Posted March 28th, 2011, 09:58 AM
270 days out.
Additionally, here's a few things I learned and posted on the Regent Roll Call site. Our trip was somewhat convoluted as we were trying to match Regent's air deviation flights to FF Award tickets for the rest of our party. Also, our outbound leg (to Cairo) is not one of the easiest places to get to from Tucson. All that, though, did give us an opportunity to wring out the system.
-Regent will not book any flights with Egypt Air
-You can get wait listed for flights when using an air deviation
-If the flights you want are "not available" you can pay a bit more to lock in the flights you want
-If you depart from one gateway city (LAX) and return via another (Cuz's return is FRA to SFO to LAX) you pay a "second" air deviation fee (just like I do flying out of TUS (not a Regent Gateway))
-When booking Regent Air you have to stay in one set of "code shares." So the UA flight from LAX to ZUR that could connect to a LX flight ZUR to CAI (getting Cuz and I in an hour before DH) couldn't be booked because the LX continuation did not carry a UA codeshare. There is no req't to stay on one airline's metal but apparently have to have single airline flight codes, if possible.
Hope that helps.
"Big Red Boat" Bahamas 1995
Destiny Caribbean 1996
Elation Mexico 1998
RSSC Mariner Caribbean 2002
RSSC Navigator Alaska 2002
RSSC Navigator TransCanal 2003
Paul Gauguin Tahiti 2004 B2B
RSSC Voyager Baltic Aug 2004
RCCL Mariner of the Seas Caribbean 2005
RSSC Mariner Auckland to LA 2005
RSSC Voyager Monte Carlo to Dover 2006
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RSSC Voyager Barcelona to Dubai 2011
RSSC Mariner Miami-Cape Horn-Buenos Aires 2012
Silver Shadow Vancouver-Tokyo 2013
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