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Offline Gray Wolf

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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2013, 12:15:26 AM »
We have our E-tickets!  Sorry I didn't inform everyone sooner, but I've been plagued with computer issues for a week.   I got my new Asus laptop yesterday and so far it's been smooth sailing. 

Wheels up on November 27 with a return flight on January 8th, 2014.  We didn't get the price we originally were quoted, but it was close enough.  Round trip with Korean Air, $1466.  We fly out of Louisville, via American Airlines to Dallas-Fort Worth, then hop on Korean Air for our flight to Seoul and change planes for the final leg to Manila, arriving at 10:15PM.

The Korean Air legs of the trip will be aboard a Being 777-200 for the long flight, then a Boeing 777-300 for the Seoul/Manila leg.  Both of these airframes are new and have the latest ergonomically designed seats with interactive screens for each passenger.  I will be able to choose from about 40 movies that I can watch when I choose.  No "big screen" movies with other people's heads in the way.   :)

I'm looking forward to interacting with the lovely Korean flight attendants.  I'll try to get a photo of me with a couple of them sometime during our flight that I can share with the group. 

When we first arrive in Manila we'll spend the night in one of the hotels and then head out to the family abode the next morning after a shower and a good night's sleep in air/con.  Then we'll be off to Novaliches to settle in with the family. 

I will arrange a day or two when I can go to the SM Fairview mall and meet up with some of you guys who live locally.  I will also put together a trip to Cebu for a couple of days and will meet some of you there at Mooons Cafe.  I don't have a date for any of these meetings yet, so we'll play that by ear when the time comes.  I have several places to visit while in country, including a trip to Buguey and the family farm there in the Cagayan Valley.  All of our side trips will depend on weather conditions and money.  If both hold out, I'll be hopping all around the islands and hope to see some of you when I venture close to your home turf.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2013, 12:36:07 AM by Gray Wolf »
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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2013, 04:11:23 AM »
We have our E-tickets! .. I got my new Asus laptop yesterday and so far it's been smooth sailing. 
All of our side trips will depend on weather conditions and money.  If both hold out, I'll be hopping all around the islands and hope to see some of you when I venture close to your home turf.

Good on you Jack! You and good lady Glo sound all organized for a wonderful trip fella. And you have a new computer also. It's all happening fella! Btw we bought an ASUS laptop a month or so ago also. Ours is a mid-range K52F with a 15.8" HD-LED screen and an excellent built-in Altec Lansing SRS sound system. If yours performs anything like ours has so far, it's certain you'll be happy with your choice Jack. Asus apparently come with an extensive 12 month warranty so seem confident in the quality of their products. But, in our experience, Asus has tended to load the machine up with all sorts of additional third-party software, but it's been easy enough to delete most of the more useless examples of this additional 'bonus' software quite readily. Haha.

Anyway, fella .. sure, there's plenty of time before you hit the sunny shores of the Phils, but I know we Palawan crew here won't forgive you if you two don't get yourselves over to this island while you're in the Phils again this time around mate. Don't listen to that Mindanao crowd. Just because they grow the best coffee beans available anywhere, well, so what? You wait till you try our fresh cashews, and also regarding a good feed, 80% of Manila's seafood comes from our pristine waters, if the Chinese don't end up poaching it all. So, don't forget our pretty little island in your travels Jack, you hear?  :D

Cheers Jack & Glo
Stephen and Mary
 
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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2013, 09:15:36 AM »
Thanks Stephen!  I got the ASUS K55A model with 15.6 inch HD LED screen.  Mine came with an assortment of extra software too, much of which has already been uninstalled, especially the McAfee AV program.  Yuck!  :P

There has been some talk of a family outing to Palawan, but I have no details yet.  But rest assured that if we do come that way I'll let you guys know so we can meet up in town for some tucker and cold drinks.   :)
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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2013, 10:32:52 AM »
Looking foward to it.  Ahhh B777 good airplane except those in San Francisco who might think otherwise now.

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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2013, 05:13:43 PM »
Good to hear GW - you Both have a nice trip back home to the philippines..:)

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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2013, 10:49:37 PM »
Looking foward to it.  Ahhh B777 good airplane except those in San Francisco who might think otherwise now.

From preliminary reporting it appears it was pilot error.  He apparently came in short and clipped the jetty at the waters edge.  If you look at Google Earth images of San Fran airport, it sticks out into the bay with several approaches right up to the edge of the water.

We'll be flying Korean Air, some of the best pilots around.  No fear here!   :) 8)
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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2013, 03:31:49 AM »
I am also going to be flying a 777 from Seattle to Seuol and on to Cebu, Asiana Air no less. First time in history I bought a returnable ticket and I am considering exercising that option.

Jack, when you get your Cebu trip planned let us know. I'll find a way to get there from Toledo. Should my plane make it all the way I should be well acclimated by then.
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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2013, 03:34:18 AM »
Will do, bro!   :)   C'mon across the mountains to Cebu! 

I'm thinking of meeting for lunch at the Mooon Cafe in Ayala Mall.  That should be easy for everyone to find.  Once I set the date for my flight to Cebu, I'll let you guys know. 

The first round is on me!!   :D


 
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 03:50:08 AM by Gray Wolf »
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Re: Travel Agency/Consolidator
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2013, 11:46:10 AM »
Good on you Jack, let me know and I will either drive or fly over to Cebu, would like to get to meet some of you guys...Lee
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