LHR to ? for WARMTH?

Old Dec 15, 10, 8:53 am
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LHR to ? for WARMTH?

I'm looking to use some of my BA VISA promo 2 for 1 award miles and have found available F flights RT from the USA to LHR in late December - early January. I'd like to then go somwhere nice and warm but can't figure out how to do that using only BA equipment as is required (no codeshares). I could get to JNB from LHR but could not get back to LHR on BA equipment. Not interested in DEL. Any place else anyone can think of where my wife and I'd be getting a decent F/J experience to and from a warm spot on BA equipment from LHR/LGW and not just on EURO-J with the one empty seat in the middle? (Guess we could tolerate the EURO-J to a nice warm spot beyond LHR/LGW if we had to but seems like a real waste of the F value of the 2 for 21 award promo. So if someone has a suggestion which is only possible on EURO-J we might still consider it as well.) We're desperate to get out of the cold.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:04 am
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Have you looked at Cape Town? Great city, lots to do and should be nice and warm.
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Middle east, although it is a popular winter spot for Europe.

DXB, BAH, MCT.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:14 am
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Can't get back from CPT on awards on just BA metal. CAI not available. Not sure about other Mideast destinations in terms of things to see/do. Specific suggestions? Keep those possibilities coming.
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DXB often has very good availability.

I just booked F out on the 25th and back on the 30th to get some sunshine.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:18 am
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Entebbe then (EBB). Uganda is a great country, very friendly people, and Entebbe is quite a nice town on the shores of Lake Victoria, with a reasonable amount to do.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:30 am
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Dubai is perfect for weather now - 26-28C.
Unfortunately, I have to go to London at the weekend....
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by upgrader View Post

I'm looking to use some of my BA VISA promo 2 for 1 award miles

We're desperate to get out of the cold.
Given you present location of MCO surely it's a lot easier just to head to somewhere 'in your own backyard' (e.g. the Caribbean) and save your award miles for another time?
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:30 am
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Ignore Dubai/Abu Dhabi and fly to Muscat, although it's not particularly warm at the moment (mid to high 20s centigrade daytime)
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:33 am
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CAI not available.
You'll have 'frozen assets' if you come here at the moment. It's freezing (only 20C - sorry, 68F in your currency - maximum)!
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:36 am
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Dubai is nice...
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:40 am
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Come to PHX and work on your tan.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:46 am
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Dubai is reaching that part of the year where it's not exactly hot to the point where you can dip into a pool that's not artificially heated.

I'd head to SIN and from there to DPS. You can head to Nusa Dua if you like peace and quiet, or try the Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta for a good time.

Of course you could always stay in SIN and try the skypool on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands. Plenty of great hotels around, not to mention yummy food and good shopping too (for the ladies). Plus the pints come down real fast and smooth in a climate like that.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 9:59 am
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How about TLV?
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Old Dec 15, 10, 10:19 am
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Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand ...

Ignore the Dubai suggestions
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