Monday, September 20, 2010

USAirways Companion Coupons

I have a USAirways affinity card. Once a year I get two coupons. One is for a free day at their Club. The other is a $99 companion coupon .... buy any domestic ticket for $250 or more and buy up to two companion tickets for $99 each. Sounds like a great deal, right? Well, after some research, I'm not so sure.

We've got an upcoming trip where we want to fly into Ft. Myers, FL and out of Los Angeles, CA. I've used a few airline fare sites to check airline ticket prices.

Without flying a red-eye home, the best fare is $254 and it is NOT USAirways. If I want to fly similar hours, the USAirways fare is $484! So let's see...$254 times 2 is $508. $484 + $125 ($99 + est. taxes) is $609! I guess that $99 coupon is not such a big deal after all.

I think I'll check some travel blogs and forums to see if I can get some suggestions on other affinity cards.

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