$9 airfare and 9 other travel hacks
Extreme savings means getting a lot more bang for your buck -- and maybe being able to afford more fun than you thought possible. Here's how to do it.
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Re: Getting there by air: CheapOair cost me $900 on a ticket I couldn't even use. Almost every time I called customer care for help, I'd be (a) on hold for 20+ minutes, (b) disconnected, or (c) some combination of the two. Eventually, I was finally able to connect to a human. Too bad her information was completely wrong and useless. I had to spend another $1300 for usable tickets through Priceline.
CheapOair is so scammy and unprofessional, I wouldn't let someone I don't like book through them. Do a google search on them...my story is a bit too common.
Spirit charges for carry on bags. ($30-$45 PER BAG).
Spirit (like all airlines) charges for checked ($28 for the first, $35 for the second).
Spirit charges if you want a seat assignment ($6 for a middle seat, $12 for a window/aisle).
Spirit charges $25 overweight fee at 40 pounds. All other airlines allow 50 pounds.
I've flown on Spirit. You can fly cheaper on other airlines when you add all the extra "fees" Spirit charges.
Honey,look!.....its a spy-cam !.....ha ha ha!
Regarding cheap eats, Costco always has samples out at lunchtime. Nice way to either bolster that buck-fifty dog and Coke or replace it (especially on weekends). Note: Don't be a hog and scarf up the snacks.
One thing Donna did not mention: You must be a Costco member to go in. Memberships start at $50 a year. Buy one tank of gas per week and you've paid your fee in savings.
Note: You can NOT buy a Japan Rail pass in Japan. It is ONLY available to non-Japanese travelers coming to Japan. You buy it in your country (in my case the U.S.) and get your receipt. You show the receipt at a suitably-sized train station (Hiroshima yes, Saijo no), and get your pass.
The Green pass (1st class) is worth the extra fee if you're broad like me and want a larger seat. Do NOT get talked into buying it if you don't need it.
Um.... you are VERY wrong. NO liquid is going to be allowed through That INCLUDES water. The only exception to this is baby formula. Food can be carried through with no problem. Much like others here, I have carried food through with no problems.
As to $9 Spirit airfares, I'd say that it's still a darned cheap flight even if you get charged for a carry-on.
And I swear, guys, that I have taken bagels, apples, sandwiches and other foods through the security checkpoint. No food has ever been confiscated from me. I'm not sure why this happens to you.
no it doesn't....i don't know which airport you fly through but USA air ports don't allow food in trough the gates. just water, that still needs to be swapped for a test.
and to be honest with you, you might like the CHEAP vacation but have you though of the people that your staying with....i know for sure i wouldn't want my aunt to constantly coming to visit me because i live in Fl and taking my car all the time. I mean sure i love my family and i love when they visit....but they get a rental (unless i have a spear car) and they pay for the food.
and a lot of the times are out of the house so that my family still gets our space (my mom and dad visited me for 3 weeks last year) so you cant just live on coupons...and discount cards or whatever.
save up money before you go visit your family so that than you dont look like the CHEAP AUNT!
$1 bus fares California, Arizona, and northern Mexico
Right now AirAsia is having a sale from Kuala Lumpour to
USD $3 each way to Singapour, Thailand, Malaysia, some destinations in Indoesnia.
USD $9 each way to Japan and some destinations in India.
USD $17 each way to some destinations in Indoesnia, viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.
USD 72 each way to Some destinations in Australia, Taiwan, Some destinations in India and some destinations in China.
USD$90 each way to some destinations in Australia, Korea and New Zeland
The most expensive of them is
USD $197 each way to London, Paris, Tehran
Only thing not included is Airport fees and taxes.
My wife is from Thailand and we fly AirAsia as much as possible when we are there. The have specials all the time. Usually not as good as these but many times have similar sales within Thailand that we often take vacations within our vacations just because we can fly to the southern islands for only a few dollars each way. They have a modern fleet of aircraft and SUPERB in flight service. only thing
I used it on my laptop, not sure about the phone. Just goog it and you will find it easily (I would type the url but it won't let me post a hyperlink).
Hotels often provide a coffeepot and cups. I bring couscous or mungbean noodles that cook with just hot water, bouillon and dried vegetables. Mix with hot water, cover, sit a few minutes, and I've got soup for supper. Try hot cereals packets for breakfast.
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