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Is this worth the points?

Zac495

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We're trying to decide about a vacation for next summer right now with points. I booked a week in grand cayman and a week in aruba - hotel GC - 2 rooms - one for us, one for the kids - 2 bed timeshare (we own) in aruba.

I could get flights to grand cayman and back from aruba with open jaw. The trouble? Getting from Grand C to Aruba is a fortune. So forget that.

So last night we thought - we could just stay in Aruba for 2 weeks. We booked a suite on the private island in Aruba - in a Marriott hotel - but it cost an additional 140K points.

Air - we can get direct, coach seats for 60K (premium) from USAIR. We could get first class , not direct, seats on American - but coach on the way back - with the flight leaving Aruba at 8 am. ICK.


Part of me feels like this is throwing points out the window. I'd spend 250K Marriott points to get 120K FF miles - enough for 2 tickets. We have 120K Usair miles, so that's not a problem. We have no AA miles, so I'd have to buy 2 packages to get those miles.

We get one week in the hotel - but need an additional 140K miles to upgrade to the suite. Of course, that's about the same price as 2 rooms, so that's not so bad.

What do you think? I have more thoughts - but I will start getting jumbled, so I'll leave this post as is and hear what you have to say. THANKS
 

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Hi Me. It's ME. I am answering me/my question. :hysterical: It's not worth it. I found first class seats on USAIR to Hawaii. (2) and 2 coach for the kids. Yes, yes - premium amount. But we have lots of USAIR miles (about 200K). So then we buy 2 packages for 500K Marriott points and get 240K more. I need 420K Usair miles to do the flights - got 'em! :cheer:

I booked the big island hotel. I booked two weeks - July 3 and 10.

Now I need to deposit my Aruba week (July 10) into Interval to exchange for Kaui - I think that's the right 2nd island for us. Unless you think Maui is better? I think I have to make that decision fast -because I better nab the airfare, don't you think? Right now USAIR says they're are plenty of seats using the premium miles, but that could change any time, right?

So a new question - I can tell Interval I'll take the 3rd or the 10th check in. I don't have to stay at a Marriott in Hawaii, but it must be ocean front and nice. What are my chances of getting that trade?

Thank you for listening to me.
 

stevens397

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Too complicated, but if you're looking to adopt a third child, PM me! I'm available.:D
 

cwtkm3

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Ellen -it's Carole here honey! Pleased to see you're still so funny!

I say go with your gut feeling on this - book the flights!
 
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