Started by LemonButt, April 29, 2011, 01:45:22 AM
Quote from: EYguy on May 01, 2011, 04:28:09 AMI would fight back with South Africa... Excluding Joburg, the rest of the country is safe (especially Cape Town), still pretty cheap and the nature is beautiful... I still have some pics of me taken while cuddling wild animals like cheetas and leopards... And they were not drugged (those frigging leopard cubs bit my left arm "for fun"!). Even Namibia is nice, and way cheaper than South Africa.Edo
Quote from: LemonButt on April 30, 2011, 05:07:42 PMI got the wife excited about a Transatlantic cruise and seems to the be the top choice right now. Australia/New Zealand is high on the list, but the cost is very high (thanks to the US Federal Reserve printing off money like its nothing and wreaking havoc on the exchange rates) and will require 30 hours on a plane each way just to get there. Instead of 7 days in Australia/New Zealand, we're looking at a 16 day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Rome with stops in the Canary Islands, Spain, and France. After we get to Rome, there is another 7 day cruise on the same boat that goes to Italy, Greece, and Turkey, but not sure the wife will go for more cruising after 16 days at sea. The other option is to take a train around Italy/Germany/France to see the sights for a week before flying back to the states.The next question is what is the cheapest way to get home? We're really stretching the budget by turning a 7 day vacation into a 23 day vacation, so I'm not sure how much my boss will shell out for this and we're obviously going to have out of pocket expenses either way. I've found flights from FCO to JFK for $1100 for two people and then we can get a cheap flight for $89/person on JetBlue from JFK to CLT to make it home. Anyone who has been there/done that have any advice on what to do if we're spending 7 days in Europe (starting in Rome) and cheap routes to the States?
Quote from: greenoperative on May 01, 2011, 12:40:51 AMand since this is Airwaysim DO NOT USE A US AIRLINE to transpacific , from the words of Walletpop "When it comes to flying Down Under, I strongly advise you pick an Australian-flagged carrier. They're used to shuttling people across vast oceans, and their in-cabin services are more comfortable than most American carriers'. They simply know how to do it better." and from what everyone says it so true, dont DELTA, UNITED Hawaiian this trip Book Qantas for the A380 from LA to SYD and grab the A330 to Perth and you will have a world class trip even in Economy (Screenback IFE on all seats inc Economy) and Qantas codeshares with Delta so ATL to Lax would be included in the fare, Though i expect a lecture from all Australians how Qantas Standards are slipping fast (still better than most US carriers , just feeling competitions of a lot of Mid East and NEw entrants to International routes) though since its all expense paid Try the A380 biz class, and you'll see why everyone around the world cringes air Travel in the US
Quote from: MRFREAK on May 01, 2011, 01:04:59 PMSwitzerland!A great country, neat nature with the beutyful alps and very nice people aswell. Go there in the summer and it's fantastic
Quote from: EYguy on May 01, 2011, 06:43:05 AMAt least? Uhm, after three pages, I would "at last"! Are you from Cuba?Edo
Quote from: LemonButt on May 01, 2011, 01:19:03 PMI always wanted to goto Switzerland until a coworker went there and reported back that you can no longer take Toblerone factory tours
Quote from: V.Castelino on May 01, 2011, 02:33:07 PMlol, no matey- I was in Cuba few months ago , its been my long time dream to go there when The legend "castro" was still alive & I loved it. It was the most amazing place I have ever been & already making plans to go back sometime very soon.I am based in LPL,VJC
Quote from: Dorito_25 on May 01, 2011, 08:40:18 AMI'm probably the biggest Qantas fanatic in the world, and you are my favourite person right now!
Quote from: knobbygb on May 02, 2011, 05:22:54 AMLastly, I'm surprised nobody has looked at your trip from an 'airliner-nut' point of view. If it were me, also having visited most of the places I want to see I'd be thinking "Hmmmm. how can I get on a TU-154, A380, 787, IL96 all on the same trip?". Get one of these round-the-world tickets where you can basically fly as many times as you like with a certain alliance. Might not be very relaxing for your wife but could be worth it.Whatever you do - post a trip report here.
Quote from: Ilyushin on May 02, 2011, 10:23:03 AMFor (safe) Tu-154 flights you must take a domestic flight in Russia.
Quote from: knobbygb on May 02, 2011, 05:22:54 AMWhatever you do - post a trip report here.
Quote from: LemonButt on May 02, 2011, 12:57:39 PMWe're going to Naples once we get off the boat to see Vesuvious/Pompeii etc,