I love to travel. I tend to go to exotic places that are far away and often the flights are really long. I have acquired thousands of miles and was able to use them until about two years ago when getting seats for miles became almost impossible. Now I am finding that there is no way to successfully use my miles when I want even if that time has a lot of options.
For fifteen years, yes 15, I have been trying to use my Virgin Air miles without any luck. It doesn't matter whether I call ten months in advance or ten days before a time I need to hook up with a small group. Sorry, there are no seats available. Of course if I wish to buy a $7000.00 seat they are available. It is a big gift that can't be opened or used. I now know what bait and switch is. Bummer. Rant over.