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Best Place to Buy Airline Tickets

Postby darkguy2 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:25 pm

I was wondering if any of you guys knew of a good site that most people do not know about to get airline tickets from. I am looking to visit my brother and to attend his promotion ceremony to O-3.
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Costco Citi - $13,000
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Chase Sapphire Reserve - $19,500
Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

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Postby luvbullmarkets » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:00 pm

I frequently purchase through Orbitz. I also get 5% cash back using Shop Discover web portal paying with Discover It.
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Postby darkguy2 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:07 pm

That does not apply for just flights. You have to get something else as well.
Discover IT - $5,700
Chase Freedom - $5,700
Costco Citi - $13,000
Sallie Mae - $4,000
Chase Sapphire Preferred - $6,000
Chase Sapphire Reserve - $19,500
Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

FICOs: Discover (777), SallieMae (764), Amex (767), Citi (772)
FAKOs: CK- TU (760), EQ (760)

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Postby samhradh » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:33 pm

It really is cheapest to buy direct from the airlines and/or use fare hunters like Kayak (my personal favorite). Go through a shopping portal if you can manage it. Set up a frequent flier account. Sign up for email alerts from the airlines you fly most often and they'll send promotions to your inbox. I set up price alerts and sometimes compare between bing/orbitz/priceline but they're always within the same range of each other. There isn't really a "secret" deal site.
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Postby daniel2304 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:03 am

I usually stick with Spirit but there's a catch. They charge for baggage and even water on-board. But their fare is absolutely cheapest out there.
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Postby darkguy2 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:33 am

I went ahead and got them through Travolocity. I got 3% back with my Freedom and still have the 15 month 0% intro rate and $200 back so I can pay it off over time. I got them for just under $260. I am also not flying in the continental US so I only had a few choices for flights.
Discover IT - $5,700
Chase Freedom - $5,700
Costco Citi - $13,000
Sallie Mae - $4,000
Chase Sapphire Preferred - $6,000
Chase Sapphire Reserve - $19,500
Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

FICOs: Discover (777), SallieMae (764), Amex (767), Citi (772)
FAKOs: CK- TU (760), EQ (760)

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Postby jumbo » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:21 am

Don't forget the Matrix airfare search: http://matrix.itasoftware.com
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Postby benhollberg » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:14 am

I usually buy direct from the airline, always seems to be the cheapest. I usually double check from a Travelocity or similar site but airline generally seems the best way to go. Although the Chase UR Mall got me a one way flight for 10,300 points recently ($130) ticket.
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Postby samhradh » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:17 pm

$260 for an international ticket sounds pretty good to me!
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Postby darkguy2 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:56 pm

Well it is still considered domestic. I looked on the JetBlue site itself and it had the same price so I went with the one that would get me the most cash back.
Discover IT - $5,700
Chase Freedom - $5,700
Costco Citi - $13,000
Sallie Mae - $4,000
Chase Sapphire Preferred - $6,000
Chase Sapphire Reserve - $19,500
Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

FICOs: Discover (777), SallieMae (764), Amex (767), Citi (772)
FAKOs: CK- TU (760), EQ (760)



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