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Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Airline, Barclays Arrival, Caribbean, Credit Cards | 0 comments

How to Save Money on Flights Using the Throwaway Ticketing Strategy

After a relatively mild winter, it’s starting to snow and become quite chilly here in NYC. As a result, my wife and I thought we would try to get away to the Caribbean, specifically Aruba, in the new year. The only problem is flights are REALLY expensive. Apparently, everyone else in NYC thought it would be a great time to flock to the Caribbean too and who can blame them. Round-trip flights were $600+ but in the end, we were able to pay just around $380 per person by using the throwaway ticketing strategy. In addition, we also paid for one of the $380 tickets using my wife’s Barclays Arrival credit card and redeemed part of the 44,000 miles signup bonus to get the flight for free.   Throwaway Ticketing Q. What is throwaway ticketing? A. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Throwing away part of your airplane ticket by not traveling part of the itinerary. Q. Why in the world would you want to do that? A. Airlines have very complicated...

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