My wife has been stalling and stalling about whether she wanted a trip for Valentines Day or not, but I finally convinced her. It was with great trepidation that I went to the US Airways site for Award Travel, a sinking feeling that there would not be anything left. But, lo and behold, there was a cornicopia of tickets to Europe. So, I was able to grab two tickets for 30,000 points each (using my US Airways Mastercard) and $63. It feels kinda nice, but I am slightly saddened as I believe this will go away once the merger is complete. I don't think I'll ever get a ticket again this cheaply to Europe. That's why I wanted to use them now, enjoy it while you can. Combined with my Marriott points for the hotel and Hertz points for the car, I just need to buy food and gas (now...that might get pricey, but I did pick a very small car), this might be one of my least expensive vacations overall. However, this does bring up 1 question. Is it possible to buy a GoFirst First Class ticket during those 24 hours before takeoff or are award tickets excluded from that? And, is that a gimmick, how likely is it that 2 first class tickets might be available (meaning are they already gone to Chairman Elites by that time)? This would be from PHL to MAD on Feb 13th, a Thursday. Hope everyone had a great holiday!