I am so excited! We just booked our airfare! The trip seems so much closer! (You can see it's not really based on my counter...) We've been saving points through a credit card that my husband uses for business expenses. He pays the balance w/reimbursements. We have enough points to fly my entire family of 6!! Yes, we have to book way in advance to get those special seats. Yes there is some risk (American could go under...) but what do we have to lose using the points? We never fly all together. THIS is what we've saved those points for. Also, we'll have enough for car rental, too! I'm doing cartwheels!