A few days later, Michael receives a text and an email notifying him that his reward seats have been found. He pays the final fee of $1,106 to release the search results and step-by-step booking instructions.
(Final fee = $1,306 which is 10% of the lowest available cash fare for 2 equivalent Business Class seats for the dates, minus the initial payment of $200)️.
Michael immediately books his seats with 636,000 points and $1,721 in taxes & carrier charges for 2 people.
By using his points, Michael just saved $10,033 to fly Business Class to London and back. (Savings = cash fare of $13,060 – taxes and charges – our fee of $1,306)