Thursday, February 19, 2015
Step Away From the Edge
Since dearest Anna and Scott are moving to California or Arizona, I figure there will be quite a bit of flying going on. And my guess is we will be paying for quite a bit of it. So here is where my brilliant or moronic plan begins.
If they move to either state, Spirit flies to an airport near them. That's a major plus since we have been accumulating major miles since we charge DJ's college tuition. And if we fly on off days and at stupid times, we can fly round trip for about $15ish to either hub. Sounds good so far, right? We can also fly them back and forth with our miles(some airlines reward programs make you accompany them).
Here's the crazy or smart part! I can sign each one of them up with the rewards program. That's the free part. Here's the not so free part, I can have each Anna, Scott, and DJ sign up through a referral link through me and get rewards miles(about 3 one way tickets) and have them each get a Spirit credit card, they would earn about 3 one way tickets just for signing up. We would then have the bill sent to us. Yeah, that's where we walk on the wild side. If you charge once a month, your miles don't expire and you get extremely discounted flights using your miles. There are two major drawbacks, first off, I would be on the hook for what they charge. But I told them that we would only pay $5 a month on each account just to qualify for the cheap flights and two, there would be about a $40 a year annual fee for each account. But I should more than make it back with the money that I would save on flight costs. So we would shell out about $300 a year but we would earn about 3 round trip tickets for that money.
This will be a lot of leg work to get this set up but I think it will pay off. What do you think? Brilliant or boneheaded?