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[30% off All Norwegian Fights]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1470662/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Fatbargain
Views: 227 Replies: 0

With code BLACKFRIDAY. Not certain if it is one day only or will last through the weekend.

Sorry for posting this so late in the day ... I just saw it myself. Hope this helps someone.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1470662/ Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:16:10 -0600
<![CDATA[JetBlue Finally Launches FREE Amazon Prime Streaming on Fly-Fi]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1469800/ Rating: 1 Posted By: fivetalents
Views: 844 Replies: 1

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: 701 Replies: 13

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: 514 Replies: 0

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: 741 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: 1439 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: 1743 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: 992 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: 1067 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: 994 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: 1024 Replies: 1

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: 1768 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[Wine tour Consideration]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1465836/ Rating: 1 Posted By: stefanashk
Views: 1781 Replies: 1

Hi everyone,Some of my friends are arriving next week. So I want to arrange a party for them. Probably we will plan a wine tour. We are gathering after a long time so I wanna make this moment as best as I can.Can anyone suggest me what are steps to consider before hiring a limo hire company? This is the first time I am gonna hire a limo company so little apprehensive.Please give me some ideas so that I can make this party memorable forever.
I am from Sydney, AustraliaThanks for any help.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1465836/ Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:28:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Any advice on Yosemite in October?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464989/ Rating: 1 Posted By: anonguy
Views: 2160 Replies: 6

Looks like the Yosemite threads here are ancient, so was hoping for some more recent advice.

We are thinking about going to Yosemite for maybe a day or two next week, but have never been there before so not sure what to expect. We will be entering from the East at Lee Vining. It looks like the only places to stay this time of year are the tents at Curry Village and the Wawano Hotel (though we could stay at a place outside the park if that is better). I know there is YART for busing in from the West, but if one is staying at Curry Village, how difficult is it to drive and park at some of the sites? I figure it won't be as bad as it would in July, but just wondering if there were any tips or must-see sites that don't normally jump out.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464989/ Thu, 22 Oct 2015 21:39:37 -0500
<![CDATA[free airport parking Philly- sort of. coughs]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464580/ Rating: 5 Posted By: sunsetcliff
Views: 4023 Replies: 11


So I can park my car for free- and they rent it to someone else I never met and do not know- I will be paid .05 a mile too, and they will wash my car. What could go wrong?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464580/ Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:50:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Carnival: Europe's migrant crisis is making it harder to sell cruises]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464129/ Rating: -1 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 3656 Replies: 6

Here's CFO David Bernstein during theconference call after earningswere reported:
"Overall, Continental Europe is probably more challenging.When you think about all of the economic difficulties and the geopolitical issues and the growing refugee concerns, that's the area that has had the most challenges in terms of pricing for 2016, but we've had these challenges all year in 2015 to some extent and we are forecasting that we are going to get yield improvement for our EAA brands for 2015. So hopefully despite all these challenges, we'll be able to do that in 2016 as well."


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464129/ Sat, 17 Oct 2015 04:44:17 -0500
<![CDATA[What's the FWF way to book a hotel room nowadays?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464090/ Rating: 3 Posted By: fatbaby
Views: 5371 Replies: 49

I lost access to my former job's corporate travel service (CWT) which seemed to get better rates and perks (free breakfast buffet at hyatt, business rooms, late checkout etc) than Priceline/Travelocity/etc. My current employer doesn't seem to have anything similar so I was wondering what the cool kids use to book rooms nowadays.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1464090/ Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:11:54 -0500
<![CDATA[Should I stay in Asakusa or Yanaka Japan?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1463552/ Rating: 0 Posted By: fdsft5bfvx
Views: 2192 Replies: 2

After a whole bunch of research about JR trains, subway trains, prefectures, wards, districts, cities, etc, the picture has gotten a lot clearer than it was before but I still have some confusion. Anyway, as I stated before, I am going to Japan from October 18th to October 29th. I am mainly going to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and hopefully a few side trips in between. I was looking for an old style place to stay in the Tokyo prefecture that wasn't too far away from central Tokyo. I found out about Asakusa and Yanaka and read up on both of them.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1463552/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:59:41 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST- Need a good club in Warsaw ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1463267/ Rating: 1 Posted By: rockethotron
Views: 2477 Replies: 5

Hello guys, I'm heading to Warsaw next week and the day i should arrive is gonna be my friends birthsday, so i want to take him to a good club with whisky and dancers. I cant decide when i'm browsing trip-advisor like services. Are u visiting Europe often? Can u recommend me something?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1463267/ Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:08:53 -0500
<![CDATA["$69 Flights from US to Europe Coming Soon"]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462953/ Rating: 1 Posted By: Gauss44
Views: 5485 Replies: 23


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[Disneyland Annual Pass price increases]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462543/ Rating: 1 Posted By: jayK
Views: 5199 Replies: 31


Annual pass options, effective Oct 4, 2015:
Signature Plus (no blackout dates and free parking): $1049/year, replaces existing Premium pass (was $779/year)
Signature (blacked out last 2 weeks in December): $849/year
Deluxe pass (valid 315 days/year): $599/year, up 9%
SoCal (renewal only, valid 215 days/year, no Saturdays): $459/year, up 12%
SoCal Select (valid 170 days/year, no weekends): $329/year, up 10%

Daily parking is now $18 (up $1), and Downtown Disney parking is now 2 hours free + $12/hour, up from 3 hours free + $6/hour.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462543/ Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:10:43 -0500
<![CDATA[Any airlines that offers ticket refund after 24 hour window?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462531/ Rating: 1 Posted By: indebted
Views: 2933 Replies: 6

Are there any airlines that offer refunds if you can no longer make the trip? Even credit to use for future tickets would work. This is for travel within the US.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462531/ Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:30:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney's Tickets]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462280/ Rating: 0 Posted By: eastbg
Views: 3557 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[National Rental Coupons/Codes for Thanksgiving Week]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462087/ Rating: 0 Posted By: DCTapeworm
Views: 2811 Replies: 2

Hi all,

Been browsing older forum posts here on FatWallet and FlyerTalk, but not much posted or shown for National.

My upcoming trip is from DFW to DTW (Detroit).
It's for a short Thanksgiving stay (Nov 25-27) from Noon to Noon.

Any online references/links/resources I should reference that are current? Don't have a problem trying different corporate codes or coupons.

Thanks in advance!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1462087/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:38:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Amtrak to introduce bag fees for passengers exceeding limits]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461935/ Rating: 4 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 3018 Replies: 8

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461935/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:49:50 -0500
<![CDATA[AmEx Preferred Rewards holders: last day for 1:1 transfer to BA Avios (or Iberia)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461921/ Rating: 2 Posted By: satchelsofgold
Views: 2233 Replies: 0

This is a friendly reminder that beginning tomorrow, October 1, 250 Preferred Rewards points will only get you 200 British Airways Avios or Iberia Plus points. It's possible they'll do a bonus at some point, but if you want a sure thing, transfer your points over today to get a 1:1 rate.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461921/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:24:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Reported credit card breach at 5 Hilton hotel chains: Hilton, Doubletree, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Waldorf Astoria]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461882/ Rating: 5 Posted By: NantucketSunrise
Views: 3515 Replies: 8

Banks: Card Breach at Hilton Hotel Properties
article by Brian Krebs
Sept 25 2015

"Multiple sources in the banking industry say they have traced a pattern of credit card fraud that suggests hackers have compromised point-of-sale registers in gift shops and restaurants at a large number of Hilton Hotel and franchise properties across the United States. Hiltonsays itis investigating the claims.

In August, Visa sent confidential alerts to numerous financial institutions warning of a breach at a brick-and-mortar entity that is known to have extended from April 21, 2015 to July 27, 2015. The alerts to each bankincluded card numbers that were suspected of being compromised, but per Visa policy those notifications did not name the breached entity.

However, sources at five different banks say they have now determined that the common point-of-purchase for cards included in that alert had only one commonality: They were all were used at Hilton properties, including the companys flagship Hilton locations as well as embassy suites, doubletree,Hampton Inn and Suites,and the upscale waldorf astoria Hotels & Resorts.

In a written statement, a Hilton spokesperson said the company is investigating the breach claims.Hilton Worldwide is strongly committed to protecting our customers credit card information, the company said. We have many systems in place and work with some of the top experts in the field to address data security. Unfortunately the possibility of fraudulent credit card activity is all too common for every company in todays marketplace. We take any potential issue very seriously, and we are looking into this matter.

As with other recent card breaches at major hotel chains including Mandarin Oriental and White Lodging properties the breach does not appear to be related to the guest reservation systems at the affected locations. Rather, sources say the fraud seems to stem from compromised point-of-sale devices inside of franchised restaurants, coffee bars and gift shops within Hilton properties.

It remains unclear how many Hilton properties may be affected by this apparent breach.

Several sources in the financial industry told KrebsOnSecurity that the incident may date back to November 2014, and may still be ongoing.

This is a developing story. More as updates become available."

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461882/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:26:04 -0500
<![CDATA[The Secret Week to Get the Best Airfare on Holiday Travel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461743/ Rating: 3 Posted By: CltrAltDelicious
Views: 4185 Replies: 4


The holiday season will be here before we know it, and if you want a good deal on airfare, planning starts sooner than you think.Thanks to the Orbitz Holiday Insider Index, we now know that travelers can expect to get the best deals on airfare for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve during the week of Oct. 5 to Oct. 12.When it comes to Turkey Day, the best day to book airfare is on Oct. 6, when the average price of a round-trip ticket will cost about $406. Orbitz explains that last year, many people booked their Thanksgiving Day airfare by September 20. This caused a spike in prices, so by mid-October, you can expect that airfare will be more expensive.

In the case of Christmas, the best day to book airfare is on Oct.9, when a round-trip ticket will cost about $428. If thats too soon for you, prices are also expected to dip on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7.And finally, if you want to ring in 2016 in an exotic locale, start planning now. The best day to book New Years Eve travel is Oct. 10, when the average round-trip ticket will be about $362. Orbitz says that last year, most people didnt book NYE travel until November, so get in ahead of the crowds to snag the best deal.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461743/ Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:59:33 -0500
<![CDATA[best way to find resort with kitchenette]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461553/ Rating: 0 Posted By: miserly
Views: 2758 Replies: 5

howdy folks, trying to see if we can do family get together in palm springs area. looking for a property with "resort" type feel, kitchenettes and swimming. golf is not important.
what's the best way to look for such property?
know of any property like that?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461553/ Sat, 26 Sep 2015 23:48:48 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST - Looking for Rental car (Phoenix for weekend of 10/3)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461414/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ima999
Views: 2757 Replies: 6

Pickup location: Phoenix
Dates needed: 10/2 - 10/5
# of people: 1

* needs unlimited milage

Budget for car: Not the cheapest but not the most (maybe mid priced)

What have I found:
* lots of older stuff, not sure if it's current enough

Thanks for the help

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461414/ Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:57:39 -0500
<![CDATA[There has got to be another way to get AutoTrain discount]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461031/ Rating: 1 Posted By: stevanhauser
Views: 3957 Replies: 15

I have a trip coming up in Dec that requires 2 adults, 2 kids and a car to take the auto train. The only discount I see that I may be able to use is AAA, which would require me buying a AAA membership which almost wipes out the savings.

Any thoughts?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1461031/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:02:25 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney the FW way]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460846/ Rating: 0 Posted By: lauren75
Views: 6083 Replies: 69

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
<![CDATA[help needed for Swiss (Geneva and surrounding areas) trip for first timer]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460285/ Rating: 1 Posted By: wwon717
Views: 4150 Replies: 17

Hi all,

Need tips or suggestions on how to prepare for this trip. First time going to Europe and not sure what the best way to bring money for spending.
I've read the benefits of Chip + Pin over Chip + signature. I don't have a pin card but a signature card at the moment. Not sure if it's worth opening up a card that has chip & pin.

If I plan to stay about 6 days, should I bring enough US cash for those days or will a credit card suffice? Also, plan to check out countries around there like France, Germany...
so is it best to just use a credit card instead of exchanging US dollars to their units?

Also, best place to get the best exchange rates?

thanks in advance

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460285/ Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:50:27 -0500
<![CDATA[FF mile booking services]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460231/ Rating: 0 Posted By: miserly
Views: 3916 Replies: 8

I need to book 5 trans-pacific flights, probably on 2 different airlines, so break up the group. anybody ever use a ff mile booking service? i'm considering it because i just don't have the time to do the research and book it correctly because we have a pretty tight window. i'm willing to pay for the service. any feedback is appreciated.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460231/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:00:54 -0500
<![CDATA[Help Needed w/ Planning Trip: LA -gt; NY -gt; DC -gt; LA]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460205/ Rating: 0 Posted By: moneynomore
Views: 3631 Replies: 13

I have two foreign associates arriving in early November and wanting to visit NY and DC for a week. Altogether there are 4 of us. I have never been to the east coast so this is all new to me. Please help me with some of the logistics. They are interested in seeing the Statute of Liberty, Time Square, Wall Street, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building, etc. and in DC, White House, Lincoln Memorial, the monument, museum of natural history. I expect we spend 2 days on the travel alone, and then 3 days in NY and 2 days in DC.

1. Does it make sense to go with a tour group in both NY and DC after landing? How about getting a NY Pass?
2. I'm planning flying them on SWA since it has a flexible cancellation policy. Any suggestions on which airport to land in NY? SWA only flies to Newark and LaGuardia.
3. Taxi ride from airport to hotel or get a rental car?
4. Book hotels or Airbnb?
5. Should we fly to DC from NY or drive? How easy is it to drive from NY to DC? If fly, which airports?

Have many other questions as I work through the planning. Thanks all for any suggestions.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460205/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:18:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Hotel Room Safes Not That Safe]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460200/ Rating: 1 Posted By: burgerwars
Views: 6161 Replies: 26

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460200/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:49:43 -0500
<![CDATA[History of 1st airlines in India]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460159/ Rating: -4 Posted By: mchrish
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1910: The first Indian, or maybe even Asian, to have an airplane is the young Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, who has a keen interest in aviation. Singh sends his Chief Engineer to Eurpoe for a study with orders to buy three planes, including a Bleriot monoplane and Farman biplanes, which arrive in the Punjab later that year.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460159/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:46:27 -0500
<![CDATA[The Wave - Utah]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460049/ Rating: 0 Posted By: iceox
Views: 2695 Replies: 0

Anyone Fyers here won the lotto to go the Wave yet, 20 ppls a day w/ 10 online 4 month ahead, and 10 onsite a day ahead seems sooooo darn hard to get. Trying to go late March next year, just wonder if any here done it, and if so, any tips or just pure luck, or even if you can go w/o the required permit?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1460049/ Sat, 12 Sep 2015 19:40:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Hotel deals along a route]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1459795/ Rating: 0 Posted By: scottwood2
Views: 3323 Replies: 2

Tried to search for this but did not come up with much. We are going on a trip and we might be willing to leave a day early if I can find a deal on a hotel along the route. I can use google maps and drag the map but I was wondering if there was a better way? Even some way to look for deals in a state sorted by price would be helpful.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1459795/ Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:43:16 -0500
<![CDATA[VOLOTEA (European LCC): $7 flights when you use VISA debit]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1459522/ Rating: 1 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 3937 Replies: 0


When: November 2015-March 2016
Limited inventory at this price.
Flash sale ends tomorrow.

Note: You can get the sale price down by strategically invoking their referral bonus offer.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1459522/ Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:19:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Prepaid SIM Card for Spain?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1459126/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Jobowoo
Views: 4194 Replies: 21


I'll be traveling to Spain for two weeks and will be meeting up with friends there. Does anyone know the best prepaid SIM card to use? Local calling and data are a must. International calling is not important.

I found the following site that lists out the possibilities. It seems like Vodafone might be my best option with 1Gb of 4G LTE and 60 minutes of local calling.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1459126/ Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:08:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking for cheap Airfare deals]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458822/ Rating: -5 Posted By: peterhumberdportland
Views: 4264 Replies: 6

Hello Everyone

I am looking for cheap airfare flight, suggests me any site where i can get discount. Please drop your comments with best suggestions.

Peter humberd Portland

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458822/ Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:17:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Request: Parking at MIA next month. Any advice?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458372/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jomarrod
Views: 3720 Replies: 4

Looking at the last week of Sept for 10 days.
Any suggestions on something reliable and inexpensive? I have tried the coupons for PNF but no luck

Thanks in advance

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458372/ Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:14:39 -0500
<![CDATA[Carnival Cruise Great vacation guarantee is a scam and not honored]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458275/ Rating: -2 Posted By: exchange16
Views: 4982 Replies: 21

Carnival will never honor the "great vacation guarantee" it is the biggest scam going . Touted as the greatest thing to ever hit the cruise industry until you invoke it.

First off I am a Platinum member of Carnivals VIFP club or WAS and have 100 days sailing and 14 cruises. Until 2 days ago I was Hooked on Carnival and actually HAD 2 future cruises booked which are now being cancelled.We just got back from the worst experience ever on the Carnival Elation for a 5 day cruise leaving 8/17/2015 and return on 8/22?15 . Within minutes of boarding the boat I had an issue requiring me to Go to the guest services desk and deal with the deck officers. I am a Platinum guest and have expedited lines that I can use and took advantage of but this only hastened the impending rudeness of Barbara Plenca the Guest Service manager of the boat.With 1.5 hours before the sailing of the Elation it was made quite clear to me that this boat was quite different from anything I had experienced before and the level of contempt that this crew has for its passengers knows no bounds. I immediately invoked the " great vacation guarantee" which if taken literally describes no questions asked no refusal for any reason peace of mind ....ABSOLUTE %$#@..... I was immediately and summarily denied and was told that I did not qualify ..

********************************Passengers may invoke the guarantee for any reason. If the problem is something guest services can fix, it will offer to do so. But if passengers don't want a fix, don't believe their expectations are being met or just don't think Carnival is the right fit for them, Berra said the line will honor the guarantee, no questions asked, get them home from the first port of call and provide the 110 percent refund. If the return home violates the Jones Act, which prevents cruise passengers from traveling between two U.S. ports without also stopping at a foreign port, Carnival will absorb any penalties that may be incurred******************************

Dont believe any of the above statement from Berra Carnival Executive it is HORSE @#$% . Carnival is scamming cruisers , has no intention of ever living up to this guarantee and should be sued over this.The internet ( Cruise critic) describes how wonderful this guarantee is and that it has only been invoked 45 time over the last 15 years out of the 3 million passengers they have carried. Absolute *** again they only record a token few of the thousands of people that have invoked this worthless guarantee but never tell you how many claims they just deny.Carnival Elation and Barbara Plenca are a disgrace to the cruising industry and should be removed

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458275/ Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:16:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Anyone get this WYNN Las Vegas Deal by mail???]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458034/ Rating: 0 Posted By: cheapedy
Views: 3920 Replies: 7

I received a letter today in a Wynn branded envelope. Inside was an offer for "Two-night stays starting from $299.00, The Wynn Getaway Package" includes a 2-night stay at the Wynn, Las Vegas between Oct 28-Dec 29, two complimentary tickets to La Reve and a complimentary buffet for 2 for . I've never stayed at Wynn or it's properties, so I am unsure as to why I received it. Seems to good to be true.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1458034/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:27:17 -0500
<![CDATA[Getting Ready for My First Cruise]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1457584/ Rating: 1 Posted By: Virgil27
Views: 5622 Replies: 55

I'm going on a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Conzumel, Grand Cayman Islands, Haiti and Jamaica at the end of September. It's part of a writing conference. This is my first cruise, so I'm a bit nervous. Any advice for first-time travelers on a cruise? Here's a couple other questions.

- Once a ship returns to port, how long does it take to completely leave the ship? The ship is scheduled to reach the port at 7:00, and my plane leaves at 12:30. Will this be enough time?

- When do I present my passport, and what should I know about customs when buying souvenirs?

- I'm going on some excursions as part of the conference. What should I be aware of when I'm on tours in another country?

- How much cash should I bring, or perhaps more precisely, what should I expect to pay with cash and what should I expect to pay with debit card?

Thanks in advance from a traveling newbie

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1457584/ Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:19:56 -0500
<![CDATA[who has been to kenya?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1457446/ Rating: -1 Posted By: obechejr
Views: 3593 Replies: 9

Anyone in this forum been to kenya?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1457446/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:04:50 -0500
<![CDATA[Frontier Airlines Offering Packages That Bundle A La Carte Extras For One Price]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1457092/ Rating: 0 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 3753 Replies: 5

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1457092/ Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:55:51 -0500
<![CDATA[Advice Needed: To vacation in Puerto Rico next year or not.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1455005/ Rating: 0 Posted By: cjchaps
Views: 4187 Replies: 21

My wife and I were thinking about going to visit Puerto Rico in Jan. We have a SW companion pass and some free hotel stays coming up so financially it makes sense but are not sure the impact of their economy will have on travel. From what I've read it still seems like a relatively safe place and the local businesses still enjoy tourism money. I've read about why they are in the financial crisis and how businesses and locals have been migrating to the US recently but they don't say much about their tourism. Anyone know what impacts this will have on tourism?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1455005/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:08:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Europe Swiss Car Rental CDW alternate options]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1451464/ Rating: 0 Posted By: invisible
Views: 4101 Replies: 27

On booking a car for 4 days in Zurich Switzerland ZHR airport via Thrifty I found their CDW was very high compared to what I am used to in USA. Any alternate CDW you would recommend that may be cheaper and close in coverage?

In USA for local rental we mostly decline CDW as CC has coverage, But many have advised us to get CDW in some form when renting in Europe.due to possible extra hassles in case of any accident.

I used DISCOVER Card due to any foreign fees waived and wonder if advisable to sign up for come CDW though DISCOVER itself does offer the benefit, due to above mentioned hassles.

Any tips or experiences in this? Usually there are 3rd party CDW companies also, like the one popped up when using Kayak or Expedia that offered what looked like CDW like coverage for $9 -- I went with Thrifty for car rental as rate was same and lowest as other engines.

TIA for any tips.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1451464/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:32:40 -0500