I’m in the middle of planning (or attempting to plan!) a Spring break trip for my family, and I’ve been experiencing a few challenges. Because I have waited until the last minute (in award booking terms), availability is dicey, to say the least, and it’s been tricky making everything come together.
One piece of the puzzle that has been especially frustrating is the mystery of the disappearing award space on Delta. Yesterday, I actually found two round trip award seats for the dates we wanted. At 45K miles round trip, the price was right, because Josh had 86,476 Skymiles in his account, which was close enough.
I quickly transferred 4K miles from Amex Membership Rewards to cover the difference, but by the time they showed up in his account (15 minutes later), the cost of the seats had risen to 55K miles round trip…and it wasn’t even the same flight!
Luckily, a couple of readers suggested a fix, which is to clear your browser cache and cookies. I did this, and immediately saw the 45K price again.
Very tricky, Delta.
I’m glad to know about this tip. I’m definitely going to use it the next time I’m booking award travel. As for our Spring break trip, I didn’t bite the bullet and book yet, because another, similar, issue popped up with our hotel booking.
I’m starting to get the feeling that this trip is just not in the cards…or maybe we need to go somewhere else.
I need inspiration! Have you planned a Spring break trip for you or your family? Where are you going?