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[Request: cheapish Hotel in Waco Texas]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380048/ Rating: 0 Posted By: kybudman
Views: 463 Replies: 3

I need a hotel in Waco Texas....hopefully a 3 star hotel check in Augist 26th check out August 30th. Heres the catch: I need a room with a Kitchenette. Ive looked everywhere I can find and dont see any way to find hotels with kitchenettes? Ideally I would like to use pricelines name your own price but is there any way to tell if they have kitchenettes? The hotel brand doesnt matter....Just the best price I can find. BTW The hospital I would like to be near is in south Waco. BTW the area at Priceline that would be the best is waco south with Waco south and southwest Waco-Hewitt also possibilities. Any and all help would be appreciated....even if its pointing me in the right direction. Its the kitchenette part thats throwing me.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380048/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:29:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking for tips on saving money on trip to Beijing, China]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380034/ Rating: 0 Posted By: FamilyOfSix
Views: 537 Replies: 0

I will be visiting China for 1 week in late September. Having just started doing my research and planning, I am looking for tips and advice, mainly on strategies for maximizing my travel dollars. Here are some things I've learned so far:

- Accommodation seems to be on par with North America. I'm looking at $50 per night for budget hotel on up to $200+ per night for higher end hotels.
- I will probably visit Datong and Pingyao, taking the overnight train. This has the benefits of: accommodation + transport in 1, and saving time on travel.
- I will try to avoid eating western food in tourist destinations
- I want to do a lot of shopping and will barter pretty hard. I've heard that I should pay between 40% and 60% of the original asking price.
- Transportation is a big question mark for me. I have heard that the subway is cheap and convenient. However, a good friend was able to hire a tour guide and driver for a total of just $50 per day. This seems insanely cheap and the benefit of a 'professional' tour with all the commentary and convenience.

Any other tips related to Beijing, Datong, and Pingyao very much appreciated.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380034/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:08:59 -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: 624 Replies: 2

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
<![CDATA[become a travel agent looking for pointers]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379819/ Rating: 0 Posted By: iomongol
Views: 830 Replies: 0

Hi,

I book fishing trips for my clients, but sometimes clients ask for hotels, rental cars, air and shuttle services.We still book the same, but make no money.
Ideally,I would like to become a travel agent under someone's else umbrella and get a commission split.

Have a couple questions:
1.What is the normal commission split percentage wise ?
2.Any links, ideas on companies that are interested in such arrangment ? At present, the volume is 650-800K in sales.

Thank you,
ilya


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379819/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:06:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Need New Zealand Travel Plan]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379667/ Rating: -3 Posted By: Swally
Views: 854 Replies: 0

I am a girl, I want to New Zealand from August 5 toAugust 20.

First, I will travel myself, no friend, no pet, no parent, which hotel is safe?
Second, I will go to rent a car, which company is cheap?
Third, I don't have much money, I want to travel for 15 days, the fee is not over $1500.

I like Newzealand, but I don't know whether the fee is enough, or somebody can give me some suggestion.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379667/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:27:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Mouthsavers Newsletter this month]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379620/ Rating: 0 Posted By: barclay
Views: 839 Replies: 6

Hi, I am planning to visit Disney World in 2 weeks. Last month, I registered on mouthsavers newsletter but did not receive it this month. It is pretty strange since the confirmation email I got said I shall receive 1st newsletter by the 15th. Did any folks receive it? I send mouthsavers an email yesterday but did not get any respond yet.Now time is counting down and I need to purchase Disney tickets and make other arrangements in several days.If you have it, Could you please share it with me? Drop me a message.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379620/ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:45:18 -0500
<![CDATA[JetBlue 20% coupon with Dunkin Coffee?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379007/ Rating: 1 Posted By: rsuaver
Views: 1674 Replies: 5

Supposedly in certain markets, Dunkin has Jetblue coupons for 20% off on specially marked packages. Any ideas on markets? Anyone seen these in NJ? Anyone has a code willing to part? Looking at booking 5 tickets for the end of October and this will be worth it...

TIA...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379007/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:00:39 -0500
<![CDATA[Traveling to Orlando ticket discounts?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1378721/ Rating: 0 Posted By: srademoctezuma
Views: 1467 Replies: 18

I am traveling to Orlando Fl. I would love to take my kids to Magic Kingdom. Does anyone knows where to buy cheap tickets?
Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1378721/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:17:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Five Paris Hotels: "Pay What you Want" promo thru 8/10]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1378237/ Rating: 5 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2192 Replies: 6

The three- and four-star hotels taking part in the scheme are located in the city's 9th and 11th districts -- a little away from the city's tourist centres. The owners are bullish about the prospects and confident that clients will not abuse the scheme.Tourists often complain about high hotel rates in Paris and tiny rooms. France attracts more tourists than any other country in the world.The scheme will run until August 10 and will be available only to those who have made bookings through the websitewww.payezcequevousvoulez.net(Pay what you want)."It's a fair price operation, one of confidence in the client," said Aldric Duval, the head of the Tour d'Auvergne hotel, and the man who came up with the idea.Guests will pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.The experiment could be extended if it works and clients don't abuse it.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1378237/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:25:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Airline --gt; Hotel Points]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1377592/ Rating: 0 Posted By: silkp23
Views: 2027 Replies: 2

Anyone know which airlines allow miles to be transferred to Marriott or Holiday Inn points? I fly often, but not enough to get status. Basically throwing this points away the last few years.

Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1377592/ Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:08:40 -0500
<![CDATA[Odyssey Cruise CHICAGO 25% off Cruise book by 07/31]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1377456/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Savvymommy03
Views: 1534 Replies: 0

Receive 25% off your August Skyline Lunch, Brunch and Champagne Dinner Cruises when you book by July 31st.


Use Promo Code: SUMMERTIME


*Blackout dates: 8/16 Air & Water Show Lunch Cruises. Must book by 7/31.
Not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with any other
offer.No exchanges or refunds. Not all seats are discounted. Up to 19 per reservation.



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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1377456/ Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:13:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Cook Islands trip questions]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376927/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Lassarianthedark
Views: 1203 Replies: 13

Hello-

I am going to the Cook Islands in October 2014, and will be arriving at LAX on return trip at 12:30pm. The last Southwest flight leaves at 1:00pm. No way I can make that flight. Could I stay over at LAX and get a flight with Southwest the next morning? Need to have an idea of options.


Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376927/ Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:12:46 -0500
<![CDATA[Consecutive nights more expensive than individual?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376807/ Rating: 1 Posted By: user1337
Views: 1332 Replies: 6

Is it standard practice for hotels to show quotes for consecutive nights to be more expensive than getting the quotes for those nights individually? If I book the two nights separately, will the hotel raise a stink?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376807/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:27:55 -0500
<![CDATA[Vegas hotels with no charge for kids]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376791/ Rating: 0 Posted By: scorpio0414
Views: 1927 Replies: 9

Hello,
We are planning a trip to Vegas and i had already posted in Travel Plans.We tried booking hotels in Vegas and most of them have good rates but once i write that two kids are also there they charge hefty fees.I read somewhere that some travelers sneaked their kids in due to this . I don't know if this is a good plan or what's the impact of it. Any ideas or suggestions for cheap hotel booking with kids.As always , appreciate your comments and suggestions and thank you for your time .


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376791/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:35:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Sams Club New travel website (Members only)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376734/ Rating: 4 Posted By: pradeepkrcv
Views: 3835 Replies: 9

i searched for the topic, but it seems no one posted anything about new travel site by sams.

Link

here's a review on the site by fool.com
Review


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376734/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:17:53 -0500
<![CDATA[Hire car in New York city?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376647/ Rating: -1 Posted By: chrisfleming
Views: 1595 Replies: 4

Next week i go to New York fro business meeting and looking to hire affordable, luxury cab. That cab offer me pick-up and drop- off services from airport to destination.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376647/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:26:46 -0500
<![CDATA[Package deals + last minute travel sites]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376547/ Rating: 2 Posted By: Mawashi
Views: 2094 Replies: 3

Few sites that might be of help to some.
www.adioso.com
www.golastminute.com
www.fareboom.com


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376547/ Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:02:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Asking for suggestion -- first time travel to Honolulu]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376284/ Rating: 0 Posted By: tafandi
Views: 2457 Replies: 37

Anything special/something "unique" to see, visit, and eat there?

I'll stay in Waikiki beach for 5 days with 7 year old kid, but will travel around the island (will rent a car).

So far this is the list, but I hope you guys can fill me in.

Giovanni shrimp truck
Matsumoto shave ice
Aiea Bowl oxtail soup
Buy hersey kisses filled with macadamia nut
Libby manaupa shop
Hanauma bay snorkeling
Pearl harbor memorial
Chinatown
Royal Hawaiian center
Paradise Cove luau
Polynesian cultural center

Cross out:
International market ==> this is closed, right?
Zoo and aquarion ==> not sure... we have it here in LA
Diamond head ==> my 7yo won't like it


Anything else FW fellows can suggest?

Thx


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376284/ Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:38:05 -0500
<![CDATA[100k AA miles how do i utilize the points in best possible way!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376232/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ganeshwar
Views: 1098 Replies: 12

100k AA miles how do i utilize the points in best possible way!

I would like to cancel my card in next few months, as I don't travel much from what i anticipating.so my miles will not go towards flying..

If i try to order Giftcard i could get only 400$ only,is there a better possibility other than this to redeem my miles 110K miles?

Appreciate your opinions.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376232/ Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:08:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Shoe Shopping in Italy?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376017/ Rating: 0 Posted By: RevWillie
Views: 1612 Replies: 4

Going to Italy in two weeks and my old pair of dr martens fisherman sandals finally bit the dust. I've been told Italy is the place to buy good shoes.
Any advice on where to shop? Rome, Florence and Venice are stops in the itinerary but we won't have a lot of spare time.

I have bad bunions, so I often get extra wide shoes. I'd really like a nice pair of comfy leather sandals that will last a long time.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1376017/ Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:41:49 -0500
<![CDATA[Southwest Miles - Possible to merge 2 different accounts?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375946/ Rating: 0 Posted By: camar0
Views: 905 Replies: 2

So im lacking around 40k in southwest points for companion pass and already got the 2 chase cards but not the in same year .... now I have points from relative they are willing to give me but from what I read southwest wont merge 2 unlike accounts and includes transfers...

is it possible to trade these points off to another rewards in my name then back to southwest ?

Other options imconsidering:

1) 75K & 53K (wife) Marriot --> Southwest ... seems 75K = 25K southwest and 50K = 15K southwest ... netting the 40K needed.... if there are no issues with wife's migration to my RR account
2) 82K IHG rewards--> Southwest.... I see it says you can transfer to their airline affiliates but doesn't say which and you have to call


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375946/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:46:13 -0500
<![CDATA[GetGoing ended consumer travel bookings]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375929/ Rating: 0 Posted By: massmedia
Views: 1735 Replies: 1

This site used to offer travel bargains with the caveat that you choose 2 locations(knowing the different prices) and when confirming the ticket, randomly getting one location.

I used this site once, choosing from Taipei($700ish) and Hiroshima($498!) and I got Hiroshima. 498, roundtrip from LAX.

Sucks the service went away.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375929/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:04:57 -0500
<![CDATA[Flamingo Las Vegas GO Deluxe Two Queens (Booking Glitch)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375918/ Rating: 0 Posted By: xuclarockerx
Views: 1647 Replies: 6

I'm trying to plan a Vegas trip for my birthday next month. I've stayed at the Flamingo many times and I dig the location & pool.Most of my friends are on a budget and I don't know how many will be coming but I booked two rooms for now through Total Rewards. I put only two people to keep the price down but I noticed the Go rooms with two queens also have a chaise couch so theoretically maybe five people could sleep in one room. They also appear to have some kind of stereo.

Anyway I noticed something was up when the booking site listed the Go Deluxe Two Queens High Roller View CHEAPER than the regular Go Deluxe Two Queens. Clicking through to more pictures/info brought up a Fab Deluxe Two Queens High Roller View - so, probably a website glitch, but not one that everyone might catch. I went ahead and booked the rooms and my immediate confirmation (which I printed) said GO. However sure enough my e-mail confirmation said Fab. I called Total Rewards and the rep confirmed this; I explained the situation and she "made a note", but will that hold up at the front desk? Should I call the Flamingo front desk now or just risk showing up and seeing what happens? I have a screen shot of the Total Rewards site and my printed confirmation. I guess I don't want to have 5 people and someone has to sleep on the floor... (And yes, I understand we can't all walk up to check-in if I put 2 people.)


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375918/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:48:42 -0500
<![CDATA[8,000 free Spirit miles]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375687/ Rating: 5 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 3439 Replies: 12


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375687/ Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:15:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Roundtrip flight request NYC to Bogota (Aug 2-11)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375484/ Rating: -1 Posted By: mysteryAgain
Views: 1528 Replies: 1

I can leave NYC on as soon as Friday after 6 pm on 08/1 (but not later than 08/03 ). And I must depart from BOG on 08/11 after 4pm and arrive to NY early in the morning on 08/12 (if not sooner).
I have around 60K in chase points and 40K in citi thankyou points. The prices I currently see using both reward website fall within $650-800 range. Travelling alone.

Please advise what the is best use of points to book this trip.
Please let me know if you need more info.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375484/ Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA["Powerless devices will not be permitted on board the aircraft." - TSA]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375329/ Rating: 1 Posted By: eddierd
Views: 4082 Replies: 42

TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights;
"As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S."

Source:
http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/07/06/enhanced-security-m...
Also: http://www.androidcentral.com/tsa-will-require-devices-be-charge...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375329/ Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:32:09 -0500
<![CDATA[study abroad flights?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375151/ Rating: 0 Posted By: flyboynm
Views: 1956 Replies: 6

What is the best method to get flights to places like South Africa or Australia for students that are studying abroad? I have looked around and been told to use student rates but have not found anything much different than what I can find at the normal sites.

Trips would be from Jan 15 - May 23rd but flexible. Can fly from ABQ, DEN, DFW, PHX or LAX if the incentive is there.

Thank you in advance.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1375151/ Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:44:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Traveling to Costa Rica on a whim!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374901/ Rating: 0 Posted By: wale
Views: 2328 Replies: 14

Flying into Liberia and out of San Jose, two weeks early January.

Want to explore a lot of parks and some coast. What's recommended?

Concerned a bit about the food, kinda use to stuff like grilled chicken sandwiches, pizza and coke. Will that be found there as it is here? Is McD's similar? I know it's a great chance to try new things but gastronomical distress is a concern.

Also considering staying at some youth hostels instead of hotels, looking at it as just a place to crash for a night. Worthwhile?

Wide open itinerary.





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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374901/ Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:08:53 -0500
<![CDATA[TSA Fee Hike Set to Raise Prices on All U.S. Flights]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374635/ Rating: 5 Posted By: ShakuniMama
Views: 3691 Replies: 33

TSA Fee Hike Set to Raise Prices on All U.S. Flights

A TSA fee hike goes into effect at the end of this month. In a few weeks, the September 11 Security Fee will rise from $2.50 for one-way flights (with a cap at $10 roundtrip) and $5 each way for trips with connections, to $5.60 per one-way flight. The cap will be no more.

Under the new rule, fees for direct round-trip flights will jump from $5 to $11.20.

The way the TSA applies the fees to airfares will get slightly more complex, too. The TSA will $5.60 charge for each flight leg that occurs more than four-hours following a previous leg, for domestic flights. Internationally and for flights to Hawaii and Alaska, the same rule applies for legs that are 12 hours apart. This means that flights with long layovers, which would have previously counted as a single one-way trip, will get taxed doubly. So a round-trip flight with two four-hour connections would cost an additional $22.40 in security fees.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374635/ Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:35:15 -0500
<![CDATA[six flags Arlington Texas]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374530/ Rating: -2 Posted By: narcissaobrien
Views: 894 Replies: 1

Need discount tickets to six flags Arlington Texas. Where can I find


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374530/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:07:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Jersey Shore?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374484/ Rating: -4 Posted By: brooklynguy
Views: 1214 Replies: 7

Any good deals for staying near a major boardwalk and beach on the New Jersey shore?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1374484/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:47:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking for a map of the Disney World area Complimentary Resort Transportation]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373952/ Rating: 1 Posted By: jimmywalt
Views: 1792 Replies: 8

I'm looking for a map of the "Complimentary Resort Transportation" at Disney World Orlando. We are looking at staying on-site at Disney and will not have a car.

Specifically I'm wondering if it gets as close to Giordano's Pizzaat 12151 S. APOPKA VINELAND RD LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL 32836- Or within walking distance?

OR theGiordano's at, 7866 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747????

We would prefer to eat in vs. delivery.

Also I have heard that there are stores (Target, etc) within walking distance and wonder where they are located.

I'd sure like to find a map so show me where these things are as they relate to the complimentary resort transportation.

I've found the following, but none have hit the Target -
http://disney.go.com/disneyworld/popups/pdf/wdwmap.pdf
AND
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/planning-guides/in-depth-advice/resort-transportation/

Of course I can Google the address (and did) but I can't tell if it's anywhere near the resort transportation route.

Thank you!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373952/ Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:49:39 -0500
<![CDATA[DC Metro- Mountain and river]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373782/ Rating: 0 Posted By: samandy
Views: 1199 Replies: 6

All,

Any suggestions on a nice area for relaxation on Mountain,River , Trails ...basically close to Nature.
I can drive upto 3 hours from DC Metro area.

Thanks in advance!
Andy


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373782/ Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:12:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Hire car in malysia ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373383/ Rating: 2 Posted By: seobacklink
Views: 856 Replies: 1

Hi i want to know where found best hire car in malysia.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373383/ Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:22:39 -0500
<![CDATA[Disney Orlando - With or without meal option? Which is better?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373004/ Rating: 1 Posted By: jimmywalt
Views: 4954 Replies: 28

We are thinking about taking a 5 night trip to Disney in Orlando this October. It's me, my wife and our 4 year old.

We plan to purchase the 4 day park tickets so that we can visit the Magical Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom. We aren't interested in the other parks. We are hoping that we can get though the MK and AK in two days without rushing. Also we don't do rides - don't like them and don't want to wait in the lines.

When purchasing on Disney's website to stay at the on-site resort (planning on Disney All-Star Movie resort), it also give the option of purchasing meals but not sure that's the most economical way to do this. After all, what is the price of one soft drink, hamburger and fries? $10 bucks,$20 bucks, $30 bucks????

We don't eat a lot (especially the 4 year old). We plan to ship breakfast items and various snacks to the hotel from home so that they are there when we arrive (my wife can ship for free so that doesn't cost us anything). So we will need lunch and dinner - probably from the "counter" type places. If we do any sit-down restaurants will probably be onlyonce.

We would arrive on a Saturday and leave on a Thursday. Price for room & 4 day park passes $1,588. Add "quick service meal" additional $500, add "regular dining" additional $702. Do these additions count from arrival to depart or just on the days with the park passes?

So with this information is it worth it to purchase a meal plan or not?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373004/ Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:22:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Trip to Busch Garden, VA]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372841/ Rating: 0 Posted By: pyro123
Views: 1170 Replies: 3

HELP Please

REQUEST: Couple of single mother needs 2 passenger vans (12-15 pp) for family trip to Busch Garden, VA.
Dates: June 30th, 8 pm - July 5th 7 pm (even earlier)

Membership: Costco, one Fed Govt civilian, AAA, USAA member

Courier Van Rental $110/day for 100 miles plus 0.25c/mile about = $625*2van= $1250 (rented before, vans are dirty, no a/c, limited)
Avis AWD (A113400) $296.33 This is very very risky, not a Florida State Employee and called and wanted verify all information. I hanged up..

Everything is sold out. Trip for underprivileged young kids. Btw, open to minivans (4 adult drivers),23 persons total...


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372841/ Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:08:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Best way to get Euro (or Canadian dollar) in USA? (unique situation)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372776/ Rating: 0 Posted By: SwingNinja
Views: 1351 Replies: 9

Hi,
I'm planning to go to Cuba some time this year. For some political reason, if you exchange USD straight to CUC (Cuban Convertibles), you only get 87 of a dollar. But not with other currencies like Canadian dollar or Euro or Sterling. So, is there a good place in US where I can get those currencies with minimal or no fee?

I read other forum post likehttp://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370041/ and Google search and couldn't find any info.

Thanks.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372776/ Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:35:51 -0500
<![CDATA[Looking to Book Flight with Multiple Prepaid Credit Cards]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372760/ Rating: 0 Posted By: dougtr
Views: 2222 Replies: 5

I have a several prepaid Visa gift cards I have received as gifts and I would like to use them to buy a ticket on United Airlines, but they only allow two forms of payment.

I can use two credit cards or one credit card and a United Airlines Gift Card (sold by United.com only). Of course the gift cards can only be bought with one credit card.

The flight is $1500 so I will need to use 6-8 cards. I have contacted Orbitz and they said they could not do it. Do you know of any places that would allow me to split my payments with more than two cards?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372760/ Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:43:57 -0500
<![CDATA[How much can I expect to pay for this roundtrip ticket? ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372644/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rza1
Views: 1825 Replies: 5

I've been looking for a NYC to LAX round trip ticket in middle of August (roughly August 10-24 but +/- 3 days). I am only seeing prices around $500-600. Can I find cheaper prices later? I was hoping to spend around $300-350 round trip like last time.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372644/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:48:12 -0500
<![CDATA[Under 25 code for rental car in UK]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372397/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ber1023
Views: 1773 Replies: 0

Good day,

I am 21 and would like to get underage fee removed in the UK. Hertz is what i usually use but in the UK it 23yrs min. Anyone have an Avis awd code that would work? or any other company?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372397/ Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:00:14 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST: Last MinuteTravel to Anywhere]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372371/ Rating: 4 Posted By: fsiphoto
Views: 3231 Replies: 11

My wife and I have a rare opportunity that we are off work and no kids this coming weekend and would like to get out of town with no particular destination in mind. There are a number of last minute travel sites but I have been unable to find one with a search that does not require a destination when searching for travel. It would be great to be able to enter departure city and dates and get some options. Any ideas?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1372371/ Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:28:15 -0500
<![CDATA[REQUEST:Discount Hotel Nassau in December]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1371876/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mdnicci
Views: 1859 Replies: 2

Travel dates:12/31/2014 - 01/05/2014
Departure City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
# people: 6 adults
# nights: 5
Would like to stay at the British Colonial, rooms currently at 399/nt, would love to get the price down to $180/nt or lower
Please help.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1371876/ Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:29:12 -0500
<![CDATA[Hotel (non-gross) Hartford, CT for Sat, Sep 13, 2014 (one night)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1371768/ Rating: 0 Posted By: owenscott
Views: 1731 Replies: 2

Hotel recommendations for Hartford, CT for Sat, Sep 13, 2014.

Planning to stick the kids, with a brought along baby sitter AKA older sister, @ recommended hotel whilst me n momma take in the Luke Bryan show at the Xfinity Theatre. So ... looking for a hotel with an indoor pool, Kids encouraged or at least well tolerated, clean (cant stand paying for dirty hotels), continental breakfast included with room (always good), cheap parking (im from the backwoods ... so paying for parking is a foreign idea to me .. we gotta drive 30 mins from home before we even see a parking meter) free wifi in the room.

This may not be FW approved but id DEF pay $10 more for the hotel to be close to the concert venue. If this goes over as well as i hope ... momma bear n me would spend the extra time not in traffic but ... walking holding hands or doing other PG romantic stuff couples do when the room(S) are occupied by the kiddos.

We are about 3 hours away and will be driving in that day and driving home that Sunday afternoon. Depending on whats available we might/prolly should get a second room.

So that about sums it up. If i get some good info here i will post pics ... especially of her ... Thanks in advance FW.
Now ... Thats my kind of night !!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1371768/ Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:08:40 -0500
<![CDATA[Using Enterprise discount codes FYI]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1371026/ Rating: 4 Posted By: JiggleTheHandle
Views: 2825 Replies: 1

General FYI... I never saw this before, and I have been using Enterprise for years...

Started the booking process with no corporate account ID and no coupon, and it gave me $290 for a weekly rental.

Put in some corporatediscount codes, and the price increased by varying amounts to as much as $329 for the same car and time. Some codes decreased the $290 by a few dollars.

Anyway, this is the first time I have ever seen using a code INCREASE the cost from a base no-discount-code price.

I would suggest starting your booking in one browser with no codes,see what the base prices is and keep it active (Enterprise.com has a timeout limit), while using a different browser totest out codes.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1371026/ Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:23:51 -0500
<![CDATA[2 hour Layover in DEN]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370866/ Rating: -1 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 1947 Replies: 12

We're planning a September trip to Yosemite/Sequoia-Kings Canyon. Outbound flight options include a Tuesday 10am-12pm stop to change planes in DEN. Is this enough time to Uber to visit the nearest "herb" store 20 miles away and return in time to catch our flight?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370866/ Sun, 15 Jun 2014 06:12:50 -0500
<![CDATA[Your carryon luggage may be obsolete]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370323/ Rating: 8 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 5696 Replies: 42

Effective today,American Airlines cut its carry-on restrictions to a max width of 14 inches, down from the former 15. DeltaandUnitedhave followed suit.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370323/ Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:42:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Front Desk Atlantic City Upgrades SUCCESS]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370056/ Rating: 0 Posted By: acetrainer
Views: 2218 Replies: 4

Gave the gentleman at the Tropicanadesk $20 upon checking in and asked if he could see is way to upgrade my room as I was there for my anniversary. Got moved up to an ocean view two room suite instead of the smaller parking lot view we had originally been assigned.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370056/ Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:10:53 -0500
<![CDATA[Best method of Currency Exchange? (USD to.. Euro/CZK/HUF)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370041/ Rating: 0 Posted By: UnK3
Views: 2976 Replies: 34

I will be traveling to these countries next money in this order > Netherlands (Euro) > Germany (Euro) > Czech Republic (CZK) > Hungary (HUF) > Austria (Euro).
I have BOA, CHASE, and PNC checking accounts as well as a Credit Card with no foreign transaction fees (Chase Sapphire).

I heard ATM is the best way to do currency exchange especially with a partner bank. For example Deutsche Bank is partners with BOA so i don't have to pay a Nonbank ATM fee. Problem with this is I start at Netherlands first so I wont be able to avoid that ATM Fee initially. Should I just with drawl all the the euro's i think ill need in Netherlands?

Hotels already booked. I'd guesstimate I need 400 Euros, 5000CZK, and 45000 HUF spending cash for 2.5 weeks (sightseeing/nightlife). I will be using my credit card when possible. What do you all recommend me doing?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1370041/ Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:20:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Best way to book vacation package for 15 people]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1369777/ Rating: 1 Posted By: starcrossed
Views: 2161 Replies: 1

We are looking to book a vacation package to Los Cabos for about 15 people from San Francisco. The all inclusive packages are cheaper than flights and hotels booked separately.

Any one knows any site or discounts that we can apply. Right now it is about 900 per person.
Here is our approach:
1. See SW vacations, AA Vacations, Expedia, Travelocity, vacations etc? Any discount codes or anyways to get a discount?
2. Credit card vacations (Amex travel? Any others? Any way to get deals discounts?)
3. Any agents?

Any one with experience?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1369777/ Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:52:32 -0500
<![CDATA[Atlantic City Dining Deals]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1369730/ Rating: 0 Posted By: atp2000
Views: 2305 Replies: 5

I got a great deal for a one night stay at the Borgata Hotel. I will be there next Monday, June 16 after visiting Philly on June 15. I'm looking for suggestions good deals for lunch & dinner, value for money. I presume that I should avoid the boardwalk and restaurants within the Borgata?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1369730/ Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:19:32 -0500