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Great Fares / Hot Deals Best way to get discount airfare? AAA, Amex, Venture- what else?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Mama Traveler, May 29, 2019.

  1. Mama Traveler

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    Looking for the best way to get discounted air travel for a family trip (prices are $$$!). We are trying AAA, Venture points, Amex points- what am I missing?
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

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    How are you using your Amex points? If you're "shopping" through the Amex portal and using them as cash, they're worth a specific value per point. If there is award space on your route and you can transfer your points to an airline it *might* be a better value. You can also set alerts on Google Flights to let you know when prices drop.

    Perhaps you could give us your origin & destination and approximate dates and we can see if we can help.
     
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    Hi- We're flying round trip SFO-Boston the third week of July. With children, red eye flights are out. Thanks for any tips!
     
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  4. MidSouth Skier

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    You may have better luck purchasing two sets of one-way tickets. If you could do the red-eyes that would really drop your price but that may be a no-go.

    Look at each date individually on Google Flights as one-ways and don't forget to check Southwest.com as that's the only place you'll see their flights.

    Booking this close in for transcon routes during summer vacation is always tough.
     
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    Hi, We have a lot of AMEX points and I always find the tickets offers with Amex not a good value. I saw your comment to transfer Amex points to an airline. HOW can I do that? Where do I start? THANK YOU.
    " If there is award space on your route and you can transfer your points to an airline it *might* be a better value. "
     
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