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Used Miles For Airline Ticket

November 17th, 2017 at 10:55 am

I just bought my daughter's round trip ticket home for winter break on Southwest Airlines using the Rapid Rewards we accumulated this year on our Southwest Visa. The ticket was worth 20,520 points. Last years ticket cost me over 39,000 points. I think the difference was being able to purchase the ticket further in advance. She has been to a bowl game the last two years, and this year it doesn't look like it will happen. If it does it will be a miracle and I will need to change the ticket!

I still have 13,480 points. I may book her ticket home for spring break with those soon. Although right now the prices don't look so great! Probably too far out for the best deals.

I could redeem 13,000 point for $125 worth of gift cards, but considering I got a nearly $400 flight for 20K points, I think using them for flying is the better deal.

I did have to pay the Federal Airline fee of $11.20 and I did pay $30 for my daughter to get Early Bird check in. This is especially helpful for very early morning flights and when the time between flights is tight. Get a front seat on the first seat so you can get to your gate in time for boarding the second flight. I think she has just 40 minutes from landing to take off on one of the trips. That's worth the $30 cost to us.

Do you use airline miles for flights?

3 Responses to “Used Miles For Airline Ticket”

  1. Myfinancekits Says:

    If you hold reward card, it is actually nice to maximize the benefits it offers without necessarily overspending your budgets

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    It would be a true miracle indeed if there was a bowl game this year.

    Glad you were able to get the flight for less miles.

  3. Amber Says:

    Wow that's awesome! I've never used air miles

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