JFK-IST - DL - $544.80 a/i

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  1. rwoman
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    Hi Everyone,

    After seeing a JFK-IST thread on FT, I've looked at some dates in the fall (October, November) and found JFK-IST tickets for the mid-high $500's...not a bad way to earn 10k or so miles!

    :)
     
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    I booked the previous iteration of this fare. Will be there Nov 10 -17th. Can't wait!
     
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    Then we will cross (briefly) - I land the 11th and depart the 12th. :)
     
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    Then I guess we are on the same flight -DL72. ;) Do you have any idea where you will be staying?
     
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    Since it's only one night for me, I booked the Marriott Courtyard at the airport - it was only 79EUR, and I have an early KL departure on the way out. Are you sitting in EC?
     
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    Yeah EC row 18. We are probably going to stay at the DoubleTree old town ~$100 per night on a pre pay.
     
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    Looking at something similar with UA. Locked in a $625 fare, but many got the $525. Nov 10th-12th.
     
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    I think we paid about 670 or so. Booked it serveral months ago. I think it is and was a very good fare.
     
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    I just booked this ticket from Nov 14th to the 18th. With a one night layover in Amsterdam. I think I'll use some of the Radisson points I've accumulated to stay in both places, and perhaps 1 night at the PH Istanbul, have to use up my suite certificates one way or another.
     
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    I also used my Radisson points from last years promo to book the Amsterdam Radisson Downtown for the night of the 17th. We should all try to meet up for lunch or something and call it the IstaDamDo or something like that. ;) Mrs JM will also be with me.
     
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    I'm only choosing to stay the night in IST over AMS because of having been to AMS before and I am running a race there in October... figured a crash course in seeing IST will be good.

    If anyone is there on the 11th, how about a meet up? :)
     
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    I'm in row 17...lol :)
     
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    I booked the UA fare for $525 nov 18-25... a friend passed along a 10% off UA coupon so it ended up being $505 ai. So excited!
     
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    Has anyone been able to 86 the YQ?
     
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    I'm game.
     
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    For $544 I was not so worried about YQ... ;)
     
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    What race are you running? I'm running in both the San Fran half and Singapore full this year.
     
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    Either the 8k or the half. :)
     
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    Shooting for the stars. :)
     
  20. rwoman
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    In the end, it's your money....and to go or not to go... ;)
     
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    anyone know if shops/cafes/museums will be open during the feast of the sacrifice (Oct 25/26/27/28) and the islamic new year (nov 17)?

    Not sure how the city handles those celebrations...
     
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    According to Google - Islamic New Year begins in the evening of Wednesday, November 14, 2012, and ends in the evening of Thursday, November 15, 2012.
    According to TurkeyTPS.com they really son't do anything special for the Islamic New Years.
    http://www.turkeytps.com/faq/viewquestion/298/13/
     
  23. JetsettingEric
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    $525 fare is available on more dates... got rid of my fare lock and ticketed the $525 all-in.
     
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    Picked up two tickets for PLUS_1 and I from JFK-IST leaving on Oct 23 and coming home on Oct 28th. DL 72/73.
     
  25. deltagoldLass

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    I did this in jan and march and will likely do it again before 2013 to keep
    GM
    I'll just fly and turn around this time but maybe a few hrs in ams or cdg!
    Take EC seats :)
    I love delta
     
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