Flexibility for Christmas

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Old Jun 27, 19, 7:11 am
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Flexibility for Christmas

Oh FT hive mind, please lend me your combined wisdom:

Aim is to get myself and the Girlfriend out to Georgia (US) for Christmas with her family - ~23/24th-31st Dec or thereabouts. The ideal would be a repeat of last year's Black Friday 2 for 2k business fare to ATL [which I actually booked for just after Christmas, but cancelled within 24h] - obviously the issue is that this may not come up, and it'll be pretty last minute if it does. Most holidays I'd be happy enough with that, since we can always just not go in any particular window - but this kinda has to be Christmas.

So: wondering about tactics for getting a booking as backup, but that stands some chance of being cancellable come November. Options thus far:
  1. Book a cash fare now, but pick a route/schedule highly susceptible to AA schedule changes/cancellations when they prune things for the holidays.
  2. Use my 241 voucher (obviously very flexible, but not great value v cash fares right now).
I appreciate that this is very much having cake and eating it, but would appreciate any other thoughts people have.
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Old Jun 27, 19, 7:21 am
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Secure seats using 2-4-1 (can save maybe 300 starting in INV although then you have to get there...) and grab the USA 1k deal if it comes up losing only 35 per person on the 2-4-1
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Old Jun 27, 19, 9:22 am
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Secure seats using 2-4-1 (can save maybe 300 starting in INV although then you have to get there...) and grab the USA 1k deal if it comes up losing only 35 per person on the 2-4-1
I've done this before. We booked a 241 a long way out, but then the Viking fare came along and I cancelled the 241. What a day that was!
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Old Jun 27, 19, 9:39 am
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Old Jun 27, 19, 12:08 pm
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