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As you may already know, after the holidays there is usually a travel lull in January and February where many people are back to the grind and not hoping on a flight to head off on vacation. In some markets that means low fares are available in order to fill seats, and it can play majorly in your favor if you do have the desire and flexibility to squeeze in a getaway over the next couple of months.
Winter Flights Available from $19 Each Way
Some airlines that are advertising discounted flight prices today include JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Southwest and more. We are talking fares such as Houston to Orlando from $19 for Frontier Discount Den members, Houston Hobby – Cancun from $120 on Southwest, Austin – Ft. Lauderdale from $59 on JetBlue, and lots more.
If you are dreaming of a winter getaway, I recommend checking out the various sales being advertised today at the links above, as well as maybe even playing with my favorite “Explore Destinations” function on Google Flights to quickly spot airfare prices from your city to lots of destinations!
Take Advantage of Low Fares and Use Points
No matter which route you take to find your low cost winter getaway, remember you can take advantage of low fares while still using points and keeping cash in your wallet by using a fixed valued rewards credit card to purchase your airfare (just remember to keep the minimum redemption amounts in mind) and then pay for the charge with points.
For example, you could book a $38 round trip ticket from Houston – Orlando on Frontier (for Discount Den Members) and then pay with the Barclaycard using just 3,800 points to offset the cost of the ticket. You will then get 190 of those redeemed points back (5% back) for a grand total of 3,610 points per round trip ticket! Compare that to the standard 25,000 mile domestic round trip saver award ticket with traditional airline programs and you can see what a bargain that can be!
Have fun locking in some low airfare today, or even just dreaming a little bit!
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