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#1 BachataBride

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    Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

    I am going to Newfoundland for a long weekend & am trying to decide if I should use airmiles or just pay for the flight.

    Here is the breakdown...

    We have over 1600 airmiles accumulated right now.
    It will cost $158.33 plus 1080 airmiles...
    Or I can just pay the airfare which is only $356.

    I've never booked a flight with airmiles, or used them in anyway...
    So my question....is it worth using up the airmiles for a flight thats so cheap anyway??

    THANKS!!!


    #2 CaboBride2010

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      Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

      i would definately save your airmiles and just pay the full airfare...my FI and I are trying so hard to save up our airmiles because you can get really good things with it if you try be patient (which can be hard) and let the points build...some of the smaller rewards just dont seem worth it to me...

      sorry for my babble lol I just think to keep your airmiles and save them for something better :)

      #3 BachataBride

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        Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:11 PM

        Thanks!! We'll probably still use them for a flight somewhere...I'm just thinking we can save more money by using them elsewhere! (ie, like using 1500 airmiles & $200 to fly to AB which would save $300 - these are just numbers I pulled out of my not the actual numbers!) I'm wondering if that is the case though?? Would I actually save more money on a more expensive flight??

        #4 CaboBride2010

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          Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:18 PM

          hmm im not sure to be honest how it goes for what is the best idea on how to use them for flights...but im sure it depends on the airline and what they think is a "fair" trade...I think its too many airmiles sometimes for only a small discount off flights...but ya if you are sold on using it for a flight i would use it for a more expensive flight that maybe you wouldnt normally spend the money on, KWIM?

          if you arent sold completely on only using your airmiles for flights though, you can get lots better things with them like appliances or ipods...more material things that you can use over and over

          #5 BachataBride

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            Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:42 PM

            Thanks hun! I just booked without the airmiles!!
            I may have to look into these material things though!! :)

            #6 CaboBride2010

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              Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:47 PM

              yaa there are some really amazing things to get! like once my mom got that i think like $400 kitchenaid stand mixer for about 2000 airmiles so it was nice since she would never actually buy it for that price lol

              #7 Jen_S

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                Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

                I read you already booked wo using the airlines miles I think that is good we are going to Ireland and have been saving miles for the trip and our TA said that the airfare is so cheap now she would wait to hold them. I guess we will have to go somewhere else hehe!!
                Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!

                #8 Jacilynda

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                  Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:43 PM

                  It really depends on what airline they are for, each has different amounts for what, etc. I say to save them. Really if you want to save money, you need to save the miles.We never use miles on a short trip. We save miles for a big trip to take, or on long trips we use them to upgrade. Flying to Thailand, one flight 18 hours, another 15 hours, we definitely need upgraded on those!

                  #9 BachataBride

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                    Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:24 AM

                    Thank you ladies!! I'm glad I did the right thing!!!
                    I can't wait to go 'home' and see my family & friends!! My aunt is really sick, so the main reason for my going is to see her, but it will be a bonus to see everyone else too! My MOH is 19 wks prego & I can't wait to see her!!!!

                    #10 Jen_S

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                      Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:43 AM

                      That is great you are going home to see your family! Best wishes to your aunt.
                      Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!




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