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Help Needed - How to get from Utah/Colorado to Sandakan

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Hi guys,

 

I'm helping a few guys from the States for their flight arrangement to Sandakan for a special event. But I have not much idea how their flight connections are going to be. Appreciate if any of you could advise what's the quickest and or cheapest way of doing the following:

 

1) Canyonland field airport, UTAH, US -> Sandakan, Malaysia

 

2) Grand Junction, Colorado, US -> Sandakan, Malaysia

Departing US on 16 Aug and returning 25 Aug.
Thank you in advance and look forward to some expert advise soon!
cheers,
CK

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For SLC the best bet for would be American as it may be able to offer seamless connection with either MH or CX. It will be a three-stopper though.

 

For Denver, only United has two stop flights via NRT. The rest are three stoppers.

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CK, you can play around with this engine, used by Google Flights & others. Good info on routings and costs.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

 

Seems Canyonland has no scheduled flights, so not possible to find itineraries from there.

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CK, you can play around with this engine, used by Google Flights & others. Good info on routings and costs.

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

 

Seems Canyonland has no scheduled flights, so not possible to find itineraries from there.

 

easy lah bang... select "nearby" - put say 500 miles, select all - then search :)

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What an exciting challenge!

 

Given the very complex nature of the routing, I suggest you split the tickets. Choose a nice gateway point that gives you good access between the States and Sabah. I think HKG is a good option as you have an assortment of flights to the US and a good number of flights to BKI. From there, you've just gotta plan 2 sets of journeys: One from GJT/Canyonfields to HKG, and the other from HKG to SDK. Then you've got to see if the two journeys link together. If you can use the same alliance of carriers throughout the entire joinery, that's great. But really, given how messy it's going to be, I suggest focusing on planning the 2 journeys separately first.

 

I've done a dummy booking to demonstrate the above.

 

Grand Junction to Sandakan

 

GJT-DEN

UA4924

0600-0711hrs

 

DEN-SFO

UA277

0801-0943hrs

 

SFO-HKG

UA869

1345-1840hrs

 

HKG-BKI (NEXT DAY)

KA61

0800-1100hrs

 

BKI-SDK

MH3095

1500-1550hrs

 

Note: The layover in HKG will be extremely long approx. 13 hours, so finding hotels is advisable.

 

Here's a more expensive routing that does not require hotels in HKG.

 

GJT-DFW

AA3140

1042-1355hrs

 

DFW-LAX

AA2477

1745-1903hrs

 

LAX-HKG

CX883

2355-0545hrs

 

HKG-BKI

KA61

0800-1100hrs

 

BKI-SDK

MH3095

1500-1550hrs

 

Hope this helps. In both instances I found flights from GJT-HKG and from HKG-SDK.

Edited by filipeseda

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I've found another routing that might make more sense. Instead of using HKG as a gateway point, I explored using ICN.

 

GJT-DEN

UA4924

0600-0711hrs

DEN-SFO

UA277

0801-0943hrs

SFO-ICN

OZ211

1240-1725hrs

ICN-BKI

OZ757

1950-2355hrs

BKI-SDK

MH3093

0745-0835hrs

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Thank you so much guys for your help and advise, really appreciate it. Definitely give me a start somewhere!

 

Will post the actual flight arrangement here when all things are settled!

 

 

cheers,

CK


are your friends trying to adhere to a budget or is it "as fast as you can get me there no matter how expensive" case ?

Hi Suzanne Goh,

 

Just the opposite. It should be " the cheapest the better!" haha......

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Just the opposite. It should be " the cheapest the better!" haha......

Or in local lingo here - 'yeu piang, yeu leang' :D

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Your friends still coming onot to our disaster ridden state ?! :)

Cheap is one thing, getting out alive is another u-know :p

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Your friends still coming onot to our disaster ridden state ?! :)

Cheap is one thing, getting out alive is another u-know :p

waiting for final confirmation now.... they are very keen (considering we the organiser is footing all his travel bills..).... and I'm quite sure he is not into the nudist thingy........

 

 

cheers

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