baldwin471
Topic Author
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:22 am

So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:04 am

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.
 
planeguy727
Posts: 1054
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:58 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:14 am

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.
I want to live in an old and converted 727...
 
baldwin471
Topic Author
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:22 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:19 am

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.
 
planeguy727
Posts: 1054
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:58 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:30 am

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.
I want to live in an old and converted 727...
 
User avatar
DocLightning
Posts: 19620
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:51 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:08 am

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

-Doc Lightning-

"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
-Carl Sagan
 
baldwin471
Topic Author
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:22 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:20 pm

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.
 
something
Posts: 1239
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:45 pm

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.
..sick of it. -K. Pilkington.
 
User avatar
DocLightning
Posts: 19620
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:51 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:27 pm

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

Oh, it is!
-Doc Lightning-

"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
-Carl Sagan
 
baldwin471
Topic Author
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:22 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:28 pm

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.
 
Ken777
Posts: 9023
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:39 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:13 pm

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.
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 9863
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:44 pm

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.
 
something
Posts: 1239
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:08 pm

Are you doing this for the flight or the actual stay?
..sick of it. -K. Pilkington.
 
Superfly
Posts: 37735
Joined: Thu May 11, 2000 8:01 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:19 pm

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.
Bring back the Concorde
 
User avatar
DocLightning
Posts: 19620
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:51 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 pm

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

So that nixes SFO.
-Doc Lightning-

"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
-Carl Sagan
 
baldwin471
Topic Author
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:22 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:17 pm

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/
 
User avatar
HELyes
Posts: 1213
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:26 am

RE: So, Where Should I Be Headed?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:53 pm

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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 34 guests