new MBA owner here... the company that I ordered the MBA from sells the 3-year AppleCare plan for the MBA 11.6" model for only $146. It's actually $156, but they gave me a $10 discount code for making a 1000 purchase on the MBA. Seems like a very good deal, as the next chepest price I found was $175. Both are a lot cheaper than the regular price of $249. Anyway, I know the plan is worth it. I never have any good luck with electronics, cheap or expensive ones. How many times will Apple repair the Macbook Air if I have the 3-year AppleCare plan? I don't really care if they have to repair something 10 times. I just want to know if having the AppleCare plan guarantees that I'll have a working MBA during the entire 3 years. The reason I'm asking is that some retailers sell extended plans that will only cover repairs up to the original price paid for the item.(i.e. SquarTrade) Or, they'll simply give you a refurbished unit and end the warranty right there.