I'm also wondering the same. I keep reading to book a refundable airfare. Those are very expensive. I'm afraid to book the flight. The other question I have is how much liberty will by daughter have after PIR, before she has to leave for A school. I read on here that she may fly out on Saturday, but because it's a holiday weekend they may fly out on Sunday. This is so frustrating, not being able get solid answers. If she ships out on Sunday, I also will fly out on Sunday to be able to spend all the time with her that i can.
Olive Oyl - use Southwest - that way if anything changes they allow you to change your ticket with no fees (you would just pay any difference in airfare). And you have up to 1 year after the purchase date to use the ticket. It's the best way to go (I'm also in CA and use Southwest for most travel).
Would it be safe to purchase the"wanna get away fare"
You should be able to book a hotel right up until the last minute. The hotels in and around the area are used to this kind of stuff.
So we are staying at the Illinois Beach Resort. Any insight? Also booked non-refundable flights for November 1st. Go big or go home right? Lol, yikes I'm so nervous about it all!