Playing the Honeymoon Card

by Dual Income No Kids on July 8, 2006 · 0 comments

One of the important keys to a fabulous honeymoon is learning how to properly play the honeymoon card. There are a few lessons we have learned in getting the most possible upgrades while on honeymoon.

1) Most importantly, we would recommend taking a honeymoon directly after getting married. Despite the fact that it means spending even more money just after an expensive wedding, it is well worth the rest and time together as a couple.

2) Location, location! This means finding a location that both isn’t too over populated by other honeymooners, but they still have enough to foster a pattern of special treatment.

3) Timing is important. Traveling to a location that isn’t at peak season makes a big difference. From our experience, places are willing to offer an upgrade if they have it available. If they are really overbooked, it is harder for them to give you the same level of special treatment.

4) The most important rule is to play the card whenever possible. You will only be able to enjoy this privilege once in a lifetime, so you might as well get the most out of it!

Upgrades Baby!!! Thus far we had upgrades to business class on our legs from Portland to San Francisco and from Narita, Japan to Bangkok. We also received bottles of champagne on the SFO – Narita and the Narita – Bangkok legs. Additionally we received an upgrade to a junior suite at the Benson (an historic four star hotel in Portland that we got on Priceline for $100), and the Bangkok Marriott also upgraded us to a junior suite and gave us a fruit basket and chocolate cake to enjoy. Yahoo!

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