I fly out of Oklahoma twice a year to Las Vegas to meet my sister who flies in from California.
I have searched the web several times to find the cheapest flights, but end up calling AAA. I sometimes find cheap flights on the web, but what they offer is flights that take me to one or two other airports before getting to Vegas. Las Vegas is due west from me. Why would I want to travel south five hundred miles first to get there or even east to finally get another plane to fly west.
AAA always finds me a non-stop flight to and from where I want to go. They even manage to beat the prices of other travel agencies that offer one or two stop flights.
I order my ticket over the phone, they're mailed to me and when the day arrives, I go to the airport, get on the plane and go see my sister.
Another advantage of AAA is, if you are a member, you can purchase traveler's checks free of charge. Many local banks require an outrageous cost to purchase them, even the bank I do business with.
If you normally purchase "cheap fares" on line or with a local travel agency, you would be doing yourself a favor by doing some comparison shopping with AAA.