Old Sep 14, 17, 2:46 am
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Point Breaks come to Rapid Rewards? Was 60, now 55 points per dollar!

Tonight I booked some flights which were attractively priced in points, 2330 and 2379 points. Then I went to book a flight for cash. I discovered that the 2330 SFO-LAX flights priced out at $49 as normal but the 2379 OAK-LAX flights (a points price I've never encountered before) were pricing at $57. Checking the fare basis, 2379 is a 60 points per base fare dollar conversion ratio.

Folks, we have not seen 60 points per dollar since the early years of the points program. (I should check our new Wiki for the exact date, but it's been a long time!)

I surmise that flights very early and very late in the day in some markets are being offered at 60 points per dollar. I found them for LAX-OAK but not for LAX-SFO. Currently SFO has lower fares than OAK, so that makes some sense.

Please report your findings here.

This is an extremely creative tweak to Rapid Rewards. Let's hope it continues.
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