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6 hours ago, wannabecruiseexpert said:

Sigh.  I apologize in advance for this rant.  I've been searching for MONTHS for a decent flight for our upcoming April sailing out of Miami. I've searched MIA, FLL and even PBI and am having NO luck finding a decent return flight. 99% of everything is either before 10 am or later in the evening. If the sailings would be Sat-Sat, an early evening flight would be fine because we wouldn't have to wake up early the next day for work/school. Why must they come back on Sundays?? I'm jealous of all of you who live close enough to drive and don't have to deal with this 😉 Ok, rant over. 

On another note, my sailing is exactly 100 days away and it will be my first time on Oasis!

I can relate.  We live in Montana.  Our airport has 2 major airlines, each with 2-3 flights a day.  We always have to leave at 5:30am, and return at midnight.  Just something we have to deal with if we want to live here.

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We just dealt with that - Sunday is usually the most expensive day to fly & flights are harder to come by (I used to fly out for work about every other Sunday).  We just got back this week, with Monday being a holiday it was even worse this last week.  We flew home Tuesday and it was about $400 less per ticket.  Living in Denver means I can get lots of flight choices, but cost of airfare adds another 20%  to the cost of any cruise.

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I watch my flights like a hawk on Southwest.  We (I) made the mistake of lifting last years cruise to spring break time this year.  The flights down were 11,000 each.  Not great by any means but palatable.  That Sunday night flight home I needed was 25,000 each!!!  Between what hubby had & I had & purchasing more on a 40% off points sale, I was able to book the three tickets.  Since then, they’ve gone down twice a total of 6400 points each.  The last drop of 1900 points only lasted for a couple of hours.  Our flights the week of Xmas dropped from $179 to $69 the morning of the flight!  Look, look again and again and again!!

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11 hours ago, wannabecruiseexpert said:

Sigh.  I apologize in advance for this rant.  I've been searching for MONTHS for a decent flight for our upcoming April sailing out of Miami. I've searched MIA, FLL and even PBI and am having NO luck finding a decent return flight. 99% of everything is either before 10 am or later in the evening. If the sailings would be Sat-Sat, an early evening flight would be fine because we wouldn't have to wake up early the next day for work/school. Why must they come back on Sundays?? I'm jealous of all of you who live close enough to drive and don't have to deal with this 😉 Ok, rant over. 

On another note, my sailing is exactly 100 days away and it will be my first time on Oasis!


SYMPHONY is always Saturday to Saturday for 7 day cruises and is also out of Miami  ….. just saying 😇😎

 

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6 hours ago, Kiwili said:

Run into this out of PR as well.. decided to stay the night to monday and we'll still save money with hotel vs flying home Sunday.

I did a cruise out of Puerto Rico.  Family of 5.  Instead of spending a ridiculous amount  on airfare we flew down 2 days early and got a hotel…same amount of money, but at least I got something for it!

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The Symphony Sat-Sat works great for us flying from D.C. Only 5 work days missed.

We are able to fly down Friday evening and return Saturday night and still have Sunday to "recover."  

Since we both work, the 4 day M-F schedules don't make sense, we might as well go on a 7 night cruise. 

I would love to see more Sat-Sat, and maybe a Thurs-Mon short cruise every now and then.  I think Brilliance out of Tampa did something like that.

 

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