This is just an FYI for anyone looking to fly next week on a last minute trip.
If you are willing to be flexible you can save hundreds/maybe thousands of dollars on your flights.
It doesn’t have to be expensive next week – you just need to be willing to try a different airport.
In my usual example say you were looking to go to Florida from the Detroit area – well Google flights gives you the option of picking different cities to fly in and out of.
It also gives you the option of changing days – very good, money saving features.
I have used it since it started and have honestly saved a few thousand already on flights.
Give it a shot it may very well save you a bundle!
Have a Happy New Year!
Here is Karen’s latest.
OK Spirit is running this sale that ends today but I’m sure the prices won’t change drastically.
Check their website spirit.com for actual details.
It’s the 95% off sale which may or may not be accurate on the actual amount but still a great sale.
Because those times (after Christmas holidays before Spring Breaks) are definitely not prime time and Tuesdays and Wednesdays can be slow – there are some amazing prices out there now!
Take this week long trip from Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale price – $68 return!!!
Even if you want to just make it a long weekend the prices are still amazing.
Southern Florida when it’s -10 here? Yes please.
I have a page where I have kept the links to websites I find very informative and quite honestly have saved me thousands of travel dollars over the past 5 years.
It is broken down by hotels first, then flight information, then interesting articles.
Anytime I am stumped by something travel related I go there.
Want to know what chains of hotels are available in say…Key West? Try Hotel Hustle the first link listed there – love that site!
Want to know how many Aeroplan points from Toronto to France? Try Award bookings all airlines – great site as well.
Want to know a whole bunch of new ideas regarding the SPG/Marriott merger? Try Marriott/SPG opportunities.
Point is, there are some great links there for people just getting into this or have been doing it for awhile – check it out!
Karen has posted some great deals before Christmas – check them out!
She is a licensed travel agent so you can get in touch with her for anything…
firstname.lastname@example.org/visit her in the Kenwick BDG, Sarnia.
I saw a post the other day on what was “the best credit card” to use in Canada.
I did a post 2.5 years ago on this and it still holds true.
As I recently received the US Amex SPG Card and it actually has no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees that makes it a great overall card.
Imagine spending $3000 on a no-fee card and getting about $800- over $1000 back in hotel stays – that’s what it comes down to for the US card.
For us Canadians it’s not quite as good but still great nontheless.
If you spend a mere $500 on the card you get 20,000 Starpoints…or 60,000 Marriott points!
Now, that card has a $120 annual fee but to get those points is a truly great pick-up.
Starpoints are consistently valued as the highest “point” value in the travel world and rightfully so.
I know a few people hesitant to get this as a $120 fee can scare people, but c’mon…$120 to get $1000 or so in hotel nights?
As they have been bought by Marriott we may not be able to get/refer this card for much longer so no better time than the present to get those cheap points.
If you have a partner/friend you can also refer this card to them and pick up an additional 10,000 points for the referral!
It truly is an all-round great card.
You can click on the image to apply for the card in Canada.