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Wow - Got our airfare booked today.

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by Corky, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Airfare done!! I've been checking Southwest every single day for I don't know how long, and today, when I logged in, the prices had dropped. I know that Tuesday is usually a good day for SW price drops and we were lucky and caught it. Yippee!!!

    Plus, we are going to go in on Friday and stay 2 nights, so now I have to find a good deal on a hotel. Fingers crossed!!

    Still working on getting our son's and gf's tickets. They live in California and I am seeing fares that are making me cry. They are wicked, wicked, wicked. I'll be looking at every discount booking websites I can think of. Crazy, crazy fares.

    :clap: :clap:
     
  2. Christoffer

    Christoffer The Euro Connection Special Contributor

    Congrats!
    Feels good right.
     
  3. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Yes Christoffer - it does feel good. Air fare, as you know, is out of sight right now. Almost makes it hard to travel too far from home. :cheer:
     
  4. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Great Corky! :doubleup:
    One step closer to the holiday!

    Funny enough, I did exactyl the same thing yesterday for my Med cruise in October next year. The airfare had gone down from about USD 340 to 210 so I decided to book even though it's a long way 'til October... :whistle:

    I hope that you can find a nice hotel with a good deal! :doubleup:
    The hotel I'm looking for in Barcelona is 4 times as expensive now as it was last year when I was there at USD 560/night compared to 140. Strange! :scratch: Maybe I have to check for another hotal or just wait until the price drops. Plenty of time to decide and a great number of hotels to choose from!

    I'm sure you will have a great cruise, Corky! :spyglass:

    /Erik
     
  5. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Corky, so glad you were able to catch the price drop. Hopefully you find another for the California flights.
     
  6. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Congrats, we decided to drive..
     
  7. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Congrats Corky!!! have fun!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    That is great that you now have your air tickets.

    Hope you get a good deal on hotels.
     
  9. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on the airline tickets! That's one big check off the to-do list...and makes the cruise seem more real!
     
  10. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Good deal. Now, if you can just get booked to D.C. ...
     
  11. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone!!

    Funnel - how odd that the price of the hotel is so high this year. I hope you find a better deal. :smile:

    Jeanie - we were this // close to driving down and then flying home. So glad we do not have to do that now as FLL is a long way from KY. LOL

    Whimsy - The deal was, they were supposed to pay for their airfare, but, with the prices I am seeing, there is going to be no way they can afford that. Not with R being in school. So, I am going to scour the internet until my eyes fall off looking for a great deal. LOL

    Thnx Earl, KK and Lisa!! We are slowly getting there. Yay!!

    Calgon - we hope to take a drive over there sometime. Probably not 2012...hope you are still there in 2013?
     
  12. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    And The Cruiser - thanks for being happy for us. I was so happy last night that I could barely go to sleep. It was after mid-night when I finally drug myself upstairs, and I am paying for it today. I was just too excited. Either that or on a sugar high as I made about 72 biscotti and 50 cookies called Rocks yesterday afternoon. I might have nibbled on one, or two. LOL
     
  13. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    I have been looking for air to Pensacola in Feb and a cruise in March and it is out of the roof!
     
  14. George C

    George C Well-Known Member

    Congrats, SW does have some good fares and no baggage fees
     
  15. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Corky, it is about an eight to nine hour drive for us... We can hop on a Southwest Fight in either Jacksonville or Charleston but is still a two-hour drive either direction.
     
  16. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Jeanie - if I lived that close to port, I would never fly. ; )

    Charles - Free checked baggage is the way to go. Especially for a 2 week cruise.

    Donna - check out bing.com/travel Ryan and Elaine got very good prices to come from California to Nashville using them. I checked them for our March cruise, but the prices were higher, plus, I would have paid baggage fees to boot. One thing I like about this is they tell you when to Wait or when to Buy. :smile:
     
  17. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Congratulations, Corky. Sounds like everything is falling in place nicely. :sunny::clap:
     
  18. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Yes, and, thanks to you we now have a place to lay our heads. :doubleup: Nice chatting with you yesterday. :sunny:
     
  19. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Pleasure was mine, Coral. I think you've chosen a nice, seamless package for your cruise.
     
  20. Linda&Jim

    Linda&Jim Well-Known Member

    Congrats on booking your airfare. We did exactly the same thing last week with Southwest. The price went down & we jumped on the opportunity to book. Can't wait. Good luck with the fares from CA. It pays to be diligent checking fares frequently. I'm sure something will catch your eye...
     

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