Don't buy points!! I went to book a cheap flight for $88.00. That would be 5,297 in points. To buy 5,000 points on Southwest's website you'd pay $137.50 and still be short. So....I can pay $88.00 cash OR $150.00 worth of points!! It disappoints me because I was going to start purchasing points year-round to pay for my summer travel. If I do this, I'll end up paying TWICE the cost of my tickets. The SMART thing is to just keep earning them from flights, rooms, rentals etc. and let them add up. NEVER purchase them!!!!!! I love flying Southwest this is the ONLY drawback.
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