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Beijing Olympics..

Old Jan 2, 07, 3:51 pm
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Beijing Olympics..

Anyone know when these tickets are supposed to be released? When I was in China just 3 weeks ago, they said early January but was not provided with a date. Anyone got any inside info?
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Old Jan 2, 07, 10:47 pm
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worry not. i'm planning on hosting a "do" at that time and want to hook up as many fters as possible. while i'm sure you guys will have to pay big bucks for your plane tickets, i will do my best to help out on the accomodation (we've been buying hotels at a rapid pace; 3,000 rooms so far) and olympic ticket fronts. i'm certain it will be really fun here then, based on the party that ensued in 2001? when the announcement was made. prior to that, my friends and i had debated whether or not china deserved the olympics in light of some of its government's policies, but the show of enthusiasm (trust me, you've never seen anything like it) convinced us that it was a good thing. so, yeah, put it on your calenders and prepare to "rulebust".

i will try to post more info around the 330 day mark.
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Old Jan 2, 07, 11:22 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
worry not. i'm planning on hosting a "do" at that time and want to hook up as many fters as possible.
Awesome. Keep us apprised -- I definately plan on being there! (Grab me a pair of ping pong and badminton tix? )
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Old Jan 3, 07, 9:45 am
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Likewise.

Count Sondra and me in ^
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Old Jan 3, 07, 12:11 pm
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Count me in too, thanks.
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Old Jan 3, 07, 12:43 pm
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I will be there one way or the other. Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Old Jan 3, 07, 8:31 pm
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Great! Thats just the type of info i wanted to hear
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Old Jan 5, 07, 9:50 am
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I am wondering how tough it would be to snag 2 UA/NW saver business class award tix to China in August 2008.
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Old Jan 5, 07, 9:52 am
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Maybe if we try 331 (on UA) days out, exactly!
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Old Jan 5, 07, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by xj47 View Post
Maybe if we try 331 (on UA) days out, exactly!
Well, that worked with me for AA to the Olympics in Athens (was able to book 4 tickets-1 in business and 3 in coach-with an AA/IB routing). I'm hoping to be as successful for Beijing to see my friend Natalie swim there.
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Old Jan 5, 07, 2:17 pm
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i fear that the cheap tix just aren't going to pan out. the pek olympics are a really big deal so it's going to cost big money to come here, but it will worth it even if you have to rule bust.

like many of you, i will be standing on the sidelines at the 330 day mark. however, my expectations are low. if i have to blow 240k just to get my mom here in f (she deserves that), then so be it.

i'm already planning on using the coupon connectiostn (i will have nice stuff to offer) to hook up sis, gf, dad, and stepmom, but i will defintely have enough miles for mom.
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Old Jan 5, 07, 3:45 pm
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...to hook up sis, gf, dad, and stepmom, but i will defintely have enough miles for mom.
Wow! Mom in F and gf in Y? Interesting priorities... or maybe the gf just wouldnt' appreciate the difference
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Old Jan 5, 07, 3:50 pm
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if only PEK fares go up, then it will be possible to fly into PVG and either take a domestic flight or the overnight train. very doable in my book.

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Old Jan 5, 07, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by rufflesinc View Post
if only PEK fares go up, then it will be possible to fly into PVG and either take a domestic flight or the overnight train. very doable in my book.

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That's exactly what I'm planning to do, either PVG, CAN or HKG.
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Old Jan 5, 07, 5:43 pm
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Moondog, count me in for Olympics tickets.. You know I'm based here so all it takes is a text/call...

There are plenty of alternatives with regards to getting into China if direct flights into Beijing are too expensive. One can fly into Tokyo/Seoul and then fly into Dalian/Harbin/some other city in NE China and fly into Beijing from there.. Want to come from the south? Fly into Guangzhou/Shenzhen and onto Beijing.. There are also flights from Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore into Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing... I haven't really priced any of these out, but they could be viable options for those who are flexible..
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