1. Have an American Express card? Sign up for National Executive Elite through February 2023. The status game is basically a hamster wheel, but National EE status is usually worthwhile at major airports for getting a car other than a gold Toyota Camry with 98,000 miles. Don’t book with National just because you have this status though, only use it when National has the best price (or the second best price if the best price is with FOX Rent-a-Car).
2. Blah blah blah, I know. Southwest has a fare sale about every 4 days, but this time it’s actually worth looking at. Fares start at $29 per one-way, and you’ll have to book by tomorrow (January 7, 2021).