A year or two ago, Dairy Queen offered a limited time special called, “The Chocolate Mountain.” It was a large chocolate ice cream sundae with a hard chocolate shell, sprinkled with chocolate covered peanuts and drizzled with chocolate sauce for $2.99. Now, call me “strange,” but I don’t like that much chocolate, so I tried to order a
Occasionally, in order to get the exact vacation you’re after, you might have to assemble it yourself. In most cases, you can get a better deal if you do so. Sites like Orbitz, Travelociy, PriceLine, etc, rarely (and in most cases, “never”) give you all of the options for the fares you might want to choose from. If you want the whole story, you’ll have to dig deeper.
Have you ever heard of Allegiant Air? How about Aer Lingus? They’re two small airlines who specialize in very specific routes from one city to another. I’ll bet you didn’t know that you could fly Allegiant Air from
What you need to find all of these discount carriers who offer cheap prices on a minimum of routes is a secret weapon. What you need is Air Ninja! At www.AirNinja.com you can search from a given city to another given city and the results you will get will include the private or discount airlines that the bigger travel sites don’t list for you.
Now, I’m not saying that you can always find a better deal by doing this, but at least you’ll be secure in the knowledge that you covered all of your bases and you at least looked for other, cheaper options. If your travel plans are flexible, you can really save. For example, my wife and I have always wanted to go to
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