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[Air tickets summer travel to Europe ]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1357314/ Rating: 0 Posted By: ovaloffice
Views: 96 Replies: 0

Got nearly two week vacation in July. I am thinking of going to Europe. Looked at the websites but fates are sky high!! Any tips on how to book a cheaper flight?
Thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1357314/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:46:43 -0500
<![CDATA[Help: Flying to SFO and back, on award travel: possible to drop out at LAX stop on onward journey?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356947/ Rating: 0 Posted By: invisible
Views: 953 Replies: 13

Flying to SFO (and returning from SFO) on Delta award tickets: onward journey is via LA (LAX), return via Atlanta,GA.
Question:Is it possible to get off at LAX during onward journey? Any danger of getting return tickets canceled?

Since we were planning to visit LA anyway by car during the long vacation stay in California, it makes sense to start at LA and drive up to SFO then fly back from SFO, rather than making round trip journey from SFO by car to LAX during California stay.

Best if we can just get off at LAX, then drive to SFO after a few days, then after few days make return flight from SFO -- Any danger of Delta canceling our return journey due to now show in one leg?

According to this, seems difficult to do:
http://boardingarea.com/viewfromthewing/2012/01/07/how-to-use-hi...

I had heard about this "Hidden City" but for us this is accidentally coming up after booking award travel: and wanted to know how best to deal.

Anyone done this recently to jump of a non-terminal leg of the journey and still make remainder legs? (2nd leg of 4 part return trip in our case, with 4 family members in our case. Will airline listen to some medical reason or otherwise if told frankly (before or at LAX)?

Can't afford to get the Award travel canceled and re-booking will now not work due to filled lowest mileage slots for those legs on those dates.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356947/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:28:10 -0500
<![CDATA[AIRFARE TO ORLANDO]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356494/ Rating: -1 Posted By: atiggger
Views: 557 Replies: 5

AIRFARE TO ORLANDO

My Wife two kids and I are looking into going to Disney around Halloween. We thought about making the 18 hour drive but don't want to give up the extra day and a half of "play time". Any suggestions on flights from Milwaukee to Orlando? I have not flown in so long i guess I'm outta the loop. Are some days cheaper to fly, direct vs connectors, etc.

THANKS


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356494/ Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:27:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Would the hotel checking "tip" work in Orlando?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356255/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rblakenyc
Views: 928 Replies: 2

Anybody try tipping at universal Orlando on site hotel check in? I got I nice upgrade in Las Vegas with the discrete $20 bill and thinking it might be worth a shot. Willing to gamble with the $20 but don't want to create any bad situation if it's really forbidden or something.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356255/ Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:33:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Miami to Key Largo to Key West...]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356181/ Rating: 0 Posted By: KudeDude
Views: 791 Replies: 2

First time to Key West. I am planning to use a week down in Key largo to Key West. Does anyone have any place that they canrecommendto stay and visit? Any beaches must stay?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1356181/ Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:29:40 -0500
<![CDATA[US Airways Shared Mile Bonus is Back 4/7 - 4/13]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1355465/ Rating: 0 Posted By: BrlDsguise
Views: 993 Replies: 1

This time it is tiered so you need to share 30K miles or more to get the 100% bonus:

Buy, share or gift miles

Share your miles this week and give up to 100% moreShare miles with family and friends April 7 - 13, 2014, and youll give up to a 100% bonus up to 50,000 more miles. The more you share, the more you give.
Share Give
10,000 19,000 miles 50% bonus miles
20,000 29,000 miles 75% bonus miles
30,000 50,000 miles 100% bonus miles


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1355465/ Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:30:53 -0500
<![CDATA[Have anyone had a better experience calling the hotel directly as opposed to using sites like priceline]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1355165/ Rating: 0 Posted By: dsvaa
Views: 1429 Replies: 1

My travel dates are 4/17 -4/20/2014. I am staying in Honolulu and looking for hotels prices between $99-$130. I've read so many horrid stories about sites like Priceline and don't want to risk it. There was a blog about these site that stated they are ripping people off and that you can call the hotel directly and get the same deal or even better. Also, in my search the cheaper ones are a short distance(5-10min) walk from the beach which I really don't mind but you have to be careful about fluffing of the quality.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1355165/ Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:51:48 -0500
<![CDATA[NCL 7 Night Cruise April 11-18 from MIA $179 PP Base rate YMMV]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354952/ Rating: 4 Posted By: ffrob
Views: 2423 Replies: 3

Book a 7 night cruise Departing April 11 and returning April 18th. (category IX, inside cabin). Departing Miami for Roatan, Belize, Cozumel and Key West onboard the Norwegian Pearl for the rate of $179 PP plus taxes and fees. This figures to a grand total of $606.14 for two people (taxes/fees are $124.07 PP) booking directly on ncl.comwebsite. That is $43 per night per person. Just include the tip ($12 per day per person) Grand total around $55 PP/PD. The YMMV is due to the rate is based on your state of residence and other factors that *could* lower the total price. Also FYI some sites also offer OBC that lowers the total as well.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354952/ Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:54:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Virgin America Coupon: 10% off Flights w/Coupon "MAY10"]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354915/ Rating: 2 Posted By: DizzyT71
Views: 2867 Replies: 2

Virgin America is offering 10% off Flights with coupon code "MAY10"

Book by April 5th 11:59pm PST
Travel Between April 29-May 21

  • This offer ends on April 5, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.
  • This offer is valid only for nonstop or connecting travel; offer is not valid for any multi-city itineraries. Travel must occur between April 29, 2014 and May 21, 2014.
  • Tickets require advance purchase of 14 days. Promo code is valid for non-refundable Main Cabin, Instant Upgrade to MCS and First Class non-refundable.
  • Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

See link for full terms and conditions.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354915/ Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:29:58 -0500
<![CDATA[Best flight from Cali to Manilla May 9th?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354684/ Rating: 0 Posted By: clevekdi1
Views: 1878 Replies: 6

Hi
I have been searching for flights from Cali (san fran, LA. whatever) to Manila for the past month and have been unable to find any great deals. I'm wondering if the fatter wallets out there( I still got it) know of some better search engines or travel specials. We are up to fly out of ANY mainland U.S. state if you think you know of a cheaper one

I am looking to go around May 9- May 25 and am a bit flexible. Not many flights under 1k per person. Plus we have an infant and only a few airlines(China Air, EVR for sure) offer 10% lap seat. Some airlines make you pay 50% and some full price (without a seat).

I have tried kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity, Travelzoo, Airfare watchdog and others but still only see $950+ per person.
Are there better engines designed for international air? CheapOair shows the best price, but better times are gone.
We should have flights of under 20 hrs each way, but I am not going to save a few bucks to sit in an airport 35 hours.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354684/ Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:58:01 -0500
<![CDATA[Bahamas in July-Aug]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354485/ Rating: 0 Posted By: dpsverman
Views: 1350 Replies: 3

Hi,
Any one been to Bahamas in July/Aug? It is off peak season and wanted to know how the weather is that time.

Thanks

DEVE


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354485/ Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:53:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Anybody travel Europe via a EuRail Pass?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354143/ Rating: 1 Posted By: KayK
Views: 2330 Replies: 11

Wife and I are thinking about travelling Europe in late June/early July for around 13-14 days via Eurail (http://www.eurail.com/).
Wanted to know if anyone had any tips or reviews about their travels.
We are specifically looking at getting either the Select (4 connected countries) pass or the Global (all countries) pass.
If we do get the 4 country pass, the countries we would visit are Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354143/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:28:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Breaking News from Spirit]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354021/ Rating: -1 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 2323 Replies: 2

Spirit Introduces M.O.A.S. - Be the First to Enjoy a Full Night's Rest by Trying Our New
Lie-Flat Non-premium BedMIRAMAR, Fla. (April 1, 2014) - Spirit Airlines known for pioneering low-fare air travel options throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America, is pleased to be the first ultra-low fare carrier to offer full flat-bed seats. Beginning April 1, 2025, Spirit will offer travelers the option of purchasing a full flat-bed seat in a slim-line, light-weight design. Our Mother of All Sleeper (M.O.A.S) bed will offer an unparalleled flight experience in the belly (luggage area) of each of our Airbus A320 family aircraft. One hundred private suites among the five-hundred M.O.A.S. beds will also be available to purchase.

Optional Product Fees (available only in conjunction with purchase of a M.O.A.S. flat-bed accommodation):

Heavy wool blankets - $19.95 (not guaranteed effective above 15,000 feet)
Oxygen Mask - $49.98 (when and where available not guaranteed on all flights)
2-foot bed extender - $299.99 (beds vary in length; typically fit customers up to 5'6" in height if knees are bent slightly)
Sleep-aid pills - $159.99

Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Temperatures in the belly vary but are typically about 40 degrees Fahrenheit (think meat locker). Due to security concerns, passengers are not allowed to bring their own blankets. Spirit is not liable for any injuries or scratches incurred as a direct result of the use of any blanket purchased on board.

Passengers will load through the cargo doors. There is no elevator service available from belly of the aircraft to the main cabin. Accordingly, by purchasing M.O.A.S. accommodations, customers acknowledge they must climb a ladder in the event they need to use the restroom facilities located on the main passenger flight deck

"We are pleased to offer customers the option to save money on a hotel by offering an unparalleled in-flight sleeping experience," says Ben Baldanza, Spirit's CEO. "We are proud to be the first ultra-low fare carrier to give customers the freedom to choose an in-the-belly flat-bed experience."


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1354021/ Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:53:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Planning to visit South India]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1353907/ Rating: 2 Posted By: swaroopa
Views: 2053 Replies: 7

Hi I am Swaroopa,I do not know much about the places to visit in South India.Can you people please suggest some nice places,especially i wanted to visit the temples in South India like Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumala etc.And also I wanted the details like how to get there and how to stay there.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1353907/ Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:51:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Is that still safe to go to Yellowstone?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1353822/ Rating: -4 Posted By: jolapo
Views: 2107 Replies: 21

I've planned almost everything for the trip to Yellowstone in this June. Air tickets booked, hotels booked, car rental reserved and etc. Now here came the earthquake, and the potential chance of volcano eruption. I don't know. Even though as they said, if there is ever a volcano eruption in Yellowstone, the whole United States will be in danger. I still feel very nervous while thinking of going there. I'm thinking of cancelling everything. Am I going too far?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1353822/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:52:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Get 2000 SkyMiles with $30 Spent on Dining. New Members Only. YMMV]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1353197/ Rating: 2 Posted By: mikejensen
Views: 1748 Replies: 3

This looks like it still works, even though it says 2013. Also, it's way better than the one from 2009. Previous promotion.
"Ready to earn more miles than ever before? Join SkyMiles Dining and you'll earn up to 5 miles for every dollar you spend at over 10,000 restaurants nationwide.
Plus, after you spend $30 dining in your first 30 days of joining, we'll throw in 2000 bonus miles for good luck with the 2013 New Member Bonus. (That's in addition to the miles you earn per dollar!)
It couldn't be easier. Here's how you do it:
Join SkyMiles Dining for free.
Spend $30 on a single dine at a participating restaurant, bar or club within 30 days.
Complete your review within 30 days of dining. (The review link will be emailed to you, and it only takes a minute to complete.)
Earn 1,500 bonus miles!"
Al-link


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1353197/ Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:55:58 -0500
<![CDATA[Discover CashBack National Car Rental Certificate]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352883/ Rating: 3 Posted By: bargainhunter3
Views: 2187 Replies: 10

I've been trying to find info on this for a few days. I was looking to rent a car next month. I'm happy to report the following.

My rentalis a 1 way from HHH to AGS for 1 day. My base rate was $40.11. I went to Discover, got the national car rental certificate and put it in at nationalcar.com.

My subtotal was $0.00. After taxes and fees. It turned out to be $8.89!
My mom is renting a one way out of Florida for $9.95/day. If you're over 4 days (My mother is for 6). Her total came out to $48.xx after taxes/fees. It did combine with a corp ID.

It's as if it will take $40 off the base rate if it's higher than $40, at least in my experience so far.

This is an FYI for anyone who has thought about it through their Discover CashBack. I had a hard time finding good info and was nervous about pulling the trigger.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352883/ Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:55:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Help finding weekly rental in S Korea]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352444/ Rating: 0 Posted By: shallot
Views: 1305 Replies: 0

I'll be visiting S Korea for 3 weeks. Where can I stay the FW way using weekly rentals instead of hotels. I'm not interested in AirBnB and hotels are way too expensive.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352444/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:26:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Do I have to catch connecting flights?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352411/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Yuyak
Views: 2055 Replies: 9

This may be a weird question, but if I book a flight with a connection but want to stay in the connecting city, am I somehow required to catch my connection?

I'm looking for flights from San Francisco to Kona, Hawaii and I found that the cheapest flight for the particular dates I want looks something like this:
Depart: SFO > KOA
Return: KOA > SFO > Los Angeles (LAX) > San Jose (SJC)

If I book that above itinerary, it's about $150 CHEAPER than if I book the same trip but end it at SFO. I would like to book it and just not catch that flight down to LA and back up to San Jose and take train from San Jose back to SFO... that'd just be crazy.

I can't imagine someone forcing me back onto to plane but obviously United will know that I didn't get on that flight. Is there some way for them to penalize me or levy some fine?

I've never encountered something like this before and hoped someone here can help.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352411/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:35:49 -0500
<![CDATA[Las Vegas Hotel Venetian or Palazzo For June 2014]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352329/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Corganiacs
Views: 2630 Replies: 2

Are there any deals for that month? Or does anyone know where to go for sites. The cheapest I can find for Palazzo is $189/night.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352329/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:13:53 -0500
<![CDATA[NYC hotel for 4 night family of 4 vacation in june... looking for FW options for good deal]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352126/ Rating: 0 Posted By: nwill002
Views: 2729 Replies: 30

I decided to redeem my Southwest Rapid Reward Points for a trip to NYC for my fam of 4 on a 4 night trip. This is our first trip here and have not researched much about NYC yet but next step is booking a room for our trip in June. I'd like to be in a hotel in NYC within a reasonable distance to the subways. I have about 80K UR points which I just checked could be transfered into Hyatt gold points and redeemed at Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South at a rate of 20K points per $329 a night for a total price of $1316. However I can also sell these points at a rate of 1.4 for $1120 so I'm essentially paying a discount of price of $1120 for a hotel that advertises for $1316.... seems like I can do better than this. My next step is to see what discounts I can find on the usual travel sites and Groupon. Any other suggestions for me to consider? thanks


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1352126/ Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:35:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Costco Budget new BCD]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351617/ Rating: -1 Posted By: delhel
Views: 3115 Replies: 5

This may have been already covered, but I just booked a car with Budget for a weekly rental from LAX. For 8 day rental, my reservation used code BCDW852802 and $30 off codeMUGZ029. The rate I got is at least $150 cheaper.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351617/ Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:54:58 -0500
<![CDATA[AUS parking?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351560/ Rating: 0 Posted By: vickh
Views: 1665 Replies: 0

Hi,

I'll be parking just over weekends in AUS, for the next several months.

Any better deals beside $7/day through ABIA?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351560/ Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:28:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Credit Card sign up for travel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351369/ Rating: 0 Posted By: drbrock
Views: 1727 Replies: 2

Me and a few friends are all traveling to Europe in June and I wanted to know if there were any credit cards that might benefit us to sign up for. For example, if one of us put the fares on one credit card can we accumulate a ridiculous amount of points or get a hefty Cash Back therefore reducing the cost of our trip. With around 4k going out in airfare alone I would think there is a way to make this work to our advantage.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351369/ Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:54:23 -0500
<![CDATA[Figuring out what Priceline hote I might get?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351364/ Rating: 0 Posted By: teejgee4089
Views: 2336 Replies: 11

Hi. I'm curious to know if its possible to figure out what hotel(s) I might get on Priceline? I like the idea of saving money, but not the idea of getting a mystery hotel. I guess you could say I want my cake and to eat it too.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351364/ Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:26:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Fort Lauderdale, Florida]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351271/ Rating: 0 Posted By: enjosh
Views: 1220 Replies: 6

Has anybody been toFort Lauderdale, Floridaor maybe living in? Looks like I'm gonna have a multi-month stay there, so I'm wondering about the city.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351271/ Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:27:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Earn Free American Airlines Miles via Facebook Promotion]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351260/ Rating: 41 Posted By: WideOpenSpaces
Views: 5393 Replies: 30

Link: www.aa.com/viewPromotionDetails.do?fN=aad-air-passport-offer.xml(FW keeps adding on all kinds of code, invalidating the link, so cut and paste)

Like us on Facebook and participate in the AAdvantage Passport Challenge. Earn a stamp in your passport and AAdvantage miles each time you complete a quick and fun game. You can play when youre waiting to board your next flight, sitting in the carpool line, or relaxing at home. Heres all you need to do:

  • Play trivia and other games to earn up to 700 miles
  • Share and complete social actions to earn up to 350 miles
  • Fly our expanded network to earn over 9,000 miles

Youll learn more about American Airlines and the many ways you can keep earning miles even after your passport is filled. Start playing now. The challenge is open now through May 23, 2014.

Promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. CT on March 21, 2014, and ends 11:59 p.m. CT on May 23, 2014. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., who are members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program in good-standing at the time of participation. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules at aa.com/aadvantagepassportchallengeterms.Sponsor: American Airlines, Inc. 4333 Amon Carter Blvd., Ft. Worth, Texas 76155.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1351260/ Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:34:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Barclay Arrival Question]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1350890/ Rating: 0 Posted By: inksetter
Views: 1684 Replies: 1

Was wondering if anyone would know if gift certificates purchased through an airline would count as a travel purchase, therefore letting me use my reward points,at 2x compared to Cash Back, on my Arrival MC?

I asked Barclay themselves and they replied:

Thank you for contacting us regarding your Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. We can certainly address yourinquiry regarding the purchase on your account.

Purchases must be submitted by eligible merchants using the merchant category codes for purchases in this category to qualify. Purchases made at merchants that do not process transactions under these terms or that use incorrect merchant category codes will not qualify. Barclaycard is not responsible for incorrectly coded purchases. Purchases in this category that are submitted by the merchant using incorrect merchant category codes. for verification of merchant code used for your request, we ask that your contact the merchant. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope you find this information helpful.

my year of the waived annual fee is about up and have no immediate plans of traveling and wanted to find a way of geting the most out of my points before I cancel

is there a way to find an answer through the airlines themselves?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1350890/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:54:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Going to Amsterdam between 8/17/2014 - 8/30/2014, take 5% off United Airlines]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1350478/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bigbang2nd
Views: 2121 Replies: 3

If you go to Amsterdam within the following window, i found an United code 5% =12.0ptdiscount code is: ZR9A316304 for a 5% discount on economy travel for the window of 8/17/2014 - 8/30/2014.
Just put that code on the first page when you do a search


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1350478/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:52:01 -0500
<![CDATA[Trip with Family]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1350265/ Rating: 0 Posted By: swaroopa
Views: 1894 Replies: 4

Hi to all,We are planning a trip with family.what are the best places to visit in Tamil Nadu within 3 days?Because we have only 3 days,within that only we have to cover most of the places,and it should not exceed our budget.What kind food we will get there?And also i wanted to know the best travel operator?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1350265/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:37:51 -0500
<![CDATA[car rental office close time]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1349945/ Rating: -1 Posted By: BradMajors
Views: 2055 Replies: 12

My plane arrives at Austin, airport at 11:01pm. The enterprise car rental office closes at 11:30pm.
My plane leaves Austin, airport at 7:29am. The enterprise car rental office opens at 6:30am.

Do these times work or would I be cutting it too close? I can't get better flight times for a similar price.

update: Contacted Enterprise corporate. They said they make no provision for staying open after 11:30pm if a flight is delayed. However, I can leave the car before they open at 6:30am.

A solution may be to make two reservations. One at Enterprise and another at another company that stays open later. If my plane arrives on time I cancel the other reservation at the last minute without penalty.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1349945/ Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:59:47 -0500
<![CDATA[Budget Hotel in Davao City, Philippines]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1349822/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jennasfisher
Views: 1877 Replies: 8

Hi! I am planning to visit Davao Philippines in the next 3 months. I am just wondering if any of you had been there and if you can suggest a budget hotel for lone traveler like me. Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1349822/ Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:44:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Marriott select group gold status special keep your eyes on you spam/junk email]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1348755/ Rating: 0 Posted By: HISHAMNOMAN
Views: 2619 Replies: 6

Just got this email from Marriott today and wanted to share for those that passively delete emails

ENJOY A SPECIAL TREAT: GOLD ELITE STATUS
We have news you'll love. As part of a select group, we have upgraded you to Gold Elite status for three months. As a Gold Elite member, you'll receive exclusive benefits including a 25% bonus on Marriott Rewards points, guaranteed lounge access at participating brands, complimentary room upgrades, and free high-speed Internet access.

To enjoy your Gold Elite status longer, stay* six times at a participating Marriott brand between April 1 and June 30, 2014 and you'll maintain your Gold Elite status through February 2016. We took it upon ourselves to enroll you in this special program, so there's no need for you to lift a finger to enroll. Simply book now and enjoy your Gold Elite benefits.

Sincerely,
Your Marriott Rewards Team


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1348755/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:17:57 -0500
<![CDATA[Emirates denial of hotel stay at Dubai for 19 hr lay over]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1348477/ Rating: -4 Posted By: ravinair
Views: 2792 Replies: 9

We have booked JFK-India return trip for 4 travelers in July-Aug 2014 (3 weeks) to visit family in our native place. By chance, the flight from JFK leaves at 11 AM (Airbus 380) and reaches DXB the next day 8 AM and the next available flight to our destination will leave only after 12 hours (at 9.30 PM, reaching COKat 3 AM). In our case, we had booked the following flight leaving at 3 AM next day so we reach conveniently in the morning at 9 AM. Emirates is denying us any accommodation (to sleep / rest) at DXB for a 19 hour lay over saying our ticket is not eligible. FYI, the cost of the tickets was paid by credit card in full. This is crazy as after 13 hour Trans-Atlantic flight, family of 4 are left to hang around the DXB airport. While Emirates website says hotel stay & food will be provided for >8 hr layover, they state it will be based on your ticket and not for all passengers with > 8 hr layover. Appears Emirates starting to treat their passengers like animals. I appealed few times but Emirates do not budge. Have anyone faced similar issue in the near time? And what was the outcome ? Thanks.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1348477/ Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:03:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Trip to Europe - Airfare]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1348066/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bulkywallet
Views: 3020 Replies: 15

Me and wifey are looking to vacation for 8-9 days in Europe. Dates are final (April 17/18 - April 27/28),but quite flexible with destination (preferably somewhere in Italy/France/Gemany/Switzerland- obviously not all, but any one depending on what works for airfare).

We will be flying out of ORD Chicago, okay with reasonable stop overs (total trip not exceeding 13 hours).

I have already looked into previous forums and checked several sites including ITA matrix. Best that I see is around $1,000. I was hoping for something in the $750 - $800 price range.

Are there any sites you recommend or is Priceline a viable option? Thanks in advance.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1348066/ Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:04:36 -0600
<![CDATA[REQUEST - Jetsetz.com?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1347702/ Rating: 0 Posted By: anniedouglas
Views: 2320 Replies: 3

I got a good deal on www.Jetsetz.comon a flight fromLos Angelesto London last December. I liked the price and service that I received and I wanted to book with them again. When I put in my information and hit the search button I ended up on different pagewith a bunch of other travel sites on it. Is Jetsetz.com still selling airline tickets or they now another advertising site?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1347702/ Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:58:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Budget Car rental experience in Orlando (MCO)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1347697/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jplee3
Views: 1939 Replies: 3

Hi all

Wanted to get some advice as to what I should or can do in light of a bad car rental experience at MCO. Besides a horrendous wait time (almost 2 hours) in line, the agent who helped me basically tacked on SLI (Supplemental Liability Insurance), and when I inquired about this, she said it's mandatory/required in Florida... I just emailed Budget directly about this, as I thought it was a bit strange, and they told me it's definitely optional and not required or mandated in the state of Florida. The same agent also misinformed me about tolls in the area, stating there would be no tolls where we were headed. Again, she was wrong as we passed two tolls that we paid for (I was prepared to pay anyway).

In either case, we either got an agent dumber than a box of rocks or she was being extremely dishonest and 'upselling' us on SLI to potentially get some commission out of it.

At this point, is there anything I can or should do about it? Obviously I signed the contract and trusted her word about SLI (but the issue is that she was either greatly misinformed or dishonest... I'm leaning more towards dishonest though). Even after I read in some states SLI is mandated but generally if you have your own insurance you *should* be covered. One of those things where, if you don't happen to know off the top of your head at the moment, you're kinda stuck...

Any advice? I've already emailed Budget initially to inquire as to whether or not SLI is mandated, and got their reply - just replied back stating my displeasure at this level of service.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1347697/ Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:17:20 -0600
<![CDATA[What is good price to pay for an American Airlines 10% off code?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346814/ Rating: 0 Posted By: therat84
Views: 3508 Replies: 9

Flying on AA to Bahamas for a family trip of 4. What is a good price to pay for one of these coupons? Can we get them online?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346814/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:44:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Request info for Alaska cruise]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346776/ Rating: 0 Posted By: qiqipanpan
Views: 1602 Replies: 3

Hi, everyone:

My family is planning an Alaska cruise in June, 2014. The 7-day cruise is from Seward, Alaska to Hubbard Glacier (US)
to Juneau (US)toSkagway (US) to=14pxIcyStrait Point (US) toKetchikan (US), ending inVancouver, Canada.
We will fly to Anchorage, then take a transfer to Seward. We have some free days before and after the cruis
e.

Beside the cruise ports mentioned above, any place around Anchorage and Seward worth going?
What's the best way to transfer from Anchorage to Seward?

Thanks!

Andy


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346776/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:26:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Best Travel Apps]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346466/ Rating: 0 Posted By: LArugby
Views: 3486 Replies: 8

On my search for travel savings I'm currently looking for some apps that can help us save when travelling internationally. We are going to Sicily, Croatia, and Austria next month so we are on the hunt for travel apps that may save some money on our trip. I found these2 interesting "money-saving"apps:

  1. Onavo- This is supposed to cut the data usage on your phone by 5X. It reducesroaming charges.Found a good review of it on PCmag here that mentions the big savings:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393941,00.asp
  2. WhatsAPP - App allows free textingand group chats.

What about you? Any travel apps to help you save (especially on international trips)? Let's list them here.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346466/ Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:27:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Paying for Caribbean honeymoon and need a steal!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346188/ Rating: 0 Posted By: mazeroth
Views: 1997 Replies: 8

My son is getting married this summer and my wife and I have decided to pay for the honeymoon. They need to take the trip from July 14-20, due to work schedules, and are set on the Caribbean. Im a complete tightwad and cant purchase things unless I know Im getting a killer deal but unfortunately, planning trips is something I dont do. Id like to keep the total under $4000 for the week, including airfare. Im not sure if an all-inclusive deal would be beneficial as they dont drink or eat much and that might be money wasted. I do want it to be a very nice, memorable trip.

If you guys know of any sites with great deals or a starting point on my journey to saving money Id greatly appreciate it!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1346188/ Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:07:41 -0600
<![CDATA[​What are the best places to visit in Jakarta?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345781/ Rating: 0 Posted By: freyjamanfrin
Views: 1892 Replies: 2

My husband and I were thinking of Jakarta as our next destination. We have been searching information about the city prior to booking. I discovered through Westhill Consulting Travel & Tours that Singapore that the city was one of the must-tries. And I thought I could make use of some tips and advices from those who had first hand experiences. So my first concern is and mostly what I wanted to know is, what part of Jakarta is the best place to visit?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345781/ Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:56:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Request-Cancun over Easter break not inclusive hotel]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345746/ Rating: 0 Posted By: iluvminivans
Views: 2011 Replies: 6

Mid 40's couple with 16 year old want to go to Cancun over Easter vacation. Looking for recommendations of non all inclusive hotels. Hubby is a picky eater and hates mass buffets. Not big drinkers, so unlimited booze doesn't matter. Looking for family friendly, not spring breakers. Any recent visitors with reccomedations? Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345746/ Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:26:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Looking for combination park deal that includes Universal Orlando but not water parks]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345670/ Rating: 0 Posted By: IStillPickUpPennies
Views: 2331 Replies: 6

We nearly went to California for our spring vacation. At that point, I was looking at getting a "Go Los Angeles" card, which for $263 would have given us 5 days with Six Flags, Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland California & Universal Studios. Instead, we decided to go to Orlando and take a Disney Cruise. Before the cruise, we have 6 days in Orlando. We did Disney last time, and this time would like to focus on Universal, and perhaps a day at Legoland or another park. We are staying at the Coco Key water park & resort, so we are not interested in water parks.

So far I haven't had any luck in finding a decent deal that includes Universal Islands, Universal Studios, plus possibly Legoland. I have been able to find a Go Orlando card - $263 for 4 days, has Legoland but no Universal, and a bunch of other stuff we don't want. I also came across a $304 "Orlando Flex Ticket", which has the 2 Universal parks, plus 3 parks we don't want. (Seaworld & 2 water parks) I just can't seem to find the combination that we want!

Also, I know that I previously saw a "dine all day" option at Universal Orlando that let you stop at their fast service restaurants multiple times all day for about 25 bucks, but that seems to be gone now - replaced with a "eat one meal for $20" plan, evidently. Argh!

If anyone has been to Universal Orlando recently, and has any tips for saving $$, I would appreciate any ideas. Thanks!


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345670/ Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:46:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Delta frequent-flier plan now tied to airfare (very bad)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345559/ Rating: 4 Posted By: GeorgiaBulldawg
Views: 3733 Replies: 17

In what marks a fundamental shift to its frequent-flier program, Delta will become the first major network carrier in the U.S. to have passengers earn award miles based on the fare they pay, rather than how far they fly.

Starting today, members of Delta's SkyMiles program who book a trip taking place after Dec. 31 will accumulate miles under the new model.

No longer will a flier who pays the cheapest fare in Coach be able to earn the same number of miles as a fellow passenger who purchased a perch in business class. Instead, the flier who spends more for a first-class seat or perhaps a last-minute business trek will also earn more.

more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2014/02/26/delta-frequent-flier/5815425/


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345559/ Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:39:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Avoiding Airport Surcharges for Car Rental in Orlando]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345111/ Rating: 0 Posted By: edenstone
Views: 2143 Replies: 2

I need to rent a car for a three-day weekend trip to Orlando in March. It's generally more expensive to rent and return at the airport, so I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for rental agencies within a short cab ride of the Orlando airport (MCO). I want to avoid an extra driver charge, if possible, so would prefer not to rent from Dollar or Thrifty, which offer no way around that.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1345111/ Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:19:53 -0600
<![CDATA[WDW Price Hike]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344975/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jaimelobo
Views: 2922 Replies: 1

In case you didn't see this story, the Mouse raised prices by $5 on single day tickets at all the WDW parks. So far, residents and other passes have not changed price.

Look for Universal to follow.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344975/ Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:40:29 -0600
<![CDATA[TSA Pre-check walk-in - no appointment]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344937/ Rating: 5 Posted By: duhmel
Views: 6575 Replies: 34

Most of you probable know about the TSA Pre-Check program wher for a fee of $85, you get to ge through the Pre-Check line (no taking off shoes or taking off jacket, etc) at the airport for 5 years.

http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/application-program

Enrollment in this program requires you to do a face-to-face interview at centers across the country. When I tried to schedule an interview in the Los Angeles area I always found that I had to wait for over a month for a scheduled appointment. Finally I just bit the bullet and went to a center to do the interview on a stand-by basis. I went in at 9:00 in the morning to Signasl Hill and surprise, had to wait less than 5 minutes. The interviewer told me that 15 minutes was the norm for walk-ins early in the morning - much better than waiting nearly a month for a scheduled appointment.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344937/ Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:37:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Last minute hotel deals?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344791/ Rating: 0 Posted By: bigdinkel
Views: 2397 Replies: 5

Where is the best places to get a last minute hotel deal to major cities? When I say last minute, Is there a particular website that is great for 24 hour notice and one that is for less then a week's notice? I'm seeing that it's basically the same.


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344791/ Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:39:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Starwood Award Night Prices Go UP (and some down) Effective March 4, 2014]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344790/ Rating: 7 Posted By: helloimalbert
Views: 3540 Replies: 4

Per TheRewardBoss.com there will bechanges to SPG categories. Pasted from the site:

Our hotel Category adjustments for 2014 will soon be in effect, and we would like to provide you with an advance look at the preliminary list of changes. Please note that we are not adding new categories or changing category pricing.
Just over 20% of hotels are changing category, of these 56% are moving down and 44% are moving up. We want to make sure youre able to maximize your Starpoints, so please review the information to decide if it makes sense to redeem before or after the changes take place starting March 4, 2014. Please note that Category changes are always subject to change, and while we make every attempt to provide you the latest, most accurate information, there may be adjustments necessary before or after the March 4, 2014 date.

Click here to view the list of changes -https://lacek.hs.llnwd.net/e1/starwood/2014categorychange/2014Ca...

Click here to view existing hotel categories -https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints...

When youre ready to book, visit spg.com or contact one of our Customer Contact Centers.

Best regards,

Christopher Carman
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1344790/ Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:17:11 -0600