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mamathompson

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@calypso726 and @tink1970 Thank you. That actually does simplify it enough for me to understand. I just looked around a little at Skyscanner and that is exactly what I was looking for. Somewhere to even see who I should be looking at. I have 19 ish months before our (hopeful) International trip. I can spend some time looking around and determining what currency I need. I'm sure I will have more questions before then though 😊
 

PolyRob

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Mar 8, 2016
So most of the cash prices for Aug 16 were crazy high when I looked at ewr to lax, other than maybe 2 flights. I thought something weird was happening. Almost like they're not fully released. I'm not sure, I definitely don't know anything about this.

I'm going to keep watching the next few days and hope I can book an acceptable flight out on a saver rate for Aug 20. Then our return isn't until Aug 30. So I'll have even more time to watch trends before then. I know I'm really late on this. I lucked into even thinking about it before it was too late. I'm so used to Southwest and other than that I've only booked through the Chase portal. So at least I'm lucky that I have plenty of UR that I can transfer to United to make it happen.
Yes, that is how I feel too. Hopefully you are good with later August dates since they're not released yet! I also checked the UR portal and it won't let me search past 8/11 right now. Not sure if it is always a little behind like that.

Make sure that the availability for all the passengers is actually there before having them transfer UR points to UA. You can't transfer back. Let's say you have 4 passengers, you may find that there is only saver availability for 2 seats and then you will need to book with URs via the UR portal for the other adults.

A bit different on the itineraries and length.
Thank you! It would be so sad to have points stuck somewhere unnecessarily! I will be booking for 2 other adults in addition to myself. I will have to act fast for the best deals. I will probably book myself last since I have the most URs to play with.
 
  • snugglebug

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    It helps with my kid’s spread out ages! My oldest is in college and no longer performing. She was my theater kiddo. Dd17 is a dancer and singer but parents can’t really sit in the studio and watch classes so I really only see dress rehearsals and performances. My boys are young enough that I do stay at practices and unless games are overlapping, go to all their games. My ds11 golfs now though too and that’s hard to go and watch so I don’t get to see much there.

    My mom never came to a single track meet of mine (I ran for 5 years) and she only came to one theater performance of the many I did. I even competed at state and she didn’t go. So, it’s important to me to be at everything I can to show support to my kids 😊
    Like you I rarely miss/missed anything. Even if i could only be there for half the game I went. A few years ago I was standing beside the ice rink in Houston in the morning (freezing, DD1 did figure skating) and by afternoon i was sweating beside the soccer field in Austin with DS1. I truly miss those days. Now it's just softball with DD2 since DS2 has no interest in sports or anything other than computers.

    I've already warned my kids that I will be that grandparent that shows up. Unfortunately, they've missed out on that for themselves.
     

    CyndiLouWho

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Some other things I didn’t eat until I went to Iowa are: pork burgers (delicious!), walking tacos, and scotcheroos.
    Yum on walking tacos, I make a healthier version at home. Totally never heard of them until 10or 15 years ago so they’re not a long time Midwest thing.
    Are scotcheroos oatmeal cookes with butterscotch chips? We call them oatmeal scotchies
     

    alryan

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    Yum on walking tacos, I make a healthier version at home. Totally never heard of them until 10or 15 years ago so they’re not a long time Midwest thing.
    Are scotcheroos oatmeal cookes with butterscotch chips? We call them oatmeal scotchies
    I think our scotcheroos here in WI are a peanut butter/Rice Krispies/corn syrup with melted chocolate on top, and pickle roll ups are big here too. Always one of the first things gone at a party. Both so good!
     

    SouthFayetteFan

    Saving Money on Disney Vacations since 2006
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    The Chase Ink Preferred Discussion thread on DISchurners has seen a decent amount of activity over the past week. For those interested, you might want to check that out...

    In unrelated news ... 😉😉😉 ... I REALLY love how you get that Mint email when a new card gets approved :D :D :D

    EDIT: I also would recommend that everybody continue to share their DPs over there as they proceed. It's helpful to see how are others are moving forward.
     
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  • wendow

    We create happiness.
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    Like you I rarely miss/missed anything. Even if i could only be there for half the game I went. A few years ago I was standing beside the ice rink in Houston in the morning (freezing, DD1 did figure skating) and by afternoon i was sweating beside the soccer field in Austin with DS1. I truly miss those days. Now it's just softball with DD2 since DS2 has no interest in sports or anything other than computers.

    I've already warned my kids that I will be that grandparent that shows up. Unfortunately, they've missed out on that for themselves.
    This will be me too! My kids better like me in my old age cause I'll be around :D My mom lived close to us for 12 years and didn't go to her grandkids performances or games either. Now she lives back in TX. She did go to stuff when she was visiting last week but that is cause she had no choice. Either tag along or be left at home alone lol....My dh's parents live in TX and have only visited a handful of times in the 20 years we've lived in CO. And they've really only come out at Christmas, when there is nothing like that going on so they've never seen anything. It's sad for my kids to have friends whose grandparents travel from out-of-state for their big performances and yet neither of their grandparents really care. It is what it is though. I will not be that type of grandparent!!
     
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    wendow

    We create happiness.
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    Yum on walking tacos, I make a healthier version at home. Totally never heard of them until 10or 15 years ago so they’re not a long time Midwest thing.
    Are scotcheroos oatmeal cookes with butterscotch chips? We call them oatmeal scotchies
    How do you make your walking tacos? I'm all about making healthier versions of yummy foods!
     

    afan

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    This will be me too! My kids better like me in my old age cause I'll be around :D My mom lived close to us for 12 years and didn't go to her grandkids performances or games either. Now she lives back in TX. She did go to stuff when she was visiting last week but that is cause she had no choice. Either tag along or be left at home alone lol....My dh's parents live in TX and have only visited a handful of times in the 20 years we've lived in CO. And they've really only come out at Christmas, when there is nothing like that going on so they've never seen anything. It's sad for my kids to have other grandparents travel from out-of-state for their big performances and yet neither of their grandparents really care. It is what it is though. I will not be that type of grandparent!!
    It's interesting reading about all this. I saw my mom's parents every weekend, sometimes during the week too because my dad and I would stop on the way to Mariner's games. I don't remember them ever coming to anything I did and it wasn't expected and I wasn't sad that they didn't. My mom worked 2nd shift from like 3rd grade through most of hs so she rarely went to a band concert or anything like that. My dad always took me to the school carnival or my band concerts but it didn't bother me she was doing what she was supposed to be doing by working. By the time I got to hs I didn't care if either of them came, I played because I enjoyed it and didn't need them there. Plus I didn't want to sit through the spring concert when we were joined by the string orchestra so I knew my mom wouldn't want to.

    My dad did come to at least one basketball game when I played and I worried the entire game that he'd yell too much. He didn't play in hs, just went and watched the games, he yelled at the ref so much one game he got the team a technical foul which upset the coach and they both ended up kicked out watching through the gym door windows. The band sat in the short stands/senior section for assemblies, while most everyone else was on the other side in the big bleachers. Needless to say I spent the entire time watching him because I didn't want to be that girl whose dad yelled. Thankfully nothing happened and our team wasn't very good anyway.

    Of course the only reason why I walked for my college graduation was for my parents, I didn't want to sit through it all. Luckily we were the 2nd or 3rd group and once we were done we could leave. Found out much later my mom would have been fine with me not walking but I know my dad (who didn't have a $ in the argument) wouldn't have been happy if I had skipped it. I didn't do anything for my 2nd BS but buy my 2004 tassel to hang with my 97 and 2001 tassel's.
     

    SouthFayetteFan

    Saving Money on Disney Vacations since 2006
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    Guys...can we just talk for a minute about this TERRIBLE Facebook Ad I just saw...

    I mean c'mon... this picture just makes me want to punch somebody in the face. The only thing that would make it better is if he was jumping into a pile of money! (They money everybody is giving him for using his links...)

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    SouthFayetteFan

    Saving Money on Disney Vacations since 2006
    Joined
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    Guys...can we just talk for a minute about this TERRIBLE Facebook Ad I just saw...

    I mean c'mon... this picture just makes me want to punch somebody in the face. The only thing that would make it better is if he was jumping into a pile of money! (They money everybody is giving him for using his links...)

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    No worries... I fixed it!

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    EDIT: This one may be even better...
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    PolyRob

    DIS Veteran
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    So most of the cash prices for Aug 16 were crazy high when I looked at ewr to lax, other than maybe 2 flights. I thought something weird was happening. Almost like they're not fully released. I'm not sure, I definitely don't know anything about this.

    I'm going to keep watching the next few days and hope I can book an acceptable flight out on a saver rate for Aug 20. Then our return isn't until Aug 30. So I'll have even more time to watch trends before then. I know I'm really late on this. I lucked into even thinking about it before it was too late. I'm so used to Southwest and other than that I've only booked through the Chase portal. So at least I'm lucky that I have plenty of UR that I can transfer to United to make it happen.
    Looking at this again, I think the cheapest price would be 35,000 points and the regular price would be 60,000 points for New York to LAX. The actual flight price would only come into play if booking directly with URs through the Chase portal. It seems like this is an example of when it is most likely better to transfer to United even if you have a CSR for the 1.5x because some of those flights are priced outrageously with cash!

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