Just in time for Valentine’s Day, FlyerTalk member aaaz is in love with whom he describes as “a lovely girl”.
There is only one problem. aaaz lives in Lebanon and she lives in the United Kingdom — London, to be more precise. aaaz says, “I’m in a long distance relationship, need cheap flights!”
Here is your chance to help kindle a spark into a long-term fire — possibly even a raging inferno that could last for eternity. Can you assist with aaaz’s request?
“Walked,” says FlyerTalk member bcmatt.
Other FlyerTalk members have slept in airports, became passengers on buses or trains instead of airplanes, stayed in hostels, hitchhiked, slept behind the staircase on a famous main street in a busy world city, used imitation student identification cards to gain discounts, and even purchased a four-cylinder automobile.
Other ideas and experiences can be found in the What is the cheapest thing you have done to save on transportation? thread, and you may post your own ideas and experiences there as well.
If you find yourself in Orlando, Florida and want to go to Walt Disney World without depleting your budget, how would you go about doing it?
Some FlyerTalk members suggest staying at an on-site resort property, while other FlyerTalk members recommend renting a vehicle and staying at a hotel property off-site. The various reasons for each are posted in the Disney on a Budget thread, as well as other helpful hints and external links on how to enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation without “breaking the bank.”
I am simply coining the name of this thread.
Frankly, I have never eaten a vending machine for dinner – and that will never change.
However, there are many FlyerTalk members who travel frequently and often find themselves with no other choice that to eat what is offered from a lone vending machine.
Find out when, where and what they ate for dinner, courtesy of the venerable vending machine.
This is a topic about which not many travelers think.
Adjust your habits and make it a policy to visit the Worldwide Insurance for additional information. Reading this thread will help you claim to know more about this topic than before.
Perhaps you have both class and no class – at least, in regards to your lodging accommodations.
I know that there are many trips where one minute I am in the lap of luxury; the next minute I am in some spartan accommodations – and vice versa.
FlyerTalk member WillTravel asks this thought-provoking question: Do you mind switching between luxe and budget accommodations?
Many of you may already know this, but fellow Gate-keeper and FlyerTalk member Kiwi Flyer resides in New Zealand – that is, when he is not flying on one of his legendary itineraries.
I have already had the distinct pleasure of visiting his native country, which is also home to Split Enz and Neil Finn, the lead singer of Crowded House. How about you? Would you like to go to the land where many extreme sports were invented, where Burger Kings are reminiscent of diners from the 1950s, and where one can partake in such gorgeous scenery as when one takes a boat ride in Milford Sound?
How about being able to do it as inexpensively as possible?
Find out how – or post your own helpful suggestions and advice – in the Getting to NZ on the cheap thread.
By the way, I have also had the distinct pleasure of meeting Kiwi Flyer more than once – but in the United States, not in New Zealand…
This is a one-way fare, of course.
Don’t expect any meal service, upgrades, lounge access or decent in-flight entertainment to be offered or included. Also, don’t expect to earn miles or points, and don’t expect to reach your destination anytime soon or arrive in style.
If you are truly budget-minded and you need to get from the San Diego area to the Los Angeles area – and you have time but do not want to raise that thumb and hitch-hike – then the San Diego – Los Angeles : $5.15 on public buses ~6 hours thread is for you…