Best Resources for Last-Minute Reward Travel Searching?

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  1. tzoom84
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    tzoom84 Silver Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I expect I'll be getting a bit antsy over the holidays and would like to do some traveling. I live in NJ and am open to any type of travel between Dec 26 and Dec 31. Naturally, thats a super-peak season, but I suspect there must be SOME type of decent reward travel available?

    So far I've just been going to the sites and manually searching. For example, I found a PHL-LAS reward with soutwest at about 18,000 roundtrip which isn't bad given the season. But it's a rather tedious process.

    Any resources/sites/tips you can recommend to help me identify some key deals?

    Thanks and happy holidays!
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    Focus on the relatively low travel days. Think of routes where there's competition from a LCC or destinations that are generally cheap. At this time of year, avoid both warm places and ski areas. (Think flat and cold.) I prefer to search using the websites (which I already know how to use) of favorite carriers directly. YMMV.
     
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  3. tzoom84
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    Thanks for the tips. Usually when doing reward searches I have a place in mind and need to ID the best carrier, and route, but and date. So I'll need to be more open in my searching
     

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