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2022 Onward - General Travel Questions

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Heading to France for a week on Sunday. Any tips for Avignon? I will be there for 3 nights after a cycling tour got cancelled, so interested in any tips for the town - maybe a day trip a winery.
I have not been to Avignon for .... a long time, but I remember Les Baux being a lovely village to visit.

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May have to do Chicago to Perth in a few weeks. Have two ways to do it:
  1. to SFO/LAX, then Sydney, then Perth. On AA/Qantas.
  2. to Doha, then an overnight layover, then straight to Perth. On Qatar Air.
Would be economy either way, so I'm in for a world of pain regardless. Any thoughts as to lesser evil? I'm tall and seeing that the AA/Qantas seats have a bit more legroom. But with general chaos in the travel world all those transfers make me nervous. Have never flown Qatar so don't know what to expect there.
As I sit here eating sushi, the muted tv listed the airline rankings for this year.
#1?

Qatar Airlines.
 

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If you were considering doing a crewed yacht charter in the Virgins or Windwards this Christmas -- forget it, all the good boats are booked.

Think we might risk the weather and go to Koh Samui.
 

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So back from my Avignon and Nice trip. Overall the flights were pain free - I did somehow select a connecting flight through JFK with a 6 hour layover. Really don't know why probably price related. Fortunately the Delta lounge let me in despite having no status.

Avignon Highlights: Palais de Papes, wine festivals in July, Les Halles (in door market with excellent produce and charming little restaurants), Tapis Rouge (wine store with impressive charcuterie boards and a small bar you can sample select wines by the glass or whole bottles for sale).

Nice Highlights - Hiking up to the Jewish Cemetery (It's referred to as Israelite) and Colline de Chateu for expansive views of the beaches and city, Le Shapko bar - mostly tourists but lively venue with good live music, Elisabeth Bar - utterly non descript bar arguably past its prime in the middle of a touristy area but had a lot of fun chatting with the Polish owner by the same name as she shares stories and pictures from decades ago. Perhaps too much fun because I spent an ongodly amount of money and time there.

Will post pictures in the next few days.
 

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Air fare gouging is pretty ridiculous right now. $1500 a seat to Oahu in economy for the Thanksgiving week. Week before or week after, $350.
 

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Air fare gouging is pretty ridiculous right now. $1500 a seat to Oahu in economy for the Thanksgiving week. Week before or week after, $350.
That's terrible. I reserved Hawaiian Prem Econ to Maui for November back in May for like....$450 / seat roundtrip.

What shoes do you wear when in Hawaii?
 

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First flight on a 737-MAX since the crashes and FAA grounding. I hope they fixed the damn thing.
 

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^^ You do not wear shoes in Hawaii unless you’re hiking, or exercising on land. Slaps (slippas) pretty much all the time.
 

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