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Live trip report, BRU-HNL-STT and back

Old Apr 13, 14, 10:14 am
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Live trip report, BRU-HNL-STT and back

I'm not sure if there is a dedicated section for this but I'm currently on a TP run from BRU-HNL-STT aiming for 2560 tier points. I'm booked on it again next month with the hope of hitting GGL.

I'm blogging it live here:

http://lonelytprunner.blogspot.co.uk/
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Old Apr 13, 14, 10:35 am
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I think you're mad Eagerly awaiting further updates regardless!
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Old Apr 13, 14, 10:37 am
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that's one hell of a TP run

how long is it taking ?
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Old Apr 13, 14, 10:46 am
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Just to follow on from jacobitetraveller, any chance you could post the dates and maybe flight numbers as well for your run? I know you posted the route on your blog but there are quite a few of us doing variations of US TP runs over the next week, myself included, and it would be great to see if any of us are on the same flights.

EDIT: this is me so say hi if you are on any of the same flights:

SN2178 14/04/2014 17:20 MAN BRU
BA389 15/04/2014 06:45 BRU LHR
BA283 15/04/2014 09:40 LHR LAX
AA297 15/04/2014 16:30 LAX HNL
AA270 16/04/2014 07:20 HNL LAX
AA182 16/04/2014 19:50 LAX LAS
AA2390 16/04/2014 23:00 LAS MIA
AA1341 17/04/2014 07:25 MIA SJU
AA1591 18/04/2014 07:10 SJU DFW
AA2439 18/04/2014 12:55 DFW LAX
AA297 18/04/2014 16:30 LAX HNL
AA298 19/04/2014 20:50 HNL LAX
AA76 20/04/2014 09:05 LAX IAD
BA216 20/04/2014 18:30 IAD LHR
BA392 21/04/2014 08:55 LHR BRU
SN2177 21/04/2014 16:25 BRU MAN
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Old Apr 13, 14, 10:46 am
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What sort of fare are you paying for that? Can you give any insights to your fare construction?

It does seem mad, but you will be doing a lot of it flat on your back I imagine, and the rest reclined at a comfortable angle
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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by wonderman View Post
I'm not sure if there is a dedicated section for this but I'm currently on a TP run from BRU-HNL-STT aiming for 2560 tier points. I'm booked on it again next month with the hope of hitting GGL.

I'm blogging it live here:

http://lonelytprunner.blogspot.co.uk/
I think I might bump into you at some point, given I've also commenced a TP run today :-D
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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:31 am
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I think you are all completely bonkers for doing long TP runs just to achieve GGL status!

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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:35 am
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Following Karfa's example, my flights are...

BRU-LHR 14/4 09:45 BA391
LHR-BOS 14/4 11:20 BA213
BOS-LAX 14/4 17:05 AA143
LAX-HNL 15/4 08:10 AA31
HNL-LAX 16/4 12:40 AA162
LAX-MIA 16/4 22:45 AA1178
MIA-STT 17/4 12:45 AA2421
STT-MIA 18/4 08:35 AA1350
MIA-LAX 18/4 12:50 AA139
LAX-HNL 18/4 18:05 AA267
HNL-LAX 21/4 20:50 AA298
LAX-BOS 22/4 07:25 AA222
BOS-MAD 22/4 17:30 IB6166
MAD-BRU 23/4 08:45 IB3206

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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:40 am
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Just realised that wonderman was on the same positioning flight as me to BRU today - I think two rows behind me judging by the comment about being sat next to a BA uniform.
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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:49 am
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Whoa! These are some crazy itineraries! Roughy how much do they cost (and how on earth do you book them?!)
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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by billinghamn View Post
I think you are all completely bonkers for doing long TP runs just to achieve GGL status!

yes, you would never dream of doing anything like that would you ????
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Old Apr 13, 14, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by BugAlugs View Post
I think I might bump into you at some point, given I've also commenced a TP run today :-D
Spill- routings timings!
I have my own creative route to PHL later in the month
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Old Apr 13, 14, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by peck View Post
Whoa! These are some crazy itineraries! Roughy how much do they cost (and how on earth do you book them?!)
See the main TP run thread - sorry can't easily post a link as on my iPad. The current best routes may well be totally different from what a few of us are doing this/next week.
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Old Apr 13, 14, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by peck View Post
Whoa! These are some crazy itineraries! Roughy how much do they cost (and how on earth do you book them?!)
Bear in mind there may be two or more separately ticketed trips, mine certainly is. So there is a BRU-HNL return, and a nested HNL-SJU ticket. The OP's look similar in that there is again a BRU-HNL return and a nested HNL-STT trip.

In terms of cost, there are often exBRU or exAMS sales to the US and generally the cost of a return to say HNL is 1400-1800. You can play about with aa.com and ita matrix to maximise the TPs whilst keeping the price down. You can book on aa.com, but if you want to book with BA you need to call since the website doesn't give the AA numbers for the AA flights or the routings you want.

For the nested HNL-XXX trips these are usually booked on aa.com since they are exclusively AA flights (presume you can book them on the usairways.com site, although I am not sure how good there booking engine is at letting you explore different routings. A HNL-XXX trip, where XXX is somewhere in the Carribean, are usually 800-900.
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Old Apr 13, 14, 12:35 pm
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Live trip report, BRU-HNL-STT and back

Flibby - looks like you'll be in HNL (first time round!) at the same time as me. Are you staying near the airport?
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