Combo Fares! Like Kayak’s Hacker Fares…but better.
Today we’re announcing Combo Fares — two one-way fares in cash, miles, or points combined into a single round trip.
Combo Fares can be much, much cheaper. But they also open possibilities for less-frequent travelers (who might not have enough miles for a full round-trip award ticket) to actually use your miles and points.
Let’s say you happen to live in Boston and last weekend you were looking for a last minute Friday-Sunday get away to San Francisco. The cheapest ticket was $626 on US Airways.
MileWise found a Combo Fare that pairs a $314 US Airways outbound ticket with a 12,500 United MileagePlus inbound ticket, for a WisePrice of $532. That’s a savings of nearly $100.
But we don’t simply combine cash with miles. We do a lot more. Fly out with Alaska miles and return using Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Or combine American Express with Starwood. We comb through millions of combinations to find the best options for you, and we’re expanding our coverage every day.
So check out Combo Fares! They look like this: