So I don't understand how people who have a family of four talk about how cheap it is to travel. Okay maybe if we only used points for every plane ticket. But how do you get so many tickets to travel every year if you aren't a big spender and no longer have work travel to help gain points? I don't get it at all.
We are planning on a 5 day trip to Las Vegas. Tickets for the family will be $1669 roundtrip for 4. Hotel will be $1215. So before we step foot there we are out of pocket $2884. So people who go for a week to europe or anywhere I always wonder how? I mean the only answer I have is that they get free hotels and free airfare because I can't seem to figure out how else to stay under $3k for a family of 4 on airline tickets.
That being said we bought tickets to O for $1021 for the 4 fof us. I'm also considering the go las vegas card for $900 for the 4 of us and it includes the blue man group, hoover dam (No one wants to do this with me) and a bunch of other activities.
I also just bought tickets to hawaii for our summer trip. $588 for DK1 and DH, but his was using chase sapphire preferred points of 47,040 points. I used a coupon and some discount codes we had for $614.73 for me and DK2 using a companion fare and codes. So far we ar in for $1202.73. Of course our lodging is covered mostly and we may go stay in a different city in hawaii for a few days so we will have hotel and rental car. And of course I spend a lot on eating out and paying when we go so there is that. But again How do you go for a week and spend $3k or less for a family of four when hotels are solidely $250-300/night other than free flights and hotels?
I also used our miles to fly to Canada this summer, unfortunately it's only booked 1 way so far to go to DH's cousins wedding. We I need to figure out how to transfer more miles to use miles to fly back. Although on a budget airlines the airline tickets are pretty cheap so maybe that would be worth it. I also paid for 50% of the airbnb which I need to figure out if we are staying only there.
What are you thinking for travel?