Last month, I used Nick's miles to redeem our tickets but we were waitlisted for my 1st choice return date. Not wanting to drag the waitlist, a few weeks ago I confirmed an earlier return date, thinking I could revise the booking later on but when I tried, SQ rejected the change in itinerary - I suspect because the redemption was done on promotional discounted miles.
Resigned to a shortened stay (7 days vs 9), I started enquiring with various hotel properties for rates and planned our itinerary. Yesterday however, I wandered into the SQ site and tried changing our return flights and surprisingly seats for the original return date were available.
After some pleading with Nick, he agreed to extend the trip and before he could change his mind, I changed our booking. An hour ago, I just booked us domestic flights for when we arrive to take advantage of early bird discounts so it's all starting to shape up nicely.
Pinch me, I am finally, finally, finally going here...