Originally posted by Kewpie...and those who do sometimes have the problem, that tehy don't change the message. Like me...my last message gave a retunr date which was far before my vacation
You don't need to. When your vacation period actually starts, and for the whole booked period, your username will display a symbol beside it, a small plane. If you want people to know how long you'll be away, you can put the start and finish dates in your user profile, but few people bother to do that.