Anyone been to Bali?

skydiverdriver

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Thinking about a trip to Bali, and the only airline I can find that goes there from the US is Korean. I think I can get an ID 90 on them. Any other ways to go? Perhaps a short flight out of Singapore or Sydney? Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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Get to Hong Kong and catch Cathay Pacific (CX) down - twice daily service on A330/340 aircraft ZED Fare should be cheap...4 hour flight time.
 

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No NO No, jumpseat on anyone to Tokyo(NRT) and ID 90 on JAL, I just got back. I was there from Oct4 to Oct 20. If you are comair or asa, non-rev to NRT. United takes unlimited JSers now, take them out of JFK or ORD direct to Tokyo.If you get stuck in NRT stay at the Washington Hotel for $30-40 w/airline ID. free transport from Airport. free transport to Narita city for beers and sushi. If you JS on DAL or non rev, you can connect on JAL, the others, UAL, etc. don't.

ID90 on JAL was $150 OW. daily, or you can Jump on CAL to Guam then Bali, but they only fly twice a week there and back, so that takes some planning and shortens your time. if you are in the Skyteam that would be a ID 95 on CAL.

although Capt U has a great suggestion, ID 75 's are way too much, I bought an ID 75 on Cathay last year from HK to Bali, it was $275 OW.

CAL is the only US carrier flying there. no one flies direct from the US.

it is rainy season now, waves are still good, drink lots of Bintang!!
 

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That helps a lot, thank you. Only problem left is the Visa. I read the Indonesian website, and it says you need to send them two copies of the form, two pictures, a bank statement, your passport with a page empty, a copy of your airline ticket, and thirty five bucks. I can't be without my passport, as I need it for work. What a pain!

Thanks for the info.
 

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Sadly, the Indo's are only doing to you what the US State Department does to 90% of the world's travellers...feels lousy, right?

CX need not be ID75, what about ZED fares? GUM, $275 seems like a lot - I am pretty sure I could travel cheaper on a full fare!
 

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I was just there as I said, you don't need any sort of visa or send your passport, they do have a new visa type program at imigration.
You pay them upfront for entering the country then a tax as you exit, ten bucks.

well us americans on US carriers use ID whatever, ie. ID 90, Id 95, Id 75.

when I was in HK last year and met you, I paid 75 % of the highest unrestricted fare. that is how it is. it was at least $275 or a little more from HK to DPS. I never made it. it was full. I cashed it in for refund.

If this guy wants to fly to HK, then take CAL direct from Newark, then pay too much on Cathay.

Believe me it is cheaper the way I mentioned earlier.
I don't know what a Zed fare is, no US carrier pass bureau will know what it is either, i assume.

plus hotels are probably cheaper in Narita than HK.

just show up pay the tax, go drink lots of Bintang, surf all day, buy gifts for your friends, pay a tax when you leave, oh hike up to Mt Batur for sunset, go water rafting down the Agung river, it is rainy season, the class fours should be ripping.
 

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My cousin owns a community of small, cheap surf huts at Ul Uwatu...pm me if you want some info.
 

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shoots

You have no idea how close we came to being there at the same time. My hats off to you. I pussed out. Was gonna go the 10th-15th, and decided it would be perfect and empty since all the Aussies haired out. Then I read one too many of the Aussie Gov't security postings and lost my spine over the Oct 12th bombing anniversary thing and the alleged high confidence intel on more planned attacks. I'd have gone if I would have thought we could meet up. Give a shout next time you are headed that way.
 

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that would have been sweet, it's great meeting up with a bro half way around the world for a surf.

It is too bad, it was real quiet. all the street stuff was bargainable. surf was great, shoulder to head high at Kuta Beach for a warm up and 2-3 feet overhead on Kuta reef and Airpoprt lefts.

rented a quick little 9'0" Stewart, met Spiderman there. some swedish dude lost a ping pong match and his friends made him wear some child's spiderman costume for ten days, he was surfing in it. it was hilarious, I drank with these guys and he did Karaoke at the bounty bar one night,told everybody he was there to protect everyone from the terrorists. I have a pic on my phone, if i could manage to send it to this site.

surf, sand, and Bintang!!!
next time...
 

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I tried to post the requirements for a short term visa off the Indonesian Consulate website in Washington, DC. It says US residents no longer benefit from this.

I don't know how to create a link, but I just read it.

Thanks for your help.
 
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dude chill, so why are you still concerned about it?

just go, will you?

You don't need anything but your open mind and sun screen.


cooollll, check how many posts I have!!
 
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Hey the upside to my being such a puss and not going to Bali was that the South China Sea kicked some butt during that week, and of course, the LBFMs in the lands bordering that pond take a little sting out of having to wait to try Bali!
 

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Re:Trip to Bali

skydiverdriver said:
Thinking about a trip to Bali, and the only airline I can find that goes there from the US is Korean. I think I can get an ID 90 on them. Any other ways to go? Perhaps a short flight out of Singapore or Sydney? Thanks for any suggestions.
SkyDiver,

Doesn't Continental Micronesia still goes there out of GUM (Guam) into DPS (Denpasar)? I went a few years ago and stayed a couple of blocks from Gora Beach. The dollar does real well there or at least it did. PM me I can give you some more details, I don't want to over do it in the forum since I'm a newbie. Definitely was the trip of the year and hope to do that one again.
blkav8tor2003@hotmail.com if you want to use regular email, its kool with me.

Ciao,

Virg
 

Hugh Jorgan

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Okay, dammit, I'm going in a couple of weeks. Guam360, where did you find that sweet Stewart 9.0? That's exactly what this guy needs. I'm just going to buy a ticket from SIN. Don't want to screw around with J/S'ing.
 

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hey huge,
dude right on the beach, rental, it was sort of water logged, my 9'5" Stewart is somewhere on the beach for rent, I sold it to a beach rental guy 6 years ago.

there are plenty, comb the beach early, make a deal and enjoy. Wish I was going soon, big waves in Fall.
 

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Thanks man, Any suggestions on where to stay? I don't need the Ritz, but clean and comfortable without critters would be nice...
 
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