a decision on how to proceed.
     
  39. PJP3

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    Wife and I are fully vaccinated but bringing our 16 month old who obviously isn’t so had thought we’d see more progress by now and unless it feels safe and things are open we’d rather just push back. Can’t wait till too last minute because of work schedules and everything.
     
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  40. DeToxRox

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    Gotcha. Yeah that is tough. My wife went to Ireland in April many years ago and she loved it but IIRC she said it was mostly cold and wet.
     
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  41. WC

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    Did Ireland the 2nd week of April in 2018 and it was fine. Not shorts and t shirt weather, and not SUPER rainy but certainly some- we had 2-3 sunny days as well tho. The weather didn’t dampen the trip at all tho, it was absolutely incredible. Loved every second.

    Edit- looking back at pictures there was at least partial sun most every day, but generally overcast with rain occasionally, and cooler temps.
     
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  42. mc415

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    same where I was there in April and was the same, one day was 57 and perfectly sunny and everyone was tanning themselves at the park in shorts
     
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  43. pianoman

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    We're planning Scotland for that time next year and generally everything says cool but still plenty of nice days. I can't imagine Ireland is much different. We've done September over there and it was actually quite nice. It's that shoulder season like March/April so I'd guess it's similar.
     
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  44. letan

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    Was coming here to post about the cheap Japan flights as well. 370ish from Florida. I’m going to the Bahamas in nov and it’s literally cheaper to fly all the way to fucking Tokyo than it is to go to Nassau right now
     
  45. AptosDuck

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    Just spent a shitload to get Hawaii-approved covid tests at the airport for the family. Now I need my digital native kids to show me how to upload the results to the Hawaii Health Dept. website yeay
     
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  46. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I really hope they institute the vaccine passport before august
     
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  47. AptosDuck

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    State of Hawaii website won't accept my covid test upload due to "test date error"

    Test administered 68 hours before the start of the final leg of flight to Maui, within the required 72 hour window

    Plus the Hawaii website isn't allowing me to upload my minor son's covid test results under his name, only mine. Not sure how that's going to shake out anyway, since test date error

    Website also says that we can either upload test results or have a hardcopy in hand when we get to Maui, so at least we'll have that. Just wanted to make things as smooth and quick as possible so we can get to the lanai and mai tais
     
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  48. ANTWONE

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    I got Denver to Tokyo for $225 RT. Even if I cancel I can use the full value of the ticket towards a future flight with no cancel fee.
     
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  49. Lyrtch

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    wish that japan deal was from MSP, cheap enough its almost worth booking separate tickets
     
  50. tjosu

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    Never seen Google flights do this before; when I search for the Tokyo sale it shows the really cheap fare total, but when I select flights it says “unfortunately your price has changed”. I’ve tried lots of different date combinations but it’s the same thing every time
     
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