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Saturday, 30 November 2013

AirAsia Cheap Holiday Flights - Now

If the post from a couple days ago got you thinking about a holiday in Asia you should know that AirAsia has some great incredible deals right now.

If you're still trying to decide what do in December, or January, there are still some great deals to be had, if you don't already have Qantas or Velocity points to redeem for a trip.  

Traveling With My Wife's Parents to China on Airasia

Friday, 29 November 2013

Want to Save ~$300 Cash?

Yesterday, we went over some tips on how to get bargain hotel prices when booking last minute.  But the post also mentioned that airlines LOVE to charge prices through the roof when you are trying to book last-minute.  It hurts.  You need to get somewhere, and you have to pay 2x or 3x as much a regular fare because you're traveling last minute.  

Are there ways to save money on last-minute airfares?  Here are a few tips to keep up your sleeve.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Use Expedia to Save BIG with the Upcoming Holidays!

Some folks plan things well in advance.  Others don't like to, or don't have the time to plan as well.  My wife, Bindi, and I try to plan our trips in advance, and lots of the time we do.  But sometimes we just have to book last minute.  And we hate having to pay extra because of that!  Airlines tend to sting you the most when you book last minute with them. 

But did you know that booking last minute award flights (flights booked paying with points) are sometimes the biggest bargains?  We'll cover that in another post soon.

But what about hotels?  Are they more expensive when booked last minute?  If you think so, you could be wrong! 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

15% Off Virgin Australia Rewards up to 30 November, 2013 (Expired)

If you have a small or large stash of Velocity Points, you have only a few days left to cash them out if you want to save 15%.  Up to 30 November, 2013, you can redeem and save a fair amount of points.  According to the rules, this is only for redemption on Virgin flights, not their partner airlines.

Make a booking

*Airline terms - Search for Reward Seat and Any Seat availability on Virgin Australia domestic and international flights, as well as selected codeshare flights operated by Etihad Airways and Virgin America. Please note: 15% offer above only applies to Virgin Australia operated and marketed flights.

Why the Virgin Velocity Escape Card is a Bargain

On my credit card page, you can compare various cards which give back free or cheap flights, along with my review of them.  Some of the cards also give free lounge entry, extra points for daily purchases, and free checked luggage. 

Which of the cards is best, if you are starting into the points world, or don't want to spend much? 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Australia - Your Time Has Come

The last 20 years have seen incredible leaps in travel.  Most of us have enjoyed the rush!  Maybe, like me, you've traveled heaps both here and overseas for cheap.  Ticket prices have actually fallen over the years, both overseas and here in Australia!

When I was 22 I read a book called, "How to Travel as an Air Courier", and I immediately booked my first trip to Caracas, Venezuela.  I took sacks of packages as my checked luggage, and only had hand luggage; but I snagged a bargain.  And I did it