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Old 08-29-2013, 08:32 AM   #631
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I haven't booked any part of our flight. I need to get on it. I wanted to wait until Michael got back from Miami so I could use points for one way. I have been crazy slammed since the kids began school. I can't believe we're going to Bear Lake this weekend. We really should stay home this weekend but its so hard as its the last big weekend of summer. We've had this planned for a while. We're going with our friends/neighbors and their friends. We've got the boat, they've got the trailer, and the kids get the tent.
You really should go, it's the last holiday weekend! I was hoping to go to our cabin but have a going away party smack in the middle of it that messed with the dates. All that other stuff will still be there next weekend I promise.

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Still plenty of time to book flights. I need some for my December trip but they're not going down.
No, Dec isn't going down. Not going up either. My siblings are in the same boat and I really wish they'd book! I have found them some good fares, though not the "ideal" ones. Hoping by the time I see them all on Sunday...they are booked.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:38 AM   #632
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You really should go, it's the last holiday weekend! I was hoping to go to our cabin but have a going away party smack in the middle of it that messed with the dates. All that other stuff will still be there next weekend I promise.


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No, Dec isn't going down. Not going up either. My siblings are in the same boat and I really wish they'd book! I have found them some good fares, though not the "ideal" ones. Hoping by the time I see them all on Sunday...they are booked.
Exactly my problem, not ideal. I'll keep checking obsessively until I've either had enough or they go down
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:39 PM   #633
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But only two days until Disneyland!
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But only two days until Disneyland!
I've been thinking about it all day!!! If only I didn't have to work tomorrow it would be smooth sailing.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #636
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I really haven't abandoned our report Pam. Hope you're having a blast at Disneyland.


Think I'm about to purchase flights. M doesn't haven't any pending SW flights so the points are what they are. I was hoping for more but the ones I have should get us one way. Better than a swift kick to the head.

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Old 09-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #637
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #638
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I booked our flights to Fort Lauderdale yesterday. I was able to use points for almost all of it and had to purchase only a few extra. So we're on SW on the way out, arriving early evening on the Saturday before the cruise. It feels so real having at least one way of the flight booked.


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Old 09-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #639
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I booked our flights to Fort Lauderdale yesterday. I was able to use points for almost all of it and had to purchase only a few extra. So we're on SW on the way out, arriving early evening on the Saturday before the cruise. It feels so real having at least one way of the flight booked.


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congrats! Flights really do make it more real...and love being able to use points!

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Old 09-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #640
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congrats! Flights really do make it more real...and love being able to use points!

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and I'm so glad we could use points. I think we may have enough through United for the way home. DH has a trip in 2 weeks so I'll check the balance after that.

I generally don't book this close to a trip but I was waiting for prices to drop and it just hasn't happened. I'm afraid they'll do nothing but increase. I love SW because if their price drops, they'll issue a credit to be used 1 year from original booking date and they'll allow us to share the credit within our immediate family.
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and I'm so glad we could use points. I think we may have enough through United for the way home. DH has a trip in 2 weeks so I'll check the balance after that.

I generally don't book this close to a trip but I was waiting for prices to drop and it just hasn't happened. I'm afraid they'll do nothing but increase. I love SW because if their price drops, they'll issue a credit to be used 1 year from original booking date and they'll allow us to share the credit within our immediate family.
Just another reason to love SW! I've been taking advantage of bumps too...I'm up to $1200 in free airfare since March.

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Just another reason to love SW! I've been taking advantage of bumps too...I'm up to $1200 in free airfare since March.

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I really like SW and JetBlue. Wow! That's a ton on free airfare. The only good bumps we ever see are when we fly with the kids and we can never take advantage of those.

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I really like SW and JetBlue. Wow! That's a ton on free airfare. The only good bumps we ever see are when we fly with the kids and we can never take advantage of those.

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It's much easier to take bumps when you are by yourself.

Weekend is good but hot. Spent today meeting with a lawyer and shopping for a new car.

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I booked our flights to Fort Lauderdale yesterday. I was able to use points for almost all of it and had to purchase only a few extra. So we're on SW on the way out, arriving early evening on the Saturday before the cruise. It feels so real having at least one way of the flight booked.


134 days!!!
I'm glad you got your flights for at least part of it. I can't imagine traveling on two different carriers for a trip and not booking round trip, but I'm glad you can make it work for you!

I know not what you speak of with these bumps.
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I booked our flights to Fort Lauderdale yesterday. I was able to use points for almost all of it and had to purchase only a few extra. So we're on SW on the way out, arriving early evening on the Saturday before the cruise. It feels so real having at least one way of the flight booked.


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YAY! That always makes it feel so much more real, that is wonderful. Rates have just been nuts, I feel like I check things daily and have been stressed out waiting for my family to book. 3 more did today so that's good but I really wish the rest would. Rates are definitely not going down. Fingers crossed on the way back, I can't stand United anymore (which is sad as I used to fly them almost exclusively) but I feel I can't trust their schedules at all.
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