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    Travel to Hawaii back in the day. It ain't like that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Travel to Hawaii back in the day. It ain't like that anymore.
    1950 and only 1 smoker? I call BS. That lounge would've been like Los Angeles on an average smog day.

    RT tickets in 2018 USD? I'll guess about $4,000/ea. Double that if you wanted the Mile High Club stateroom.
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    Re: Travel Part 3: Destination Unknown

    I think $4k seems really light

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I think $4k seems really light
    You're right. $4k in 2018 dollars is calculated to be about $389 in 1950. Definitely too low, even if we account for all the inputs being cheaper as well.

    I just did a quick check, and an economy ticket from DTW to HNL, Sat-Sat next January, starts at about $900. Biz class is about $2100+.
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    I was thinking closer to $15k-$20k

    It’s teally hard to assign though. Trips on that plane to Hawaii in that year were like trips on Virgin Galactic today.

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    Mookie was just thinking about going to Bahrain for the weekend

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    Anyone been to Cairo for a weekend? Mookie sees $170 rt and the ritz is cheap and centrally located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Anyone been to Cairo for a weekend? Mookie sees $170 rt and the ritz is cheap and centrally located.
    IL or Egypt?


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    IL or Egypt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    IL or Egypt?

    Mookie has noontime for a quick weekend in Illinois

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Mookie has noontime for a quick weekend in Illinois
    In maybe 10-11 days you could see HP1015 floating south through Cairo, IL. Lots of water there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Anyone been to Cairo for a weekend? Mookie sees $170 rt and the ritz is cheap and centrally located.
    A weekend is kinda pushing it. You could do Giza and Saqqara and a quick pass through the Egyptian Museum, but it doesn't give any time for just exploring.

    But Luxor is far more interesting than Cairo.
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    voa is 25 usd, but a multi entry is 35 usd, so mookie don't feel the need to crush everything in during a single weekend. just made the res for next weekend. fly in Thursday night and have the hotel pick up mookie at the airport. stay in the city there two nights and hang. come back Saturday afternoon. no work missed

    and mookie escapes before palm sunday and the *chance* of shenanigans.

    can walk across the bridge there and see the opera house. check out the museum. venture into some neighborhoods and grab food.

    going to visit Doha couple weeks after that. then need to schedule amman before Ramadan. Istanbul too then after. (already have mookie's mid-Ramadan bkk break on the books)
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    been asking peeps around the office what to do in cairo..... nobody has been there!!!

    asked a girl yesterday what to do there. she just looked at mookie and said "why?"

    warned though not to eat street food (which is disappointing). they confided that nobody can afford to bake bread so they mix in dirt and sawdust. thinking (hoping) that is hyperbole.
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    @drgridlock: United Airlines might have mistakenly sent a Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan http://wapo.st/2IpYhPP

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    @drgridlock: United Airlines might have mistakenly sent a Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan http://wapo.st/2IpYhPP
    Mookie has never flown United. And prolly never will

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    decided to head to Dubai tonight. can watch some basketball proper in a bar where the noon games will start at 8p and continue throughout the night. plus wanna look for something for girl and Dubai mall and mall of the emirates are the 2 in which to do so. best part is the Dubai metro. goes where you need for cheap. not as vast but rivals Tokyo for efficiency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    decided to head to Dubai tonight. can watch some basketball proper in a bar where the noon games will start at 8p and continue throughout the night. plus wanna look for something for girl and Dubai mall and mall of the emirates are the 2 in which to do so. best part is the Dubai metro. goes where you need for cheap. not as vast but rivals Tokyo for efficiency.
    I must admit, that sounds like a cool evening. Try not to get picked up for solicitation -- I hear the Muzzies don't like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I must admit, that sounds like a cool evening. Try not to get picked up for solicitation -- I hear the Muzzies don't like that.
    Not that Mookie is..... but there are a TON of street walker. Mookie chatted with a few just to kill time when he was last in dubai in August. Just girls trying to earn some cash to send home.

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