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Old 06-14-2010, 08:51 AM   #136
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I'm so anxious for tomorrow. I heard somewhere...though I can't remember where, so my brain could be making this up...that the F&W info will be updated tomorrow!

Plus, Southwest is due to release their fares for December! I'm looking for a cheap flight, right now it's AirTran down (at 5:46 out of Rochester, so I could work that day and head to the airport immediately!) and JetBlue back. But sometimes Southwest makes it worth it to drive to Buffalo for the flight. So I'm waiting to see what happens!

Oh, and I booked breakfast at Kouzzina for my December trip. I've read some mixed reviews though, so I'm not sure I'm going to keep it.

for some great airfare deal. We're flying AirTran and I'm already regretting it (they've changed our return flight twice already). I've not read a mixed bag on Kouzzina too.

I love that the pup was sleeping while you were watching the hockey game. my pup was not...I think I scared her several times with all my yelling.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:55 AM   #137
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We're flying AirTran and I'm already regretting it (they've changed our return flight twice already).
I've heard this about AirTran from numerous people. They fly out of Atlantic City here and they had ok fares but this is what stopped me from booking with them. I've never heard a good thing! I hope you get some good deals for your Dec trip. Can you take JetBlue roundtrip instead of switching airlines?
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:05 AM   #138
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for some great airfare deal. We're flying AirTran and I'm already regretting it (they've changed our return flight twice already). I've not read a mixed bag on Kouzzina too.

I love that the pup was sleeping while you were watching the hockey game. my pup was not...I think I scared her several times with all my yelling.
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I've heard this about AirTran from numerous people. They fly out of Atlantic City here and they had ok fares but this is what stopped me from booking with them. I've never heard a good thing! I hope you get some good deals for your Dec trip. Can you take JetBlue roundtrip instead of switching airlines?
You know I've never had a problem with AirTran?? They've changed our flight times before, but it's always been within 5-10 minutes of the original flight, nothing much. I've heard complaints about AirTran from people, but I've always wondered why I don't see it? I guess I'm just lucky! (Knock on wood!)

The only reason I'd switch airlines is because to get DOWN, JetBlue has some terrible times. Like their last flight out on Thursday is at 3pm. And if I took a morning flight, I wouldn't get in until 2. They switched their 7am flight out of Rochester they used to have, otherwise I'd be leaving Friday morning round-trip on JetBlue!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:13 AM   #139
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You know I've never had a problem with AirTran?? They've changed our flight times before, but it's always been within 5-10 minutes of the original flight, nothing much. I've heard complaints about AirTran from people, but I've always wondered why I don't see it? I guess I'm just lucky! (Knock on wood!)

The only reason I'd switch airlines is because to get DOWN, JetBlue has some terrible times. Like their last flight out on Thursday is at 3pm. And if I took a morning flight, I wouldn't get in until 2. They switched their 7am flight out of Rochester they used to have, otherwise I'd be leaving Friday morning round-trip on JetBlue!!
Perhaps it varies on destination? We were originally booked to be back home by 2 in the afternoon so I could relax for work the next day. Then it changed to 6 p.m. arrival--not too bad. Then the latest change has us now arriving home at 9:45 p.m. (and it's a two hour ride from the airport home) so I ended up taking the next day off of work so I can recuperate. What frosts me is that it is no longer a non-stop flight; I hate flying so having to land in Georgia and then take off an hour later again is not making me happy.
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Perhaps it varies on destination? We were originally booked to be back home by 2 in the afternoon so I could relax for work the next day. Then it changed to 6 p.m. arrival--not too bad. Then the latest change has us now arriving home at 9:45 p.m. (and it's a two hour ride from the airport home) so I ended up taking the next day off of work so I can recuperate. What frosts me is that it is no longer a non-stop flight; I hate flying so having to land in Georgia and then take off an hour later again is not making me happy.
I thought I read that if they change the time at all, you can call and either get a refund or book yourself on a different flight. Have you looked to see if any of the other flights get in earlier?
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That's good you have had good luck with AirTran. Our last two trips we've had bad luck with them. First in Jan. my parents' flight ended up getting in almost 10 hours late (their original plane was declared dead so they had to get them another plane) and then in April our flight was delayed too. Ugh. Hope your good luck continues!
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You know I've never had a problem with AirTran?? They've changed our flight times before, but it's always been within 5-10 minutes of the original flight, nothing much. I've heard complaints about AirTran from people, but I've always wondered why I don't see it? I guess I'm just lucky! (Knock on wood!)
I hope you didn't just jinx yourself!

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Perhaps it varies on destination? We were originally booked to be back home by 2 in the afternoon so I could relax for work the next day. Then it changed to 6 p.m. arrival--not too bad. Then the latest change has us now arriving home at 9:45 p.m. (and it's a two hour ride from the airport home) so I ended up taking the next day off of work so I can recuperate. What frosts me is that it is no longer a non-stop flight; I hate flying so having to land in Georgia and then take off an hour later again is not making me happy.

That's a heck of a time change! And then they're gonna change it from direct to a stopover on top of that?? I'd be SUPER annoyed!
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:02 PM   #143
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That's good you have had good luck with AirTran. Our last two trips we've had bad luck with them. First in Jan. my parents' flight ended up getting in almost 10 hours late (their original plane was declared dead so they had to get them another plane) and then in April our flight was delayed too. Ugh. Hope your good luck continues!
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I don't know if I should book AirTran now! After everything was said, I probably did jinx myself!!!
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:36 AM   #144
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SW fares are out. Humph, not great times. About the same price as my initial AirTran/JetBlue combo, but I'd have to drive out to Buffalo...
I'm debating different options, but there are so many (I'm also looking at AirTran & JetBlue out of Buffalo & Syracuse) that I'm getting confused. I think a spreadsheet is in order
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Ok...ready to be confused? Good.

I'm thinking with it being December, I should really consider Rochester above Buffalo or Syracuse. I'm only 15 minutes from ROC, but it takes me an hour or more to get to BUF or SYR...and if it snows?! Forget it.

So, I signed up for the JetBlue credit card the other day (long story, but my Bank of America card is totally changing, I'm irritated, so I went with another to maintain my current credit level...) And with my first purchase, I get a free round-trip flight on JetBlue. I wouldn't think Orlando would be the best use of those points, BUT... I can leave at 355 on Thursday night. Not particularly late, but it gets me into JFK at 5, which means I can still call back and return emails from the people I missed during that hour. And then I'd get into MCO at... 1053. It's almost a 3 hour layover, but I like the JFK airport, I can take my time getting some grub and returning emails. The only thing, is that the 355 flight is $168 for one way! So, what I was thinking, is using part of that free flight for a 1 way, which would take care of that... Then, I can do the flight home at 530 on Sunday. That's direct, which will be nice. It's $133, but I have $50 credit on JetBlue, so it'd bring my total trip cost to about $93.

Thoughts??

If I don't use the "free" credits, the cheapest I can get it is $237, leaving Friday morning at 9, getting in at NOON! and then the same 530 flight back. That already includes the $50 credit.
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December flight

I'm 99% sure for my December trip I'm going to take that 3:55PM flight from JetBlue that leaves Thursday and come back on the direct flight at 5:30PM. I'll use half a credit, then the $50 credit. I'm really trying to do a budget trip, so I think that'll work out the best. Obviously if I flew down Friday morning, I wouldn't have to pay for the hotel Thursday night, but I'd only get a half-day instead of a full day...

I'm going to sleep on it a bit, keeping an eye on prices of course! And see what I think will work best
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I think doing the Thurs night flight is a great use of the credit. I'll bet you can find a cheap room offsite if you wanted for that Thurs night and then Friday AM transferring to your hotel of choice.


Ahh for the days of cheap flights...
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I think doing the Thurs night flight is a great use of the credit. I'll bet you can find a cheap room offsite if you wanted for that Thurs night and then Friday AM transferring to your hotel of choice.


Ahh for the days of cheap flights...
The room onsite at a value since I have a PIN is only $64! (Plus taxes and fees blah blah blah...) I'm a little snooty when it comes to hotels since I travel for work. I only stay at Hampton Inns, Courtyards, or Fairfields (or similar) and I think I'd have a hard time finding any of those for less than $64. Plus then I don't have to transfer in the morning!!
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"WOW that's a great price" (insert really annoying commercial guy here)

I agree I doubt that you could find a lower rate and then you'd have to figure out transportation. It will be fantastic for you waking up on Friday morning and have your entire vacation just sitting outside your door.
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"WOW that's a great price" (insert really annoying commercial guy here)

I agree I doubt that you could find a lower rate and then you'd have to figure out transportation. It will be fantastic for you waking up on Friday morning and have your entire vacation just sitting outside your door.
I guess it's a good ad because I know exactly the one you're talking about!


I like the sound of that, my entire vacation sitting outside my door
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