I advice from airfare experts in here. I need a strategy for September airfare DTW to LAS. I have 3 challenges working against me; direct flights only (I'll take a redeye over changing planes), not enough airline points to cash in for free or reduced fares and I'm Canadian, so no American credit cards with airline benefits. The Canadian credit cards with travel rewards are kind of limiting in how you can redeem them. This past September we flew Spirit. I don't think we overpaid necessarily but we didn't catch anywhere near the crazy deals I read about in here. We paid $675 total return for the two of us, 1 checked bag and 1 carry on. I have very low standards and even I felt Spirit was bad. My husband says he'll fly with them again because he feels all airlines are pretty much the same these days. I would like to keep them as last resort. I flew Allegiant when they were Lansing to Vegas and I thought they were great. They don't do that route anymore though. They do Grand Rapids to Vegas and that's a bit far. That and they aren't as cheap as they used to be. And the issue of what if something happens to that flight? They're not a regular airline with other flights to chose from. I feel like I need a strategy so I can try to do better for this September. Any advice?