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Wasser 02-24-2013 06:15 PM

Air travel rewards?
 
About to plunk down about $6k for 4 airline tickets to Europe. Good old times when these used to cost around half that.

Anyway, is there anything I should look at regarding cashback or other special offers? (Yes I spent a few hours combing through flyertalk already).

Thanks for any money-saving suggestions...

TheIntlLine 02-24-2013 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Wasser (Post 57802580)
Anyway, is there anything I should look at regarding cashback or other special offers?

Lots of options... What airline are you flying?

Wasser 02-25-2013 06:41 AM

Cheapest I found for that period (Jul/Aug) was UA from SFO via EWR to TXL.

Wasser 02-25-2013 12:30 PM

Not much out there I guess.

smarmy 02-26-2013 06:52 AM

In terms of 'cash-back' if you are chase member you can book your flight on travelocity or hotwire using the Shopping Portal for an additional 2pts/$.

My chase strategy combined with my Chase Sapphire (2pts/$ on travel) yields a total of 4 Ultimate Rewards points / $. On a $6K purchase you're looking at 24K Ultimate Rewards points which is almost enough for a RT USA flight on United or 3 British Airways Short-Haul flights. Not to mention you still earn regular frequent flier miles from the flight itself.

I believe Discover also has cash back for these sites as well if that's your thing.


EDIT: I should clarify before anyone yells, you earn your FF miles when booking flights-only on these sites. Hotels or Package Deals of flight-hotel-car combos you do not earn any FF miles.


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