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[Booked a hotel room. Charges question]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1425045/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Rerun
Views: 1370 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: 645 Replies: 4

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: 782 Replies: 3

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?


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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: 1013 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: 1476 Replies: 10

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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: 0 Posted By: adidasdude41
Views: 1928 Replies: 16

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: 3175 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: 1970 Replies: 3


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: -6 Posted By: ablang
Views: 1589 Replies: 7

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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: 2068 Replies: 7

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: 1906 Replies: 7

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: 1589 Replies: 3

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
<![CDATA[Hyatt Promotion Spring 2015]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421215/ Rating: 0 Posted By: laureninrome
Views: 2028 Replies: 0

Is anyone else doing the Hyatt Spring Promotion that started today? They seemed to get excessively stingy with my promotion and I am wondering if anyone else got offered more points or anything else? Usually it's 50,000 points a promotion, but I only got offered 20,000 points:~~Heres your exclusive offer selected just for you. Earn 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after completing 10 eligible nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide during our Stay More Play More promotion.Simply stay from January 15 through April 30, 2015, then use your points for free nights, room upgrades, relaxing spa treatments, delicious dining experiences and more.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1421215/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:47:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Looking for discounts in Riviera Maya (Hard Rock)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420750/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Dakota95
Views: 1885 Replies: 5

what would be the best way to get a great deal on a hotel in the Riviera maya? Specifically looking at the hard rock hotel riviera maya.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420750/ Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:29:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Sleeping at the airport?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420555/ Rating: -6 Posted By: vuvtuan
Views: 2324 Replies: 9

My flight will arrive in Hanoi Airport on 15 Jan. Do you have any recommendations for the best hotels to stay near the airport?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420555/ Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:30:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Travel to India via Munich from USA with expired US visa but approved extension]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420506/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ganeshkamble
Views: 1977 Replies: 9

My wife will be traveling to India via Munich in March 2015 aboard Lufthansa Airlines. She will NOT be changing airport or terminals and will be heading straight to Mumbai from Munich (Itinerary is Houston --> Munich --> Mumbai). She is an Indian citizen holding a valid Indian passport and an EXPIRED US visa but legal stay( have approval notice for US visa extension). If she travels through Germany (Munich) via Lufthansa does she need a transit visa? I am not worried about returning to US as she will go for a VISA Stamping while in India. I just want to make sure whether she will face any problems at Muncih or she would be trouble free considering her visa status.

Thanks ,GK

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420506/ Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:44:07 -0600
<![CDATA[New Orleans - must see sites for 1st time visit]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420132/ Rating: 4 Posted By: COOLBLEU
Views: 2892 Replies: 24

I wish I could make it to Mardi Gras this year but will be going with a friend towards the end of March. We've never been and I wanted to
know of any must see sites for a 2-3 day visit? Any suggestions from people that have been there? Thanks in advance!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1420132/ Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:41:50 -0600
<![CDATA[WASHINGTON TO LOS ANGELES FOR $56 ONE-WAY (must read)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1419548/ Rating: 8 Posted By: bablooudeals
Views: 6274 Replies: 25

Fly with Virgin America one-way from Washington to Los Angeles for only $56.It consists of a clever little trick called Hidden City ticketing.
The actual flight is IAD-LAX-DAL. However, nothing is stopping you from exiting the airport at LAX during your layover.
If you searched for a direct IAD-LAX flight, you will find fares more than double the price!!We strongly recommend you do NOT check-in any bags. Virgin America willnot assist you in abandoning the route half-way.
This is best done when you only have a carry-on bag.DATES:
AvailabilityfromJanuary to February 2015Example dates:
27th Jan
28th Jan
29th Jan
2nd Feb
3rd Feb
4th Feb
5th Feb
and many more..


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1419548/ Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:42:17 -0600
<![CDATA[New York City trip]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1419359/ Rating: 0 Posted By: showmeabargain
Views: 4618 Replies: 50

My 27yr old daughter and I are going to NYC arrive May 20 till May 27. Cant pay $300+ a nite for hotel, so thinking of staying Secacus embassy suites $199 catch bus at front door for short ride into NYC or homewood suites NJ Edgewater NJ $189 as each are fairly reasonable with full breakfast, cocktail hr, and dinner Mon-thurs at Homewood Suites. I know FOOD is ex pensive in NY. Homewood also has free shuttle to ferry port to take into NYC daily.
Wondering what you guys think of this (staying in NJ). Also, what if any are a good transportation pass around NYC, any include unlimited bus, subway etc? Also, thinking of renting a car one day or two to drive into Bronx, Long Island . COMMENTS APPRECIATED,THANKS

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1419359/ Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:35:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Hilton (HLT) and Marriott (MAR) stop permitting same-day hotel reservation cancellations. ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1419153/ Rating: 4 Posted By: MISTERCHEAP
Views: 2645 Replies: 2

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1419153/ Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:40:28 -0600
<![CDATA[United Airlines sues 22-year-old who found method for buying cheaper plane tickets]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1418655/ Rating: 16 Posted By: Neilium
Views: 7685 Replies: 15

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1418655/ Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:36:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Let's finish 2014 with upbeat travel stories.]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1418084/ Rating: 1 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2249 Replies: 0

NOLA Visit 12/14-19/2014
Scored cheap airfare ORD-MSY-ORD. $65 pp total RT
Hyatt Place Convention Center price matched Expedia Singapore's quote and per their terms knocked another 20% off. Net $57 pn inc 14% tax prepaid. AMEX promo returned $50 from the total.
Day of arrival at 11:30am, Hyatt accepted 3 checked bags while we had brunch in the French Quarter. We returned 2 hours later to checkin. Only two bags were found/returned. On 12/15, I submitted a claim for the replacement cost of the missing bag and contents. Yesterday FEDEX delivered to my home a reimbursement check for $2060.40. I'll miss my cashmere car coat, Kensington bag, and the rest but I will enjoy the windfall.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1418084/ Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:37:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Carowinds special on yearly passes]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1417941/ Rating: -2 Posted By: jwood71
Views: 2360 Replies: 3

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: 2948 Replies: 3

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?


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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: 1 Posted By: SinglePapa
Views: 2426 Replies: 5

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.

- 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: 1740 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.


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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: 2488 Replies: 7

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: 4911 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: 2618 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.


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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: 3086 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
reviews are all over the place

1 room
La Casitas Village
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: 3539 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: 2 Posted By: forbin4040
Views: 3609 Replies: 6

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: 14 Posted By: jimmywalt
Views: 6411 Replies: 57

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: 3071 Replies: 5


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: 3163 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
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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.


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: 3777 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: 3032 Replies: 8


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
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Fenwick Inn

Thanksgiving Package

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

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


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

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1404951/ Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:17:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Get a $20 one-time Amex statement credit when you spend $200 or more at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1404249/ Rating: 1 Posted By: needhelpplease
Views: 3872 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: 4038 Replies: 9

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: 4648 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: 3483 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: 3666 Replies: 14

Departs Nov. 19


Bookable atlogitravel.de

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

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402851/ Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:27:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Wanted - 2015 Entertainment Book coupon for La Quinta Inn (or any coupon)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1402217/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jimmywalt
Views: 2757 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[Vega$ Fundage]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1399764/ Rating: -1 Posted By: hard2hold
Views: 3556 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[Best place to buy disney tickets]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1393271/ Rating: 2 Posted By: rainyangel175
Views: 5517 Replies: 35

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[REQUEST - India Visa]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1390828/ Rating: 3 Posted By: Fatbargain
Views: 3734 Replies: 17

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[Any good discount codes for Car Rentals??? Please Help! ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380001/ Rating: -1 Posted By: nitihere
Views: 4621 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!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380001/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:37:28 -0500
<![CDATA[Has anyone used www.bookvip.com?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1307689/ Rating: 1 Posted By: etschool
Views: 82711 Replies: 95

Has anyone used www.bookvip.com to book a trip?

It looks timeshare items, but the website does not say.

I can find any reviews from tripadvisor or google.

Any information would be appreciated if you share your experience.

Happy fawalleting.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1307689/ Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:14:54 -0500