Which would you choose? need advice

Old Apr 12th, 2006, 07:51 PM
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Which would you choose? need advice

My husband and I are going to Sydney for 3 days and Port Douglas for 6 days in that order. However, the day we fly back to the States, we have to return back to Sydney to fly back to California. This means, we would have to wake up at 4am, drive to cairns airport to catch a flight at 7am, then wait for 5 hours before we fly back.

My question is this:

Would you do what I mentioned above of waking up really early and having a long layover

or

Would you fly back a day early, lose out on the miles we used to pay for our 6th night in PD (nonrefundable), and pay for another night at a budget hotel so you dont lose time doing nothing?
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Old Apr 13th, 2006, 03:06 AM
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Did you check the Brisbane to LAX flight? Brisbane is closer to Cairns than Sydney.
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Old Apr 13th, 2006, 05:49 AM
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swiggle, many who stay in Port Douglas are in your predicament, they mostly spend the night in Cairns or nearby - huge choice of restaurants for relaxing dinner and only 4km from airport. Who wants to drive Port Douglas-Cairns on a twisting road in the dark. Its a pity though that your last night in PD isn't refundable.
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Old Apr 13th, 2006, 01:20 PM
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unfortunately, we are going on miles and united only flies out of Sydney to LAX. Same thing with the hotel in Port Douglas, we are using miles, so are stuck in PD.
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oops, i dont know why i said LAX, we are flying to SFO
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