For example, just recently one of my friends, knowing that I’m searching for a good airfare from Washington, DC to Houston, TX, sends me a link from Travelocity.com. The link said “a round-trip from DC to Houston, only $129”, or something similar in the nature. Again, I was very skeptical of it from the beginning, but I clicked on the link anyway. It did take me to the Travelocity.com page, and there was a deal, only it was not from DC to Houston, it was one-way from Houston to DC. So, I wondered, is it a typo on the travelocity’s part, or it’s a done-on-purpose promo to attract to the company’s site?
The best, most effective, fastest and cheapest way to find out how many of those “special deals” are being offered to us on a daily basis, is to Google “special travel deals” and/or “cheap travel deals.” Thousands of Internet entry results will come up, and Travelzoo is always a part of that “list.” With Travelzoo I, and many other people I know, have a love-hate relationship. We love learning about cheap deals, but we hate to learn about all the restrictions that apply. Two days ago, one could fly awesome Virgin Atlantic airlines from DC to London for $169 one-way fare, which still comes to a fare much cheaper than usually. However, the deal lasted only two days with days and times restrictions.
Obviously, we will question super cheap travel promotions, because most of the times they sound too good to be true.
MegaBus: $1 one-way tickets
EasyCruise says that even though the cabins may be small and no frills of any kind comes with it, the base price is low and the cruise ship will drop you off at a different island each day with plenty of time to see the sights and enjoy the nightlife. And while on a ship, who cares about standing in a room, there are plenty of activities: from hot-tubbing, pooling, and drinking to dancing.
Here is what you get for this rate in reality: tiny cabins (only 65 square feet), no windows, $20 meals, sound-NOT-proof and non-user-friendly bathrooms, flat pillows, a few hooks and hangers for clothing and towels, and some shelf space for your baggage. It’s a very modest cruise (amenities- and accommodations-wise) and not a very modest cruise (bathroom translucency-wise.)
Ryanair: $19.99 round-trip flights
Dare: if you don’t mind either a very early-bird flight or a very late-owl flight, and you have someone with a car to meet you at an airport, Ryanair then might be one of the best European airfare sites there for you that would allow you to book as close to a departure day as a night before. You should also be willing to accept Ryanair’s terms: only one carry-on, including your purse, without paying for checked baggage; a fee for airport check-in if you don't have an E.U. passport, the deal can be fabulous, especially when you hit the sales.
Dare: this is not the first time The Hoxton Hotel offered the deal. Last July, when it offered the promotion, all 1,000 rooms were sold within 11 minutes. Moreover, to be fare, they only allowed to book one room for one night at a £1 deal. And that makes sense since the London hotel's rooms normally cost up to $300 a night.