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Topic: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: baldwin471
Posted 2012-09-21 17:04:48 and read 2091 times.

Hello all.

I've managed to get 2 weeks out of work next month, between the 8th and 22nd, and i've decided i want to get some flying in. So, where should i go? Preferably a city as i'd like to get an experience of another culture. If any of the lovely people on this site are free in their respective cities on any of those days maybe you could give me a tour  

Cheers in advance.

Alex.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: planeguy727
Posted 2012-09-21 17:14:28 and read 2088 times.

We NYC a.net folks always welcome visitors to our fair location.

If you prefer to stay in Europe, I find AMS and PRG to be interesting.

BKK, PNH & SGN were great to explore.

CPT and CAI were lovely.

UIO and PTY are places I would return.

SYD & ADL can also be recommended.

Knowing some places you've been and enjoyed can also help direct recommendations.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: baldwin471
Posted 2012-09-21 17:19:10 and read 2079 times.

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):

Thanks for the response.

I'm happy to go anywhere really, as long as the price is right  

I've spent a month in Thailand (BKK/HKT/CNX) back in July and it was great.

NYC looks like a fantastic place, but probably not for someone on a relative budget.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: planeguy727
Posted 2012-09-21 18:30:06 and read 2034 times.

NYC can easily be done on a budget if you are willing to explore the real city, not the tourist only "stuff." PM me if you want more info.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-09-21 23:08:54 and read 1975 times.

Come to SFO. The Bay Area is fantastic. You can fly here on VS or BA. But not UA unless you like punishment.   

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: baldwin471
Posted 2012-09-22 10:20:17 and read 1892 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):

Come to SFO. The Bay Area is fantastic. You can fly here on VS or BA. But not UA unless you like punishment.   

Looks like a great place.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: something
Posted 2012-09-23 08:45:35 and read 1815 times.

Maybe you should give people a little more information about your budget. If you've got little money, I'd suggest you see where EasyJet, Ryanair etc. can take you. If you've got a little more money, you should mess around with Alitalia's website a little. They currently offer flights to New York for €200, South Africa for €300, Australia for €500. It all requires a good deal of flexibility but the savings are usually worth it. It all depends on how much money you can spend.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-09-23 09:27:41 and read 1799 times.

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 5):
Looks like a great place.

Oh, it is!

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: baldwin471
Posted 2012-09-23 09:28:15 and read 1796 times.

Quoting something (Reply 6):

Well my budget is around £1,300 for flights and accommodation. I have been looking at Alitalia but they don't have any types i haven't tasted. I'd love to try the Swiss 343.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: Ken777
Posted 2012-09-23 12:13:56 and read 1767 times.

I was about to say Hong Kong or New York CIty. Then I saw your budget.  

I would be looking at Italy or Spain because of the weather. I was about to say Ireland, but don't know if it would be OK weather wise.

One other option would be to fly to a Med city and catch a cruise ship. Provides accommodation and food for the price, and you can see various cities while relaxing. Beats the hell out of packing & unpacking, be rooms (cabins) are better than a 2 star budget hotel, etc. If you like the idea check with a travel agent for any hidden bargains. Under US$100 is normally available, and you can get lower from a good agent or the internet.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: KiwiRob
Posted 2012-09-23 12:44:27 and read 1756 times.

Quoting baldwin471 (Thread starter):
So, where should i go?

As they say don't leave town till you're seen your country, take a flight to Edinburgh, Belfast ....... lots of interesting things to see in the UK which I bet you've not seen yet.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: something
Posted 2012-09-23 13:08:05 and read 1752 times.

Are you doing this for the flight or the actual stay?

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: Superfly
Posted 2012-09-23 13:19:34 and read 1749 times.

Quoting baldwin471 (Thread starter):
Preferably a city as i'd like to get an experience of another culture. If any of the lovely people on this site are free in their respective cities on any of those days maybe you could give me a tour

Visit Cuba.
Seeing that you're in the UK, you can get a direct, non-stop flight on their IL96 to Havana from London. They also have the lowest priced business class across the Atlantic Ocean.
Cuba is full of culture; music, dance, paintings, old vintage cars, great beaches, friendly people, cigars, booze and it's all at a good price.
Plenty of stories in the trip reports forums about Cuba.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-09-23 13:38:18 and read 1743 times.

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 8):
Well my budget is around £1,300 for flights and accommodation.

So that nixes SFO.

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: baldwin471
Posted 2012-09-23 14:17:58 and read 1723 times.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
non-stop flight on their IL96 to Havana from London.

Their website seems to be not working. Never really thought about Cuba. Will have to do some investigation.

Quoting something (Reply 11):
Are you doing this for the flight or the actual stay?

A bit of both i suppose. Would be nice to see another place but i do want to try some new types/

Topic: RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?
Username: HELyes
Posted 2012-09-23 15:53:27 and read 1706 times.

How about a city break in Asia?

Finnair have a campaing from UK to Asia, there are good deals at least to Nagoya, Seoul, Chongqing (China) in mid October from LHR, prices from GBP 550-650.

https://www.finnair.com/GB/GB/exclusive-offer


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