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I got attracted to airline miles years ago in order to be able to afford frequent travel without breaking my budget on airfare costs. However, on many instances in recent history I have found myself floored at just how inexpensive some airfare can be even without using miles. In fact, airfare can sometimes be so low it makes me want to start planning a trip just to be able to take advantage of crazy low prices!
Today some $19 fares again got my attention and made me start dreaming of heading out to explore a city a thousand or more miles away for around the same price as it costs to fill up our truck with gas.
As you may know Frontier recently rolled out a Discount Den and now their lowest prices (such as the $19 flights) are typically reserved for Discount Den members. The Discount Den costs $49.99 per year, but you can then book for up to six people on your itinerary, so a family can easily more than recoup the year long membership fee on just one trip.
The prices below all require a Discount Den membership, but even given that extra cost these prices simply amaze me. I mean, you can fly from Dallas to Denver and back for $38 out the door. A round trip ticket to Colorado from Texas for just $38?! Crazy. Awesome. Insane. Tempting.
Examples of Low Airfare Costs:
Atlanta – Miami $19
Austin – Atlanta $19
Austin – Chicago $29
Chicago – Denver $29
Cincinnati – Orlando $19
Cleveland – Raleigh-Durham $19
Dallas – Denver $19
Phoenix – San Francisco $19
Trenton – Tampa $29
Washington Dulles – Chicago $19
Houston – San Francisco $29
As always, you can have the best of both worlds by using fixed value points from some cards to take advantage of the low airfare prices while still traveling on points.
Anyone else think that $38 round trip airfare prices are just (awesomely) insane?!
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