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    American Airlines Overbooked - but they offered a good deal

    We will be in Aruba Dec 19 to Jan 2. Today I get a call from AA saying that my Jan 2 flight is over booked. I booked that flight on the first day it was available to get what I consider the best price. I was up past midnight hitting refresh on my PC until it was available, yes I am odd.

    Today, as I am driving to the bank during lunch to get small bills for tip money AA calls me and offers me $400 pp to take a different flight home. I tried to see if they would go higher but they would not, still a good deal. 4 x $400 = $1,600 in vouchers that I will have 1 year to use. Jan 2nd in a Saturday so I dont care that we will be landing 4 hours later (no school for kids on Sunday). I look at it as $400 an hour! (see below) I did not want to say no in hopes they would call back if the price is higher, heck, depending on the time of year we can get back to AUA for free!

    Original Flight
    AUA to PHL 2:30pm to 6:10pm

    New flight
    AUA to MIA 3pm to 5Pm
    MIA to PHL 7PM to 10PM

    Four hr difference, a little trouble, but nice reward. Sorry, not bragging, just very excited b/c money is getting tight and this keeps in Aruba dream alive for one more year!

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    sounds like a good deal to me, we used to have that flight aua to phil this year it was not available for us, doing aua to charlotte.

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    That must be a feeling like you won the lottery!
    It's probably good that you agreed quickly as they might offer it to other passengers as well.

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    Nice!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    that is wonderful

    good for you

    Quote Originally Posted by ArubaMike View Post
    We will be in Aruba Dec 19 to Jan 2. Today I get a call from AA saying that my Jan 2 flight is over booked. I booked that flight on the first day it was available to get what I consider the best price. I was up past midnight hitting refresh on my PC until it was available, yes I am odd.

    Today, as I am driving to the bank during lunch to get small bills for tip money AA calls me and offers me $400 pp to take a different flight home. I tried to see if they would go higher but they would not, still a good deal. 4 x $400 = $1,600 in vouchers that I will have 1 year to use. Jan 2nd in a Saturday so I dont care that we will be landing 4 hours later (no school for kids on Sunday). I look at it as $400 an hour! (see below) I did not want to say no in hopes they would call back if the price is higher, heck, depending on the time of year we can get back to AUA for free!

    Original Flight
    AUA to PHL 2:30pm to 6:10pm

    New flight
    AUA to MIA 3pm to 5Pm
    MIA to PHL 7PM to 10PM

    Four hr difference, a little trouble, but nice reward. Sorry, not bragging, just very excited b/c money is getting tight and this keeps in Aruba dream alive for one more year!

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    That's great! You should be excited!

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    Anything that keeps the Aruba dream alive is a win! Good reward.

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    Thanks Everyone!

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    Wooow! Awesome bonus

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    Those are better wins and odds than the casino..

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