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2014-04-26 07:55:12 AM
If only meals were included, then it would be doable. But it looks like I could only eat on the plane.
 
2014-04-26 08:13:35 AM
are you kidding? i'm an american worker!
 
2014-04-26 08:27:03 AM
That looks incredibly sterile and boring. It's like traveling to a series of theme parks or zoos, with a bunch of Hollywood/Wall St types.

fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.
 
2014-04-26 09:52:02 AM
That looked semi-sorta interesting to me at first, mainly with the private aircraft, but after thinking about it... it isn't really private because they're still sticking you with 50+ other people. It isn't a 'luxury' plane, it's a plane with a very large first class section. And I can already get to all the places it would land anyway while traveling first class, book all the same hotels, swim in all the same water, eat all the same food, etc.

Paying 140k for someone to carry your luggage, skip some of the pre-flight security, and travel to your destination in a Mercedes rather than a lowly Bimmer (or God forbid... a yellow Crown Vic) just doesn't seem that great a deal. It can very easily be done on your own for 140 if you don't mind having zoo class being in close proximity to your first class on the planes.

Plus, I'm not good with time tables. I like doing what I want, then I want.  "Load up, time to go!" makes for a crappy 'luxury' vacation.
 
2014-04-26 10:34:19 AM
For that amount of money I can a do a LOT more traveling.  Not a good value.
 
2014-04-26 10:52:09 AM

whistleridge: fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare


Sounds like you travel like I do. "So I'm on yet another goddamn chicken bus to Nicaragua..."
 
2014-04-26 11:28:24 AM

whistleridge: fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.


I love your attitude. Yip. Far more entertaining and memorable way to travel.
 
2014-04-26 11:28:51 AM
I would have assumed that anyone who can "save up" $140,000 just to spend on luxuries would be able to afford their own private jet for excursions.
 
2014-04-26 11:29:31 AM
If it was a tour of the worlds best whore houses, I think I would have to start saving.
 
2014-04-26 11:29:51 AM
Someone who would take trip.
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-26 11:30:19 AM
Anyone know where someone could acquire a portable SAM?

Preferably something that can be carried by a single person.
 
2014-04-26 11:32:31 AM

whistleridge: fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.


I came in to the say the same thing, but you said it better. It's fun to stay for a night at a place like 4 seasons when you're traveling around Turkey or Thailand, but to have that be your entire experience? It just sounds way too sanitized for me.
 
2014-04-26 11:32:52 AM

FlashHarry: are you kidding? i'm an american worker!


I know I can't, I get only 5 weeks (25 total days, and I already used a week) of vacation time, and it doesn't role over.  And after having some work done on my truck, I'm a little short of $140k.
 
2014-04-26 11:34:25 AM
wealthy travellers who have been hesitant to splurge on travel
"They are hesitant to indulge now because of their concerns about finances and the overall economy,"


Oh I know. Let's come up with a $140K trip package. That's not splurging at all.

/seriously
//how do they think this will lure people who don't want to spend money?
 
2014-04-26 11:37:15 AM
No.
 
2014-04-26 11:39:51 AM
I would think that the people who would have that kind of coin to spend on a trip wouldn't have 24 contiguous days available to take it.  Probably most of them would be off season athletes.

That said, $5,800/day/person wouldn't even cover ultra high end hotels, let alone the airfare, so it isn't a terrible price.  OTOH, I'd rather pick my own itinerary.  .
 
2014-04-26 11:40:35 AM
Yes.
 
2014-04-26 11:42:53 AM
I don't know why the article keeps talking about the "super rich". Even your average multi-millionaire could afford to do that at least once. Probably as a honeymoon with their third 20 year old wife.
 
2014-04-26 11:42:57 AM
For half the money (and 114 days), I'd much rather pay for a luxury suite on around-the world cruise.
 
2014-04-26 11:45:42 AM
If I did, submitter, I wouldn't be spending it here on Fark.

/who am I kidding
 
2014-04-26 11:52:15 AM
Meh, those grapes are probably sour anyway...

(been said yet?)
 
2014-04-26 11:52:33 AM

abhorrent1: wealthy travellers who have been hesitant to splurge on travel
"They are hesitant to indulge now because of their concerns about finances and the overall economy,"

Oh I know. Let's come up with a $140K trip package. That's not splurging at all.

/seriously
//how do they think this will lure people who don't want to spend money?


It might appeal to the sort of ultra-rich people who put up $10k for a petty wager during a political debate.
 
2014-04-26 11:54:11 AM
I always thought it would be a cool idea to start a luxury airliner, with in-flight refuelling capabilities, where it would fly away from the sun.  You could advertise it as seeing the world's longest night party.  And without the awful climate of having to fly to the poles for a similar experience!
 
2014-04-26 11:54:31 AM

whistleridge: That looks incredibly sterile and boring. It's like traveling to a series of theme parks or zoos, with a bunch of Hollywood/Wall St types.

fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.


Dass what I'm talking about. I arrived in Mexico and right away I met a junior newspaper photographer who showed me his dead body photograph collection. Then I crapped all over myself, and a nuclear sunburn. I rescued a heat stroke victim, swam a mile out to snorkeling ground instead of paying $40 for a boat, saw protests and rode in a bus that went too fast and almost fell off a cliff. Actually, that was every bus I rode in. I also got fleeced out of $12, spent a night freezing my ass off in a pair of shorts in the mountains, and ate the finest street food $1.50 can buy. Also, I ate crickets.

Have you ever seen a communal hotel bathroom with a toilet in the shower stall and a garden on the windowsill with a little waterfall for birds to bathe in? I bet these suits never have.
 
2014-04-26 11:58:38 AM
Do they have a no kids section?
 
2014-04-26 11:58:42 AM
Well, I definitely have the time.  Of course, the fact that I'm unemployed puts me, let's see here, $140,000 behind the power curve.  Maybe I can float a loan at one of those car title loan shops.
 
2014-04-26 11:58:42 AM
I can't even afford TF.

First World Physician Problems.
 
2014-04-26 12:03:26 PM

TwowheelinTim: Meh, those grapes are probably sour anyway...

(been said yet?)


Repeatedly
 
2014-04-26 12:05:52 PM

MrSteve007: For half the money (and 114 days), I'd much rather pay for a luxury suite on around-the world cruise.


Nice, going to have to save that link and hope its all in good working order in 14 years when I retire.
 
2014-04-26 12:06:34 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: whistleridge: That looks incredibly sterile and boring. It's like traveling to a series of theme parks or zoos, with a bunch of Hollywood/Wall St types.

fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.

Dass what I'm talking about. I arrived in Mexico and right away I met a junior newspaper photographer who showed me his dead body photograph collection. Then I crapped all over myself, and a nuclear sunburn. I rescued a heat stroke victim, swam a mile out to snorkeling ground instead of paying $40 for a boat, saw protests and rode in a bus that went too fast and almost fell off a cliff. Actually, that was every bus I rode in. I also got fleeced out of $12, spent a night freezing my ass off in a pair of shorts in the mountains, and ate the finest street food $1.50 can buy. Also, I ate crickets.

Have you ever seen a communal hotel bathroom with a toilet in the shower stall and a garden on the windowsill with a little waterfall for birds to bathe in? I bet these suits never have.


Exactly.

Plus, you meet the coolest people that way. I met a guy in Mali, we hung out in Bamako, then he took me up to Timbuktu, just after the French kicked the rebels out.

If I had done it this way, I'd have gone to Zanzibar with some Paris Hilton or LiLo type, seen nothing but a string of bullshiat resorts that just want your money, and have almost died of ennui.
 
2014-04-26 12:07:06 PM

moeburn: I always thought it would be a cool idea to start a luxury airliner, with in-flight refuelling capabilities, where it would fly away from the sun.  You could advertise it as seeing the world's longest night party.  And without the awful climate of having to fly to the poles for a similar experience!


Considering that several first-world countries have territory within the Arctic Circle, it would probably be a lot more cost-effective to build a luxury hotel in one of those places.  You could then either run a fleet of party buses between the hotel and the nearest international airport, or give the hotel its own airstrip to allow people to fly all the way there (although for political reasons you probably couldn't offer direct international flights).
 
2014-04-26 12:11:09 PM

anfrind: abhorrent1: wealthy travellers who have been hesitant to splurge on travel
"They are hesitant to indulge now because of their concerns about finances and the overall economy,"

Oh I know. Let's come up with a $140K trip package. That's not splurging at all.

/seriously
//how do they think this will lure people who don't want to spend money?

It might appeal to the sort of ultra-rich people who put up $10k for a petty wager during a political debate.


I don't know. I don't think the Ultra-rich (billionaires) are who they're talking about. Thoes people don't worry about money. They make money in spite of the economy. They may be cheap. But I doubt they're worried.
 
2014-04-26 12:16:36 PM

Deep Contact: Someone who would take trip.
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Yeah, meet your wonderful traveling companions.
 
2014-04-26 12:18:38 PM

whistleridge: If I had done it this way, I'd have gone to Zanzibar with some Paris Hilton or LiLo type, seen nothing but a string of bullshiat resorts that just want your money, and have almost died of ennui.


I can't imagine the number of vaccines required to hang out with either of them safely.
 
2014-04-26 12:25:11 PM
You don't need to be super-rich to do it. You need to be super-rich to do it without taking an unhealthy chunk out of your personal wealth.
 
2014-04-26 12:27:31 PM
Next week, on Rich Dicks...
 
2014-04-26 12:50:09 PM
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But what are the stewardess like?
 
2014-04-26 01:07:18 PM
This seems like the kind of trip you take to calm your nerves after cupping the vagina of a porn star and throwing her off your roof.
 
2014-04-26 01:11:07 PM

Deep Contact: Someone who would take trip.
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You referring to the dog or the pink clown?
 
2014-04-26 01:16:29 PM
Yup.
 
2014-04-26 01:20:07 PM
Now if we could just get a couple of Malaysian pilots to fly it.
 
2014-04-26 01:22:23 PM
Hire an escort at $1000 per day, pay all of his/her airfare and tickets, and have an even better time and an extra $100,000 in the bank.
 
2014-04-26 01:23:25 PM

whistleridge: That looks incredibly sterile and boring. It's like traveling to a series of theme parks or zoos, with a bunch of Hollywood/Wall St types.

fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.


Dude, you just described every vacation I've had since the kids came along.
 
2014-04-26 01:54:56 PM

cherryl taggart: whistleridge: That looks incredibly sterile and boring. It's like traveling to a series of theme parks or zoos, with a bunch of Hollywood/Wall St types.

fark that shiat. Give me street food, a shiatty hotel in some hole, arguing with cabbies about fares, traveling in stupidly overcrowded busses with goats and chickens, crapping in a hole, and sweating my ass off. That's real life, and you'll get far more from it at 1/20 the price - and 90% of that will be coach airfare.

Dude, you just described every vacation I've had since the kids came along.


I know right? dude just described Disneyworld
 
2014-04-26 02:17:22 PM
I've got plenty of vacation days, I just can't find the time to use them.  Good news is I get a seven week sabatical in exactly one year, which will be pretty sweet.  I in fact am planning on traveling all over the world but I hope to spend closest to 20k, I could get daily blowjobs while traveling for $140k.  From real women without boy parts.
 
2014-04-26 03:38:15 PM
No, and no.

This is the United States of America.  What are "vacation days" sounds like some type of socialisms.
 
2014-04-26 03:49:59 PM

RoLleRKoaSTeR: No, and no.

This is the United States of America.  What are "vacation days" sounds like some type of socialisms.


That's right. Couldn't build the electric Cadillac if Americans took farking vacations.
 
2014-04-26 04:30:22 PM

MrSteve007: For half the money (and 114 days), I'd much rather pay for a luxury suite on around-the world cruise.


That's quite cool.

As for my preference in traveling, I lean more towards pampering myself.
However:
1) I rarely fly business class, especially short flights. (Anything under 6-7 hours). On the occasions that I have flown business, almost all were upgrades
2) have no problem eating street meat (as long as Halal/Kosher)
3) enjoy the occasional discount/barebones retreat, with the communal facilities or camping trips where a hole in the ground is your facility

That said, I've traveled in the long -distance public buses, and would prefer to pay more to travel on the premiere buses with semi-comfortable chairs and get offered lukewarm tea or coffee.
I'd rather have my own toilet than share communal ones I have to clean whenever I'm using.
I'd rather sleep under a duvet in an air conditioned room than under an oversized blanket with insects buzzing me (don't ask).

I've said it before, I'll say it again, my appreciation for that which is luxurious doesn't stop me from 'roughing it' or being fine with hardship.
I've been blessed enough to have experienced a wide spectrum of what the world has to offer, from sleeping in a tent (to be woken up by a centipede crawling across my face) to staying in a room that has a padlock as the lock on the door with mice scurrying around you at night, to staying in a private-pool villa in a five star resort.

Forgive me for being honest and saying that if I can afford to, I will spend a bit extra for my comfort and even more so for my family's comfort.

/misses the one person budget retreat/getaway
//does not enjoy spending more on food as rarely does the quality (and satisfaction) of the food keep increasing with price, unlike accommodation
 
2014-04-26 05:23:11 PM
nothing screams privacy like a group of people on a 757
 
2014-04-26 05:23:37 PM

ElLoco: That looked semi-sorta interesting to me at first, mainly with the private aircraft, but after thinking about it... it isn't really private because they're still sticking you with 50+ other people. It isn't a 'luxury' plane, it's a plane with a very large first class section. And I can already get to all the places it would land anyway while traveling first class, book all the same hotels, swim in all the same water, eat all the same food, etc.

Paying 140k for someone to carry your luggage, skip some of the pre-flight security, and travel to your destination in a Mercedes rather than a lowly Bimmer (or God forbid... a yellow Crown Vic) just doesn't seem that great a deal. It can very easily be done on your own for 140 if you don't mind having zoo class being in close proximity to your first class on the planes.

Plus, I'm not good with time tables. I like doing what I want, then I want.  "Load up, time to go!" makes for a crappy 'luxury' vacation.


Yes, at least one person in 50 will be an insufferable a-hole, and they will spend the trip trying out richy-rich you.

Pass
 
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