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BigBopperMKE

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Cheap Flights
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:41:30 AM »
I am getting married in September and we are looking to go to Costa Rica in October for our honeymoon.

Any suggestions/advice on where and how to get the best deal on airplane tickets?  Thanks!

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 10:08:55 AM »
We've used https://scottscheapflights.com/ twice in the past 12 months for decent airfare deals, no affiliation, just happy subscribers.

Coincidentally we're flying to Costa Rica Friday morning using airfare found via Scott's!
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 10:34:30 AM by thedigitalone »

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 02:24:07 PM »
We've used https://scottscheapflights.com/ twice in the past 12 months for decent airfare deals, no affiliation, just happy subscribers.

Coincidentally we're flying to Costa Rica Friday morning using airfare found via Scott's!

+1

I get their emails and generally they seem to be the lowest around. For example, in the last couple of months I've seen ~$200 to the Bahamas and the USVI. Not Costa Rica but nearby enough that maybe a flight around that price will come around between now and October!

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 03:05:10 PM »
I like www.airfarewatchdog.com for specific routes. You can set up a "watch" and you'll get an email if there's a sale. I will warn that you also get a lot of additional email from the website (whatever the current "best" flight is on your route), but I've had luck with it on catching British Air sales to Europe: $970 flight regularly, got an email from airfarewatchdog when it was on sale for $470, (booked for $281/ea with our Chase points) and it was back to $970 four days later.

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 03:35:38 PM »
Use google flights, then you can look at the calendar and find the lowest fare. I find it easiest to start there.

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 01:18:11 PM »
I really love Southwest Airlines so I pretty much fly exclusively on that airline using Points I get from credit card churning.

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 02:23:46 PM »
Most likely you will get the best fares on Spirit or Southwest.  If you have a choice, take Southwest.  We flew Spirit to Costa Rica and we all survived, but we had to read the fine print to figure out which fees we'd need to pay.

+1 to hacking Southwest points and using those.

BigBopperMKE

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 03:43:30 PM »
Good stuff.  Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 03:50:44 PM »
Anybody have a link to Southwest they want to share with me?? I may have asked this a while back, but cannot find the info.

Most likely you will get the best fares on Spirit or Southwest.  If you have a choice, take Southwest.  We flew Spirit to Costa Rica and we all survived, but we had to read the fine print to figure out which fees we'd need to pay.

+1 to hacking Southwest points and using those.

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 08:12:14 PM »
Anybody have a link to Southwest they want to share with me?? I may have asked this a while back, but cannot find the info.

Most likely you will get the best fares on Spirit or Southwest.  If you have a choice, take Southwest.  We flew Spirit to Costa Rica and we all survived, but we had to read the fine print to figure out which fees we'd need to pay.

+1 to hacking Southwest points and using those.

Here is my SW link: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/XBYSMM89AD

I believe they are changing something so you won't be able to have two personal SW cards soon - in terms of getting the free companion pass.

Edit: They already did it. https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/8a363y/swa_killing_the_ability_to_have_2_personal_ccs/
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 08:15:16 PM by daverobev »

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Re: Cheap Flights
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 05:55:05 AM »
Anybody have a link to Southwest they want to share with me?? I may have asked this a while back, but cannot find the info.

Most likely you will get the best fares on Spirit or Southwest.  If you have a choice, take Southwest.  We flew Spirit to Costa Rica and we all survived, but we had to read the fine print to figure out which fees we'd need to pay.

+1 to hacking Southwest points and using those.

Here is my SW link: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/XBYSMM89AD

I believe they are changing something so you won't be able to have two personal SW cards soon - in terms of getting the free companion pass.

Edit: They already did it. https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/8a363y/swa_killing_the_ability_to_have_2_personal_ccs/

Got it, thank you!!