It's never too early to start planning for Coachella 2017. We went last year and had an absolute blast! I'd been keeping an eye on fares to Los Angeles (LAX) for next spring in hopes that I could get our flights for cheap this year. Since Cyber Monday was this week I checked in to see if the price had gone down. Sure enough ticket prices from Omaha (OMA) dropped to $234 a piece! That alone was reason enough for me to book them, but I still had another trick up my sleeve...
Since I knew we'd more than likely be flying American Airlines to LA, I had Elizabeth redeem her $100 "Airline Fee Credit" on her Premier Rewards Gold Card for two $50 American Airlines gift cards. American Express normally offers "Airline Fee Credits" on their rewards card. These can't be redeemed for the price of a ticket, but can be used to compensate for baggage fees and other charges incurred from your selected airline. The key to maximizing this perk is to redeem your fee credit for airline gift cards in small amounts.
As I went to check out, both tickets totaled up to $467.40, which isn't a bad price itself. I added in our two $50 gift cards and it brought my total down to $367.40 for two roundtrip tickets to LA. SCORE!
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