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$95 round trip ticket to Hawaii

September 21st, 2009 at 05:45 am

Thats what it ended up costing me in the end.

Back in '07, Dad paid for our airfare to Hawaii (we paid for our food, hotel and rental car). Being partially handicapped from his brain tumor in '92, he can't fly long distances so he could never visit us on the east coast.

So I had racked up a LOT of miles with Delta from that one trip... 5 tickets, 5K miles one way... then we also did a trip to Vegas that year.

So the ticket cost $160, then I had a rewards redemption of $100 on my AMEX. So I redeemed my points for that ticket. Final cost:

$60 Net for the ticket
$20 for checked baggage there
$15 for checked baggage back (did online check-in)

And for that $95, I received:

Peace of mind to know my Dad would get to see my youngest (he had never met her before)
The ability to see my brother (whom I'm close to but hadn't seen in 4 years cause he lives in Oregon and was visiting that same time I was there)
The additional peace of mind to know how my Dad was really doing & that even if he did or did not make it to October... I would get to see him

I think that was the best $95 I ever spent.

1 Responses to “$95 round trip ticket to Hawaii”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Absolutely the best money spent!

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