Travel in a Bad Economy
Travel in a Bad Economy: Finding a Good Airfare
It’s hard to travel in a bad economy, and I’ll have to admit that I didn’t think I would make it to the UK this year. Prices for plane tickets were far higher than in any year prior to this one, and I am just unwilling to pay 1,000$ for a plane ticket. So, how am I getting to go this year? By careful planning! Each day, I would check all the aggregate sites out there for my city and the city nearest to me. I played with dates and time frames, and lo and behold, I found a ticket for $850, which is still higher than I wanted to pay, but much lower than the prices I had been finding. I am going to get to travel in a bad economy, and I hope to have so much fun!
Travel in a Bad Economy: Car Hire
After booking the ticket, I went to my favorite car rental site and almost stroked out. Car prices were also at an all-time (for me, at least!) high. So, I started scouring the internet for lower prices, and once I found one, I went back to my favorite, dependable car rental site and asked them to match it. They did, and instead of paying $650 for a car, I am paying around $350 for the car. Success!
Travel in a Bad Economy: What about a place to sleep?
I searched my favorite hotel chain in the UK for prices, and I was dismayed to find how high they had gotten. However, by tweaking my itinerary, I was able to find a hotel in London for 33$ a night per person (2 people). No, that’s not a typo.
Anyone can find a deal to the UK (or to anywhere, for that matter!), it just takes tenacity, determination, and a little luck. Happy travel! You, too, can travel in a bad economy!