I think you did pretty well on your flights! I have a friend who for about 8 months worked the counter at a very small regional airport for US Airways a few years ago. He would fly for a day trip to a “beer destination” for $20 or something all the time. He let me use his discount to join my family at Disney for spring break last minute. I bought them about a week ahead of time for I think about $50 each way and then because he’s nice, on his end he bought the first class add on for the legs that had them. I got bumped from my original flights leaving MKE and Orlando, but I did have first class to myself on the Philadelphia — Orlando leg. I had barely made the doors closing after a sprint and they just kept bringing me whiskey and ginger ale.