The devaluation of Southwest is two days away and I have no game plan. Somehow I have three return flights booked and two outbound ones. Something isn’t adding up.
A good deal I found was 8000 points from Washington to Cabo San Lucas. Another decent one was 7000 from Punta Cana to Fort Lauderdale. As you see these don’t really go well together. One weird thing from my perusal of Southwest’s site is the amount that points tickets cost. Returning from Dominican, the taxes are $101. Checking ITA I noticed that a flight on the dreaded Spirit was $127 making that 7k great deal not great at all.
Taxes returning from Cabo are $66 which is reasonable because paying out of pocket runs $266 on Southwest, $200 on American.
As of right now, I’m not convinced that RapidRewards + International Tickets are the way to go. More research is necessary.