Has anyone booked their own flight (for 7*/diamond level 2 airfare credit) vice going through host and Passport Travel and then get reimbursed when you arrive? If you did, did your host tell you that it would count against your back-end comps? Reason I'm asking is that I used my DIA2 airfare credit to book my own flight, which was my first time doing. I usually just forward info to host and then to Passport Travel. But I booked my trip 1 week away from Memorial Day Weekend and host said it might take several days so I asked host if it's okay if I book my own airfare as prices would be guaranteed to go up since it was so close to MDW. And I heard some people doing it before, so figured I ask. Host said it wouldn't be a problem but would need to be approved by host supervisor, and then also it would also count against my back-end comp. I didn't find that to be a problem as I know I could cover it. Now I'm trying to use my 7* airfare and it would be the same deal, where it would count against my back-end comps. Normally it wouldn't be a problem, but I'm having several family members joining me on the trip and I'll be getting several rooms for them also, all under me. So I'm debating between booking my own flights or just letting Passport Travel do it. So I'd just like to hear other peoples thoughts and if they were told the same. Also, my host forwarded me something which I found interesting, and didn't know. Below is response from host in reference to question I had asked about booking my own flight again. "It is on case by case basis and has to be approved. It is best for you to let Passport book the flights because the cost of the flight won’t get posted against your play, therefore won’t affect your offers in the future. Because all our offers are not only based on play but also profitability of the guest. " What I didn't know and found interesting was the "offers are NOT only based on play but also profitability". I didn't find it surprising but I always thought or believed that offers were "soley" based on theo/play. So from what host said, I guess if you're a winner all the time (1 in a million), regardless of putting in time/play, your offers might dwindle, which I've heard people speculating about before. But from that, I guess players that take full advantage of all their back-end comps, aren't considered profitable and therefore their offers might drop? Thoughts?