It's been a long time since my last trip to New York:
I'm coming back. Last time the main purpose of my trip was work in London (SYD-SIN-LHR). My short trip was LHR-JFK and back for the week or so I was there. The majority of my time was spent in Europe.
This time I am coming from a different angle. I'm travelling from SYD-LAX (Qantas A380 flight for the heck of it). The main reason for my trip is to spend time with family in Canada. But I intend to head back to New York and hope to do another catch up with you all.
I have a couple of questions that I know many of you would be able to assist with:
1. Cheapest way to travel multi-leg around the US?
So far I've found fairly good prices on Travelocity, Expedia and the like. JetBlue seems to have some decent prices as well. The key will be getting to VYR at the end of the trip.
2. Cheapest way to travel from JFK-LHR (or at least Dublin)
I can possibly use Qantas FF points. It's the way I did it last time, but seems like a waste of points when taxes are so high. Looking at prices so far, the flights outright are proving to be more expensive that my SYD-LAX return flight (flights to/from LAX/SFO/JFK-SYD are very cheap at the moment).
3. Recommended US cities
If you were to travel for a few weeks around the US, where would you go? There doesn't need to be an emphasis on aviation either.
Hoping to hear from you all. I know I'm asking the experts here :)