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May 14 30 Comments

I fly between SF and San Diego every weekend.
What tricks can I use to get miles and reduce travel costs ?

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  • VMware SweetPease
    Get a new bf in sf so you don’t have to go back
    May 14 1
  • Amazon NewBanana
    Skip lagged flights
    May 14 2
    • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
      Can't do that if you fly the same airline every time. They'll ban you for doing it
      May 14
    • What does this mean?
      May 14
  • Symantec k7dc8ir
    Southwest is the king. Grey their credit card
    May 14 1
    • Intel VANDERPUMP
      Fly only SW. Get at least 2 of their high point value CC (60k and 50k points) and use the hell out of them. If you can fly 25 legs a year you qualify for A List which gets you better A boarding status, earn more points, etc. 100 legs or 120k points per year earns A List Preferred which gives 100% extra points per leg to earn faster (as well as companion pass so your SO can fly free with you anywhere). Whatever you do pick one airline and stick to it and utilize as many point hacks and credit cards as you can. Southwest is best for SD>bay area by a mile. Alaska has fewer flights between the two, but better options if you need to go to PNW often like pdx or seattle.
      May 15
  • HPE pt44
    Taje a travel credit card and fly that airlines
    May 14 0
  • Microsoft
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    Book far enough ahead that you’re not paying last minute prices. 4-6 weeks is usually right for these routes.

    If the prices are competitive try to stick with a single airline so that you earn elite status. If you’re doing a round trip every weekend you’ll have it in no time. That way you’ll get upgraded and also you earn more miles once you have status.

    On these short routes it’s often very cheap to buy first class, which might be worth it especially if you’re otherwise paying for checked bags. On most airlines flying in first class also helps you get elite status faster since you’ll earn bonus miles.

    Edit: on this route I’d look at trying to fly with Alaska to get elite status. They seem to have plenty of flights, upgrades will be easier than on United since most Alaska elites are based in Seattle while United has a hub in SF, and Alaska points are generally easier to earn and more valuable than United.
    May 14 1
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      Wow. Tones of tips. Thanks bunches !!
      May 14
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    SanHolomore
    Segments .... as many stops as possible
    May 14 1
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      SanHolo

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      SanHolomore
      Try work in a layover in LA lol.
      May 14
  • Accenture / Eng __xjwg
    get a "chase sapphire reserve" credit card, then accumulate points
    May 14 0
  • Uber / Strategy suuuuuuup
    Open a travel cc or airline cc and fly with them hella!
    May 14 0
  • Microsoft / Admin ❤️😛Yoni
    What kind of points
    May 14 1
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      Updated
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  • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
    Find a traveller card that has a huge welcome bonus, then use the welcome bonus points to redeem for free flighrs
    May 15 0
  • Salesforce n00bmstr69
    I agree. Take a Southwest or United cc. Dm me for referral
    May 14 0
  • Google Methane
    Get the Southwest card during a promotion. If you get A List and then A List Preferred you get 2 pts for every $1 spent on Southwest, 1 pt for $1 on other purchases and the points for the flight and a bonus (25% for A list and 100% for preferred). Without status you get pts per $1 on Southwest, 1 point for other purchases and the points for each flight but no bonus.
    May 14 0
  • Facebook public2
    Way too short of a flight to accumulate miles but you can earn status so you at least fly in first class for free. Alaska will price gaurantee their flights so you cannot lose.
    May 14 6
    • Alaska does price guarantee for its own fares
      May 14
    • Microsoft
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      Alaska used to have a policy where if the price of your flight dropped any time before departure they would refund the price difference.

      They got rid of that last year, now it’s just the standard free 24 hour cancellation that applies to all U.S. airline tickets
      May 14
    • I still use price guarantee, so maybe it just got canceled for you? 😁
      May 15
    • Facebook public2
      Yea used it last month...
      May 15
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    SanHolomore
    Loyalty programs are largely a scam. Only value after flying 500k miles I have seen is free upgrades which are far and few in between and priority boarding. Book early, book cheap and wait for Elon to build that tube he is yapping about.
    May 14 1
    • Microsoft
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      Mostly true but in this flyer’s case probably not.

      The biggest benefit to being an elite on this route is that most airlines let their second-lowest tier elites change flights for free. That means if you get to the airport for your flight and the previous one hasn’t left yet you can get on it at no extra cost. Or if you free up early on the day you’re supposed to go home you can switch to an earlier flight.

      Being an elite will also boost mile earnings quite a bit. On Alaska you get a 50% bonus at the lowest elite tier
      May 14
  • Use Alaska airlines, they have really good mileage plan that goes a long way, I get round trip using miles between Seattle and Cali very often, you can also fly to Hawaii or east coast, and get upgraded to first class
    May 14 1
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      Nice. How often do you fly between Seattle and Cali ?
      May 14