Start Planning Your Summer Travels Now!
By Robin Nobles
The Internet is full of great discounts
for travelers, but most of us don't
have that much time to spend trying to find that "perfect" Web site.
However, where the Internet can really
be handy is when you're looking for
last minute deals, or when you can afford to be very
flexible with your travel plans. Business travel generally
doesn't fit into this category.
A site that's always interesting to
check out is Priceline.com, where you actually bid on what
you want to pay. You enter
variables, such as dates, airports, location, etc. Then,
place a bid on an airline ticket, a rental car, etc.
Priceline may come back and state
that if you leave a day or two
earlier or come back a day or two later, you might stand
chance at getting an airline to accept your bid. Be as flexible
as you can be, but here's the catch: if an airline accepts
bid, you have to purchase the ticket and leave at the times
they've picked for you. I was able to get round trip tickets
Amsterdam for $500 at Priceline, so the prices can be extremely
Or, you can get a site like Travelocity to watch for airline fares for you. That's when last minute
deals can come in.
you're able to pick up and leave town at the last minute,
often able to find some really good deals by having them
monitor the airline fares to certain destinations for you.