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RiverVisualNYC
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With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:15 am

SkyTeam is having a contest to give away a "dream vacation" on its website, to any of the alliance members' 500 destinations, so I got to thinking....I'd be curious to know, if you won a free ticket to fly pretty much anywhere in the world, where would you choose to go and why? I am actually trying to find out, what would be a.net members' favorite global destination?
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:20 am

I would go to Sydney, Austalia. Great City.
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:24 am

Probably Sydney or Singapore.
Never been to either, love to go to both!
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RiverVisualNYC
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:25 am

https://clients.eprize.net/skyteam/english

Forgot to add, you can enter the contest here, hope an a.net member wins -- if not myself!
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:32 am

Auckland, New Zealand. Been a dream of mine for many years to visit NZ.

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:34 am

SXM, without any hesitation. An enthusiasts dream!
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:40 am

If it really is to anywhere in the world I'd have to get a round the world ticket for sure, if you can only get a ticket to one city it would have to be New York!
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:41 am

SXM
Berlin or other German City
Amsterdam
Dubai

oh, by the way CoTXDFW777AA you mistyped or even mispelled 'Australia' wrong  Confused
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:43 am

Africa, China/Japan, or Australia.

I still have quite some time left in my life to do that, though.  Big grin

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RiverVisualNYC
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:43 am

Glad someone said NYC! Keep the thread going and maybe after the weekend I will post a tabulation of the most popular answers....
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:48 am

Either:

Dubai
Australia/NZ
Singapore
or
Iceland

In F/C of course  Big grin

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:49 am

I'd like to check out both Sydney's: Austalia and Australia.  Big grin But what SkyTeam partner could I use?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:53 am

RiverVisualNYC, thanks for providing the URL of the contest, I just registered myself. I would like to fly to Rio de Janeiro if I win because I have never been to South America.

Good luck to any a.net member who participates in the contest!  Big thumbs up

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:53 am

I'd have to choose LGA or EWR because I have family there or ATL because I go there for a week yearly....

NOW, if i had to pick 1 place NEW to visit...BRW...always wanted to go! SXM is good too!
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:55 am

I would go to Singapore or Hong Kong.

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:04 am

Paris.Ive been there once and would love to come back!
great stuff to see
good food
uhhhh.....no bush
no more than a 2 min walk to the metro from ANYWHERE!

j'adore paris
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:12 am

When I do have free tickets I use them to go to EZE.

If I could go anywhere other than EZE, it would be Windhoek, Prague, or Bucharest.

Windhoek for the dunes.

Prague for beautiful women, great music, and unbelievable architecture.

Bucharest for all the things that Prague has without all the American tourists in logo t-shirts, and its much cheaper.
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:16 am

All things considered, the airlines that make up SkyTeam and J/C-Class service, I am leaning towards JNB with Air France as the best I could do for South Africa as I do not think there is any direct service into CPT with SkyTeam. Otherwise, if I could, it would be direct into Cape Town.

Why? Never been before, an emerging nation and pretty darn good wine these days.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:17 am

SXM With out a doubt.

Business class on air france, 5* hotel with the worlds best viewing a few hundred meters from most hotel 's and money to spend as well.


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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:23 am

PPT with AF or TAhiti Nui on code share.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:23 am

For me, Maldives (MLE) has been a place of dreams to visit for many years. I want to stay at the Four Seasons Resort and fly on SQ A340-500. I would like to spend about seven days there.

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:31 am

I would either choose:

Auckland
Papeete
Philipsburg

There are many many more cool places that long to be explored by me but I'm fascinated the most of all by those three at the moment...

Greets
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:38 am

Edinburgh Scotland. So I can hear the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish military in the tattoo in august plus see the world pipe band championships in Glasgow.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:45 am

Edinburgh! Wow and darn right too, it's a great, stunning place, you're my friend now!  Laugh out loud
For me, it would have to be SXM. Failing that SFO or Florida.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:25 am

Moscow. I want to visit the great museum at Monino in my personal quest to see all the great aviation museums...

 Smile

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:44 am

Kiwiair727tpa: I am impressed with your decision. The Royal Mile has a couple of fine pubs and the famous whiskey store. Edinburgh is truly a beautiful city with an amazing character behind it. I went to the Tatoo when I was about 16 and still remember it today. What a blast. (No pun intended) The repelling by the British Army from the castle onto the parade square was pretty cool!

KLM11: Not sure how you will get to MLE with SQ considering the contest is SkyTeam and SQ is out of the question. But, Four Seasons is an EXCELLENT choice... You do have class, sir!
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:46 am

Sydney, can never get enough of it!
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:54 am

Innsbruck, got no idea whats in Austria but i just want to go to Innsbruck airport

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:14 pm

In 2003 I was lucky enough to get a free ticket on Japan Airlines so I choose to go to Singapore.
If I am lucky again in 2004, I think that I would choose to go to Sydney, Australia.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:34 pm

The country I most want to visit is Botswana. Do any of the airlines in question fly there? I have a painting on my living room wall, painted by a deceased friend, of the Kalahari and it is home to me in imagination. I've been pretty much everywhere else.
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:40 pm

david t and scottishladdie

I got to perform in the tattoo with the 1st Bn The black Watch (Royal Highland Reg't) in 1996 and 97. and when they come to tampa i play with them on Stage. I have very close connections with the regiment and yes edi is a beutiful city, people are friendly and i cant get into trouble for playing the pipes!
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:13 pm

first of all it has to be a J or C class ticket to go anywhere interesting.
my vote if for Capetown.
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David T
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:20 pm

Warren747sp: The conditions of the SkyTeam promotion is 2 seats in Business Class anywhere in the SkyTeam network. Along with what appears to be a rather generous "allowance" for a 5 star hotel of "OUR" choosing. Cool!
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:28 pm

Thanks. David T
last time I cashed in 120K to fly Air France JFK-CDG 777 and CDG-JNB 744.
probably do something similar.
To. I miss Piedmont
Botswana is a beautiful and make sure you get to Zambia as well. Victoria Falls is mighty impressive. The Zambezi Sun is a 6-star hotel.
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:35 pm

Russia and Easter European countries!!
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:57 pm

I am surprised no one wanted to go to OMA, a beautiful city in a beautiful state, with lots of things to do, especially during the winter months.  Big thumbs up

Seriously though, SXM for spotting, SYD for fun! PLIH my personal favorite.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:07 pm

SFO-LAX-JFK-CDG-SFO-IAD-HUS-SFO


UA777222 sry if i got the airport codes alittle mixed up!
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COTXDFW777AA
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:32 pm

Sorry for the typo it is truly "Australia"

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:42 pm

Either ANC or HNL is my pick
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:46 pm

Either Switzerland or Africa. Switzerland in the winter for it's beautiful landscape. Africa for the Sarenghetti and unbelievable wildlife photography.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:44 am

I would choose London so that I could see a good friend of mine that I have not seen in almost two years. Good chance to catch up and remember some of the good times.
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:10 am

Isn't HUS Huslia,Alaska?

As with many others here, Sydney or Auckland would be top choice.
SXM next then Hong Kong.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:50 am

Unlike any other previous votes (good I'll be alone !) I would choose NOU, and also with an extension to AKL wher I'll see you all...
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RiverVisualNYC
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:50 am

OK, a bit hard to tabulate as some people listed many options or entire regions or countries, but FYI, as of Saturday evening here in NYC, the big winners are SXM, mentioned by my count about 8 times (and obviously due to the good spotting, as otherwise it's like alot of other Caribbean destinations), and SYD, mentioned at least 7 times. These are only individual places mentioned at least 5 times each, but as a general trend, Oceania is quite popular as there were several mentions of places in Aus and NZ in general, as well as PPT and such, but it has to also be observed that Southern African destinations were also well represented, as were Asian ones like SIN. The big surprise to me here is lack of popularity of North American and European destinations, but that may just reflect the fact that so many A.net members are in N.A. and Europe that they would want to visit more exotic or distant places with a free ticket. Anyway, my conclusion so far is that A.net members would like to go spotting in St. Maarten, and spotting aside (e.g. if they had to bring their wives), probably to someplace down under....

PS one of my co-workers asked me what MY choice would be here, and I would have to say DXB, but that's for personal reasons, in any event my vote would give DXB 3 mentions here....

[Edited 2004-02-22 01:01:59]
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 12:10 pm

I would probably fly to Sydney or Melbourne in Australia! I've always wanted to go and flights from CLT to either of those two cities aren't exactly cheap, so i'd definately take advantage of a free ticket and use it to go to Australia  Smile

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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:17 pm

My dreams :
Auckland
Sydney
Vancouver
Papeete
Flying is amazing!
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:22 pm

Mine would be

SYD again been 3 times already and only 20, BNE to see my uncle, Rio in Brazil or HKG because it would be a dream to go there.
 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:47 pm

I'm surprised none of you guys have mentioned Antarctica. Going there from southern Argentina or Chile with a ski-equipped DC-6 from the stone age would sure be my aviation dream coming true!  Big thumbs up

Ok, to be an ounce more realistic, I would love to go to Fairbanks and/or Anchorage, Cape Town or Auckland. Sydney/Perth/Cairns/Melbourne would be nice too.
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:55 pm

PPT

I've always wanted to go to Tahiti.

 
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RE: With A Free Ticket, Where Would You Fly?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:23 pm

I want to fly to either Toulouse or Seattle to see the manufacturer's base.
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