I don’t fly that often but when I do, it’s either with Southwest Airlines or Alaska Airlines. I received my normal Tuesday email from Southwest announcing their weekly deals and decided to poke around for some prices for my vacation later this year. Plugging in my destination I found Southwest offering $100 tickets for a one way fare. If I were to use Rapid Rewards points, the cost was 5,340 points.
Since I spend most of my time wondering what to do with my Ultimate Rewards points, I looked at the point cost for the flight and thought to myself, “That’s $53 worth of Ultimate Rewards points, and that’s practically a 50% discount off the out of pocket cost.” That just seemed to good to be true. You know what they say…when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.