Timeshare Users Group Forums
TUG Links external to TUG BBS:    TUG Home| Resorts & Reviews| Marketplace | TUG Help | Advice | Join TUG  

Timeshare Users Group Bulletin Board
Go Back   Timeshare Users Group Forums > Resort Regions > Hawaii Timeshares
Log into the TUG BBS:

Hawaii Timeshares Discussion of Hawaii Timeshare Resorts and activities/tips for vacations in Hawaii!

TUG Turns 21 Years Old! Read More

Free Timeshare Exchanges on TUG! View current exchanges!

Free TUG Newsletter! Sign up today!

TUG Banner Travels the World! Follow the Banner!

Forum Jump

Reply « Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old April 24, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1
TUG Member
BBS Reg. Date: Aug 28, 11
Location: Washington, DC, area
Posts: 29

Resorts: Marriott Ko 'Olina Marriott Boston Custom House
Weird (but beneficial to me!) Airline Pricing!


MY wife and I are flying out to O'ahu next month, and had set up our travel on Delta using frequent flyer miles.

Then we got a note from Delta saying that they had to change our flights, and that I should call to work out the new arrangements.

Many of the flights now were full, or at bad times, so I struggled on the phone with the agent for awhile trying to figure out what to do.

Finally, I said, look if I'm making a change, why shouldn't I try to make it comfortable for me. I asked how many more frequent flyer points I'd have to add to the mix to upgrade to first class.

After a moment of searching, the agent came back and cheerfully told me that first class was cheaper than the coach ticket I'd purchased!

So my wife and I are flying first class, and Delta refunded 15,000 miles to my account!

How about them apples? I'm not sure what lesson I learned here...

gcoleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24, 2012, 03:32 PM   #2
TUG Review Crew: Expert
MichaelColey's Avatar
TUG Member
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 4, 10
Location: Mansfield, TX
Posts: 4,162

Resorts: Summer Bay Orlando (3BR LO), Palace View Branson (4 Lockouts), Grandview (Points), CMV (UDI), DVC (SSR 25)
That's actually fairly common, but most people don't think to check First. With the advent of Saver and Anytime awards (and Delta is even more convoluted than that), First Saver awards are usually the same price or a bit less than Coach Anytime awards.
Upcoming: Branson, Hawaii, Orlando, RTW Trip?
MichaelColey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24, 2012, 06:37 PM   #3
LisaRex's Avatar
TUG Member
BBS Reg. Date: Mar 10, 07
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 5,671

Resorts: SVV annual 2 bdrm platinum l/o
Congratulations! I always click on First Class just to see, and sometimes it IS cheaper to book First.
LisaRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24, 2012, 08:52 PM   #4
TUG Review Crew: Veteran
falmouth3's Avatar
TUG Member
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: Burlington, MA
Posts: 3,035
That's great news. I found that too the first time we went to Hawaii. No such luck since then, though.
falmouth3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25, 2012, 10:39 AM   #5
BevL's Avatar
TUG Lifetime Member
BBS Reg. Date: Oct 22, 04
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 4,850
hawaii is one flight that we spend our ff miles for first - it's long from the west coast, let alone from your side of the country.

apologizing for my poor typing i'm on my travel computer and i hate this teeny tiny keyboard
BevL is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.7
BBS Software Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Editorial Content Copyright ©1993 - 2015, Timeshare Users Group
Customized for TUG by Makai Guy.