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[WASHINGTON DC to NYC]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433937/ Rating: 0 Posted By: VAIndigo
Views: 1158 Replies: 4

Old time buddies coming and i am planning a w/e day trip to NYC. Need your help in doing it efficiently without burning my pocket.
We are total 3 guys and below are my thoughts.

1) Start early ad plan to be in NYC by 9 AM
2) Visit Liberty statue
3) Take Staten Island Ferry
4) Visit Central Park (Photo shoot)
5) Empire state??
6) Spend time at time Sq (What to)
7) Back to DC.

Concerns:
1) Tolls are really high from DC to NYC. Not sure what else would be the best and efficient way.
2) Not very familiar with NYC and heard parking cost Arm and leg there.
3) Would the above plan make me run around the city or it is efficient

Any tips would be appreciated.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433937/ Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:09:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Place to stay @Disney by area on map]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433808/ Rating: 0 Posted By: froster
Views: 1530 Replies: 20

Sorry if this was discussed before, I bought tickets and meal plans with the info provided here.. finally stuck on hotel booking, first 4 days we are staying near by Disney Celebration area, but 3 more days I need to book the hotel.. I am showing various options on Priceline.com which divided by area ... need advise on which area below will be closest to Epcot and MK .. don't want to spend too much staying near by but at the same time don't want to stuck in traffic staying far to the parks.. thanks much

1. Lake Buena Vista - Downtown Disney (4)
2. SeaWorld - I-drive South (3)
3. Disney Maingate West (3)
4. Universal Orlando - I-drive North (3)
5. Orlando Airport West - Florida Mall (1)
6. Orlando Intl Airport MCO (2)
7. Disney Maingate - Celebration (2


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433808/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:57:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Where should I go? Single male with ~$500 to spend on a flight.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433605/ Rating: 0 Posted By: nyseGUY
Views: 2024 Replies: 16

I have a $500 American Airlines voucher and I was curious where do you guys think I should go? I am flying out of the DC area if that has any bearings on your decision. Past trips have included Vegas, Texas and Florida. I am not a big traveller but I have this voucher from being bumped on a flight so I would like to use it to see a cool place.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433605/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:42:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Frontier Airlines Carry On and Check Bag Fee Increases effective 5/1/15]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433511/ Rating: 1 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 2103 Replies: 11


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433511/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:37:52 -0500
<![CDATA[Hey FatWallet Travelers, We Need Your Feedback! ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433485/ Rating: 11 Posted By: MVP9596
Views: 3073 Replies: 73

Hey travel experts, FatWallet wants your opinion on hotels. We would love to know how many of you book your hotel stays through FW to get CashBack. For those of you who don't please tell us why not. As we kick off summer travel season we want to know what we could be doing in this category to help save you more. Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433485/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:54:47 -0500
<![CDATA[Priceline Express Deals coupon, where to enter?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433217/ Rating: 0 Posted By: B0HEMIAN
Views: 1452 Replies: 6

Never booked at that site. Promo emails says enter coupon code at checkout but all I saw is the long form to be filled and at the end of the there is a button reserve now. Where to enter the coupon.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433217/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:25:13 -0500
<![CDATA[Spirit AIrlines $69 round trip]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433159/ Rating: 3 Posted By: mrsv
Views: 3414 Replies: 7

Spirit Airlines is offering $69 roundtrip airfares to several destinations. The usual restrictions apply (only certain dates, etc.), but I was able to book FLL to ORD for the $69 (includes taxes but not baggage) and only adjust my dates by a day or two. The bad side is that you're on Spirit Airlines (eek!) and you have to pay for checked bags - the good side is that I'm going to see my daughter when I otherwise couldn't!

http://marketing.spirit.com/traveldeals/traveldeals.php?s=&e=1&u...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433159/ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:23:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Beware: Autoslash.com]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433087/ Rating: -6 Posted By: Lvscott
Views: 1401 Replies: 11

I made a car rental reservation and used my AMEX card to reserve it. I then entered the reservation into Autoslash.com. Two days later I get an email from Autoslash saying they found a cheaper rate by $12.

So I go to Autoslash.com and see it is the same car rental company with the exact same car, pick up location, dates, and times, but is $12 less. I try to make the new reservation but when I get to the end they didn't ask for my credit card and there is a small paragragh that reads:

"Why don't you want my credit card number?
Most rental companies don't require payment until you actually pickup your car. You'll need to present your credit card at the car rental counter, but we don't usually need your credit card number at this stage. So we didn't ask!"

As most of you know, in order to get the AMEX Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance benefit that your AMEX card provides "you must both reserve and pay the full price of the rental with your card." (Bold part taken directly off the AMEX website).

I also tried to make the reservation directly through the car rental company website but it has the old rate that my original reservation was for. Apparently Autoslash works with these car rental companies which give them slightly lower rates to trick people into voiding their AMEX Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance. Then they either have to pay the optional insurance fees once they get to the counter and find out they have no AMEX coverage, or pay for damage to the car. You think they were doing this for nothing? $12 less is not worth the risk of having to pay for damage to the car. It appears my Mastercard doesn't say I must reserve it with the card, just pay for it. I don't know about Visa.

You've been warned.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1433087/ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:05:31 -0500
<![CDATA[Going to St. Thomas US Virgin Islands]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432909/ Rating: -1 Posted By: olsanc
Views: 1255 Replies: 5

Does anyone knows of great discount/deal airlines tickets to go to St. Thomas USVI? I am looking for a roundtrip ticket from the Washington DC area to St, Thomas from 3/27 to 4/6. I really need to get two inexpensive tickets. I have a family emergency and I really have to be there before March 30, 2015. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432909/ Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:58:13 -0500
<![CDATA[Delta Flight change - suggestions please]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432895/ Rating: 0 Posted By: uroayya
Views: 971 Replies: 2

Booked 3 tickets from FAI to ATL for June 2015 at USD796 per ticket. This flight is delaying departure by 5 minutes. Delta sent me an email with a link to either confirm travel or cancel and request for refund. When I called them to switch to a different flight on the same day which is currently USD 701. They are willing to switch flights but not refunding the price difference.

The CSR says if I cancel and ask for a refund, there will 200 USD charge since it is a minor time change. Does any one have nay experience on this type of time change. I am hesitant to hit the refund button! My imtention is to switch to the other flight and save some money.

comments appreciated,


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432895/ Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:46:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Car rental insurance coverage in Spain]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432815/ Rating: 0 Posted By: sandigabi
Views: 1190 Replies: 3

Hello,

My family and I will be traveling to Spain in a couple of weeks and rent a car there. My primary car insurance does not cover Europe. I will, however use a MasterCard that offers=14pxcollisions loss/damage insurance to pay the vehicle=14px. The car rental place offersThird Party Insurance. For our piece of mind, we want to know if we are covered in case of accident (both our rental and the other car(s)involved). I appreciate your expertise in car insurance matters and suggestions with what else we might need topurchase to be fully covered. Thank you!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432815/ Sat, 14 Mar 2015 15:05:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Request - Anchorage car rental Jun 22-Jul 4, Avis AWD/Coupon]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432520/ Rating: 0 Posted By: wangxin
Views: 1253 Replies: 3

Please help!
Need a car from June 22- Jul 4. All $1000 plus. Any codes/coupons that can bring it down?

Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432520/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:41:31 -0500
<![CDATA[Request- Car rental Anchorage Alaska July 18-31 2015]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432353/ Rating: 0 Posted By: busterpuck
Views: 1263 Replies: 2

Just called a place I saw on here from several years ago about renting a car in anchorage. Yikes $1.332.00 for a car. $1.827.00 for a suv. Getting to old to walk, but certainly might have to at these prices. Any body have any ideas?

Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432353/ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:46:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Travel sites, gift cards, and Barclaycard Arrival Mastercard]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432102/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Matrim33
Views: 1987 Replies: 6

Hey Guys. I have a bunch of points on my Barclaycard Arrival Mastercard and I wanted to get a giftcard for a friends birthday with them. I was surprised to see that none of the major travel sites (Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, etc) have gift cards. Is this true? Seems funny not to sell GCs as that locks people to your products but maybe there is a reason for it. The closest thing I could find was a Hotels.com giftcard, but I really wanted to give her the option of airfare or car rental too. I also see that you can get gift cards for specific airlines but again that locks her in. Thoughts?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432102/ Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:50:29 -0500
<![CDATA[NON-STOP from NewYork To Moscow, Russia FOR ONLY $378 RT]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432006/ Rating: 3 Posted By: bablooudeals
Views: 2371 Replies: 15

Fly non-stop from New York to Moscow, Russia for only $378 return with Delta.
DATES:Availability fromMarch to April 2015
Example dates:
Mar18-25th
Mar 23rd-30th
29th Mar 5th Apr
7th- 14th Apr
15th- 22nd Apr
and more
http://www.delta.com/


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1432006/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:17:47 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST- has anyone rented a car in Anchorage AK and dropped it off in Fairbanks? ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431989/ Rating: 0 Posted By: cacashasha
Views: 1453 Replies: 3

Need a car for 2 days in May. Checked around quite a bit and it's REALLY expensive... Does anyone know of promo code, coupon, etc. that might help?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431989/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:26:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Suggestions for upcoming Atlantic City trip in May]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431723/ Rating: 0 Posted By: BruceWayne08
Views: 1366 Replies: 10

My wife & I will be visiting Atlantic City, NJ in the 1st week of May for 3 days. We have already bought the airline tix. We still have to book the rental car & the hotel. I have booked a hotel in galloway as a backup but am wondering if staying at the boardwalk / bay area is worth it. I have been looking at Groupon / LivingSocial etc. but didn't find anything particularly interesting. We would enjoy spending time at the casinos but at the same time we are not crazily into them. Any suggestions for saving money & enjoying frugally? Any itineary suggestions? Thanks.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431723/ Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:36:59 -0500
<![CDATA[LOS ANGELES LAX TO NEW YORK JFK FOR ONLY $253 RT]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431475/ Rating: 3 Posted By: bablooudeals
Views: 2090 Replies: 0

Few dates availability fromApril to May 2015Outbound
DATES:
Apr 17th, 23rd, 28th
May 1st, 4th, 5th
Inbound
Apr 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th
May 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th

http://www.suncountry.com/


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431475/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:04:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Hi i need an advice pls]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431441/ Rating: 0 Posted By: eytchslash
Views: 1581 Replies: 4

I had booked a promo ticket to phillipines but something happens unexpectedly so i decided to cancel the flight and re book my ticket to adjust my flight. But the agency told me that i must pay the whole amount of the normal ticket plus i will pay my re booking, so i was charged of 450 . Do you think this is right? Because as i saw the policy's of their site, cancellations charge is only 200 so how come that i will pay also the normal price of the ticket? Pls help..


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431441/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:28:15 -0600
<![CDATA[NON-STOP FROM NEW YORK JFK TO MIAMI FOR $138 RETURN WITH DELTA]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431334/ Rating: 4 Posted By: bablooudeals
Views: 2695 Replies: 8

I was able to book 8 round trip tickets for mid April for $138 each. AvailabilityinApril 2015Example dates:
8th-15th Apr
9th-16th Apr
14th-21st Apr
15th-22nd Apr
16th-22nd Apr
21st-28th Apr
22nd-28th Apr
22nd-29th Apr

http://www.delta.com/


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431334/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:29:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Planning to visit Maui or Big Island in Hawaii during April or May]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431247/ Rating: 0 Posted By: smart84
Views: 2316 Replies: 22

We (couple only) are planning to visit Maui (preferred) or Big Island during April or May (preferred).

I am already checking at Expedia / Orbitz / Priceline, but not seeing any major deals except around $100 to $200 savings on packages (flight + hotel + car).

Any one has an idea about where to look for some real deals?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1431247/ Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:43:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Chinese Visa service provider]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1430768/ Rating: 0 Posted By: amd555
Views: 2423 Replies: 13

I have seen a few companies offering the service.

Anyone recommend a good service agent to apply for visa? I'm looking at multiple entry 10 year visa.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1430768/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:47:17 -0600
<![CDATA[16 European Vacation $2399]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429900/ Rating: 3 Posted By: PMaloneytion
Views: 3496 Replies: 7

Living Social has a 16-Day Trip to Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Venice & Paris from $2,399 FLIGHTS AND HOTEL INCLUDED!!! Booked separately could easily be over $5,000!

https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1390036-16-day-trip-to-barcelona-italy-paris-flights


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429900/ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:28:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Flying from Los Angeles to Boston]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429848/ Rating: 0 Posted By: donaldafm
Views: 2409 Replies: 6

Two of us are going to be flying from Los Angeles to Boston and back in the fall. We basically want to get some 20 inch or wider seats, which I believe means business or first class. Trying to find a way to do that without paying an arm and a leg. American Airlines has offered me a credit card that if I sign up I supposedly get 50,000 miles (I can easily meet their purchase minimum). *IF* I understand their charts, that should get me a first class non-stop round trip to Boston and back. If I can essentially buy one get one free that would be great. But don't know what gotchas there might be.

Anyone have any thoughts about how to get some deals on wider seats, or if they've done the mileage things with American. We are willing to do a one stop, as long as it doesn't involve a long layover. Any suggestions for other websites to check would also be much appreciated.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429848/ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:44:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Disney discontinuing no-expiring tickets]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429682/ Rating: 4 Posted By: MommyOfHAndK
Views: 2843 Replies: 12

Follow up to my other post in deal discussion forum re. ticket price increase, Disney is no longer selling no-expiring ticket option. You can still get them from Undercover Tourist, AAA etc but possibly not after 3/2. On Disney site they state that those tickets will be honored, so anyone planning ahead, this may be a good time to get non expiring tickets and save.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429682/ Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:31:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Airline Settlement]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429275/ Rating: 23 Posted By: Marvinomatic
Views: 6695 Replies: 18

I'm not included in this one. FYI: https://airlinesettlement.com/eng/


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1429275/ Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:59:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Tips for Fort Lauderdale & Miami trip ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428907/ Rating: 0 Posted By: BruceWayne08
Views: 2793 Replies: 10

My wife & I will be visiting Fort Lauderdale & Miami in the 1st week of March for 6 days. We have already bought the airline tix & done the hotel bookings. We plan to visit the keywest for 1 day (either a bus trip or self-drive) besides spending 3 days in Miami & 2 days in Fort Lauderdale. We will be booking a rental car. We also plan to use the sun trolley in Fort Lauderdale & the metro in Miami. I have bought 2 days Miami Go card through Groupon. Any suggestions for saving money & enjoy frugally? Any itineary suggestions?

Thanks.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428907/ Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:55:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Europe roaming SIM card?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428906/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rsuaver
Views: 2534 Replies: 12

A family member will be visiting Germany and Czech Republic for about 10 days. Looking at options on getting a nano SIM card that would be good on both countries without roaming charges. The ones I've seen so far have been good for either one country, but then switch to a high per day charge when roaming. Ideally, just a 10euros SIM with a similar plan with 500meg or 1gb. Now something to purchase in the US ahead of time would be even sweeter.

In fact, another family member gave me an Italian SIM and after some time I was able to see that the card has a negative 24euros balance!

TIA.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428906/ Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:49:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Oscars Challenge- win 2 free SWA RT]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428741/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2325 Replies: 3

wgntv.com/contests

Simple registration required.
No purchase necessary.
Entry deadline: 2 hours before showtime


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428741/ Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:34:30 -0600
<![CDATA[san diego airport car rental]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428277/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mrkk
Views: 2828 Replies: 13

my flight is arriving exactly at midnight, some car rentals close at 12:30 and open at 4 am next morning

all the good name car companies show 70$ and above per day for car rental!

Please help me find a good deal here.

SAN airport - arriving at march 13 (or march 14 1 am by the time i reach car rental)
going back march 18 noon

I have never tried Hotwire or Priceline and very skeptic, since they want me to prepay first and I am sure that car rental will be closed by the time i reach there


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428277/ Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:06:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Question about Car Rental "estimated total"]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428097/ Rating: 1 Posted By: saud0488
Views: 3186 Replies: 7

I'm renting a car through Dollar Rent A Car from their LGA location from March 13-16. Their prices are WAY lower than the competition. For a small car, I booked for about $78 for the entire weekend and Monday. Those who rent from the NYC airports know this is a good deal, maybe too good.

I usually use National or Enterprise CDP but the cheapest I found through that was about 297. I did another search from Orbitz and found an enterprise for the same times/date/car class for about 180. I booked that too, just in case, for about an hour or so later.

My question is how accurate is the estimated grand total that they quoted me? I know that this number can change somewhat but Yelp and Google reviews don't exact paint the best picture for this budget location. I realize that most people only leave reviews for such places if their experience is very poor but they average about 1.5 out of 5 stars with about 60 reviews. Whenever I rent with national, the total ends up being less than the estimate. Was hoping someone could shed some light on how much more it could possibly be, or better yet if someone had any experience with this location.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1428097/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:29:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Cheapest Way to Keep Delta and United Miles]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1427792/ Rating: 0 Posted By: margolis
Views: 2596 Replies: 7

Someone recently asked about the cheapest way to keep AA miles. I have the same question with regard to Delta and United miles.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1427792/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:38:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Becoming a travel agent]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426830/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bablooudeals
Views: 3097 Replies: 6

I am thinking of becoming a travel agent, any help from the great minds of fellow FWers will be awesome. what are your thoughts on Host Agencies, Cruise One, Cruise Planners etc?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426830/ Sun, 08 Feb 2015 20:28:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Seeking cheap hotel options for 3/26, 3/27,4/5, and 4/6 in Dubai or Abu Dhabi]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426577/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rza1
Views: 2910 Replies: 2

Any recommendations and anyone know how I might be able to save money? I don't need anything fancy for these 4 nights and would like to get less than $100 per night.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426577/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:37:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Cheepest way to keep AA points from expiring]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426576/ Rating: 4 Posted By: wizardking
Views: 4349 Replies: 20

I have about 54k points in my AA account.
They are going to hit 18mo and expire Mar 1st.

I am looking for any alternatives to just spending $30 for 1000 miles to re-up the expiration date.

Suggestions?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426576/ Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:24:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Alamo Bait & Switch - Fort Myers]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426376/ Rating: -7 Posted By: rligus
Views: 2907 Replies: 6

The attendant at Fort Myers executed a "Bait & Switch" when we arrived, aggressively pushing a car class change that cost an additional $299.94 on our bill, which is unreasonable, since our reservation was for $372.00. Normally, class upgrades are given for free. Although we were given a credit for $100.00. when we complained, plus $37.50., this is not enough.
I cannot in good conscience recommend this location to anyone.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426376/ Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:33:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Need itinenrary and airticket help]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426259/ Rating: 0 Posted By: voonli
Views: 2512 Replies: 2

I need to fly to 3 destinations for the trip in September and I couldn't figure out the best way to fly the cheapest and still save time. The locations are as followed: HKG, ICN & KUL. The reason to fly to HKG is for my cousin's wedding in late september (date can't be changed), ICN to visit a friend (can be on my way to asia but prefer to visit on my way back to the US) and KUL to have interview at the embassy for my visa so I can come back again. Can someone share their thoughts on this? I have 78000 miles with ultimate reward that I could use on this flight and was debating if I should use it on koreanair, but they are partner of malaysian airlines and I try to stay away being that they co share a flight a lot.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1426259/ Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:37:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Tips for San Francisco trip]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1425906/ Rating: 2 Posted By: BruceWayne08
Views: 5554 Replies: 45

My wife & I will be visiting San Francisco in the 2nd week of Feb. for 4 days. We have already bought the airline tix & done the hotel bookings. We plan to visit the yosemite park for 1 day besides spending time in the san francisco city. We will be booking a rental car. I will be checking the Groupon & LivingSocial site for any travel discounts. Any suggestions for saving money & enjoy frugally? Any itineary suggestions?
Thanks.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1425906/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:10:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Booked a hotel room. Charges question]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1425045/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Rerun
Views: 4116 Replies: 27

I booked a hotel room for this weekend overnight for a visiting friend (one night only and got a discount for advance booking). I charged on my credit card and I'm already charged a little over $100 (taxes included). I assume this is based on the check in after 5 PM on Fri. and the check out before 12 PM on Sat. My question is this: If my friend forgets or checks out after 12 PM on Sat. or if he uses some services while staying in the room, am I gonna see additional charges to my credit card? Is it possible to call the hotel and tell them that I am only responsible for the initial $100 already charged and won't accept any additional charges for whatever reason incurred by my friend? The confirmation email to my address says, Booked by "my friend's name" as I put his name on the ticket.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1425045/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:51:10 -0600
<![CDATA[persona desert safari tour arrangement]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1424755/ Rating: 0 Posted By: celinakatlinsamuel
Views: 3170 Replies: 7

Hi All,

I am planning to take my friends for a desert safari as a bachelorette party, so looking for a personal tour arranger because I do not prefer to arrange it from a tour company
Please let me know if anyone knows, thanks in advance?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1424755/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Vegas in July - midweek, one night on the strip - ideas?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1424672/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rsuaver
Views: 3614 Replies: 15

In honor of the 'no-sure-which' anniversary of the movie Vacation, we are taking the grand endeavor of doing the cross country trip and back from NJ to LA.

We are stopping one night in Vegas. Am looking for ideas on how to secure a room at a 4+ hotel in the middle of the strip. It's two adults and two teens, so there will be no gambling. My only experience with Vegas has been staying at the Cosmo via a convention. I like the place, but imagine there are other options.

Potentially, it'll be the middle of the week after July 4th. But could be the week before (though too close to July 4th) or even the week after.

Any ideas?

TIA.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1424672/ Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:20:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Winter Storm Juno]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1424330/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2808 Replies: 2

Over 29 million people are under a blizzard warning, and 14 million people are under a winter storm warning through Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wonder if this is El Nino's work?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1424330/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:22:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M in cash]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1423915/ Rating: 1 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 3607 Replies: 16


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1423915/ Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:17:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Anybody flown on Norwegian Airlines before?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1423371/ Rating: 1 Posted By: adidasdude41
Views: 4018 Replies: 19

In the spring, we are going toOslo > Bergen > Stockholm > Copenhagenfor the first time. When searching from USto Oslothen returning fromStockholm to US, we discovered NorwegianAirlines is cheapest. Despite only flying to a few cities on West and East coast (LA, SF, DC, NYC, FL, etc),they're still the best value.

Has anybody on FW flown them before?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1423371/ Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:31:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Article - Do Booking Sites Raise Prices Based on Your Search Habits?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1423190/ Rating: 3 Posted By: ablang
Views: 5273 Replies: 15


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1423190/ Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:20:40 -0600
<![CDATA[WSJ: U.S. Airlines Ponder Cheap Oil Rewards Carriers May Pay Down Debt or Return Cash to Shareholders]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1422913/ Rating: 0 Posted By: shank
Views: 3570 Replies: 3

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-airlines-ponder-cheap-oil-reward...

So much for those who believed that US carriers would cut fares.How will the money be allocated? I would picture some kind of balance, Mr. Weir said. The airline last year made an extraordinary contribution to its pension plan and paid down debt, he told the Airline Economics annual financing forum in Dublin.
=24pxWe could potentially stand to gain a lot.=24pxAmerican Airlines treasurer Tom Weir.
Debt repayment would also be on the agenda of Uniteds Mr. Laderman. He said investors may also want to be rewarded with share repurchases.We think the U.S. airlines should continue on their path of returning cash to shareholders, Helane Backer of Cowen Securities said on Tuesday. Carriers should avoid cutting ticket prices on low fuel while travel demand remains robust, she said.U.S. carriers also could parlay their improved financial position into more attractive financing terms for new aircraft deliveries due in coming months.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1422913/ Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:59:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Article: Why you should ONLY fly Southwest Airlines]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1422820/ Rating: -7 Posted By: ablang
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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1422820/ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:02:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Who has 2 thumbs and wants to tour a Vegas timeshare? ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421765/ Rating: -5 Posted By: timmartinnh
Views: 3941 Replies: 8

My wife and I will be heading to Las Vegas late April 2015. We'd like to stay at a timeshare for cheap in exchange for the presentation and tour. We did this for an extended weekend last year where we live, and I'm wondering if we might find something nice for an affordable price in Vegas. We utilize the in unit kitchen to save costs on meals while we travel, and units are much nicer than hotels. Any advice would be great. How do we get the companies to make us an offer we can't refuse? Spoken to a couple companies that are only willing to offer an expensive stays (149/night for a week) that "reimburse" your stay towards the purchase price of a package, which in all honesty we do not intend on buying.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421765/ Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:59:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Vegas in March]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421616/ Rating: 0 Posted By: fishpony
Views: 3957 Replies: 8

Hey everybody. I'm looking to meet some friends in Vegas in a little over two months flying through Allegiant Air. Since i've been looking at ticket prices it's gone from around $200 to $320 now. Do ticket prices every go back down or will it continue to rise? Do i buy now or risk it going up further? I haven't convinced myself i need to go and the more it goes up the more i would rather back out and save it for a different trip. I'm lost, ive never seen prices go up this fast so soon!! Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421616/ Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:45:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Bachelor Party Help! Cabo, Cancun, Puerta Vallarta, Vegas?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421434/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DavidCH
Views: 3346 Replies: 4

Hey everyone!

I'm doing price research for a bachelor party and wanted help/resources/ideas/sites or specific deals if anyone has them.

Basically, we're trying to decide between driving to Vegas and sharing a condo, and then using our budget on bottle service/strip clubs, or going to somewhere like Cabo/Cancun/Puerta Vallarta and spending more for travel, but ideally less on entertainment/food/etc.

I wanted thoughts on where we could get the best bang for the buck, and which places are best for a bachelor party? It's in the last two weeks of May.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421434/ Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:37:10 -0600