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Old 05-16-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Free Dining question

I am hoping for a GP offer for free dining for October. I have already purchased our airline tickets through airtran to arrive in the world on 10/3. If a GP offer becomes available and follows the same dates as the current pin code, we would miss FD by one day. If I change our airline tickets, I really don't think it would be worth it because of the fees airtran charges....$75 per ticket, and I only paid $75 for the flight down. I was thinking about just changing my DHs ticket and send him down on the 10/2, and then I could bring the kids on 10/3. That way we could get FD. Would that be possible or wrong in anyway? Thanks
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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We are in the same boat! Arriving on 10/3... Also flying in on AirTran. Really hoping for the FD to be extended :/
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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I am hoping for a GP offer for free dining for October. I have already purchased our airline tickets through airtran to arrive in the world on 10/3. If a GP offer becomes available and follows the same dates as the current pin code, we would miss FD by one day. If I change our airline tickets, I really don't think it would be worth it because of the fees airtran charges....$75 per ticket, and I only paid $75 for the flight down. I was thinking about just changing my DHs ticket and send him down on the 10/2, and then I could bring the kids on 10/3. That way we could get FD. Would that be possible or wrong in anyway? Thanks
No, As long as he checks in on the date you will get free dining
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for the repsonses I figure $75 to change just DHs ticket would be worth it to get free dining. He is worried about me getting the kids down there on the plane by myself, but he has no idea what I am capable of for free dining
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the repsonses I figure $75 to change just DHs ticket would be worth it to get free dining. He is worried about me getting the kids down there on the plane by myself, but he has no idea what I am capable of for free dining
If the fare for the new flight is higher, don't forget to figure that into your decision.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:13 AM   #6
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I am hoping for a GP offer for free dining for October. I have already purchased our airline tickets through airtran to arrive in the world on 10/3. If a GP offer becomes available and follows the same dates as the current pin code, we would miss FD by one day. If I change our airline tickets, I really don't think it would be worth it because of the fees airtran charges....$75 per ticket, and I only paid $75 for the flight down. I was thinking about just changing my DHs ticket and send him down on the 10/2, and then I could bring the kids on 10/3. That way we could get FD. Would that be possible or wrong in anyway? Thanks
I wouldn't have him mention that you are not all there, just in case. It isn't as though every party in the room needs to be at checkin, so how would they know you weren't in the restroom or at the food court?
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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I would do the same-except I'd get my hubby to take the oldest child
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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I had a friend who did this last fall. She even told the phone CM and booked herself on the Magical Express for one day and the rest of her family the next day.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #9
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I had a friend who did this last fall. She even told the phone CM and booked herself on the Magical Express for one day and the rest of her family the next day.
Didn't think of DME. Guess if you are using that you would have to tell them.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:56 AM   #10
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If we end up doing this, I may let DH use DME and then I could get the rental car the next day when I get down there. I have to do all the driving, due to severe motion sickness. Hey, maybe I should send my youngest with DH, since the older they get the more helpful they become . Now, if they would just offer free dining or a good room discount for my dates, this will be a non issue
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:42 AM   #11
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Why not just do a room only the first and start your pkg the next day. I'm going on November 10th and free dining does not start till the 11th so I'm doing a room only at a value resort and starting my pkg on 11/11 at POR.
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Why not just do a room only the first and start your pkg the next day. I'm going on November 10th and free dining does not start till the 11th so I'm doing a room only at a value resort and starting my pkg on 11/11 at POR.
Alice's reservation is the opposite though. The free dining ends the day before they arrive, so someone needs to checkin that day before in order for them to get the discount.
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Why not just do a room only the first and start your pkg the next day. I'm going on November 10th and free dining does not start till the 11th so I'm doing a room only at a value resort and starting my pkg on 11/11 at POR.
I think because FD ends on the 2nd and they were planning on going the 3rd.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #14
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I think because FD ends on the 2nd and they were planning on going the 3rd.
I get ya! Thought her missed day was at the beginning .
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #15
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Babydoll65 - did I miss something - you have free dining beginning on 11/11? When did the dates beyond September come out? If they are out - I need to see if I can change my reservation.
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