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25 November 2006 @ 03:55 pm
Airfare, omg!  
I seem to be getting crazier. (Or, according to the week-long panic attack I've been surfing, I'm developing a tolerance to my brain drug dosage again.)

On the up-side, I'm also more used to it.

And for the practical question: does anyone have a sekrit resource for cheap last minute airline tickets? The flight I was mentally unable to purchase last week for $250 (because I got all freaked out about how I might not be picking the Totally Perfect Flight for totally nonsensical reasons and rocked back and forth in the storage room at work for a while instead...) is now FIVE HUNNERD SMACKERS! Eek!

I am flying home to visit my mother as a BIRTHDAY SURPRISE for her (shhhhh, those of you who work with her), and it is a TOTAL SURPRISE, and it is very exciting, and also muy expensivo to the point of needing to invent Spanish words. (I have learned in the past weekend that my weirdness costs me lots of money a lot, because of my pathological fear of opening mail in a timely fashion of less than five months. I mean, I still pay my bills and all by hitting random buttons on my computer, it's all the special memos that come from insurance companies threatening raised rates if I don't provide them with X and Y that I apparently miss. But I'm going to fix it! The world will not explode! This is why God invented lines of credit! It's just a costly life lesson, but there's no reason to fling myself into the gaping maw of death. See? More crazy feeling, less crazy acting.)
am: werk
feel: crazycrazy
hear: classicalness
redbeardredbeard on November 26th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
It may not help this time, but I've become a huge fan of farecast. Also, Southwest is your friend! mmmm....southwest....
Katekatejaneway on November 26th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Flyi.com or southwest (you buy two one-way tickets, usually they have them for $90 each, that way you save, if they are available).

Independance Air might not be available in your area, and they only go to Baltimore, which is closest to here I think. But you could take a bus or train from baltimore and maybe still save.
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on November 26th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
I just discovered kayak.com and haven't used it much, but I think it might help find cheap alternatives...

And generally, in the future, I'd say that anything under 300 is a good deal. But that's because I refuse to travel farther than my local airport, which means it always costs me 400 to go anywhere. Silly Hartford, how I love thee!
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on November 28th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
Southwest tends to have cheap tickets. Also a fairly spiffy frequent flier program, in that it counts trips instead of miles, so you don't have to, like, fly to China to ever get a free ticket.

Also expedia.com and orbitz.com.

Also, if you can, try a couple days off from your ideal travel dates, too. Sometimes you can get your ticket much cheaper that way.
Clydesuzvoy on November 28th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Totally off-topic, but when you get a moment, can you go here and let me know if I still have a valid address for you?


Thanks! :-*