Booking MouseFest 2008 Travel? 330-day Window’s Open

23 Jan

Okay, I know this is gonna sound crazy to some of you, but . . . if you’re planning to attend MouseFest 2008, and booking your flights on frequent flier miles, you might be interested to know that we’re already within the 330-day window that most major airlines use for opening up tickets, so the “saver awards” are usually available for most flights (ie, you can spend fewer miles by booking now). There’s a decent explanation of the 330-day window on the Virgin Airlines web site:

According to a recent USA Today travel article, the best piece of advice for getting the award seat you want for your frequent travel miles is to book early, specifically 330 days before your desired travel dates. The 330 day applies to the first date when seats become available.

The author of the article stated that many people fail to take advantage of this insider’s trick, likely because they don’t know their travel plans nearly a year in advance or they forget to mark their calendars for the first day to call.

There’s a more detailed, nit-picky discussion on that page if you’re looking for more information.

And yes indeed, this does mean I’ve just booked my flights. Got aisle seats on every leg, at the front of the plane. Hubba.

2 Responses to “Booking MouseFest 2008 Travel? 330-day Window’s Open”

  1. sambycat January 23, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    you put pal mickey in the middle seat??!! shameful.

  2. Biblioadonis aka George January 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm #

    I’ve made forays into reserving a suite at Scopa Towers…

    But we will drive!

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