My plans for my upcoming trip was to purchase my AP this weekend. The main reason for us buying the passes was so we could come down on a long weekend. Most of you know that those kinds of trips happen 4 - 6 weeks in advance, usually when you purchase airfare tickets. No one purchases tickets 17 weeks in advance.
With their change in policy, I may reconsider the plan of purchasing the passes now. I understand the whole financials behind all of this, but why punish people who are saying when they buy a AP, we'll be back again.
And, since we told some of our friends that we are purchasing the passes and told them that we could book 3 rooms at the discounted AP rate, we had group trips coming down. How on earth is this policy ever going to make some trips like that happen?