FatWallet.com Travel Deals Our Mission - Serve consumers with knowledge, value and guidance. http://www.fatwallet.comhttp://www.fatwallet.com/rss_tv.php?c=63FatWallet.comhttp://www.fatwallet.com <![CDATA[Delta baggage and Delta Amex Business Gold]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1405574/ Rating: 0 Posted By: MNFRUGALSHOPPER
Views: 1512 Replies: 5

Question: I have the Delta Amex Business Gold card .My cousin is planning on going to Disney World with her family but doesn't want to apply for another credit card.I was wondering if I can add her as an authorized user,get her a card in her name under my account.Would she be able to use that to waive the baggage fees for her and her famly? Any other perks? I believe they already bought tickets.Flight leaves in January.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1405574/ Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:01:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Request for MIA rental]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1405319/ Rating: 0 Posted By: onlypinkfloyd
Views: 1054 Replies: 5


Miami (MIA)
Pickup: Dec 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Dropoff: Dec 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Car: 4 door compact and up

Big ones Hertz, Avis, National etc are frightfully expensive.
Lowest I could find was in Orbitz for $285 @Payless. Pl help if you can.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1405319/ Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:39:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Package Fenwick Inn Ocean City, MD $219 3 Night Deluxe Accommodations Daily Breakfast for 2 Thanksgiving Di]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1404951/ Rating: 1 Posted By: DaysFan
Views: 1699 Replies: 1

Fenwick Inn

Thanksgiving Package

11/27/2014 - 11/30/2014
Thanksgiving Package 3 Night Deluxe Accommodations Daily Breakfast for 2 Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet for 2 $219 per couple plus tax

First. Choose The Nights of Your Stay , Standard Stay : 1 -- 10 Nights .


Available from 11/27/2014 to 11/30/2014, please select the dates below to indicate the desired nights of your stay.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1404951/ Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:17:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Get a $20 one-time Amex statement credit when you spend $200 or more at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1404249/ Rating: 1 Posted By: needhelpplease
Views: 2187 Replies: 2

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1404249/ Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:40:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Expired--Glitch Fare ~250 USD RT multiple US departures to Africa and Middle East]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1403478/ Rating: 0 Posted By: eddierd
Views: 2112 Replies: 6

Go to www.kayak.de(yes, is in German)
Play with the dates from January to May
Possible Departures: Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Boston, New York
Arrivals: Muscat, Dar es salaam, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Doha, Cairo and others

Be fast it won't last long

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1403478/ Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:54:05 -0600
<![CDATA[How to snag first class seats through a paid upgrade?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1403268/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Matrim33
Views: 2882 Replies: 5

Hi Guys. I have a flight tomorrow and there are 2 first class seats available. The person at the airline told me that within 24 hours I could check-in and pay for an upgrade to get those seats. I tried that and it did not work. Then I called them and they said the seats are still there but they won't release them until "later". Some suggestions were to try and re-checkin 6 hours before the flight and to talk to airline at the airport.

Any tips on being the first to grab these seats? I've never attempted this before. The ambiguity on when they get released is kills me. It's a long flight and the upgrade fee is pretty cheap, I'm guessing this will be a fight to get and I thought I had a few weeks until Black Friday.. Also, I know which seats are available so whoever gets them will get a glare from me lol

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1403268/ Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:54:17 -0600
<![CDATA[mother -daughter european trip]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402980/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ozer5190
Views: 1699 Replies: 8

I would like to travel for about 3 weeks with my 25+ daughter in Europe(before she marries) Please send itinerary ideas, we need to conserve expenses so are focusing on Italy, Spain or Slovak countries.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402980/ Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:46:23 -0600
<![CDATA[11-days MSC cruise: Italy to Canary Islands and fly back to Germany for 299 EUR!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402851/ Rating: 5 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2256 Replies: 14

Departs Nov. 19


Bookable atlogitravel.de

An example of a deal that's invisible on VacationstoGo et al.
Day 1Genoa (Italy)Embarkation
Day 2Marseille (France)
Day 4Cartagena, Espaa
Day 5Gibraltar08:00
Day 6Cdiz (Spain)
Day 8Funchal (Madeira)
Day 9Santa Cruz de la Palma (Spain, La Palma)
Day 10Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain)
Day 11Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402851/ Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:27:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Wanted - 2015 Entertainment Book coupon for La Quinta Inn (or any coupon)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402217/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jimmywalt
Views: 1418 Replies: 1

Looking for the 2015 Entertainment Book coupon code for the La Quinta Inn........... Or any other discount codes.

Thank you!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402217/ Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:47:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Targeted: United MileagePlus buy up to 24k miles save 25%, buy 25k or more save 50%]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1400117/ Rating: 0 Posted By: gummibear
Views: 3320 Replies: 2

I receved a mailer for this offer today in the mail. It is targeted, you can check if you're qualified by going to this link: united.com/saveonmiles50.
Up to 24k miles, save 25%. 25k miles or more (up to 150k limit), save 50%. I looked at the chart, to buy 50k miles the cost after discount and fees is $940.xx. So it is $0.018/miles. I can surely use extra miles as I always travel abroad to visit family - is it a good deal? TIA!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1400117/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:32:58 -0500
<![CDATA[star alliance miles concept]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1400032/ Rating: 0 Posted By: samandy
Views: 2049 Replies: 9

All, so if we are mile member on any airline (A), and if we travel on other airline (B), and we use miles account from A, do we still get miles?

Thanks in advance!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1400032/ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Orbitz Booking error through FW cashback link]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1399785/ Rating: 0 Posted By: quizzer25
Views: 2785 Replies: 8

I'm trying to book a cruise in Orbitz through fatwallet link to take advantage of the 11% CashBack.

Clicking the next button after entering the passenger information screen results in "Error" page saying there is a error with the payment information. Please contact Orbitz CS for continuing....

The same Orbitz page goes through without any error when not going through fatwallet link.

Has anybody seen this before?

Has anybody got the CashBack easily through Orbitz bookings?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1399785/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:19:28 -0500
<![CDATA[Vega$ Fundage]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1399764/ Rating: -1 Posted By: hard2hold
Views: 2255 Replies: 17

I asked this on a Vegas related site so I'll ask here too. How do you guys fund your trips to Las Vegas? Do you sell stuff on the side to finance or do you just save up & go? PM me if you want or you can just post here.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1399764/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:40:51 -0500
<![CDATA[Is there any Hyatt gold passport sign up bonus?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1397981/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ec8989
Views: 1116 Replies: 1

Is there any Hyatt gold passport sign up bonus?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1397981/ Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:20:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Request - Need help in Carnival Cruise Booking]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1397347/ Rating: 0 Posted By: quizzer25
Views: 2159 Replies: 2

I'm planning to book Carnival Ensenada cruise from Los Angeles.

I have never been in a cruise before. Appreciate if you can respond to these questions

  • I see that FW has 11% CashBack on Orbitz cruises. Is there any catch wrt booking on Orbitz and FW cruise CashBack? Is there anything I will miss by not booking direclty in carnival website?
  • If my date of trip is 11/13, is it good to book right now or wait for one more week (3 weeks before travel date)?
  • Pros and Cons of prepaid gratuities - I dont know if this will be an option booking through Orbitz.

Ensenada specific

  • Did anybody do the Los Canadas canopy tour there? if yes, how was your experience including the money part (cab+admission+ziplining/horse/atv etc)?
  • Did you cover La Bufodra also before returning to dock?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1397347/ Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:55:17 -0500
<![CDATA[NEW AIR SERVICE! Dallas Love Field to 15 major cities on Southwest PRICE WAR EXPECTED]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1396808/ Rating: 8 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 5777 Replies: 22


=15pxSouthwest Airlines (LUV=15px) on Monday will offer nonstop service for the first time from Dallas to Los Angeles; Chicago; Washington's Reagan National; Denver; Las Vegas, Nevada; Baltimore; and Orlando, Florida. And beginning next month it will add direct service to eight destinations: New York's LaGuardia; Atlanta; Phoenix; San Diego; Tampa, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Orange County, California. as

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1396808/ Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:41:53 -0500
<![CDATA[NCL SKY: 10/13-17 $109 pp +tax (inside cabin)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395825/ Rating: 2 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2560 Replies: 16

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Mon Miami, Florida(EMBARK) --- 5:00pm
Tue Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Nassau, Bahamas 8:00am 6:00pm
Thu Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Miami, Florida(DISEMBARK) 7:00am ---

Call NCL @1.866.234.7350
for questions and reservations.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395825/ Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:57:28 -0500
<![CDATA[What to do in Dallas ?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395395/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ach1199
Views: 2485 Replies: 9

Going to DFW area for a week for a training class so evenings would be free. What to do in the area in evenings? Any attractions ?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395395/ Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:12:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Priceline FW Cashback Promo Anytime Soon?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395306/ Rating: 0 Posted By: binaryghost
Views: 1411 Replies: 2

Is FW going to have a Priceline 10% CashBack promo anytime soon?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395306/ Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:43:17 -0500
<![CDATA[Educational Tour]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395151/ Rating: 0 Posted By: JOVIAL
Views: 2464 Replies: 7

Anyone experience with EF Educational Tours? My high school daughter wants to go on an 8 day (6 nights) Amsterdam and Paris tour in June for $3,310. It includes airfare, suburb hotel 4 per room, bus, tour, museums but no lunch and gratuities. With the Euro decreasing in value, I think prices to travel will be cheaper by next year. Also, I want to see how the Ebola situation plays out before making plans for June.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395151/ Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:41:35 -0500
<![CDATA[request: find best price for cruise]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395104/ Rating: 0 Posted By: fatterthebetter
Views: 4190 Replies: 38

Looking to take cruise from Galveston the first part of 2014, 2 adults for 7 nights to the Eastern Caribbean. Have seen posted from $429 with Carnival, and 11 nights to Southern Caribbean for $679. Any better prices out there that give Cash Back? Don't really care about onboard credits, and doesn't have to be Carnival.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1395104/ Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:25:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Marriott to stop jamming personal hotspot data acess]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1394676/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DeGlass
Views: 2495 Replies: 12

If I'm reading it correctly, we should have unfettered access to our peronsal data plans while staying, or even just attending events, at any Marriott in the US.


The complainant alleged that the Gaylord Opryland had
used wireless technology to prevent him from using his Wi-Fi mobile hotspot in the hotels conference
Specifically, such employees had used this capability to prevent users from connecting to the
Internet via their own personal Wi-Fi networks when these users did not pose a threat to the security of the
Gaylord Opryland network or its guests.
Within thirty (30) calendar days after the Effective Date, Marriott
shall establish Operating Procedures designed to ensure that Covered Personnel do not engage in
activities described above in paragraph 6 in violation of the Communications Act, including Section 333,
or the Commissions Rules
At the same time that it files each Compliance Report, Marriott
shall identify whether in the preceding three months Marriott has used the containment capability or any
similar functionality or technology described in paragraph 5 above, at any U.S. property Marriott
The Termination Date shall be three years after the Effective Date of
this Consent Decree.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1394676/ Sat, 04 Oct 2014 07:22:45 -0500
<![CDATA[ During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deal]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1394557/ Rating: 1 Posted By: DaysFan
Views: 2586 Replies: 0

Kids Free in San Diego This October
Kids are free in San Diego again this year! Kids Free in October during the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation.



  • Ride to San Diego with Amtrak Kids ride free on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  • San Diego Museum Council's Kids Free Kids free admission to more than 30 museums

Kids Eat Free at the Embassy Suites San Diego - La Jollaembassy suites Hotel San Diego - La JollaValid: Oct 1 - 31, 2014Region: La JollaBook a reservation for the month of October under the "Kids Eat Free" promotion and receive one free kid's meal with each adult entre purchased in our Indulge restaurant at the embassy suites San Diego - La Jolla.4550 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

  • Kids Ride Free with Hornblower CruisesHornblower Cruises & EventsValid: Oct 1 - 31, 2014Region: DowntownTwo children allowed for free with each paid adult on any 1 or 2 hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure in San Diego.970 N Harbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • Offer Kids Golf Free at Maderas Golf ClubMaderas Golf ClubValid: Oct 1 - 31, 2014Region: North County InlandJuniors (15 years or younger) golf for free after 3:00 PM when playing with paying adults. Juniors enjoy complimentary Callaway rental clubs all day (golf balls not included).17750 Old Coach Rd
    Poway, CA 92064
  • Kids Go Free to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE AquariumLEGOLAND California ResortValid: Oct 1 - 31, 2014Region: North County CoastalKids Go Free with paid Adult Tickets to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium.One LEGOLAND Dr
    Carlsbad, CA 92008


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1394557/ Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:59:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Best site for condo or timeshare rental]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393725/ Rating: 1 Posted By: petebauer
Views: 2642 Replies: 4

I want to go to the Florida keys in January and everything is so high priced. Does anyone know of any sites that would help me find a place to rent. It can be a hotel with a free breakfast or a condo with a kitchen. Thanks, Mary

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393725/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:11:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Can I check in for a flight directly at the gate? ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393463/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Bizatch
Views: 2005 Replies: 7

I'm flying into airport XYZ on a one-way ticket. I have a different one-way ticket (on a different airline) for departure out of XYZ. Do I need to go back out to the check-in desk (and back through security) in order to check in for the new flight, or can I go straight to the gate for the second flight and check in there?

Did some google searches but surprisingly couldn't find an answer.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393463/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:21:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Best place to buy disney tickets]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393271/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rainyangel175
Views: 3462 Replies: 28

There's going to be 12 of us going to disney world for 2 days (2 of us are under 3 so they get in for free). I've been spending hours searching for the best deal but I am not finding much. I'm hoping by posting here, someone could help. I know that the pricing is pretty standardized so I'm not expecting a great deal that way. What I'm hoping to find is a site that sells disney tickets that is also on the Cash Back list. We are also planning on going to Universal Studios for 2 days. We are going to spend a lot of $$$ so looking to save where we can. Any help is appreciated

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393271/ Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:44:23 -0500
<![CDATA[Wayfare-Another trip planning tool]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392867/ Rating: -1 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2057 Replies: 0

Wayfare, a new mobile app, wants to help you explore far off places by connecting you with the people that live there. Here's how it works.Think of Wayfare is both a teaching tool and a bit of a penpal finder. Both you and the person you connect with will have the opportunity to learn about each others' cultures and home cities and countries through regular photo missions and quick notes to one another. If you and your virtual pen pal don't speak the same language, that's fine toothe app has a built-in translation tool to help you get on the same page.Wayfare is free, and a fun little way to learn something about a far-off place before you travel, or just to see something new and interesting without leaving town. The service has over 10,000 people to connect with in over 110 countries (with most being in the US, Japan, UK, Korea, and Germany, in that order.) Best of all, when you connect with someone in another country who's interested in your life and culture, you may discover enriching experiences in your own backyard. Hit the link below to try it out.Wayfare(Free) | iTunes App StoreWayfare(Free) | Google Play

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392867/ Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:48:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Waht to do with 30k rapid rewards]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392758/ Rating: 0 Posted By: tantuti
Views: 1597 Replies: 3

got 30k rapid rewards. Any idea what to do with it besides flying. It will not let me redeem into gift cards cuz I do not have the chase rapid rewards credit card

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392758/ Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:10:32 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking for an SUV Deal December 23 - Jan 3]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392718/ Rating: 0 Posted By: dharwada
Views: 1742 Replies: 9

Can anyone advise where I can get a good deal for an SUV rental during Xmas time? Planning to drive from Dallas to Orlando

Dec 23 - Jan 3 (Approx dates)
Standard SUV
Pick up and return Dallas TX

Looking for unlimited mileag as well.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392718/ Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:56:00 -0500
<![CDATA[can I do better ? PHL to BOD]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392483/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mikebeets
Views: 1319 Replies: 8

$1,075.50 per person RT : PHL to BOD

earliest I can leave is 14 Oct and I don't want much later than about 22 Oct. Trip about 3 or 4 weeks, for 2.
Want to spend as little as possible, but trying to avoid more than one stop.

PHL-MAD - Thu, Oct 16 - Dep: 6:40PM - Arr: 8:25AM - BA
MAD-BOD - Fri, Oct 17 - Dep: 4:45PM - Arr: 6:00PM - Iberia

BOD-MAD - Wed, Nov 5 - Dep: 9:15AM - Arr: 10:30AM - Iberia
MAD-PHL - Wed, Nov 5 - Dep: 1:10PM - Arr: 4:05PM - BA

We have been to Madrid a few times, but the 6h+ lay-over could be used for a minimum sight seeing.
We may even consider spending one extra day there.

Can I find a lower price for my flights ?

I have checked mostly Matrix, AA all carriers & Travelocity, going thru Toronto, Barcelona, Zurich, London, Amsterdam.
None of those seem to be as convenient.

Thanks in advance

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392483/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:31:57 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney Cruise]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392274/ Rating: 0 Posted By: avi0lpz
Views: 4044 Replies: 33

Has anyone planned a Disney cruise or worked with a travel agent that offers packages?
I'm trying to plan a trip but I'm not sure I can do it on my own. Lol I need some very helpful tips.

I'm debating between doing the cruise or just going to Disney World but I'm not sure which one is the best deal for our buck.
Any suggestions?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392274/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:00:21 -0500
<![CDATA[All Inclusive Suggestions Needed PLEASE!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392050/ Rating: 0 Posted By: azomatic
Views: 2158 Replies: 7

Hey Everyone,

Been lurking for a few weeks and really love the forums! Would anyone be able to help me, I am looking for a All Inclusive trip to Dominican Republic. Does anyone have personal experiences they would like to share pleasant or unpleasant when it comes to resorts?

I am going away with my girlfriend and the primary goal of this trip is to RELAX and eat. We prefer to book the all inclusives just so we dont have to worry about food when we get there but reading reviews it seems the food (at least in our price range) is always disappointing. We were using BookIt.com to find flight & Hotel packages under $2,000 and soon realized the price is never what it advertises as each screen click seems to add fees.

Does anyone have suggestions on how to sort through the extremely long list of destinations & resorts to find a deal that would suit us? Does anyone have experiences with a all inclusive that was relatively affordable and actually provided enjoyable food? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392050/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:54 -0500
<![CDATA[Viator Credit Card Data Breach]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391442/ Rating: 2 Posted By: burgerwars
Views: 3265 Replies: 7

Viator is a website where you can book vacation tours.

September 19, 2014Dear Viator Customer

We want to make you aware that Viator has experienced a data compromise that could potentially affect payment card data used to make bookings through Viator's websites and mobile offerings. If you have created a Viator account, this compromise may also affect your email address, password and Viator "nickname." We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause. The protection of our customers' personal information is of paramount concern. We are dedicating all the resources necessary to investigate and resolve this incident.

We have alerted the credit card companies and law enforcement, in addition to taking appropriate steps to secure our systems. We are writing to make you aware of the occurrence so that you can also monitor your accounts as a prudent measure, and take any other precautions you believe may be appropriate. We are offering our customers in the U.S. free identity protection services, including credit monitoring.

Meanwhile, we are continuously working to strengthen our security measures to help minimize the potential for incidents of this nature in the future. While our investigation is ongoing, here is some important information to be aware of.

What Happened:
On September 2, we were informed by our credit card service provider that unauthorized charges had been made on a number of our customers' credit cards. We have hired forensic experts, notified law enforcement and we have been working diligently and comprehensively to investigate the incident, identify how our systems may have been impacted, and secure our systems. Although our investigation is continuing, we currently believe that some forms of your data may be affected by the compromise. This information includes encrypted credit or debit card number, along with card expiration date, name, billing address, email address and, if you have created a Viator account, the associated email address, encrypted password and Viator "nickname." At this time, we have no reason to believe that the three or four digit value printed at the back or front of your card was compromised. Additionally, debit PIN numbers are not collected by Viator and could therefore not be compromised.

Steps You Can Take To Further Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft/Fraud:
We recommend that all affected customers monitor their card activity and report any fraudulent charges to their credit card company. It is always a good practice to review your credit and debit card account statements regularly for suspicious activity. If you notice suspicious activity involving your account, please report it immediately to the appropriate financial institution or credit card company. You will not be responsible for fraudulent charges to your account if you report them in a timely manner.

To assist our customers in the U.S., we are offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring. More information on that offer is below.

Additionally, we encourage you to reset your Viator password the next time you sign in to your Viator account, and change it on any other sites where you used the same password.

To change passwords on the Viator site, click on the "Change Password" on the "My Profile" tab, once signed in. Here are some tips to help you create a strong password: (1) make sure your password is at least six characters in length; (2) combine numbers and letters and dont include commonly used words; (3) include punctuation marks; and (4) mix capital and lowercase letters. It is also advisable to use a different password on different sites.

If you have questions related to this situation, you can contact us anytime through our dedicated toll-free information helpline at 888-680-0710 or at 702-939-9819. 1

Responding properly to this incident is our top priority, and we are committed to taking all appropriate steps to safeguard your personal information. For over 10 years, Viator's mission has been dedicated to offering travelers the best tours and activities worldwide, and to delivering a superior experience in all our customer interactions. That mission continues. We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this may cause you and we thank you for your patience as we continue our investigation. We are focused on doing everything possible to maintain your trust so that we can continue to serve you in the future.


Barrie Seidenberg
CEO, Viator creative_images_transparentspacer.gifcreative_images_transparentspacer.gifcreative_images_spacer.gifSteps You Can Take To Further Protect Your Information creative_images_transparentspacer.gifcreative_images_spacer.gifReview Your Account Statements
As a precautionary measure, we recommend that you review your account statements and credit reports closely. If you detect any suspicious activity on an account, you should promptly notify the financial institution or company with which the account is maintained. You also should promptly report any fraudulent activity or any suspected incidence of identity theft to proper law enforcement authorities, your state attorney general, or the Federal Trade Commission. In some states, you may also obtain a police report regarding this incident.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391442/ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:40:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Southwest Companion Pass question]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391312/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Overachiever
Views: 1921 Replies: 7

Can anyone verify if I can book 2 tickets for a future date and use a different companion on each of them? I know I'm able to change my companion 3 times in a year, just not sure if I can do it when I have another ticket booked with a different companion.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391312/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:40:53 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST: Flight from Los Angeles, CA to Tampa, FL on Mid December]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391292/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mabrikh
Views: 1753 Replies: 2

I might be looking too early for this but I need some advice about what's the cheapest way to buy tickets for following time:

  • Travel: From Los Angeles, CA [I can fly from Long Beach (LGB) and Santa Ana (SNA) too] to Tamp, FL (TPA is the airport code)
  • Date: Saturday 13th December (Saturday) thru 20th December (Saturday). +/- two day is okay.
  • Numbers: Four Passengers (Two Adults and two kids, 3,5 ages)

I know it will be almost a Christmas time and ticket won't be cheap but I want to get an idea about how much of monetary damage I am looking at. I searched via Kayak and Southwest and I found $425 and $474.00 respectively. For family of four, it will be around $1700.00...that seems quite expensive. I know I am going from West Coast to East Coast but I want to get an idea about any alternative airports I can fly for cheaper price.

Please help out fellow FW.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391292/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:59:18 -0500
<![CDATA[travel insurance to apply for Schenegen Visa]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391242/ Rating: 0 Posted By: raygine4
Views: 2060 Replies: 11


Where to buy a cheap travel insurance to apply for Europe Visa?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391242/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:25:44 -0500
<![CDATA[RoyalJordanian Promo: MAD-AMM-BKK-HKG-BKK-AMM-CDG $458]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391181/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 1187 Replies: 0

This morning, a Euro-Blog published this 14000 mile itinerary with some interesting stopover possibilities and an opportunity to experience the Boeing Dreamliner.

I've verified availability/price on Nov 1 out Nov 22 back via Google Flights and ITAsoftware. Other dates through March 2015 should be available. One 20 kg bag flies free.

Longer Stopovers are bookable and will probably boost the price via a call to Royal Jordanian.

If nothing else, this promo shows you how overpriced on a cpm basis domestic USA flights to/from non-hub airports can be.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1391181/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:07:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Beware Mass Pike tolls]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390862/ Rating: -2 Posted By: PapaSkip
Views: 1823 Replies: 11

Visiting Boston, MA some weeks ago, stayed in Beverly, MA and drove into Boston on Sundayvia the Mass Pike. There was a notice of a toll which I was prepared to pay, however, there were no toll booths. I received a letter from the rental car company that MassPike - TC has assessed me a charge of $4.85 and a fee of $13.00. Would be great if the Ma Highway Department put signs up informing visitors of the inflated charges. Boston is kind to tourist.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390862/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:34 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST - India Visa]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390828/ Rating: 3 Posted By: Fatbargain
Views: 2812 Replies: 16

Taking my grandson to India the 1st week of November. We have our passports and all necessary paperwork to apply for the tourist visa however several friends have recommended that we go through a visa service such as passport express rather than completing myself.

Being frugal, I hate paying the extra $100.00 pp over the cost of the visa just to have someone else review the paperwork and send it on. OTOH ... if it is more complicated than I'm expecting, I have non-refundable plane tickets and don't want to take an unnecessary risk.

Any advice from people who have completed the paperwork themselves and those who used a service, would really be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390828/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:25:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Overseas moving?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390655/ Rating: 0 Posted By: flyboynm
Views: 3373 Replies: 7

I cannot figure out which is the correct forum so I am posting it here beings it has to do with a LONG trip.

My wife and I are heading to Australia in February for a couple of years (graduate school). We have some personal items that we would like to have with us in Oz. It should fit on a 4 x 4 x 4 pallet. What is the "best" way to have this shipped? I know going via UPS and FEDEX will cost a lot more than I am willing to spend. Suggestions?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390655/ Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:38:42 -0500
<![CDATA[Best way to book Four Seasons hotel trip?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390328/ Rating: -4 Posted By: CorradoJr
Views: 2610 Replies: 4

My wife and I are celebrating our anniversary and we will be booking a week at a Four Seasons property in Asia. This will be an expensive splurge for us and we are trying to figure out the best option to maximize rewards, CashBack, etc. Our options seem to be:

1. Book directly through Four Seasons
2. Book via a travel site (Expedia,Travelocity, etc.) and a partner site like ShopDiscover. This will get us 5% CashBack from Discover as well as points with Expedia for future hotel, flights, etc. (need to research Expedia's rewards program, not sure how much benefit it provides).
3. Use another 3rd party site (Groupon) to try to find a deal
4. Use another 3rd party travel site (Luxury Link) to try to find a deal

Four Seasons does not seem to offer many discounts (I realize this is part of the panache of the place) but trying to make this work in our favor as much as possible. As a last resort, I can always use a 0% APR card and/or do a Balance transfer.

So my main question is - have I overlooked any other options?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390328/ Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:53:33 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST - cheapish hotel in Brooklyn next friday]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1389560/ Rating: 0 Posted By: UnK3
Views: 1616 Replies: 0

Hi, its somewhat short notice but might as well ask. It my bday next friday and I want to go out by Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY. I dont have a place to stay and hotels looking about $350+ for the night.

What are some good ways to book a cheaper place to stay for maybe 4 people in Brooklyn? =12.7272720336914pxI suppose ~200-250 for the night would be fine.This is for Sept 19, 2014. Thanks everyone!!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1389560/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:05:51 -0500
<![CDATA[Advice for Trip to Washington DC]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1389274/ Rating: 1 Posted By: anonguy
Views: 4528 Replies: 71

Our family has cashed in miles (thanks FW on a Southwest credit card offer) for tickets to Washington DC next month (October). Checking TripAdvisor I quickly realized hotels are exceedingly expensive, so I have been looking into AirBnB. One of my questions, though, is what areas are considered safe? Most everybody that lists on the site says they are in a good neighborhood, but DC as a whole isn't the greatest. Since parking seems like a bear, we won't have a rental car and just use the Metro. But since we will have a grandmother and child, I would at least like to know we can walk the streets a little ways without too much worry. Or should I use cabs or a service like Uber if we are coming back after dark?

Also, since we will be there for about a week and a half, so I'm hoping we can cram in as many sites as possible. Which ones would you consider the must do?

Thank you for any advice.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1389274/ Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:54:42 -0500
<![CDATA[Can't find Clark Howard flight deal from ft myers to stuttgart]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1388946/ Rating: 0 Posted By: AccelJunky
Views: 2188 Replies: 15


I am looking for some help if possible. I have found a flight deal on Clark Howard's website from Ft Myers to Stuttgart via Delta (below). I have tried to find this deal on Delta's website as well as Google searches and multiple booking services and I see nothing about it. I'm wondering if I am missing some key info here. I called Delta's online support and they say they don't know about this deal. Any ideas?

"WOW! GO NOW! Deals from Ft. Myers, Florida to Stuttgart, Germany from Delta Air Lines are valid on trips now through August 2, 2015 -- without a required advance purchase notice. Go as soon as this month at round-trip rates of $775 ($99). Trips are permitted on any available day of the week. Stay one weekend or up to three months. No holiday blackout dates! Purchase by September 30. Routing is via Atlanta."

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1388946/ Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:05:52 -0500
<![CDATA[Las Vegas Buffet - Near Fremont experience.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1388244/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mnsweeps
Views: 2143 Replies: 6

We are staying at Downtown Grand for one night on a Friday this month. Are there any good buffet or brunch places near by? Note that we are 5 of us with 3 vegetarians and the other 2 who eats chicken, some fish. Since our diet is restricted I am wondering if brunch would be better than dinner as dinners offer prime steak, seafood and all that exotic stuff which we are not into. Any recommendations would be helpful.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1388244/ Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:08:47 -0500
<![CDATA[Seeking Priceline or Hotwire Discount]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1387232/ Rating: 0 Posted By: erikaem
Views: 2363 Replies: 1

I'm about to pull the trigger on some hotel purchases, and I would love a 5% or 10% discount. Priceline sends these to me often, but the last one I got was about 2 weeks ago and its expired.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1387232/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:04:20 -0500
<![CDATA[NY Times: 7 Steps To Cheap Hotels]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1387224/ Rating: 8 Posted By: LArugby
Views: 5529 Replies: 20

The NY Times has an excellent travel section (certainly better than the nonsense we deal with at the LA Times). One of my favorite travel writers is Seth Kugel (probably because I wish I had his life of writing for the NY Times, covering events such as the "Pastry Festival" in Nice or the latest Hefewiezen tastings in Munich). He's known as the "Frugal Traveler" and often has some good tips on where to stay, book, and when to go.

One of his latest is "7 Steps To Cheaper Hotel Rooms". Its something that can help readers on FatWallet. Here is the article:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/travel/7-steps-to-a-cheaper-ho...

When reading I thought, "I could do better with some of my own tips" particularly when he mentioned Kayak.com as the site to use to check rates. For me, that is not a tip for 2014. It's more 2008. Why? Every time I search on Kayak it almost always pulls up the rates on Priceline or Expedia. This search "100 sites stuff" that Kayak touts in the slogans is highly questionable. They seem to search about 3 or 4 sites.

It seems plenty of readers felt that way too. So the "Frugal Traveler" gave us a follow up based on reader comments that is worth checking out.

His follow up was "Readers Respond To Hotel Tips":http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/travel/readers-respond-to-hote...

In this one he takes it on the chin with some comments that some readers found questionable. However, what I saw as the best comment in both articles was the mentioning of BestTravelCoupon.com and how it measured up with Kayak. Kugel did a rate comparison test and wrote that it did "Search more sites than Kayak" (How could it not?) and that it beats "Kayak's best". I thought the "Frugal Traveler" came up with a good tip here. It's a site I use and it does beat up Kayak whenever I compare the sites.

Check out both links to the NY Times above. You'll find some good info in there on saving on travel including the stuff on BestTravelCoupon and a mention of Yapta which is a newer travel service for flights which I was not aware of.

Hope you find this useful.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1387224/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:32:11 -0500
<![CDATA[New York MTA and PATH]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1386882/ Rating: 0 Posted By: wbw1
Views: 2049 Replies: 8


I will be staying in NJ Newport while visiting Manhattan. Is it true that I have to purchase both MTA and PATH tickets? What is the recommended (economical) way of transport to Manhattan attraction?
I have 2 adults, 3 child(1 child >5yrs)

What is the cost of a cab fare from Newport to nearest MTA station in Manhattan?

Thanks in advance.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1386882/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:48:43 -0500
<![CDATA[Best places to travel alone?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1386496/ Rating: 0 Posted By: freejunkmail
Views: 2661 Replies: 16

This year my wife is going to spend her vacation at her mom's for two weeks. Luckily I got a free pass. Now I have 2 week vavation but no one to travel with. I decide to take a trip just by myself, no friend. What destinations are best suitable for single travellers? My budget is around 2-3k for two weeks. I'm 33yr old male.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1386496/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:34:10 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST Help with New York]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1385642/ Rating: -2 Posted By: brandymac
Views: 2264 Replies: 12

There are two of us trying to go to New York Oct 13 thru Oct 20th. I am more then willing to do the search for all information but, frankly I no nothing about New York other then I would love to go visit there. We want to see sites and broadways. What do you suggest we site see and any special plays. Do we buy tickets for anything before we go or do we buy them there? I don't understand the different areas of New York, my friend suggested I stay in Murray Hill? Where is that in comparison to Manhattan? Are most of the plays in Manhattan? I just have so many whats and if's I just don't know where to begin so, if you live there or have been there what do you suggest then i can do the research. Thanks in advance for your help!!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1385642/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:36:19 -0500