Say I use Southwest Vacations to book my flight and room together. Is this a bad thing or should I book my flight separately and hotel through the websites (Total rewards, MLife, etc...) and get the reduced rates up front? Or should I take backend comps? For example, I just got an offer at Wynncore. Encore Resort King suite for the trip in June (3 nights). $135/night. I can't get that deal if I go through Southwest. I'm asking because I've never done it this way but looking at some various options for myself and also helping a few key people of the main group get a better plan of attack. Basically, it's between me and the main guy retiring to decide everything and trying to get the most bang for our buck. Thanks!