Post # 1
So we have an option between US Airways and JetBlue. The grooms mother has graciously offered us her points on her credit card, which apply to any airline. We have pros and cons for each flight that we need help deciding on what we want from people with experience:
We have enough points right now to buy both tickets, but we would have to purchase them seperately.
Not a direct flight, 1 stop would need to be made.
Can get first class with our points. First class is traditional first class.
We have passes into the US Airways lounge where it’s quiet with comfortable seating and free alcohol as well. (would have to decide when a good time would be to use the lounge)
As soon as the MOTG has enough points, we can buy both tickets together.
Not traditional first class. “Even More” is just better seats, no alcohol, but Jetblue has the TV/Movie service, correct?
Flight times for both are approximately the same, there is a little more wiggle room with US airways because we have the one stop no matter what. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I vote US Airways! When else are you going to get to travel first class?
Post # 5
I’d go US Air, since she already has enough points. I wouldn’t want to have to wait and run the risk of losing the flight while she gets more reward points, or run the risk that she just doesn’t have enough rewards points at all when it’s time to book.
Post # 6
The direct flight is approximately 6.5 hours (that’s departure time to landing time) and the US Airways are anywhere between 7-8 hours depending on which one we get. We have a few options with that.
Ok next question: Since we have the USAirways club that we can use once, would you recommend getting the flights with the longer wait time at the layover airport, or just get the shortest flying time? This would mean we may leave at around 5 am – 6 am and not get to aruba until 1:30 – 3 pm (depending on what time we choose to leave in the morning). Our layover airport can either be Philly or Charlotte and both seem to have the US airways lounges on all concourses (or most).
Personally i would want to get to Aruba as early as possible to make the most of our time there (only 7 days). But maybe that’s not ideal for people with experience? Thanks!