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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

DrFumblefinger ·
Arizona is a huge state, EyeWonder. Where exactly were you going to be home-based during your Christmas vacation? It would help to know so that we could better advise you.
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

SayMoi ·
Anywhere around the Phoenix area would be good. Northern Arizona (Grand Canyon) gets winter. Scottsdale is a popular destination with great resorts and there are many budget hotels in the area. I would use Fashion Square Mall as your search area.
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

Former Member ·
Thanks everyone. I have to ask you more questions! My friends have come up with two more suggestions. One is Sedona, and the other is the Navajo reservation that Tony Hillerman wrote all his books about and that has some big canyons. Is that area too far north for warm weather?
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Re: Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by EyeWonder: Thanks everyone. I have to ask you more questions! My friends have come up with two more suggestions. One is Sedona, and the other is the Navajo reservation that Tony Hillerman wrote all his books about and that has some big canyons. Is that area too far north for warm weather? Navajo country is too far north and too high up for a warm winter break. But if you bring a warm jacket, it will be magical that time of year. Sedona will be nice, but with cooler days...
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

JaxonSmith ·
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

Former Member ·
Thanks, that was a good article. I got some ideas from it! I always get confused about whether I need to take insurance from the rental and it's always sky-high. I have some credit cards that say they cover it, but I hadn't realized that a lot of time my own car insurance would cover me with the rental. Boy, have we wasted a bunch! The other idea I liked there was taking pictures of the car before you leave their office so you can show them if they try to say you scratched up the car. Feels...
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Re: Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

GarryRF ·
My Friends lend me a Toll EZee pass. Saves so much time when you see the queues (lines) at peak time traffic !
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Re: Planning a Vacation on a Budget

GarryRF ·
Thanks Jessica - good money saving ideas !
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Re: Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like an amazing (and very difficult) hike, Travel with Lamb! I wished I'd been using trekking poles starting with my teens. They take tremendous strain off your knees, especially when carrying a heavy load like you were. My knees sadly show the effect of decades of hiking and backpacking. Given how far this is from home and such, I know I'll never do this hike, but you've taken me there so I thank you for that!
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Re: How to Travel Thailand like Royalty on a Budget

Happyzip ·
During my visit to Thailand in 20 days, I just spent $500 for everything here, from food, accommodation, and exploration by bikes. I recommend renting scooters here to explore our own way, cheap rate and lots of fun in the North
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Re: New routes give Denmark big tourism boost

Travel Rob ·
It's good news for travelers and for Denmark. It shows budget travelers do contribute too. I haven't been to Denmark yet but I thought Sweden was very reasonable. Now Norway is pricey, but its so well worth seeing.
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Re: Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

DrFumblefinger ·
I like choice, so this is overall good news for consumers. On a somewhat unrelated topic, we've covered Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier on our pages. It seems the company is very near agreement with Delta to sell it 125 of its new C series jets. It would be a big boost to Bombardier and might allow Delta extra basic economy seats and new routes on which to sell them. More on that story at this link .
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Re: Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

Travel Rob ·
I'm excited to fly in a C-Series and will go out of my way to buy a ticket when they start appearing! I also like the trend of one way tickets being less because that opens up lot's a route opportunities
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

DrFumblefinger ·
Their route map is very limited, but I wish them well. Canada really needs an airline like this.
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

Travel Rob ·
For years Canada has had great international fares and lousy domestic ones. This and other budget airlines on the horizon should do a great deal to help Canadians travel within their own country too
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

DrFumblefinger ·
Good news for New Leaf. The authorities have given the company permission to start selling its discounted flights in Canada. More on this update at this link .
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

DrFumblefinger ·
NewLeaf is grounded, at least temporarily, as the Canadian is reviewing it's license. Will issue refunds for tickets already sold. Read more at this link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/...a-reaction-1.3409694
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

Travel Rob ·
Since the Canadian Transportation Agency has been looking into this issue of whether Indirect Service Providers should be required to hold a license, I'm surprised NewLeaf Travel didn't hold off before on selling tickets until this issue was settled https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/...ement-hold-a-licence
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

GarryRF ·
I can remember this story so many times from the past 50 years - here in the UK. A new air service provider comes along with hopes of knocking the stuffing out of the "Big Boys". Then, always at the last minute - the most costly time - somebody throws a spanner in the works. Hoping to break the back - or bank - of the new kid on the block.. Dirty tricks again. And it wont be the last. And you never find out who started the fight. http://www.independent.co.uk/n...s-dirty-1478010.html
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Re: Ultra budget, NewLeaf Travel, offering bargain Canadian airfares

DrFumblefinger ·
I agree with Garry. The timing of this is very suspicious.
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

FlashFlyer ·
Gotcha beat, mate! TracFone in the U.S. has a new Samsung for $9.95 and a reconditioned LG for free. They're here TracFone is owned by a Mexican company owned by Carlos Slim, one of the richest men in the world, so I guess he doesn't use these phones!
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

GarryRF ·
Nope - you're still spending $9.95. Is that plus Tax ? 2 phones is just being greedy ! $8 still gets you a NEW disposable phone that works across Europe !
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

FlashFlyer ·
Well, okay, it's not new...but it's free. You don't have to buy the other to get it...you just buy airtime and they'll ship the free phone with it.
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

Travel Rob ·
GarryRF-That's great to hear.Can you tell us what the rates are If you go to other countries in Europe with those pre paid phones? Seems to me it would be worth buying for a traveler just as a emergency phone.
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

GarryRF ·
Its always best to get another TMobile SIM in each country.
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

PHeymont ·
Is it locked to T-Mobile, or can other SIMs be used? By the way, walking home tonight I saw a bunch of TracFones at 7-11. FlashFlyer, if you want one, now's the time. They've got a $20 model on sale for...wait for it...$7.11!
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Re: Worlds Cheapest Phone?

GarryRF ·
Nope - its not SIM free Paul. That's why I refer to T Mobile.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PortMoresby ·
"one night of your stay of at least two nights is on us (value up to $300)." So just 2 nights, apparently not "over 2 nights". It doesn't say apartments don't qualify so, presumably, they do.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PortMoresby ·
"At least two nights" is 2 nights. Otherwise it would be "more than 2 nights". I think it's exactly what they want, stay for "at least 2" (or more), pay for one (or more). Am I missing something? Anyone? It's an effort to encourage people to try the site and they've made it very attractive to do it. No dummies, those Airbnb folks.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PortMoresby ·
Given the way the system works, I don't believe it concerns the hosts at all who will be paid for all nights. The promotion is, I have to believe, at the expense of the company and not the individuals with listings. Since there's a promotion code, it should all take place at the website level when booking.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PHeymont ·
I'm lost folks. Is the confusion resulting from the brief comment with the news clip? If so, I apologize, although it seems to me to be a pretty good replication of this quote from the original document, which they copied from an Airbnb press release, by the way. " First-time Airbnb guests who book a trip between January 13-17 for travel by March 31 , for stays of at least two days, will receive a one night discount (up to $300 ) on their trip." I don't see why "over one night" is clearer...
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Christmas in Arizona--what to do?

Former Member ·
Two friends at work and I are trying to plan a Christmas trip to somewhere warmer than New Haven...and one of them says Arizona is where we should go. All I know about Arizona is from old westerns and a Barbara Kingsolver book. I know it's got...
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Bye Bye Sky-High Rental Car Fees

Former Member ·
Recently, a company charged me $ 9.00 a day for the privilege of using an e-toll pass to pay $ 2 in tolls during a week's rental.   Renting a car used to be somewhat simple - reserve, present license and credit card, drive, return, pay...
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Ryanair's profits surge 66%: did 'charm offensive' do it?

PHeymont ·
Ryanair, the Irish-based airline that practically invented budget flying in Europe, and also nearly invented the reputation of low-cost airlines as cheap but unfriendly, has hit record profits this year. While others have also done well as fuel costs...
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Big Growth in India's Budget Branded Hotels

Travel Rob ·
In the past year, new Indian companies have aggregated budget hotels under a single brand and platform. The hotels rebrand their properties, commit to standard level of service and allow distribution to be managed centrally. It...
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Top Euro car renters agree to be fair to customers

PHeymont ·
Just a little nice, that's what they promise. Counters  at Lourdes Airport, France   Europe's "big 5" car rental companies have pledged to align their policies and contracts more closely with EU consumer policy, and to be more transparent...
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Indian Budget Airline Orders 250 A320's from Airbus

Travel Rob ·
                          Airbus A320neo's first flight          Photo: Wikimedia / don-vip  ...
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Planning a Vacation on a Budget

Guest ·
Food, car rental, accommodations -- all important cost factors in planning a budget. Jessica Kane offers some suggestions on making your dollar stretch farther.
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Big Family Trips With Not-So-Big Budgets

Mattie Elsner ·
Mattie Elsner offers several suggestions to help you stick to your budget as you plan your next family vacation.
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Is There Life After Print? Budget Travel says "Yes!"

PHeymont ·
Budget Travel magazine, which hasn't been in print since late 2012, has survived online even though it's been in bankruptcy for some time. It will soon have new owners and is hopeful for the future. Originally started by Arthur Frommer, it's been...
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Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

Travel With Lamb ·
I wouldn’t go as far as claiming to be an avid hiker, but I’m not a novice in terms of physical activity. I believe in travelling on the road less travelled, well the road up Sani Passis is well-travelled, just by 4x4’s. My boyfriend...
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Looking for Cheap? Sunny Beach may be for you

PHeymont ·
The Bulgarian Riviera is a vacation bargain spot, but the list has others as well.
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Why I Choose Short Term Over Long Term Travel

TillsLovesTravel ·
There was a long held view in my household that short term travel was more economical, sustainable and even more fun than the long term options, and I stand by it. I have watched many friends head off on their year long travel journeys only to return home a little disappointed that their adventure has ended. I have watched a few of them become disheartened by joining the rat race once more. But that isn’t me... I have, like most Brits, opted for the annual holiday to feed my travel thrist.
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How to Travel Thailand like Royalty on a Budget

dzhingarova ·
People the world over come to Thailand for its miles upon miles of beautiful beaches, friendly people, ancient temples, and natural beauty. Another reason why Thailand is such a great place to be is that you have all the advantages of a world class destination, without the costs. With a little bit of savoir faire, you could have a VIP experience even if you’re on a budget. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your Thailand trip without breaking the bank. Enjoy the Scrumptious...
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Hospitality Award Goes to a Budget Hotel Chain

Travel Rob ·
This is a story I enjoy seeing. The budget hotel chain B&B Hotels wins the top honor in the Worldwide Hospitality Awards . So it just goes to show, the budget traveler does not need to give up good service while saving money. This is exactly the type of hotel chain The winner, B & B Hotels , has locations in many countries, including France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, and Morocco. Have you stayed in a B & B Hotel...
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Worlds Cheapest Phone?

GarryRF ·
Buying a Cellphone in the UK has never been cheaper !Travellers can now go into an ASDA Store (WalMart Group) and purchase a new Alcatel Phone on the T Mobile Network for £5. ( $8.US )Have we entered the age of the throwaway Phone?Phone +...
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Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PHeymont ·
Airbnb, the vacation rental site, is offering a special for first-time renters: 1 night free up to $300 on rentals of 2 nights or more. Reservations must be made by Jan. 17 for stays up to March 1. DETAILS from the Sacramento Business...
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Huge Airfare Sale; Grab Tickets to GO FAR on QATAR

Travel Rob ·
Qatar Airlines is offering a truly vast sale from flights originating in Philadelphia to celebrate its launch there April 2.  Book by Feb 7th.  Make it sooner for the incredible prices.  Travel dates start April 2nd and end at...
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Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

PHeymont ·
Delta's strategy of selling no-frills fares as an option on routes competing with ULCCs like Spirit will be expanded; Delta is pleased with extra revenue.
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Budget Travel in Russia Made Easier by Weak Ruble

Travel Rob ·
  Komsomolskaya Station  in Moscow/Wikipedia Tim Adams    The weak ruble has made budget travel easier in Russia. Not only are there budget flight to Moscow and St Petersburg from the US, other transportation and...
 
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