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No, Don’t Hoard Your Miles

And other answers to ticket-buying FAQs.

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS DIRT-CHEAP LAST-MINUTE TICKETS?

Not really. Years ago, airlines would slash prices shortly before a flight in order to meet capacity. Now they do the opposite: jack up the fares to nail last-minute business travelers who’ll likely expense the tickets anyway. The exception to this is booking last-minute award tickets, which do not fluctuate the way cash tickets do. When Matthew Klint of Award Expert had to fly from Los

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