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[Travel to LA and SD]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1385238/ Rating: -3 Posted By: Lexus888
Views: 593 Replies: 3

Two of us will be travelling down to LA and to SD. Would appreciate help on reasonably priced hotels to stay at. Hotels relatively close to the beach. We're looking to spend less than $200 a night if at all possible. Thank you for your help!!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1385238/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:51:17 -0500
<![CDATA[Request for Advice on Place to Stay in Seattle or surrounding area this weekend]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1385209/ Rating: 0 Posted By: orangespot
Views: 610 Replies: 1

A friend of mine is coming in to town this weekend. He was sticker-shocked when he saw the price of accommodations. Apparently this weekend, most hotels seem booked solid. He really doesn't want to go lower than a 3 star hotel (or 2.5 on Priceline.)

I've done the Priceline thing for him but not finding any great deals. The Express Deals are coming in at 120- 130 for a 2 star, at best.

Anyone have any ideas for websites or strategies to try?

I'm not the best at travel planning because I don't do much traveling myself. He is willing to stay within 80 miles or so around town, but just doesn't want to stay where the quality would be more appropriately rated in bedbugs instead of starts.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1385209/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:57:08 -0500
<![CDATA[Bus Charter to NYC]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1384878/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jasondeggleston
Views: 567 Replies: 4

I am planning a charter bus trip to NYC on Sunday, December 14th. I am searching for a dropoff 7AM and pickup 9PM location for the bus. On The Gardens website I found that bus drop off location "Bus and limousine drop-off are located on 7th avenue between W. 31st and W. 33rd Streets as well as W. 31st and W. 33rd Streets between 7th and 8th Avenues." I used the parking regulations database and found that at 7 AVENUE @ WEST 32 STREET the regulation is as follows "NO STANDING EXCEPT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES METERED PARKING 3 HR LIMIT 7AM-7PM EXCEPT SUNDAY <----->". It says, except Sunday so does this mean that dropoff and pickup is allowed any time on Sundays?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1384878/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:42:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Cruises for late travelers from next week]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1384277/ Rating: 0 Posted By: RagingBull
Views: 1128 Replies: 1

Is it possible to book a cruise starting this weekday? Or do we usually have to book in advance?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1384277/ Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:00:15 -0500
<![CDATA[LAS Car Rental Is This Worth The Cheap Price?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1383174/ Rating: 0 Posted By: rella5
Views: 1900 Replies: 7

Will be in LAS in September. For 4.5 day rental - Budget offered a Chevy Tahoe with pickup at the Tropicana location return to McCarran Rental Facility for $36.27 total (taxes/fees included). Budget online chat confirmed that the rental price was valid. The lowest car rental I have found is $165 total (taxes/fees included) for economy car. (Not interested in Firefly, Sixt, EZ or Payless) With the cost of taxi/shuttle to get there and the cost to replenish fuel, is it worth it? Too much vehicle for 2 people? Staying on the strip. Thoughts?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1383174/ Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:25:53 -0500
<![CDATA[Advice Needed - Cheated during Travel Booking through MakeMyTrip (MMYT)]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1383069/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jkotharibot
Views: 2132 Replies: 7

All fellow FW'ers.
I need advice on my recent experience and how to proceed or what do you think. Please be kind - Here is what happened:

1. I call them to book an urgent ticket - My dad passed away. (Prior to calling them - i called delta directly and got a price, but since I might need internal tickets to the country of travel (india), i thought of using them).
2. Agent starts with a price range(~$1600 range), while trying to book me a confirmed seat after 1 hrs of hold and wait - he comes with $3000 price tkt. I ask for bereavement fare / or something such that there is no change fee (delta was giving me this option).
3. I ask him to cancel it and suggest i am getting confirmed on delta for ~1800 range. He puts me on hold - after sometime - tells me - he is on phone with delta agent and all seats are full and not available. Gives me BS about - i should not worry abt money and get confirmed seats and i should make decision now - as the current airline is on hold and will confirm asap.
4. I confirm and pay them (he has price little north of $6k for 2 adults tkts+infant) - but then throws me a discount and charges me $6k round number.
5. Flight was for later in the night. (i called at 4 in morning PST).
6. During the day, my baby is not feeling well. I call to change the tkt by 1 day. Agents are not responding or putting me on long wait. After a long time, when i do get them and after long discussion, they say "i will be charged $2500 as cancellation fee" and after buying the new tkts - i still owe them $500 more.
7. I am given reason that airline is charging them cancellation fee. I ask if I can talk to airline and leave a note in system.
8. I call airline and explain the situation for change. They say " you tkts are flexi-fare (singapore airline) you can change as many time as you want - we dont charge". I ask agent to put note in system about this. I also find out - agent used some promo code- such that return tkt was free and they only paid for oneway, while booking. (I believe that to be the reason for such steep cancellation fee). I ask singapore agent - if they can credit money to me directly. They could not as it was booked by agent. I asked if they can credit the agent everything they way it was booked. They said yes - if agent calls.
9. I call MMYT again. Trying to talk to manager and explained the scenario. - She says best we can do is - $2500 change fee and whatever extra for the new ticket. I tell about my discussion with singapore air - she was like - doesnt matter - its within 24 hrs and we will charge you. (I was told its for inconvenience to them - "really??"). I remind her, that i had asked for bereavement fare booking - i should not be charged. No change in offer or attitude. I asked, if I could get credit for the amount - I will book myself for the new flight, since airline is not charging them and is willing to credit them the way they booked. I was told - NO.
10. So I end up booking next day flight and paying extra $500. I was not provided new invoice with details about change fee (cancellation fee or whatever they dubbed it as) - or new tkt price. Just one line Total fare is $6000 (previously paid)+$500.
11. In the meantime I had called delta 3-4 times - and was still able to get a confirmed seats with them for ~$1800 (increased during last call at 9pm) and agent said - we have lots of open seats - probably plane will fly not full. (I felt I was cheated during the first call where agent said he is on phone with delta and they dont have seats) and since they didnt want to credit back the money (when airline was ready to).
11. They book us in 2 different PNR's, as a result - we dont get seats together the whole trip (back and forth), no bassinet or meals (as requested).
12. On my way back - I logged into the airline (for mileage purpose) - and saw the invoice price for our tkts (which is now removed - once I escalated the issue for charging me change fee - not anywhere in there website). They had booked tkts for $704 per adult.
13. I sent numerous email all the time asking for invoice and price and in writting about $2500 change fee. What i was told - I didnt get in writting.
14. When I return back to US. I file dispute with Amex, on above grounds. During my followup - amex said - they agreed to credit and we are waiting to receive once we receive we will close the case. But when the resolution came - I was denied stating "merchant sent proof of my booking and travel". Here merchant shows $500 as cancellation fee.
15. I called and explain Amex again - my dispute is not tkt - its being lied about seat/price availability, poor service, charging me change fee (which is not listed as this big amount) and not giving me invoice, and overcharging (i provided amex proof of $704 paid for tkt). Agent opens case again.
16. Very next hrs - I receive email - amex made a decision - again closed and sided with merchant. I call and get this "Merchant responded saying - they will re-bill if amex favors client", so amex agreed to there side.
17. After convincing the amex agent again - I tell her that I am not happy with resolution. we agree to open the case again - but for partial amount. Basically change fee what i was told and actually charged. and fare diff (to delta at available time).

What I want to understand is: if the last dispute again comes in merchant favor, what are my options. Am I unreasonable to ask for fair pricing and not be charged such hugh change fee (which they are giving in writing as lower amount)? I had asked amex to ask them for call records to know, they lied on phone. What are my options.
They used the emotional status I was in to their benefit at max. I dont want them to walk away with this.

Thanks for all your responses in advance. Please stick to the topic, i really need advice.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1383069/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:43:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Alamo insiders]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1383059/ Rating: -3 Posted By: strokerbot
Views: 1188 Replies: 5

Looking for a 8 passenger van for friday the 15...

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1383059/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:27:41 -0500
<![CDATA[Best ways to make money while traveling the world]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1382613/ Rating: 3 Posted By: eddierd
Views: 3266 Replies: 4

Permanently traveling the world sounds like it could quickly drain your finances. But for Derek Earl Baron, 37, founder of wanderingearl.com,it was the most lucrative decision of his life. Hes been on the road for 5,268 days over 14 years visited 88 countries, and worked 10 different jobs.After graduating college, Baron was only planning to travel for three months before buckling down to start his career in sports management. But a week into his trip, he decided corporate life wasnt for him.In just that one week I had so many life-changing travel experiences, that [I thought] there must be so many more of those experiences out there in the world. I decided that I couldnt go back, Baron told Yahoo Finance. Determined to make a living while on the road, he was able to find money-making opportunities that allowed him to save money while seeing the world.

Article Continues: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-i-saved--24-000-while-travelin...

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1382613/ Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:47:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Alaskan Cruisetour help]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1382570/ Rating: 0 Posted By: uroayya
Views: 1167 Replies: 6

I am planning to go for an Alaskan cruise tour next year. Heard Princess is a good choice.
Couldn't figure out the best place and time to book it? Could anyone tell me based on theor previous experience iI should use Princess, Costco, Amex travel, AAA or independent agents.

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1382570/ Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:26:46 -0500
<![CDATA[Paradise Beach Club Vacations screwed me at the last minute]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1381861/ Rating: 0 Posted By: jonle
Views: 3174 Replies: 26

On Dec 3rd, 2013 I booked a 2 bedroom condo at Wyndham Waikiki Beach Walk via VBRO - Paradise Beach Club Vacations. I paid $1895 for rental from 8/12-8/19 2014.
On 7/27 I received an email fromPBCV with topic "Regarding prior notices - 3rd and final email" with the below content:
On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 7:57 AM, vrbo 332900<vrbo332900@gmail.com>wrote:
Dear Guest, This is our final notice to you regarding your reservation. We have sent you 2 attempts to contact you regarding your reservation.We are advising all our guests that due to circumstances beyond our control that have just recently arisen. We are not able to provide to you the accommodations that you have reserved in Hawaii. We sincerely apologize, however we can provide you California, Florida and or Mexico. We realize that this could be a inconvenience to you. For some of you this may be coming at a late date. . We will be sending within the next 30 days a refund voucher that you will be able to use with available dates for these locations for your future travel.Obviously if Hawaii is your only destination then you do have the choice of cancelling this reservation through your credit card company. (please contact them directly if this is your choice )Please contact us by email if you would like to rebook for one of the above listed locations.Again our sincere apologiesThank youCustomer Service Department

I have been calling and emailing demanding a full refund but PBCV insist on issuing me a voucher which expire in 1 year.
What can I do to get full refund? I had a contract signed with PBCV to book the 2 bedrooms.

Below are the corresponding emails:
Dear Jon
As the email states there was a issue, but we have sent everyone notices. Please let me know
as to a location that we can plan a future date for. Again we can rebook you for one of the locations listed in the prior emails
Customer service

Dear Jon, I understand you just called I tried to pick up the line but lost you. From what I understood you have not received or understand instructions regarding your reservation. As it states in the prior email as well as notices sent. That if Hawaii is your only destination and you are choosing not to accept the refund voucher for accommodations. We would like to accommodate you in one of our places that were offered. We do not understand as why you are responding at such a late dates as this was the 3rd notice for refund. As it stated in the original reservation on of the terms that was stated is to buy trip insurance, if you did please contact your instance company. Or please alert me to a destination as per the email that was sent to you for a future location and date.
Please respond by email.
Thank you Jeff


Had I received any of the prior notices, I would've acted right away
like right now with this serious matter. How can anyone overlook at
such issue when my vacation had been ruined before it even started?
I really need the money credit back to me, because I can't make
payment on my credit card with this new balance. I had to frantically
booked for 2 rooms at an outrageous price with such short notice and
peek season. That's why we planned ahead and booked ahead back in Dec
Also, my family does not take a vacation every year, we can only
afford every other year to travel far.
Please understand my situation, your company had held on to my payment
for the last 8 months and had not delivered based on the contract.


Jon Le

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1381861/ Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:42:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Single vs. Dual vs. Multiple Entry Visa]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1381707/ Rating: 1 Posted By: fr
Views: 1134 Replies: 5

If they are all the same cost, is there any reason not to apply for a multiple-entry visa? Is it harder to get one of those for some countries? Why would I just limit myself to one entry for the same price?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1381707/ Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:52:18 -0500
<![CDATA[As reported in today's NYPOST...]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1381279/ Rating: 5 Posted By: DSJ
Views: 4685 Replies: 19

A hotel in tony Hudson, NY, has found a novel way to keepnegative reviews off Yelp and other sites fine any grousing guests.TheUnion Street Guest House,near Catskills estates built by the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, charges couples who book weddings at the venue $500 for every bad review posted online by their guests.Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not, reads an online policy. If you have booked the inn for a wedding or other type of event . . . and given us a deposit of any kind . . . there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review . . . placed on any internet site by anyone in your party.If you take down the nasty review, youll get your money back.For any bad reviews that do make it online, the innkeepers aggressively post mean spirited nonsense, and she made all of this up.In response to a review complaining of rude treatment over a bucket of ice, the proprietors shot back: I know you guys wanted to hang out and get drunk for 2 days and that is fine. I was really really sorry that you showed up in the summer when it was 105 degrees . . . I was so so so sorry that our ice maker and fridge were not working and not accessible.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1381279/ Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:04:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Vietnam travel advices, please]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380673/ Rating: 0 Posted By: Littlesophia
Views: 1640 Replies: 8

I am going to business trip combining traveling to Vietnam. For travel, which means of transport is the best in this country? Any advices to save money for Vietnam traveling? Should I get a tour?
Thanks in advance for your time

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380673/ Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Best Deals on RV Rentals?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380488/ Rating: 1 Posted By: LilyBelle83
Views: 2303 Replies: 5

I'm planning to take a road trip cross country. Would love to take an RV or some sort of rental vehicle/sleeper situation. I know that the mileage is always a killer and the rental is rather costly. Anyone know of some great deals or different ways of road tripping across US?


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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380488/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:25:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Tweeting and flying can be dangerous or ........!]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380358/ Rating: 0 Posted By: javaman2003
Views: 1539 Replies: 9

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380358/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:30:54 -0500
<![CDATA[NomadList the best cities to live and work remotely]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380232/ Rating: 0 Posted By: eddierd
Views: 2310 Replies: 5

NomadScoreTM is based on all of a city's attributes, with priority given to cost of living, internet speed, weather and level of safety. NomadCostTM is based on staying in a hostel, hotel or apartment in the center, working in a coworking space.

It's a crowdsourced project, NomadCost is based on short-term staying in a hostel, hotel or apartment in the center, working in a coworking space and having a basic meal three times a day. That's the average digital nomad's lifestyle.

List: http://nomadlist.io/

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380232/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:55:17 -0500
<![CDATA[Automatic enrollment in TSA Pre Check Program?]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380141/ Rating: 0 Posted By: BradMajors
Views: 1654 Replies: 3

I just took a flight and my boarding pass said that I was TSA precheck approved and I was told to take the TSA pre-check line.

I never apply for the TSA precheck program, the TSA DHS Trusted Traveller Program, or any similar program.

Are travellers being automatically enrolled in TSA precheck without their knowledge or consent?

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380141/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:06:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Request: cheapish Hotel in Waco Texas]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1380048/ Rating: 0 Posted By: kybudman
Views: 1485 Replies: 5

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: 1540 Replies: 1

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: 2116 Replies: 4

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[become a travel agent looking for pointers]]> http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1379819/ Rating: 0 Posted By: iomongol
Views: 1412 Replies: 0


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,

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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: 1496 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: 1410 Replies: 7

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: 2261 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...


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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: 2459 Replies: 25

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

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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: 2714 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: 2432 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.


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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: 1910 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: 1542 Replies: 13


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.


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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: 1622 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: 2373 Replies: 9

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: 4304 Replies: 9

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


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

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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: 1953 Replies: 5

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: 2372 Replies: 3

Few sites that might be of help to some.

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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: 1 Posted By: tafandi
Views: 3421 Replies: 44

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
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?


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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: 1405 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: 1949 Replies: 5

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: 1152 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: 1937 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: 2029 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: 3906 Replies: 15

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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: 1747 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: 5150 Replies: 44

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."

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: 2187 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: 2693 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: 4107 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: 1098 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: 1430 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: 2057 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 -

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: 1415 Replies: 6


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!

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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/1373782/ Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:12:48 -0500