It doesn’t always make sense to use miles or points for a domestic ticket. You have to compare the price of the ticket to the amount of miles you would have to use for the same route. But beware of the extras you would have to pay if you are comparing the price of a ticket on one of the legacy carriers to one of the ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs).
Budget Airlines and Their Loyalty Programs: Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit
Budget airlines tempt you with cheap fares, but they charge extra for everything from seat assignments to carry-on bags. Is it worth it? Which low-cost carrier is the best? And what about their frequent flyer programs? Let’s take a closer look at Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit.
Allegiant World MasterCard From Bank of America Credit Card Review
Who Is the Allegiant World MasterCard Good For?
If you live in an area served by Allegiant Air, you should consider getting the Allegiant World MasterCard from Bank of America. It’s the only way you can earn points with the airline, and the card comes with some nice perks, including a free companion ticket and double points for dining out.
Spirit Air Big Front Seat is the Airline’s First Class Equivalent
Spirit Air is an ultra low-cost airline that’s earned a bit of bad rap, some of it well-deserved. Its 28-inch pitch is the worst in the industry, and they charge for just about everything on board. However, Spirit’s burning desire to upsell extra services can be used to your advantage.
For a small fee you can get a seat that by just about every measure is first-class quality. Spirit’s calls it the Big Front Seat.
Find an Award Flight to Anchorage
About half of Alaska’s population lives in the state’s largest city, Anchorage. It is located in the midst of raw, majestic wilderness, making it an outdoor paradise with impressive scenery, abundant wildlife and well-developed ecotourism. Basing your adventures out of Anchorage allows you to also enjoy all the amenities you’d expect from a major metropolitan area.
Spirit Airlines Will Fly From Seattle to Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines is adding another route to its lineup with two daily flights between Seattle and Los Angeles starting on March 24, 2016. That will bring the carrier’s total number of cities served from Los Angeles up to fourteen.
Find an Award Flight to Mexico City
Mexico City is a place where tradition meets modernity. And as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, the city can easily overwhelm visitors with things to see and do. It offers seemingly endless numbers of quaint streets, fascinating museums, amazing restaurants, historic buildings and archaeological sites to explore.
Norwegian Air Adds Flights to Cork From Boston and New York
Starting in May 2016, Norwegian Air will fly to Cork, Ireland, from Boston, and then, in 2017, it will start flying between Cork and New York. These new routes will give both U.S. and European travelers access to more connections and the low fares that Nowegian is known for.
JetBlue TrueBlue Program Review
Who Is JetBlue TrueBlue Good For?
One of the newer players in American aviation, JetBlue started right at the end of the last millennium as part of a new wave of domestic low-cost carriers, but has blossomed into a serious player in the last 15 years.