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2014: Chicago/South Carolina Round Trip

2014: Chicago/South Carolina Round Trip

Trip Synopsis

Economy Class round trip for two Chicago to South Carolina on Southwest for 13K Southwest RapidRewards Miles

MMB Analysis

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards points are priced at fixed value of 1.5 cents/point. The greatest benefits of redeeming RR points is at its flexibility. If you cancel a revenue ticket, Southwest refunds in the form of voucher that expires in one year from ticket date. If the ticket is paid for by points, you will receive all the points back without any penalty. This makes Southwest RR points the best venue for speculative booking when you are not sure about the trip, all the way through 10 minutes before the flight! Meanwhile if you find lower price, simply cancel/rebook or modify existing reservation. You can’t beat that with any other airlines!
  • With this flight, I also took advantage of Southwest’s Companion pass earned through Chase Rapid Reward visa cards. With Companion pass, you pay for one ticket, with points if you wish, and receive second ticket for free.

Trip Metrics

From To Distance (Miles)
Chicago Greensville 562
Charleston Chicago 745
Total 1307