I am new to this community but have been reading up here on my expiring travel fund options and just need confirmation on a few things. As the same as many here, I made a mental note to remember to use them and then promptly forgot. lol
Here's the situation.
I have $239.98 in travel funds in my account that expire on April 9, 2022.
My husband has $239.98 in travel funds that expire April 9, 2022
He also has $88.59 in travel funds that expire on June 16, 2022
A few months ago, I booked us (each individually) one-way flights from Cleveland (CLE) to Panama City Beach (ECP) using 7075 points to cover the full cost of the flight(s) minus the $5.60 fee which we paid by CC. Excited that I had enough points to use, I totally forgot about using the travel funds! The departure is April 20th. (I booked the flight home using my American Airlines credits.)
We also have trip to Chicago (MDW) planned for August that I plan to book on Southwest, both to and from. Each flight is $109 or 7288 points. All trips are Wanna Get Away fares.
I am mulling over my options and the most cost-effective way to do all of this.
I realize I will probably have to wait until the travel funds expire and then pay the $100 fee to get the LUV Vouchers to use, as none of my flights or planned fights depart before the Travel Funds expire.
And I have been reading about how to book a flight and cancel (in the case of my husband's points) in order for him to pay only one $100 fee.
So I would love any input as to how to do all this spending the least amount of money possible! Thank You in advance!!
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