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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.
Premium select or whatever. Business Class or what is inbetween lie flat and economy
Highly recommend doing at least this for all international flights
ok so i'm buying my flights to Puerto Escondido for this January. I have a $2k evoucher for delta that I need to use, trying to think through the best way to maximize it. It looks like I can fly from AVL→ATL→MEX→PXM on comfort+ for 1700 ish.
Orrrr I could just do AVL→ATL→MEX on Delta and get First Class on one of the legs. Then I'd just buy a ticket from MEX to PXM (there appear to be a lot, assuming those airlines are fairly legit).
Anything else I should be considering? Is there a best way to scan through all my options? Not loving Delta's interface
flying to italy wednesday in premium select. its a no brainer with how small the premium has tended to be (especially with points) for a vastly improved experience.
I booked San Diego to krakow on Lufthansa for 38k points one way in economy. It was ~$300 (great deal) to move to their select cabin for the 12+ hours from SAN to Frankfurt. I chose not to upgrade because I thrive in the glorified cargo hold that is economy.
I feel like the cost to get to middle cabin is usually priced so high I start thinking about business.
Yeah let me know how it is. Interested to compare the regular areas of the ship with the Haven class. I was told the food is better in the Haven but we'll see.
I believe premium economy is just a larger/nicer seat. I think of it as the difference between economy and comfort plus on Delta. What that means for each airline differs though. My buddy flew to Africa in premium economy and it was lie flat seats.
the bold is how I ended up paying cash for business class for the first time. getting to copenhagen in april SAS was running some crazy deals. was peanuts more to get from premium select on delta to business on SAS, and on good hardware.
I've flown premium select to Copenhagen on SAS, highly recommend.
Pretty sure Nug recommends getting a smaller airline for intra MX flights. I'd prefer for First on the ATL->MEX and economy for the others. Only possible downfall is your itineraries aren't linked so if you have a delay you could miss your connections in MX
co-sign that Premium Select gets the job done. Thats what I am on for my Thursday flight.
The inventory always sells up faster than the other cabins, which is dispositive of the value there.
It’s more or less domestic first class, particularly in terms of the seat. Also a fringe benefit of being offered lower cost upgrades into business class at check in.
I'd probably do the first option because it's just not that long a flight, would rather splurge on first class for 8+ hours, but that's just my preference.
For Mexican airlines, Viva Aerobus and Volaris are the best. They're not great by any means, but they're pretty reliable.
You just going straight to Puerto? What are your dates?
Actually i've fenagled this, think it's my best option. Then i'll only have to buy one leg from PXM back to MEX. Gets me riiiight in under the threshold where it's all paid for
Want to get the flights figured out and then plan the rest, but loosely thinking half in PE, half in Mazunte
May get a wild hair and try to get to MEX early early on 1/11 (or even on 1/10) and do a food tour for lunch or something.
Don't really want to force MEX just to do it though.
Kiawah Island, SC
Hello Travel thread!
I’m going to be traveling to Amsterdam in November with family. I’ll be staying at the Corendon Urban Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel for the 10 days I’m in town.
My nephew is going to be partaking in a soccer academy event the entire week. So I will have time to kill during the day and in the evenings.
The reason I’m making this post is for food/restaurant recommendations. I’ll be traveling with my father and he’s pretty snobby when it comes to food and if we get the food options wrong my trip is going to be miserable because of it. So please let me know if some spots with fantastic food.
I’ll also take any down time activity’s for day and night as I rather not sit a cigar lounge all day.
appreciate all the help and thanks in advance.
It's definitely a bigger and better difference then that for Delta flights. As bwi2 you're basically in a domestic first class seat which is way bigger and nicer then comfort plus.
Booked flights for Cartegena in February for 12 days. Now time to start planning.
DeToxRox bumping for interest, sorry if I'm missing it somewhere in the thread.
I was lazy and never made a post but I can answer any questions you have.
We did Lisbon and Porto. Both were amazing.
Much appreciated. Gonna go to Lisbon and one of the surf spots second week of December most likely.
I won't bore you with all the usual questions, gonna do my research, just curious if there were any true must dos in your opinion.
You hittin Nazare?
For sure not, trying to come back in one piece.
My early research tells me that Peniche might be the move, that or getting to the far south in Algarve.
Skip it and spend more time in Medellin
Was planning on hopping a domestic flight and doing both.
Most US carriers have rolled out a true "Premium Economy" product the last few years. Usually only available on long-haul international routes or Transcon. Delta sells it as Premium Select and it will be sold that way, not as like Economy+ or Economy Comfort.
Seats are wider and usually a 2-3-2 vs a 3-3-3 or worse arrangement. TV screens are bigger. Seats recline more. Usually some kind of leg support (which I don't like). Better food, etc. It's def worth. During covid you could find American transcon flights that were selling economy+ but if you picked the right rows you would get the Premium Economy product. Great hack.
Def worth it for a few $$ on long flights IMO
Bankz here's my list from trip a few weeks ago
Update on this. I finally received my passport 1 whole year later with the original picture that was declined. Where should I go in December?
Nug I expect you to give this a shot while down there -- https://ushuaiagolfclub.com.ar/
Going to Ireland next June. First time out of the country. I read all the posts I could find via search function. Instead of asking for general tips I will eventually get around to posting our loose itinerary so far and hopefully get some feedback on what we should/shouldn't do.
Don't spend all of your time in Dublin would be a high level recommendation I think most who have been to Ireland would agree with.
highly recommend you don’t miss Belfast
New Zealand was a dream. 10/10. High expectations and they were exceeded
- Piha Beach near Auckland
- glow worm cave
- Wellington (awesome city) and ferry ride through cook strait
- west coast of South Island and franz Josef
- Mt Cook (got amazing weather)
could easily go back for a month and not run out of stuff to see
Got the honeymoon booked, mostly due to this thread
Rome for 4 nights
amalfi coast, 3 nights each:
thanks everyone for the recs. I know Mix shared a whole book of food recs so excited about that. Open now to activities/tours/etc recs anyone has
Great spot in Rome. The coffee shop right around the corner is great. Fortunato is a good restaurant with a lot of history.
Another nice little restaurant a block away is https://www.clementeallamaddalena.it
Small, on a quiet square across from a small church. Can't remember what I had there but it was good and had garlic
Did Vatican on my own because I prefer to decide if I find art interesting or not. Did tour for coliseum.
When you're in the Sistine Chapel act like you're in a tour group and exit through the door on the right instead of going left, which takes you outside. The right door takes you directly into St. Peters with no line
I’ll give a differing opinion here, I would have missed a lot of interesting pieces and definitely thought the Vatican tour was worth it. My tour guide added a lot of context and was very informative.
Make sure to get the coliseum tour that goes to the floor level. They don’t all offer that.
I was in a group but I’m pretty sure I recall my guide saying this was closed. Might’ve been a covid related restriction so could be changed now.
it’s one of the best known travel hacks out there so I’d be surprised if it still works
When I was there there was some Japanese delegation so they wouldn't let anyone even close to that door.
It might not, but it worked for us five years ago. We attached ourselves to a Korean tour group and walked right through with them
Booked a last minute trip to Copenhagen for early December since my wife will be between jobs. Her best friend has lived there for the past 5 years but open to any recommendations.
Let me get the list from my SIL. She is going by herself for the first week in Dec. I follow a bunch of shit there so def get to Hart Bageri and check out Bird or Ruby for cocktails. There was a bunch more we talked about but need to get the list from her.
Does she want to meet up with SCFan27?
Everyone loves Yankees fans in Europe.
me to my wife “uh so yeah we’re gunna meet up with a fellow TMB poster’s sister. But it’s cool, don’t worry about it.”
Throw on the yankee hat and everyone asks me about NYC… no big deal
Everything is good there basically. If you have more specific requests I can point you in the right direction.