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[JetBlue: (NEW MEMBERS only) 3500 points book/fly by March 14]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1479325/ Rating: 3 Posted By: DeGlass
Views: 547 Replies: 1

There are tons of great reasons to join TrueBlue and we're ready to give you at least 3,500! This winter, when you join TrueBlue using the form below, then book a trip and fly by March 14, 2016, you'll score 3,500 bonus TrueBlue points. It's that easy!


Must enroll and register prior to booking. TrueBlue number must be entered at time of booking. New bookings only. 3,500 bonus points can only be earned once. Offer not valid for previously booked flights or changes to a previously-booked flight.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1479325/ Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:02:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Entrerprise Rental Denied]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478762/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ggmon
Views: 1099 Replies: 6

Recently I went to Enterprise rental and was denied rental.
The reason being that I still owe them $200 . It seems that it was some sort of damage to the car when I rented from National( owned by eanterprise now).

The car was checked when it was returned and no damages were on the car.
I had asked in the forum about this 2 yrs ago. See the link

Since I was told that the payment was not made for rental I assumed that it might be some sort of mistake in billing and if not sorted out, will sort it out if they send a payment notice by mail.

So I called enterprise with claim info and after several minuted of wait and transafers finally spoke to a lady .
She told me initially that when I returned the car it was damaged and that I acknowledged that it was by me. So I told her if so , I would have signed some sort of paper indicating my admission of fault.
She didn't have answer for that. Then she tells me that may be they found it when they washed the car. She said that they eventried to email me , the email address was wrong.
Since I didn't respond they put it as my fault.
I am not sure why they didn't send me a regular mail about this.
It was getting no where with her and she asked me to call collection agency and sort it with them and disconnected the phone.

I tried calling again and some one took the phone and put me on hold for long . So had to disconnect. More than an hr was lost .

FWer;s how to respond on this , Any suggestions , Any one with similar situation and how was it rectified.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478762/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:02:53 -0600
<![CDATA[I would have 600 in cash compensation _if_ my delayed flight had been an EU-flagged airline ($0 for US flag carriers)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478525/ Rating: 2 Posted By: vicester
Views: 2071 Replies: 12

Delta transatlantic flight arrived over 4 hours late due to a broken connection (due to a delayed first leg). Delta had many screw-ups.

EU law entitlespassengers to cash compensation for delays, which is tiered:
Within the EU

1,500 km or less - 250
over 1,500 km - 400

Between EU airport and non-EU airport

1,500 km or less - 250
1,500 - 3,500 km - 400
over 3,500 km - 600

In my case, I would have been entitled to 600. But these passenger rights only apply when the airline is an EU flag-carrier, like KLM, BA, Lufthansa, etc.

There is no compensation when a US airline severely screws up. The DOT Flying Rightspublication is a joke. You have no rights. So the DOT just gives advice about how to cope with all the different ways you can get screwed over by the airline.

Traditionally, US airlines had the advantage of being generous with miles. But miles are inflating and US airlines are getting more stingy with them. EU passenger rights is a much bigger advantage.

Conclusion: it only makes sense to book transatlantic flights on an EU airline, unless ticket price is 25+% more.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478525/ Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:18:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Fly New York -gt; Rome for $455]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478356/ Rating: 2 Posted By: johnmarbach
Views: 1887 Replies: 1


This deal is on Ukraine Airlines via Kiev. For someone looking for a super-low fare and is on a budget travel, this itinerary will pay for the first couple nights of accommodations in Rome...

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478356/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:23:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Request: Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Orlando]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478097/ Rating: 0 Posted By: erbaker67
Views: 1969 Replies: 17


I live in South Florida and want to take my wife to Universal as she has never been there. Looking for a good deal on park admissions to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure as well as good hotels and food. Also any other places to maybe check out. Dates will be anytime from February 4th to March 31st. Only week I can not go is first week of March. Would prefer a Wednesday to Saturday trip. Not looking to spend a ton of money but at the same time want to make the most out of the trip. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1478097/ Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:53:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Looking for a Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty Receipt]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477950/ Rating: 0 Posted By: BGALLTHAT
Views: 1125 Replies: 2

I just logged into my parents United accounts to realize that their miles expired on 5/1/15. 65k each so 130k United miles! I'm desperately trying to get these back without paying $800. The only way I know is by getting a car rental receipt dated 5/1/15 or earlier from one of these rental partners. Any other ideas?

Anyone had experience getting expired miles back?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477950/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:35:35 -0600
<![CDATA[United Airlines $1000 travel certificate or $650]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477762/ Rating: 0 Posted By: eddot98
Views: 1564 Replies: 6

We had a flight on United from Amsterdam to Newark in early December of last year canceled and we had to stay overnight at United's expense and they flew us home the next day. Under European law we are entitled to 600 euro each or about $650. United has offered each of the two of us a $1000 United travel certificate instead of the cash, or actually a Visa prepaid card. The travel cert has the usual restrictions: use within 1 year, no money back if you don't use it all, travel on United only, can't sell it, but could use it to buy a ticket for a friend, etc. My wife's parents are in their late 80's and we help them out a lot, so that has to enter into our decision. Portugal is a place we want to go soon, United has a daily nonstop there from Newark that costs about $1000 round trip when we usually travel - November. As travel cannot be on any codeshares, that makes nonstops a requirement.

We we are leaning toward the money now, but we have gone back and forth a few times. Any advice?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477762/ Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:39:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Recommendation for 15 days LAX parking]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477727/ Rating: -1 Posted By: king0fSpades
Views: 1675 Replies: 15

I have an international trip coming. Need to park near LAX. I don't want to leave keys with them. What is the best parking recommendation?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477727/ Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:39:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Best hotel to stay @ for UC Berkeley visit?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477619/ Rating: 0 Posted By: vickh
Views: 1169 Replies: 3

One nite only. Would be great to have free airport shuttle and maybe one to campus??

Flexible for OAK/SFO and hotel brand..


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477619/ Fri, 22 Jan 2016 23:22:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Wanted: Disney World Discounts, Sales, Advice, etc.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477351/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Gauss44
Views: 1628 Replies: 4

Just went to Disney World for the first time in December, now I want to go back again and again, any time of year. I am still new to this and don't understand how everything works: how to get the best deals on flights, admission tickets, hotels, express pass stuff, etc. I am open to going with friends, family, or for a very quick trip alone (single rider line!). Personally, I don't drive, so info. about cheap places to stay near Disney or accessible by bus would also be helpful. Please provide any and all advice and/or sales you encounter here. Thank you!

PS - Military offer here, thanks op:http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475888/
Disney Cruise discussion here,http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473183/
Annual Pass Increase discussion here,http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462543/
Disney LAND tickets only discussion here,http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462280/
Cheapest, perhaps most complicated, ways*,http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460846/

*I read the threads above. I am hoping for a fairly simple option for someone who doesn't drive and just wants to stay for 1-2 days cheaply in Florida's Disney World. Sales and simple promotions, advice about where to stay, etc. (ex. jet blue sale on flight, plus cheap hotel on bus #85 which runs every 30 minutes to Disney.) (ex. Sale on package that includes hotel, admissions ticket, express bracelet for a very reasonable price, esp. if a long stay is NOT required.)

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477351/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:48:17 -0600
<![CDATA[discount tickets for Discovery Cove in Orlando]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477177/ Rating: 0 Posted By: wangg3
Views: 1446 Replies: 1


I plan to visit Discovery Cove in April with my family. The price ($259 per person per day) is quite expensive for the dates I visit. I googled around and did seem to find any discount for Discovery Cove tickets.

Does anyone know how to purchase discounted tickets for Discovery Cove?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477177/ Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:59:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Mission impossible-cheap hotel for 30 days in NJ or PA where I wont be murdered]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477086/ Rating: 10 Posted By: lsdbooks
Views: 3182 Replies: 15

long sob cry in my beer story short, I really need a place to stay for about 4 weeks. I am in the Cherry Hill NJ area. I cringe at the thought of a shelter etc. I do have some money. I am NOT on welfare. Just need a place to get my mind back together from a craptastic relationship. It would be nice if I could avoid places with drugs, limos, gangs, and Third World status type places.

are there any tips for getting a massive discount? I looked at Extended Stay and the best I can do is about $1950

please, any ideas appreciated.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477086/ Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:35:58 -0600
<![CDATA[custom luggage tags]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477055/ Rating: 0 Posted By: skarloey
Views: 1417 Replies: 2

Has anyone had a good experience with custom luggage tags? If so, please post. I would like to try a good source.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477055/ Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:51:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Any deals from INDIA to USA?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477053/ Rating: 1 Posted By: robinroy
Views: 1198 Replies: 0

Since the rupee value is down, most Airtickets as above $1000 from INDIA to USA? Where can I get the best deal on this?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1477053/ Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:28:33 -0600
<![CDATA[MGM company Las Vegas hotels will start charging for parking]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476909/ Rating: 0 Posted By: sloppy1
Views: 1517 Replies: 3


The parking fees will come at Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand.
The other Las Vegas hotel companies 'are exploring their options".

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476909/ Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:54:13 -0600
<![CDATA[AA (Aadvantage) Status Challenge - fast track to gold or platinum status]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476263/ Rating: 5 Posted By: tedteddy
Views: 2943 Replies: 2

If you're one of those people who takes a couple pretty lengthy flights, but never quite enough for status, this could help you big time.

American Airlines is offering a Status Challenge for 2016. It's only valid for people who do not currently have status with the Aadvantage program, and it works like this.

Sign up by calling 888-697-5636. Once you register for the program, you'll have 90 days to meet the requirements for status. Meet it, and you'll have that status for the rest of the year.

7,500 EQMs (elite qualifying miles) + $120 = gold status (first level - usually requires 25,000 miles in a calendar year)
12,500 EQMs + $200 = platinum status (second level - usually 50,000 miles in a year)

A list of benefits per status level can be found here:https://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/eliteStatus/main.jsp?anchorEv...

Basically: if you have ONE round trip international flight coming up in the next three months, you'll be able to qualify for at least gold, if not platinum, status. Well worth it if you fly even a couple times a year, if you ask me.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476263/ Sat, 09 Jan 2016 20:33:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Would an airline typically refund all the taxes/ PFC etc if I were to cancel non refundable base fare ? ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476221/ Rating: 0 Posted By: needhelpplease
Views: 2468 Replies: 9

It's Frontier airlines

Reviewed this


but wanted to know if they would refund all the taxes/ PFC etc if I were to cancelnon refundable base fare

US1 U.S. Transportation Tax (domestic FET). $0.06
CIC Carrier Interface Charge $3.99
AY1 U.S. 9/11 Security Fee (domestic, non-AK). $5.60
ZP U.S. Domestic Flight Segment Tax $4.00
XF San Francisco, Ca (SFO) Passenger Facility Charge $4.50

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476221/ Sat, 09 Jan 2016 10:44:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Unused Ticket on American through British Airways codeshare - unable to get credited unused portion of fare]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476083/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Farchitect
Views: 2213 Replies: 4

I wasn't able to make an international flight last year and have an unused ticket worth ~$1,300 through American. The flight had a stop in London. When I canceled the flight I was told I'd have 12 months to use the fare with a $250 change fee. That information was a big part of the reason I decided to postpone my trip. I called American to find out some info on my unused ticket and was told that any value difference between the travel I'd book next and the unused ticket would be credited back to me in the form of a voucher with a 12 month expiration. The 12 month deadline for the unused ticket travel is coming up but now's a really bad time for me, so I did what any Fatwalleter would do and tried to purchase a cheap, domestic one-way fare to get the voucher for some more flexibility.

I called and tried booking a $41 one-way flight. Everything was going fine until the guy tried to actually put the booking through.
He came back and told me that since the flight was booked through American but used a British Airways flight "codeshare" that British Airways rules for the ticket supersede American's and that British Airways doesn't allow credit back for unused tickets. I have to basically use the entire value of the ticket by the 28th or any part of it minus a $300 change order (was always told $250 before tonight) I'll lose any remaining value in the difference of the ticket. Furthermore the ticket can't be transferred, nor can the remaining value be used to buy anything other than a single ticket.

I'm hoping someone here knows better? I'll try speaking to another agent tomorrow.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476083/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 01:43:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Request Any Sheraton discounts ?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476038/ Rating: 0 Posted By: like2shop
Views: 1858 Replies: 1

Looking for 1 night(2 adults) to meet up with some friends that will be there. Sheraton Broadway Plantation in Myrtle Beach 3/27/16 On a tight budget so anything would help. Would prefer rate that allows cancellation in case plans change .Thanks

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1476038/ Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:28:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Travel to Chennai from Dallas - Any Offers]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475981/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Jag01
Views: 1665 Replies: 1

Hi all,
I am planning to visit Chennai. Is it any Offers now for Flight travel.I like to travel from Jan 29th.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475981/ Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:38:08 -0600
<![CDATA[DISNEY THEME PARKS: New 2016 Lower Pricing for Active/Retired MILITARY (see link)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475888/ Rating: 3 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 3489 Replies: 12

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475888/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:49:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Lost Luggage - Frontier ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475848/ Rating: 0 Posted By: happygirl128
Views: 2206 Replies: 10

I need some help.. I had to check (3) luggage/bag in total, over the holiday period for a 2 weeks travel period. Needless to say, 1 was missing in ATL when I had arrives.
What's the best way to get reimburse back or how to deal with this situation. I had some xmas toys for my girl in there and some new items purchased there.

Should I write this off???

Does the credit card company (I used USAA/Amex) reimburse new item that was purchased but was lost. Does those cc company's fine print really work on the lost reimbursement claims, how long does this take, etc.

If I was traveling by myself w/o kids, I wouldn't have check bags, etc.

Please help my girl to get her toy back, etc.

Any input would be appreciate it,

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475848/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:25:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Multi City International travel with partial packages]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475422/ Rating: 0 Posted By: samandy
Views: 1852 Replies: 0


I am looking for some options where multi city international travel can be combined with packages.
For Example: DC to New Delhi main destination but in route 2-4 days stop in Europe, Beijing , or some more options. In Route I am looking for all inclusive package

Thanks for suggestions!!!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1475422/ Fri, 01 Jan 2016 10:35:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Tips on booking bargain all inclusive vacation?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1474976/ Rating: 0 Posted By: KSUemaw
Views: 3643 Replies: 14

I'm looking for advice on how to snag the best deal on an all inclusive vacation.

I think we're mainly interested in Plays del Carmen area because it's relatively quick and cheap to reach Cancun (but we don't want to stay on the Cancun strip, shudder). And dates will probably NOT be flexible - it'll likely be sometime in September though so should be low season (typically dry but hurricane risk).

So basically, shopping for last minute deals with flexible dates probably won't work for us.

Oh, and I want a fairly high-end property. Decent restaurants, booze, and preferably no kids.

Should I use a travel agent, or go it on my own? Any recommended websites or other tips?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1474976/ Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:01:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Chennai to Saskatoon how to find lowest air fare]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1474648/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bmkgvn
Views: 2363 Replies: 2


I would like to plan to visit Chennai to Saskatoon to participate in the conference. Help me to book lowest ticket with two stops.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1474648/ Fri, 25 Dec 2015 20:50:56 -0600
<![CDATA[SPIRIT christmas sale. Travel by March exp tomorrow midnight]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1474415/ Rating: 2 Posted By: MommyOfHAndK
Views: 3516 Replies: 7

Not a huge fan of Spirit but as long as you are aware all the fees, go and buy your tickets at airport, you can get really low fareshere

Remember, you save about $35 per person on round trip off of the online prices when purchased at airport counter. I got round trip from NorthEast to Florida nonstop round trip for $70.20 per person - for upcoming school vacation period when fares tend to be higher - instead of online fare of $107.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1474415/ Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:06:26 -0600
<![CDATA[[[DEAD]] MSP -gt; LIR (Costa Rica) $231.81RT Delta Flight Non-Stop - January 2016]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473457/ Rating: 3 Posted By: FireFooL
Views: 3561 Replies: 4

Apologies if posting specific deals is not allowed (the travel FAQ is not loading).

Costa Rica has had some historically cheap airfare these past few months sitting around $400 (in a typical $6-700 RT scenario). This is by far the cheapest deal from MSP to Costa Rica I've ever encountered over the past decade. It is also a non-stop on a major airline which is not normal from MSP.

Deal is Delta, flights are leaving on Tuesdays, arriving on Saturday or Tuesdays for the cheapest flights.
Dates: 2nd -> 9th, 2nd -> 12th, 5th -> 9th, 5th -> 12th are various options available non-stop for $231.82

Flight times are great as well, nothing red eye or huge layovers.Example: Departure Jan 5th 8:31AM to 2:00PM 5h 29m - Arrival Jan 9th or 12th 3:02PM to 8:30PM 5h 28m
Sun Country is also cheap 1/20/16 to 1/27/16 is $318.82.

Thought I'd write something up quick because in comparison from MSP it's $350 to LAX or MIA for the same time periods out of MSP on a major carrier. Heading out of the country this is a steal.

[Updated]: Price only lasted for 2 days, now up to $815

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473457/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:40:16 -0600
<![CDATA[abu dhabi transit visa]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473332/ Rating: 0 Posted By: coolmind
Views: 3110 Replies: 4

I'm travelling soon to India, using Etihad Airlines (used AA miles FTW way)
I'll be staying in abu dhabi for less than 24 hours,
now, just realized that i'll need visa, and my indian passport is going to be expired in less than 6 months. now its too late to apply for visa.
is there anyway I can get visa for 24 hours with passport expiring in less than 6 months? or SOL?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473332/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:47:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Sun Country Ufly Credit Card]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473222/ Rating: 0 Posted By: MNFRUGALSHOPPER
Views: 2775 Replies: 0

Anybody have/apply for this card? How soon did you get the 40,000 miles credited to your UFLY account? I have already charged over the $500 needed. Need to book a flight.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473222/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 02:31:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Disney Cruise]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473183/ Rating: 0 Posted By: JD0611
Views: 3391 Replies: 6

Anyone been? Looking to go sometime in 2016. Best time to go, best place to book and any other great information would be helpful. Going with another family. I have 2 kids and they have 1 , thinking around Labor day unless there is a much cheaper time that I'm not aware of. Thanks in advance all!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1473183/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:34:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Is there a price minding site like camel3 or pricezombie for hotels, airfare or car rentals?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1472875/ Rating: 0 Posted By: miserly
Views: 2944 Replies: 8

i would be curious to find a site that tracks price for travel. if you buy refundable ticket/reservation, this would give you the opportunity to adjust price.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1472875/ Sat, 12 Dec 2015 15:51:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Ewr to puj: Why is there a over a 400 difference leaving from Newark or jfk?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1472709/ Rating: 0 Posted By: astef1
Views: 2859 Replies: 8

Why is there a over a 400 difference leaving from Newark or jfk. I want to leave from Ewr in July 2016

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1472709/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 06:39:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Alamo Car Rental - how can their prices be this low?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1472349/ Rating: 1 Posted By: robstrash
Views: 6585 Replies: 43

So I get a pretty good personal use discount through work that I can use at Hertz so that's what I normally do. With Hertz Gold I can usually go right to the car and leave without stopping by the counter (spouse automatic additional driver too). I booked for XMAS trip to see parents, flying into Savannah (SAV) and total price with all the BS taxes/fees is $214. My brother is also going and I read that Costco travel had good rates so sent him the link and he said he got a really good deal (10 days SUV for like $300). I was curious so I just went and priced out a rental from Costco travel too. I need the car Dec 24-28 (4 days) and it shows Alamo for total rental price of $44.05 !!!

How can Alamo total price be that low?? For $170 savings I can skip the Hertz Gold and wait in line but afraid Alamo has some other scam going on and they'll end up jacking up the price when I return it or something. It does claim that Costco rate includes spouse for no charge. Anyone have any experience with Alamo and know how their rates can be so low? I see Enterprise is $64, Budget is $109 and while Avis is $244 so they're all over the place.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1472349/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:16:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Controversy surrounding $50 Stayful credit (expiring this weekend) ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1471832/ Rating: 0 Posted By: SinglePapa
Views: 3240 Replies: 2

Stayful.com broke thru yesterday with what sounded like $50 off $75+ coupon code SECRETSANTA. It seemed that coupled with $25 refer-a-friend and $25 first booking credit, there should have been deal to find on their strange website. But things went downhill rapidly. It seems a few quick takers succeeded in low-cost ($20-30) bookings yesterday; but it also appears that following those few bookings, the algo was "fixed" by Stayful. It appears now Stayful's algo "decides" how much of your "credits" it will apply to any given booking; and the discount is minuscule.

In fact, given Stayful adds "taxes+fees" in excess of government taxes, those few dollars of credits Stayful allows to your purchase do NOT even compensate for that excess. Bidding appears futile (and that's a separate questionable item).

On other sites we did the conga to collect $25 in addition to $50 and $25 credits - but all these accumulated credits appear to be in the name only - because new algo doesn't let them to be applied to any one purchase!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1471832/ Fri, 04 Dec 2015 11:21:06 -0600
<![CDATA[REQUEST - IND to NAS, flexible dates (opinions, please)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1471772/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ChinaRider
Views: 3408 Replies: 1

Heading to Atlantis Paradise Island for a week, give-or-take, anytime between Sat., Mar. 26 and Sun., Apr. 10.

Been keeping my eye on IND to NAS rates via AirfareWatchdog alerts. I see low $400s at the airlines' websites but occasionally I get Watchdog alerts for low- to mid-$300s. Every time I've looked at the details, it's always for travel that ends in Feb. at the latest.

Given that there are six of us traveling, is it worth the risk to wait another month or two until I see deals that are for travel in late March / early April? A $400+ round-trip ticket isn't going to break the bank but if I can save $50 - $100 then that's $300 - $600 savings total. I don't fly enough to have any idea how risky it is to wait to buy and possibly get stuck with a high rate (or no flight at all, but again, my dates are flexible). Would you do it to save a few hundred?

Probably goes without saying but this is Spring Break time so perhaps that may factor in.

Thanks for any opinions and advice.

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1471772/ Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:35:40 -0600
<![CDATA[SPG points How to Utilize]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1471509/ Rating: 1 Posted By: nuklep
Views: 3446 Replies: 6

Hi, I have read numerous posts on best value to get SPG points. But only thing I've gotten is that they are considered among the best points. But I just don't seem to find a way to make the most of them.

I have 36000 points I'd like to use before they expire in April. I have a trip planned from Vegas in Last week of december. Have international flight on cards early next year (Germany and India) from California. Does any vetran have helpful tips?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1471509/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:08:06 -0600
<![CDATA[JetBlue Finally Launches FREE Amazon Prime Streaming on Fly-Fi]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469800/ Rating: 2 Posted By: fivetalents
Views: 3342 Replies: 3

Announced 6 months ago by Ama zon, JetBlue has at long last rolled out access to FREE Ama zon Prime streaming on most of its fleet.


JetBlue's Fly-Fi is real broadband Internet in the sky that delivers an online experience much like you would expect at home or work, including streaming, shopping, e-mailing, and surfing.

Now you can enjoy fast, free Fly-Fi brought to you by Ama zon:watch thousands of movies and TV shows, including Amazon Originals, and shop on Ama zon when you sign in to your Amazon Prime account or sign up for a FREE 30-day trial inflight.You can download the Amazon Video app and watch on iOS and Android devices.

Fly-Fi has already been installed on over 70% of their fleet (including 100% of their A321 and A320 planes}. While only 7% of their E190s are equipped to date, installations will be completed by fall 2016.

A Fly-Fi decal will be visible on the outside of the aircraft near the boarding door and instructions on how to connect to Fly-Fi will be available in the seatback card. If you are on a larger Airbus aircrafts, you should be able to connect.

Fly-Fi Internet connectivity is currently available only over the contiguous U.S. For flights originating outside of the contiguous U.S., Fly-Fi Internet connectivity will be available once the aircraft returns to the coverage area.

Fly-Fi is free to all customers. However, for VPN or heavy gaming, Fly-Fi+ can be purchased for $9/hour.Fly-Fi+ allows you to transfer large files, access VPN and cloud storage, play online games, non-Amazon streaming.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469800/ Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:24:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Do airlines track your browsing and jack up fares when you make the reservation?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469725/ Rating: 0 Posted By: atikovi
Views: 4403 Replies: 28

Im looking for a cheap airfare from DC or Baltimore to Manchester NH to pick up a car I bought on eBay. Went to Southwest and found $69 flights non-stop to boot. Checked some other airlines as well but SW was cheapest. The next day when I try to book the flight, the fare is now $92. WTH? Are they tracking your browsing after showing a teaser fare, knowing youll come back, then raise the fare?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469725/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:16:03 -0600
<![CDATA[REQUEST: Advice Moving from CT to Orlando, FL]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469704/ Rating: 0 Posted By: JokerzWild
Views: 4527 Replies: 37

Hi FWers...

I've searched the forums and seems like 2008'ish since someone posted similar questions, so hoping someone who has done this has some suggestions.

I'm taking over an apartment for 6 months to see if I like Orlando as a place to live. Coming from CT, I'll definitely appreciate the warm weather, that's for sure.

I've priced all the moving companies for vans and they are all around $1500-1800. I don't have a lot, but can't fit what I have in my car and sell the rest. I plan on living minimally at the new place, but I also have a motorcycle I'll need to transport (which is about $600 separately).

I was going to get a small pick up and strap the bike down and fit the rest of the stuff in my car. Unfortunately, most places don't allow for a one-way pick up rental. One company (don't remember which one) did, and it was around $1300.. so for an extra $200 or so, I could get a real "truck" where I could strap my bike into the truck and move a lot more than just my bike.

Unfortunately the POD services won't allow you to put a motorcycle inside and the U-PACK rental is $1700 already. So it seems like that's the price point I'm looking at which seems rather high especially for a 6 month commitment. I suppose I can leave the bike back in CT and get it later, maybe when prices go down (as I know the beginning of the month is usually the most expensive).

I didn't know if anyone had any suggestions -- I have a few friends that are willing to help, so might be able to rent a trailer, but even that was $800 when we priced it (which would then just be cheaper to "professionally ship" the motorcycle). I don't have a ton of furniture -- plan on just bringing my computer equipment and some odds and ends and going to IKEA for the rest when I get down there to keep costs low.

If I skip the bike altogether, I know I'll keep the costs way down, but wasn't sure if anyone had any other options that maybe I haven't seen or heard of?

Thanks all!!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469704/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:43:08 -0600
<![CDATA[4* Hotel Palomar San Diego - $199/nt Feb 19-Mar 2, saves $80/nt]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469681/ Rating: 2 Posted By: jedmb
Views: 3010 Replies: 1

I just received this code as part of an event I'm attending, and thought it'd be useful!
Group Code:1602EMYTHC
Works for stays between Feb 19 and Mar 2.

Tested already, worked great for me.

Booking site:https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=53646&Chain=10179&group=160...

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469681/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:19:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Hilton Honors 2,500 Bonus Points - Stay 2 nights or more at any US hotel from 12/1/2015 to 12/31/2015]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468895/ Rating: 7 Posted By: chunghyu
Views: 3836 Replies: 6

Just sign up and earn 2,500 Bonus Points on every stay of two nights or more at any US hotel in the Hilton Portfolio from December 1 through December 31, 2015.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468895/ Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:15:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Rental car search site]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468622/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bamx2
Views: 4196 Replies: 2

Rental Car search sites that I have recently used which gave gave me pretty good pricing=


www.Costcotravel.com(Costco members only).

www.zalyn.com(you can sign up to search with multiple affiliations)

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468622/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 06:11:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Query]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468461/ Rating: 0 Posted By: sylvieskew
Views: 2930 Replies: 1

Is this a general travelling site or it is related to a specific place?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468461/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 06:25:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Any instant Flying Club silver promotions this year ?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468328/ Rating: 0 Posted By: djblamire
Views: 2931 Replies: 0

Over the last few years I've managed to upgrade to Virgin Flying Club Silver using promotions that have been available for an 'Instant Upgrade'.

I haven't seen any this year. I'm not sure if I just haven't spotted them, or whether none exist.

Does anyone know ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468328/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:19:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Breaking News: Marriott Buys Starwood]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468327/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2921 Replies: 2

Dear Members,

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International to Merge, Creating the Worlds Largest Hotel Company, Best Loyalty Program

Today were excited to share the news that Starwood Hotels & Resorts will join together with Marriott International to create the worlds largest hotel company. For our SPG members, this will mean even more choices in even more places, giving you access to 1.1 million rooms across 5,500 hotels in more than 100 countries.

As we look to bring together the very best of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards, we are confident that together we will create the most rewarding loyalty program in our industry. Our members are at the core of everything we do, and that will not change.

Today is the first day of a long journey as we combine our two companies. For now, we remain separate, and there is no change to your Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program status, your Starpoints or your existing reservations. You will continue to earn Starpoints and elite stay/night credit for your stays, and bonus Starpoints for any promotions in which are you are participating. There is no change to how you manage your SPG account or book reservations.

Over the coming months, as we have more to share, youll continue to be among the first to hear by e-mail, at spg.com and via twitter (@spg). In the meantime, we remain at your service wherever you need uswhether in our hotels, at spg.com, the SPG mobile app, or via our Customer Contact Centers.


Thyetus Lee | Social Media Specialist
Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1468327/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:57:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Anyone else here a Clark Howard fan?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1467449/ Rating: 0 Posted By: allegro54
Views: 3543 Replies: 5

I'm listening to his audio book right now, "Living Large for the Long Haul," and the travel chapter is filled with valuable money-saving sites and suggestions.

Just wish it weren't a library book...

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1467449/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:28:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Spirit Airlines $9 club cancelation ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1467185/ Rating: 0 Posted By: MommyOfHAndK
Views: 3680 Replies: 4

Family of four flying from NorthEast to Florida on school vacation. Spirit has the cheapest price by about $300 (after all the fees are added) compared to Delta, JetBlue etc.The catch is I have to join their $9 club to get that price. Never flown Spirit, not planning on flying again and most likely will not be taking advantage of the club in future. I'm reading horror stories that canceling membership is nearly impossible. Also, Spirit has poor on time departure record and has high number of canceled flights. Wondering if saving $300 is worth the possible headache. Any thoughts?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1467185/ Sat, 07 Nov 2015 10:54:54 -0600
<![CDATA["$69 Flights from US to Europe Coming Soon"]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462953/ Rating: 1 Posted By: Gauss44
Views: 8433 Replies: 25


How do you think these flights will be? Pleasant?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462953/ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:12:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney's Tickets]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462280/ Rating: 0 Posted By: eastbg
Views: 5231 Replies: 9

I need to buy 4 or 5 days tickets for Disney (Los Angeles). Any idea where I can find them cheaper thanhttps://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/ ?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462280/ Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:01:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney the FW way]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460846/ Rating: 0 Posted By: lauren75
Views: 10110 Replies: 77

I am in the process of booking a trip to Disney. I used points for flights and will soon be looking into hotels. Do you know if anyrewards programs have Disney gift cards as a redemption option? I guess I can redeem Target gift cards for Disney gift cards. Any other tips to share? Seems to be impossible get deals on the tickets...

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460846/ Sun, 20 Sep 2015 19:02:41 -0500