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Just Burned DL Skymiles For SQ-F To HKG!  
User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3484 times:

I just unloaded 140,000 miles for r/t F on SQ1 and SQ2 in May-2006. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. Any comments/suggestions?

Looking for Hotel.....recommendations.....thanks

AJ707

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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4424 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3442 times:

Just enjoy it, we all deserve a break sometime.Take pictures and all for a possible trip report.

User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3426 times:

Quoting ASTROJET707 (Thread starter):
I just unloaded 140,000 miles for r/t F on SQ1 and SQ2 in May-2006. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. Any comments/suggestions?

Looking for Hotel.....recommendations.....thanks

Going along with the First Class theme I would reccomend:

-Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
-Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong
-Ritz Carlton Hotel Hong Kong
-Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong


User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting ASTROJET707 (Thread starter):
I just unloaded 140,000 miles for r/t F on SQ1 and SQ2 in May-2006

Not a bad deal. I'd have done the same thing. enjoy


User currently offlineCleared2Land4 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 3388 times:

HAVE FUN!!!!! ps take lots of pictures


United Airlines... "It's Time to Fly."
User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 3379 times:

Quoting ASTROJET707 (Thread starter):
I just unloaded 140,000 miles

My gosh, where did you earn all that? Are some of those transferred from other Star Alliance airlines?


User currently offlineCXtra From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Quoting ASTROJET707 (Thread starter):
I just unloaded 140,000 miles for r/t F on SQ1 and SQ2 in May-2006

that sounds very reasonable to me...especially for one of the best first class products in the world. definitely a good way to spend the miles. i recently used qf miles to book cx business hkg-lax and that was 104000 one way, which seemed on the high side but not excessive to me - for qf at least. but 140,000 for sq first return...now that's a deal  Wink



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User currently offlineSFORunner From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
Going along with the First Class theme I would reccomend:

-Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
-Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong
-Ritz Carlton Hotel Hong Kong
-Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The Four Seasons HK ain't bad either. Oh, and there's that Peninsula Hotel too....I hear they'll pick you up in a Rolls Royce or something.


User currently offlineFoilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

oh, welcome to HKG,

Peninsula is great for sure in term of first class hotel. It is a bit hot in early summer, may be u can go take a short visit to old "HKG" Kai Tak Airport site....

Enjoy your trip here.

HK guy


User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2954 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

I didn't know DL still had relations with SQ.
I guess learning something new everyday.


User currently offlineIndustrybuff From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2003, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

cxtra seems to be missing the fact that DL uses the miles travelled System, QF uses the miles travelled into Points system, the pay with points system is always higher than pay with miles

and ofcourse, QF's greed with allocation of points and determining how many points are required for a redemption !


User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
Going along with the First Class theme I would reccomend:

-Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
-Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong
-Ritz Carlton Hotel Hong Kong
-Island Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Actually the original Mandarin is closed for Renovation now. You can try the new Mandarin Oriental "Landmark" they recently opened, its a more modern boutique style hotel.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

I'm not sure if you can get a five-star, but if you want a cheap fer four-star hotel (don't want to lay down lots of cash) go to www.priceline.com and get info at either www.biddingfortravel.com or www.betterbidding.com


What now?
User currently offlineXtra1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 111 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Unfortunately, the Mandarin is closed for refurbishment until September.

The newly opened Four Seasons at the IFC (International Finance Centre) has had very good reviews.

Chech out my SQ FC trip reports:-


Singapore First LHR-SIN Part1 (pics) (by Xtra1 Oct 18 2005 in Trip Reports)
Singapore First HKG-SIN-LHR Final (Pics ,long) (by Xtra1 Oct 19 2005 in Trip Reports)
Singapore First SIN-HKG Part2 (pics) (by Xtra1 Oct 18 2005 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2937 times:

Carpethead,

SQ is a non-codeshare, non-alliance partner of DL. For 50k miles one-way you can upgrade from Y=>C or C=>F. Xtra1's trip report and pics are amazing.

AJ707


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2932 times:

The Conrad Hong Kong is great too. You'll love Hong Kong -- such an amazing city! (And SQ F isn't too shabby either!)  Smile

User currently offlineTtango From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2919 times:

Another pleased DL flyer here. I just burned 320k for 2x EK F Class JFK-DXB with a stopover to Doha in F for a night. Also burned Amex points for a week at the Ritz Carlton Dubai Club Level and Ritz Carlton Doha Club Level. We're fully aware that we're spoiled rotten.

[Edited 2006-03-02 02:54:30]

User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2919 times:

I would also recommend the Intercontinental on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui as well.

one my favourates also Renaissance Kowloon (but make sure you go for the Club level). Not as luxurious, but really good service at the club concierge desk....you can get a suite for the price of a room at the other hotels mentioned above


User currently offlineJsafford From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

I was just in Hong Kong last week, and stayed at the MetroPark hotel on Hong Kong Island in Causeway Bay for six nights. It was fantastic with breathtaking views of the skyscrapers and harbour. And it had free high-speed Internet.

If you book far enough in advance on the hotel's website (www.metroparkhotel.com), you get 50% off the rack rates. And, if you stay in the one of the Premier Executive suites, you get a large state-of-the-art room with glass walls and little lounge area, plus free breakfast every morning in the Panorama lounge (bacon, sausage, croissants, muffins, fruit, cereal, hard-boiled-eggs, juices, coffee, and interesting local breakfast types of foods) -- not to mention the gorgeous views of the city while you eat. You also get free happy hour every night, with all the drinks you can drink (at around 6pm-ish in the Panorama Lounge). Plus, the pool and hot-tub on the roof should be open by May. Gorgeous views!

Great service, great modern hotel, and great value! It's right at the "Tin Hau" MTR Subway station. From the moment the plane stopped at the gate, to my hotel room, it was only 80 minutes! (Thanks to the Airport Express).


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