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Now is a really good time to redeem frequent flier and hotel points

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If you are even remotely considering a big trip, perhaps to FP, or elsewhere, this is a really good time to book a frequent flier award and/or free hotel night on points. I just moved my French Polynesia air and hotel booking from Oct/Nov 2020 to February 2021, as part of my switch from a cancelled Pacific Princess FP cruise to a Windstar FP cruise in February.

 

I am pleased to find better frequent flier award availability than ever before. Furthermore, American Airlines, whose miles I am using to book Air Tahiti Nui, has eliminated fees for frequent flier award changes. Previously, they would charge fees if you cancelled, changed the date, or routing.

 

Lastly, I was surprised to find a five night award stay available at the Hilton/Conrad in Bora Bora. I booked this as soon as I saw it. For anyone into frequent guest points, Bora Bora is the Holy Grail of hotel award redemptions.

 

Lastly, cash prices are really low right now and most everyone is offering flexible cancellation options, including cruise lines and most airlines. So even if my February trip has to be cancelled, I will not lose any money (barring a bankruptcy).

 

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Which Princess date were you on for FP.  We rebooked a seven night on Windstar with four nights pre cruise in Moorea and three nights post cruise in Tahiti.

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We were booked on Nov 4, plus a 5-night pre-stay at the Hilton Moorea. I decided to rebook in Feb on a Windstar cruise. It's a better time of year for me, and has a really great price on a very interesting itinerary. The 5-night pre-stay in Bora Bora is a nice bonus.

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On 5/23/2020 at 9:36 PM, Mercruiser said:

If you are even remotely considering a big trip, perhaps to FP, or elsewhere, this is a really good time to book a frequent flier award and/or free hotel night on points. I just moved my French Polynesia air and hotel booking from Oct/Nov 2020 to February 2021, as part of my switch from a cancelled Pacific Princess FP cruise to a Windstar FP cruise in February.

 

I am pleased to find better frequent flier award availability than ever before. Furthermore, American Airlines, whose miles I am using to book Air Tahiti Nui, has eliminated fees for frequent flier award changes. Previously, they would charge fees if you cancelled, changed the date, or routing.

 

What is the date on February 21 on Windstar?  We  booked Feb 11 on Wind Spirit. I decide to change from 7 days cruise in March to 11 days in February

 

Yes, I agree AA has plenty frequent flier award from LAX-PPT.  I redeem them for 2 premium economy on Air Tahiti Nui.  I was so surprise to find that it was so easy to find the award seat.   From what I read it seem like to award flight to Tahiti is very hard to find.  

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14 hours ago, travelbug2225 said:

 

What is the date on February 21 on Windstar?  We  booked Feb 11 on Wind Spirit. I decide to change from 7 days cruise in March to 11 days in February

 

We are booked on the same cruise: Feb 11, 11-night. With these low prices, I really wanted to go on a longer cruise. 7-days seems too short, given the extensive travel required.

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