I like to save money, I'm assuming you do as well. I don't think there are too many people out there that would rather spend more than less. As a matter of fact, that's why I started this whole Lambo's Travel Deals thing in the first place... to be able to travel period, and hopefully a bit more, by finding, and sharing, better deals.
It's in that spirit that I share this post with you today. The New York Times shares some ideas on how to save some money for, and on, travel for 2017.
Just a few of my thoughts on their piece...
- I have to agree that it is a particularly good time to visit Britain, both from an airfare and currency conversion point of view. Take advantage of this 'sweet spot' in time for a visit to the UK!
- Some folks in the travel world have a lot of bad things to say about 'low cost carriers' (LCCs), or budget airlines (think Spirit, Frontier, Ryan Air, EasyJet, Southwest, Norwegian, WOW Air, etc). I happen to think they're neither good nor bad, but a tool to be used when it suits you, and not to be used when it doesn't (just like any other product or service). On the plus side, they're one of the reasons we're seeing lower fares in general these days. On the negative side, they've given the legacy carriers the bright idea to cheapen their service and experience, but not always their prices. The main point here is that all the LCCs vary in their up charges and policies, so read the small print carefully and understand what you're buying and not buying. What looks like a cheap fare initially may not be once you consider picking a seat, checking a bag, etc. However, you might just get a steal of a deal if you don't care where you sit, can pack light, and follow their rules and regs. I like options and I'm glad that budget carriers are one...
- Flexibility is key to finding a truly great deal!
- contact me at: email@example.com if you are interested in learning about the points/miles world. I'd be happy to coach you up and help get you some free, or next to free, travel!
- If you're using Google Fi, let me know. I'm curious to hear about your experience. I'm currently using T-Mobile because of their easy/convenient international plan, but am always interested in learning about something better/cheaper!
I hope you enjoyed the article. I'd be interested in your thoughts too, so leave a comment.