Holiday Airfare Savings!

by Dual Income No Kids on August 22, 2006 · 0 comments

I’m excited to report that I’ve once again worked the system to our advantage!

I started thinking about holiday air travel a couple of days ago. I looked online and saw nothing but expensive tickets. Everything from DC to SF was in the $400 range, when I prefer the $200 range. I cringed at the prices and then plotted at how to get around this. Given my current budgeting, coming up with an extra $800 in one hit isn’t easy to come by.

So, I used my ingenuity and worked my magic!

  • I used an travel voucher that I got back in the winter on my visit to my sis over President’s Day weekend. I learned a big tip on that trip: if you want to plan travel over a holiday weekend and are willing to suffer, you could likely get bumped repeatedly and possibly rack up $500 or more in free airfare. Depending on your loathing of airports or value of time, it might well be worth it. In this case, I got more in vouchers than I paid for my original ticket. That means that they paid me to fly! I used the voucher for $300 and paid out of pocket $143.50 for a round trip ticket!
  • Secondly, I got a handy packet in the mail that notified me of Premier status on United after we booked our honeymoon there and I had another flight to Romania for work. This made me to think of checking availability for award tickets. Amazingly I got a round trip ticket for James at a cost of $5!
  • That means $149.50 for two round trip tickets across the country at Thanksgiving! Hard to beat that! Now that means $650 that I don’t have to pay for holiday travel! Yeah!

Safe Journey!


Get Your FREE Ebook


DINKS (Dual Income No Kids) Finance focuses on personal finance for couples. While by no means financial experts, we strive to provide readers with new, innovative ways of thinking about finance. Sign up now to get our ebook, "Making Money Tips for Couples" FREE.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: