When I fly internationally, I almost always use my miles to get from Point A to Point Z. But when flying domestically, it usually makes the most sense to pay for a regular ticket. But just because you’re paying for a ticket doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot, it just means you have to have the right tools in your pocket to get the most bang for your buck.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about going on a mini-vacation. Long story short, he isn’t likely able to come, but being the fearless flyer I am, I opted go to anyways. So, did I head to Kayak.com to find an overpriced fare in the back of the planes? Nope. When it was all said and done, I was booked on a last-minute flight in business class, round-trip, to Berlin, Germany for a grand total of $27.28.