Thanks, Andy. Great points. We did notice at Playa Linda this year the relationships between the fixed week owners who have become lifelong friends. It seems like a special bond.
At least one of our travel days is on a weekend usually.
I guess that you just pay higher premium for a flight...or try to monitor it during the year... If you don't mind to travel with one stop, then you can get significant saving...bUT- IF MONEY IS NOT AN OBJECT- JUST PAY IT...Most likely for weeks 51,52 you are looking at $750-1200, depends how lucky you are
We opted to not buy fixed week timeshare units beginning back in 1989 due to a number of reasons.
1. we figured our family would be changing, and it did; before kids we could go whenever we wanted, when the kids were in school and involved in various sports and activities, we never knew when we would be able to take a vacation. Yes, weeks can be traded, but sometimes we did go midweek
2. we were worried about yearly maintenance fees; you never know when you're going to have that year that the fridge breaks, you need a new car, the house needs a roof.
3. if someone travels for work (like my DH) and uses a reward program (we use Hol Inn) a week's stay could be very low cost, or no cost at all
Like Andy said, you will forge friendships if you visit the same place every year. We found this out last April when we rented a Playa Linda suite from someone and we kind of felt like outsiders because the yearlies knew each other.
Flexibility is the key when it come to airfare. I was looking to go in May and the jet blue airfare is at $580 round trip including the luggage fee. For end of june the airfare is $445 round trip including luggage. I'm still waiting on an Interval Exchange Request for June. Which I had a confirmation so I could take advantage of the airfare.
Also flying from Boston on Dec 29th from Logan Airport on Jet blue.Same weeks at Costa Linda for 15 years.Look forward to meeting our friends again with the same weeks.We book airfare in June But this year going early for Ner Years .Costa Linda timesharing is Fri to Fri so Jan 1st is the start of week one.Tryed the one stop flight a few years ago and went back to the non-stop.There is no luggage rack on the funeral car i told my wife.Looking for the month of Jan in Aruba
From Marblehead ma.Every Jan stay at Costa Linda.For last 15 years.
Just booked a mid week stay in November ....Wednesday to Wednesday ....just for ha ha's Delta BDL to AUA I almost hit the floor when I saw the price, called my husband over and said I think something is wrong with the website....November 9th - November 16th ....Base rate pp is $294 WHAT!!! plus taxes $419.10 per person. Still not sure if I'm dreaming LOL. Diane
Hello there! We have fixed weeks 51,52 for over 20 years, and air fare is always different, and you really have to be watching ...and be ready to buy your tickets at any given moments...couple years ago I've got our tickets , when we were in the restaurant, and something just "pushed" me to check Expedia... and we got tickets for $ 675...from Dec17- Jan4.... and I did check a couple of hours later....$$$ was not even close to it...couple hundreds higher...