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Aman Poll and Questions 2010 onwards

Old Dec 29, 11, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by behuman View Post
Great service from Aman as CGK is not really the place you want to transit and GA is even less the airline you want to fly.

Routing through JOG you are missing the very nice drive from SOC (Solo City) to Amanijwo. There are two routes, one over the mountains (spectacular volcanoes) and another via a fantastic Khmer style temple.

Also flying through SIN with MI is a breeze and their Saturday flight is at a convenient time. The Tuesday and Thursday flights are a little bit early.
Actually, GA was fine for us. It wasn't a widebody BKK-CGK, but the 737-800 we got was pretty good for a narrowbody, with personal IFE and decent seat pitch (I guess 38" or more) in Executive. We had the same on CGK-JOG. The 737-800 we had on JOG-DPS wasn't as nice: no personal IFE and crappier old seats due for a refurb. We did GA the whole way to ensure a single-ticket same-airline connection in CGK. TG would have been better on-board (barring an a/c sub), but I didn't want to risk the connection. We're on TG's nonstop DPS-BKK for the return flight. MI wouldn't work for us because the departures from SIN to SOC force an overnight stay in SIN if you're starting from BKK (or other points in Asia) but the times do work well for connections from the Europe and US flights that arrive at SIN early in the morning.

How nice the drive from SOC to amanjiwo is is a matter of taste/preference. Having done it once (and found it pretty on the arrival, wearying on the departure), we didn't need to do it again. That said, YMMV.
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Old Dec 30, 11, 4:48 pm
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Megatoplover Did Tracey help you with Amanwana? Before the sea plane, we did Amanwana via Lombok & Sumbawa and since the sea plane we have at times done it one way and Trans Nusa return. We never had a problem with them. Personally, I think Amandari & Amanwana would be a great combination as it's busier around Ubud.

Also, Aman will store some of your luggage at Amanusa for you if you don't need to take it all to 'Wana.They will bring it back to the airport if you have a connecting flight.

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Old Dec 31, 11, 11:35 am
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It looks like 2012 will be starting positively for Amanresorts with confirmation that Adrian Zecha is on the Qatari board :

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Old Dec 31, 11, 11:41 am
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Old Dec 31, 11, 11:07 pm
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Time to close down this thread. Please start a new one for 2012.
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