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What is Flexchange and how does one search for them in II. I have only used II a couple of times...i only have one property that can be exchanged through II. Need your help, please.
 

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What is Flexchange and how does one search for them in II. I have only used II a couple of times...i only have one property that can be exchanged through II. Need your help, please.

It works differently depending on what kind of a week you have: deeded, points, etc. What week do you have in II?

P.S. If it's the Starwood BP, I think I will let a Starwood person answer.
 
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from the II FAQ here:

http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74057

What is Flexchange & Flex Deposit?

• Flexchange is for those members who want to request a vacation exchange on short notice — from 59 days to 24 hours before check-in. You can check Flexchange availabilities at IntervalWorld.com or by calling II.

• Additionally, you can make a Flex Deposit if you need to deposit your week 59 to 14 days prior to the check-in date, you then can only use the Flexchange service to make an exchange.

• If the deposit is made between 13 and 7 days before check-in, the replacement week can be used for an exchange only within 30 days of the desired travel date.

so if you are searching for a stay less than 2 months from today, you are looking at flexchange inventory.
 

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Sorry but I still don't get it:bawl: I already deposited my Starwood BP with II and used it for an exchange which I very happy about. But I guess I'm thinking like a RCI member and looking for Flexchange to be like Last Call. RCI clearly marks last call but where do I search for Flexchange in the II system? Do I have to make another deposit into II before I can check the Flexchange options??
 

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But I guess I'm thinking like a RCI member and looking for Flexchange to be like Last Call.

the II term for non-exchange last-minute weeks is "getaways." just click on the getaways tab and start searching for discounted weeks available for cash.
 

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Sorry but I still don't get it:bawl: I already deposited my Starwood BP with II and used it for an exchange which I very happy about. But I guess I'm thinking like a RCI member and looking for Flexchange to be like Last Call. RCI clearly marks last call but where do I search for Flexchange in the II system? Do I have to make another deposit into II before I can check the Flexchange options??

The II Flexchange is equivalent to the RCI 45- or 30-day last minute exchange. It is an exchange - you have to use a week to get a Flexchange. For Starwood, I am not sure if you need a deposit or can you just designate a week that you have not deposited yet.

As has been said, if you are looking for the non-exchange cash option, it is called "Getaway" in II.
 

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Flex-Change is only for exchanges - it has nothing to do with rentals.

Flex-change kicks in the last 60 days before check-in. So when you search, anything you see available as an exchange in the next 60 days is automatically "in" flex change. There is no special search or designation for flex-change - it's just the inventory that is available online during the last 60 days before check-in.

The value of flex-change is that the trading power requirements are lowered, so you can get a "higher" exchange with your deposit.

Rentals on II are called "Get Aways" and there is a separate tab for "Get Aways" when you log into your II Acct. The inventory is listed separately from exchanges on II.
 
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There is no special search or designation for flex-change - it's just the inventory that is available online during the last 60 days before check-in.

I think the II use of the term "flex-change" is very misleading. They make it seem like something that is very different than regular exchange. When I did my first few exchanges, and was still learning, I kept wondering, like the OP, just what is flex-change and how to do it. Why doesn't II just describe the usual limits on trading to a larger unit and state simply that in the last 60 days those limits are relaxed? Actually in our Wyndham/II trading it is possible to trade up any time, but I suppose it becomes easier to do in the last 60 days.
 

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Ohhhh ~ OK. So you would still need to deposit a week and then search with it hopeing to get something better (or more up-scale) if it is available 45 to 60 days out. I was looking for a special featue using the word Flexchange. Many thanks for all your help and clearing up this confusion for me. you tuggers are so helpful!:whoopie:
 

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Ohhhh ~ OK. So you would still need to deposit a week and then search with it hopeing to get something better (or more up-scale) if it is available 45 to 60 days out. I was looking for a special featue using the word Flexchange. Many thanks for all your help and clearing up this confusion for me. you tuggers are so helpful!:whoopie:

Flex-change is 0-60 days out.
 

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Can you do two Shortstay exchanges with a flex deposit?

If not, are there any other good options for a last-minute deposit (with other trading companies)? It was stupid of me not to deposit in time.

My deeded week is #18 at the Quarter House in New Orleans (May 18, I think) ...do you think I have a chance of renting it?
 

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Can you do two Shortstay exchanges with a flex deposit?

If not, are there any other good options for a last-minute deposit (with other trading companies)? It was stupid of me not to deposit in time.

My deeded week is #18 at the Quarter House in New Orleans (May 18, I think) ...do you think I have a chance of renting it?

You would be better off to cancel the Resv., make one late in the year for a holiday week, and then deposit it.

You have to have an II [Gold] membership for short stays and I'm not sure if you can use a late deposit - best to call and ask.
 
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Cancel what reservation? Not sure what you mean, as I didn't reserve with my home resort.

I have a Gold membership and have used short stays in the past.
 

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Cancel what reservation? Not sure what you mean, as I didn't reserve with my home resort.

I have a Gold membership and have used short stays in the past.

Are you able to cancel your May 18th Resv. and make another one to deposit?
 

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It sounds like she might have a fixed week, so no reservation involved.
 

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Yes a fixed week...I called the resort and they needed a 60-day notice to change the date with them or a sister resort. They said it would probably rent for the weekend nights, but I decided to deposit with II. Looks like it still qualifies for ShortStays!
 
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