In order to get good flights using reward points we usually need to book at least a year away!!! We are debating between late September and early October 2014...I had decided on October but was looking at past discounts and sometimes that week is excluded from discounts?? Once we lock in our flights we are set for dates unless we want to pay the charge for changing them.....should I risk going without a discount in October?? how does everyone else do it when booking flights sooo far ahead?? we could pay for flights but then I know we would not be staying at poly or CR so really want to use points... thanks!