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Old 04-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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I just tried booking our flights for February 2014 with aeroplan points and there is no availability. Well more open up? I thought I had lots of time!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Aren't you too early?
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Aren't you too early?
No, not too early. I booked our February flights a month ago. But yes, the odds are more will open up. Unfortunately you'll have to keep checking everyday. It's quite a process to book with Aeroplan!
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I agree with the pp. More flights will open up. I too booked our flights last month to Orlando. Started looking on the day that we could first book and then checked back everyday for a couple of weeks before I was able to find a flight for 4 using economy points. Now I just need to find my return flight. Good luck!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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More flights MIGHT open up. I wanted to book flights for 3 of us using points for travel in early December. I started looking in late December. By the end of February there was still very limited availability for the flights that we wanted. I ended up having to book using a higher number of points. Orlando is a very popular place to travel so getting there on points can be difficult if you have certain travel requirements (like not travelling through Chicago or not having too many segments).
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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I have never had problems before and thought if I started early I would get them no problem. I want direct too which is part of the problem. I will keep checking every day to see what I can get if anything.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:18 PM   #7
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We usually check every week, things change rapidly.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:16 AM   #8
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you almost need to check daily. The last time we used points to travel to Orlando, I booked about 10 months out and wasn"t thrilled with our connections. But i needed 4 seats and got scared that nothing would be available, so I booked them. Then about 4 months later, all kinds of seats opened up. Ya just never know.
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Just a FYI, I booked 5 direct flights from Toronto to Orlando for late next March on A/C.
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did you book them with points??
I ended up finding some from monday to monday but wanted saturday to saturday
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did you book them with points??
I ended up finding some from monday to monday but wanted saturday to saturday
Yes, booked with points, 25,000 each.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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Yes, booked with points, 25,000 each.
what dates did you book? I can get monday-tuesday but really wanted weekend flights. wondering if i should book now and change flights later (not sure what fees are?!) or if i should wait.

if we stay onsite it wont matter but if we rent a place they most likely will want weekend check in.
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what dates did you book? I can get monday-tuesday but really wanted weekend flights. wondering if i should book now and change flights later (not sure what fees are?!) or if i should wait.

if we stay onsite it wont matter but if we rent a place they most likely will want weekend check in.
I *think* the fees are $90 per ticket. If you change both legs of the trip that's $180. Per person. In addition to the tax you've paid.
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I *think* the fees are $90 per ticket. If you change both legs of the trip that's $180. Per person. In addition to the tax you've paid.
I booked the weekend, Friday through Monday. March 21 - 24.

Yes, the fees to change/cancel are $90 but essentially $101.70 with taxes.

You only pay the change/cancellation fee once for your return trip, not for each leg. You will always get your taxes back if you cancel so they are not an expense if you cancel.
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I booked the weekend, Friday through Monday. March 21 - 24.

Yes, the fees to change/cancel are $90 but essentially $101.70 with taxes.

You only pay the change/cancellation fee once for your return trip, not for each leg. You will always get your taxes back if you cancel so they are not an expense if you cancel.
good to know - thank you!
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