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[Carowinds special on yearly passes]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417941/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jwood71
Views: 180 Replies: 0

Carowinds is now offering there yearly pass with a fast lane upgrade at no charge. This is only until the end of the year and yes you can make payments on tickets.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417941/ Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:19:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Grand Mayan Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417924/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 439 Replies: 1

We have non-refundable reservations for 2/4-2/11 and 2/12-2/19/2015. Plans have changed and we cannot use them. I've listed on roomertravel.com. Any similar sites where I can salvage some value?

http://tinyurl.com/o8ztdcu


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417924/ Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:56:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Orlando: Finally a well-compensated resort tour]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417569/ Rating: 0 Posted By: SinglePapa
Views: 502 Replies: 2

For years, it appeared, Orlando timeshare tour rewards topped out at $125 cash. I just chatted up a Wyndham booker for a 7-day RCI certificate! (Wyndham owns RCI). He promised it's valid 18 months for a week of five-star accommodations anywhere with no blackouts for just $22/nite tax, no resort fee. Upon attendance, it turned out somewhat different: valid 1 year, "designed for off peak travel", by Endless Vacation Rentals at resortcerts.com/redeem .It seems you can only view available choices a month in advance; and if you book, travel must commence within 30 days. Choices shown do include up to 2-bdrm accommodations! Certificate is valued $600-1000 retail, for what it's worth... By the way, tour went fast and easy (my designation was AMEX PRO), following hot buffet for everyone. I've seen Bonnet Creek before, so I was only interested to see Wyndham Grand Hotel (tall tower nestled between six Resort buildings) - because the original guy told me RCI certificate can be applied to a four-person room there. I'm not sure of that now, since certificate received after the tour doesn't mention RCI at all.

So:
- any comparable current offers in Orlando? (Or between Orlando and Bradenton, since we'll be there as well on current vacation)
- anyone dealt with Endless Vacation Rentals?
- is RCI applicable at all?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417569/ Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:54:56 -0600
<![CDATA[REQUEST need one way rental drop off in honolulu]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417043/ Rating: -1 Posted By: kasplund
Views: 652 Replies: 1

Picking up Feb 9th, 2014 @ 9am
Dropping off Feb 11th, @ Noon

Looking to pick up in Waikiki (Sheraton preferred) and drop off at the airport.
I can't find any codes that waive the drop off fee so far.
The best I found is Costco for 275 with drop off fee.

TIA


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417043/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:53:41 -0600
<![CDATA[LAX transfer from Disneyland area hotel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1415962/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Nudle
Views: 1152 Replies: 2

First time taking the family to Disneyland so if anyone has tips on cheap airport transfer from Anaheim hotel to LAX, please share. Thanks in advance.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1415962/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:18:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Man Finds Woman with Ex-girlfriend's Name for Free RTW Award]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1415486/ Rating: 1 Posted By: ryeny3
Views: 3410 Replies: 20

Make sure your relationship status isnt changing before booking those RTW trips! Remember the guy from Canada who had booked a RTW ticket and then broke up with his girlfriend? After a month-long search and thousands of email responses, hes selected a different Elizabeth Gallagher to be his seatmate on the trip. Full story below, thanks to Mark from Yahoo! for sharing with PMttP:

Jordan Axani, 28, of Toronto, Canada, has finally chosen a woman with his former girlfriends name with whom he can travel around the world. After buying the tickets before he and Elizabeth Gallagher split, the real estate developer early last month offered his exs plane tickets for free to a woman who had to be named Elizabeth Gallagher in order not to lose his investment. Predictably, the result was thousands of emails, including 18 from Elizabeth Gallaghers with Canadian passports and hundreds of people who wanted to change their names. But he chose Elizabeth Quinn Gallagher, 23, a student and part-time office administrator from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Axani is already in New York, where Gallagher will arrive Thursday before the three-week trip. (She has never been to New York.)

The two will continue Sunday to Milan, Vienna, Prague, Paris, southern Thailand, Bangkok then Delhi, India, before returning home Jan. 12. Axani bought the tickets for a couple thousand dollars during a travel sites blowout, but they are worth twice as much, he says. Gallagher, a former Canadian Coast Guard inshore rescue coxswain, will have to buy her own food and souvenirs, which amount to a fraction of the actual cost of the trip. At the end of the day, Im just a simple guy from Canada, Axani told ABC News. Initially, when the story broke, it was shocking. I didnt have any anticipation this would happen. The original story implicated by ex-girlfriend, which was very difficult as well.

Meanwhile, Axani founded a charity in California that will help underprivileged and at-risk people travel. A Ticket Forward invites the public to donate through CrowdRise.com. The whole reason the charity started was there was a huge outpouring from people who wanted to travel the world and feared they wouldnt, Axani said. Marriott agreed to be the charitys travel partner and to house the pair in separate rooms. Gallagher, a recent graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, has a serious boyfriend, she said. He understands that Ive always wanted to travel so while hes not happy Im taking off for nearly a month at Christmas with a random guy, hes smiling through it, she told The Associated Press. Axani said, We still have some planning left to do, but were getting there. The message of the original post was, heres a ticket and you can take it. Quinn has all kinds of stuff that she wants to do and so do I. Were taking it one day at a time.

Gallagher says that after she first spoke with Axani, it was less creepy and more awesome.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1415486/ Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:56:20 -0600
<![CDATA[1 week car rental St.Louis]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1414958/ Rating: 0 Posted By: zacksmith
Views: 1511 Replies: 4

HI All

My mechanic tells me my car is Kapooey. I need a 1 week rental starting tomorrow or possibly Thursday. I live in st.Louis mo. Abbreviated STL for most searches. The best deal I can find is on Hotwire for 138.40.
I'll need insurance because my car just had liability coverage. I do have a visa signature reward card. I don't know at the present if there is any car rental coverage if I use it. Looking for a compact car deal or anything Cheap.

Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1414958/ Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:35:22 -0600
<![CDATA[REQUEST - Puerto Rico 2/22/2015 - 2/28/2015]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1414902/ Rating: 0 Posted By: dayjayvw
Views: 1896 Replies: 14

# Flying MHT to San Juan (booked)
# 2 adults + 10yrold + 5yrold
# 6 nights
# budget would like to be under 2k for room only
# looking into snorkeling, rainforest walk, light ATV touring, basic sights

Must be on a swimable beach PLEASE

I'm simply looking for suggestions on hotels to stay at. I'm an SPG member with alot of points in my bank, but the only hotel that I'd be interested on the main island is St Regis Bahia beach and its 30k a night. So instead I'm considering hoarding my points for later trips, and paying cash for a room (s).

I need either 2 queens and book 1 room, or something less expensive where I can book 2 rooms and have a king + 2 doubles.

I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with some of these hotels as the trip advisor reviews are all over the place. Some places it seems people love a place, and 3 reviews later someone mentions bedbugs, mold, german tape fences around the property etc.

What I've looks at so far to narrow things down:

2 rooms (on the cheaper side)
Hilton Ponce Golf Casino Resort
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147323-d151671-Reviews-...
reviews are all over the place

1 room
La Casitas Village
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g612474-d249488-Reviews-...
same issue with reviews

Thanks in advance as I know no one thats been there and we're concerned about staying in a lousy hotel.




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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1414902/ Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:14:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Missing items from a hotel....]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1413699/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ZDog377
Views: 2168 Replies: 17

I had a stay at a Best Western hotel in Denver in the middle of November. One day I noticed that several gift cards that I have in my bag were missing. I immediately notified the front desk and filed a police report. I talked to the owner the next morning and he stated there was nothing he could do because the items were in my bag and not in the room safe. The following week I spoke to the detective that was handling the case. She also said there was nothing she could do since I did not have any of the info on the cards. She did however let me know that this was not the first time it had happened at this hotel. She said that it has happened several times (5+) in the past year.

She said that I could give her information to the corporate office when I contacted them and they could contact her for more information. I sent BW corporate a certified letter and a week later received a response from the corporate office. In summary it stated that they had contacted the hotel owner and that he denied any wrongdoing and that all of his employees would never do anything like that. I then called the representative from corporate and asked if she had contacted the detective on my case. She stated that they had talked to the owner and that was all they would do. They do not get involved in the affairs of their hotels.

I have since found out that two of the gift cards were drained at a Best Buy not far from the hotel on Black Friday. I am also waiting to hear back from Lowe's on other ones. I've contacted the detective and I'm waiting to hear back from her to give her the additional information. I've posted a review on Trip Advisor and received a canned response from the owner. Any other ideas on what to do? Would contacting the BBB be a viable option?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1413699/ Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:04:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Anyone Try Skiplagged.com for cheaper airfare?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1413232/ Rating: 0 Posted By: forbin4040
Views: 1820 Replies: 5

Did anyone try SkipLagged.com?

They show you how to book one way multi city trips and if you 'skip' the last leg and get off somewhere inbetween, it's cheaper than flying to that same location direct.
Since they are being sued by United right now, it's probably a working model.

So if you book JFK -> SFO and it's $1100 NS, but if you book JFK -> SFO -> SEA and that's $1000, and you just 'skip' SFO->SEA you get there cheaper.



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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1413232/ Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:06:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Autoslash.com - The ABSOLUTE best way to get the best deal on a rental car!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1412995/ Rating: 13 Posted By: jimmywalt
Views: 3765 Replies: 52

I have to post this because it'sOVER THE TOP.................

I will NEVER EVER book a car again without using the website AUTOSLASH.COM. Let me explain...........

In October I booked a car via Avis with coupons codes found here for a vacation in January. At that time the BEST deal from any rental company was $390 for the week.

I read about Autoslash.com where you input your current deal and it automatically watches for better deals (same pick up date, time and location).

Earlier this week I got an email from AutoSlash about the opportunity with a different company for the SAME "intermediate" car for $230. I accepted it and booked it (no credit card needed). Within no time I got another alert for a deal at $194, and then a few hours later for $122!!!

Each time I was with a new rental company, but I don't care, I just wanted the BEST price! I went though about 4 different reservations until I got the current deal and the newest deal is on a Chrysler 200!!!!

So what I learned is this....... book with anyone at any price (who cares), put your rental in autoslash and let them find better deals. The best part is that you don't have to give a credit card until you pick up the car, and autoslash works 24/7/365 finding the best deals with the best discount codes/coupons/etc.

I'll never book a vehicle again without using autoslash!!! And it's FREE! No cost to use autoslash!!!!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1412995/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:21:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Cyber Monday 2014: NYC Attractions on Sale?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1410285/ Rating: 2 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2043 Replies: 5

http://www.newyork.com/promotions/cyber-monday/?slaff

Perhaps the locals could parse the list and rate the offers * to *****.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1410285/ Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:20:48 -0600
<![CDATA[World Market's Downton Abbey Sweepstakes]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1409087/ Rating: 1 Posted By: itsmelodyross
Views: 2274 Replies: 0

Win a Trip for 2 to London, England (hotel & accommodations), Private Tour of Highclere Castle, Visit the set of Downton Abbey, $1,000 World Market gift card. Plus, three first prizes: $500 World Market gift card.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1409087/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:58:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Picking a Hotel: If you wanted a QUIET stay on Friday night in South Portland, ME, where would you go?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1408699/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Gauss44
Views: 3793 Replies: 22

Edit: Thanks everyone! I chose embassy suites and wrote about my experience at the very bottom of this thread, on 12/7/14. Feel free to continue to discuss where the best, most quiet, places to stay in South Portland are on the weekends.

I've been looking at this map of hotels in South Portland, Me, and all of the hotels appear to be next to something noisy, a mall, an airport, an expressway, etc. Just wondering where you would stay and why if you were in need of a quiet Friday-night stay in South Portland.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/south+portland+maine+hotels/@43.6260475,-70.2953061,13z/data=!3m1!4b1

Feel free to just answer based on the part above, or based on my itinerary: My actual destination is Prometric (corner of Foden Road and Darling Avenue) which is right next to the South Portland Maine Mall. I get a discount at Hampton Inn, but it's located between an expressway and the mall (west side of the mall). The Comfort Inn is the closest (on Darling Avenue - just east of the mall). If you zoom in, the mall area will be shaded.

While I am looking in South Portland, I figure that the information in this thread will be generally applicable to other areas as well.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1408699/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:02:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Delta baggage and Delta Amex Business Gold]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1405574/ Rating: 0 Posted By: MNFRUGALSHOPPER
Views: 2856 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: 2074 Replies: 7

REQUEST FOR MIA

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: 2223 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 .
http://fenwickinn.devsite-1.com/holiday-specials-en.html

http://essentials.baltimoresun.com/admail/2014/10/fenwick_inn/images/body_01.jpg


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: 2995 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: 2878 Replies: 8

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: 3718 Replies: 6

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: -2 Posted By: ozer5190
Views: 2555 Replies: 12

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: 6 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2776 Replies: 14

Departs Nov. 19

http://www.fly4free.com/11-days-cruise-from-italy-to-canary-isla...

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: 1986 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: 3831 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: 2393 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: 3140 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: 2866 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: 1374 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: 2422 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?


Thanks


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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: 6833 Replies: 22

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/10/11/airfare-price-war-southwe...


=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: 2866 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: 2736 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: 1661 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: 2688 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: 4597 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: 2765 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.

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db1...

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
center.
...
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.
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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
manages
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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: 2863 Replies: 0

Http://www.sandiego.org
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.

http://www.sandiego.org/promotions/kids-free.aspx

sampling:

  • 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
    619-686-8715
  • 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
    760-918-5346

etc.


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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: 2904 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: 2262 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: 4172 Replies: 31

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[Waht to do with 30k rapid rewards]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1392758/ Rating: 0 Posted By: tantuti
Views: 1799 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: 1999 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.

Thanks!


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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: 1560 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: 4566 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[REQUEST - India Visa]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390828/ Rating: 3 Posted By: Fatbargain
Views: 3081 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: 3567 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[Advice for Trip to Washington DC]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1389274/ Rating: 1 Posted By: anonguy
Views: 4968 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[NY Times: 7 Steps To Cheap Hotels]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1387224/ Rating: 8 Posted By: LArugby
Views: 5986 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[Best places to travel alone?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1386496/ Rating: 0 Posted By: freejunkmail
Views: 2901 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[Any good discount codes for Car Rentals??? Please Help! ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380001/ Rating: -1 Posted By: nitihere
Views: 4125 Replies: 6

Hi All,
I need to book a rental car from 8th August to 12th August. Any discount codes that can work with Budget, Avis or Hertz?? Please help! I tried numerous of them but did not get a good low rate yet.

Appreciate your help & time!

Harnit


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380001/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:37:28 -0500