Airmiles for park tickets?

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  1. Golden Amik

    Golden Amik Is it summer yet?

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    I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to order park tickets from Airmiles. I have enough for two five day, base, child passes. Has anyone used rewards for passes before? How long was it before you had them in hand?
     
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  3. FrenchSnowWhite

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    You can do the maths. Divide the total of miles by the price

    exemple: a 100$ Best Western travel card will cost 950 airmiles.
    So it's 9.50$/miles in that case. Would it cost less by paying??? Or could you have something else with your airmiles ;)

    Only you knows!

    Another thing, are you planning on staying onsite, and buying meal plan? if so you have to buy park tickets at the same time.
     
  4. FrenchSnowWhite

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    I just made the math for your situation, and it's 8.70$/mile!

    Better that what I buy (Best Western gift card for hotels on the way to Disney!!!)
     
  5. Disney Addicted

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    I keep eyeing those for a possible trip. Ideally I would like 5-day WP tickets. Which air miles offers for a child but not for the adult tickets and we would need 3 adult tickets.

    While I have not ordered Disney tickets from air miles, I have ordered Africian Lion Safari tickets and Cineplex gift certificates. Each time they arrived very quickly! Two weeks or less. I'm thinking less but definately no more than 2 weeks.
     
  6. seashell724

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    I ordered 7 day tickets and they arrived in a couple weeks!
     
  7. Canadiantinkerfairy

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    We ordered 3 day park hoppers each for Disneyland in 2010 and they were here in 2 weeks. Also we got actual tickets so we didn't have to worry about getting a voucher exchanged. So worth it!
     
  8. CindyV

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    we have gotten them several times now and they have arrived within 2 weeks. I have always found them to be quick.
    That is all we save them for so it is worth it for us not having to pay for them..
     
  9. jenny-pooh

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    I have used Airmiles for tickets and likely will again. They arrived very quickly-less than a week. I added the park hopper on our second day there very easily.
     
  10. Sunseeker2012

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    I ordered our tickets through Aeroplan, same idea.. we had our tickets emailed within a couple of days. For me it meant, more money in my pocket and making use of my points towards something we all want to do.
     
  11. CdnCarrie

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    Many many times. Always got them within a week.

    The passes are a good deal.
     
  12. Golden Amik

    Golden Amik Is it summer yet?

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    I bit the bullet and ordered them today! We actually have enough Aeroplan points to order the same adult passes. DH wants to save those points for a flight next March break so we will buy two tickets at the gate.

    Thanks for your replies! Now the waiting and obsessively tracking them across Ontario begins!
     
  13. Blanche_Neige

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    Airmiles and Aeroplan both offer adult tickets.

    I have purchased many times tickets (from both Aeroplan & Aimiles) for WDW, US and DL always arrived in less than 2 weeks.

    They are also easy to upgrade at the gate.

    If I did not have enough miles I bought 3 day tickets and then added the extra days.
     
  14. Golden Amik

    Golden Amik Is it summer yet?

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    Worried for nothing. They arrived today!
     
  15. FiveofusNL

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    Hi. Do you mean that you obtained one day tickets through Airmiles and were then able to upgrade to a 2 day ticket at the park if you wanted? This is our first time going to US. I think we will only want one day there, but wanted the option to upgrade to a 2 day before leaving the park if we felt like it. I was concerned I would not be able to do that if I got my tickets through airmiles rather than the park. Also, I was wondering if you receive an actual ticket so you can go on through the gates or do you have to line up at the front entrance ticket windows with a certificate to gain admission? I would love to use my airmiles but not if I need to stand at the front ticket window for an hour with those waiting to buy tickets before I can get in the park and then cannot add another day if we want.:confused:
     
  16. Golden Amik

    Golden Amik Is it summer yet?

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    I rec'd actual wdw scannable tickets. It is my understanding that you can add days, waterparks and more, etc to these tickets. I will find out when we get there
     
  17. FiveofusNL

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    That would be perfect. When are you heading down?
     
  18. Golden Amik

    Golden Amik Is it summer yet?

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    March 9 and it can't come soon enough! :)
     
  19. FiveofusNL

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    I bet! That will be here before you know it. Have a great time.:cool1:
     
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    Golden Amik Is it summer yet?

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  21. CKCruising

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    I think 3 days is the shortest ticket you can get with Air Miles.
     

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