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Just Canceled our SWA vacation package to Las Vegas for next week. Booked it April 30th when it looked like things were going to lighten up.

Getting a full refund from the Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino,  and SWA flight credits valid through Sept. 2022.

Too bad, as we had a really good rate for the wraparound suite.

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21 hours ago, After irth said:

In February, I book a domestic flight for the 2nd week of April.  Cancelled it March 27 once it looked like it wasn't gonna happen.  Just called and rebooked the same trip for mid-August with no issue and $120 cheaper.  

If that helps.  Good luck!


 

I wish it were that simple. I tweaked dates/route enough when booking (well, before booking I ran a ton of matrix searches) and had biz for about 1/2 price ($1800 vs ~$3600+/-) over any other days. Move departure or return one day and it went back up. Flopped a few points down and it knocked off $550 a ticket after that making it $1250. 
 

So I’m guessing it will be better to take the credit and do the dance all over again.

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41 minutes ago, Telegraph_it said:

Dammit. This ruins none of my plans. 

I would like to go back to Italy at some point.  And Germany.  And England.  And France.

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2 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

I would like to go back to Italy at some point.  And Germany.  And England.  And France.

I agree completely and in 2021 or 22 or 23 we should be able to...

I should have clarified. None of my plans this year. I have another baby on the way and international travel is simply not happening for me right now. 

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The article said that the EU would reevaluate every two weeks. I haven't totally given up on our trip to Italy in September, but the U.S. will have to stop being stupid, so I don't really have a lot of hope. Italy is safer than being here right now.

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We had a video call with our friends in Oslo on Sunday.  They are going to a summer house in northern Denmark in a week or so.  We sighed, noted that we still can't travel, because we're utterly fucking this up, and all four of them said together "we know."  

Nevermind the human toll, and the crushing effect on travel....it's also embarrassing.

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57 minutes ago, Mo Horn said:

The article said that the EU would reevaluate every two weeks. I haven't totally given up on our trip to Italy in September, but the U.S. will have to stop being stupid, so I don't really have a lot of hope. Italy is safer than being here right now.

Yep.  I think you will be disappointed.

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4 hours ago, thunderlounge said:


 

I wish it were that simple. I tweaked dates/route enough when booking (well, before booking I ran a ton of matrix searches) and had biz for about 1/2 price ($1800 vs ~$3600+/-) over any other days. Move departure or return one day and it went back up. Flopped a few points down and it knocked off $550 a ticket after that making it $1250. 
 

So I’m guessing it will be better to take the credit and do the dance all over again.

Doing the dance, indeed!  Yeah, just a bit more complicated than my transaction. 

Best of luck gettin’ ‘er done, though...!

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I wouldn't even bother planning any new international trips before the summer of 2021.

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4 hours ago, After irth said:

Doing the dance, indeed!  Yeah, just a bit more complicated than my transaction. 

Best of luck gettin’ ‘er done, though...!


 

I was pretty stoked to find tickets for that, not gonna lie. Credit and finding something again is probably going to be the best avenue. 

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Just booked United to London in mid-September with miles.  I have always found it difficult to use miles for international business class travel on relatively short notice.  Award travel has historically not been available or around 300k miles for a round trip flight.  Picked this one up for 60k miles and the business cabin looks empty right now except for 2 other seats.

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