Yesterday I attended the Thursday protest by the Mothers and the Grandmothers of the disappeared. It was a very moving experience that I will write more on when I return. This is an article from the New York Times about them.
Top 10 things I learned at the NYT travel show:
When booking flights:
- First step before booking check flights using aggregators (momondo, skyscanner, google flights – sign up for alerts when fare changes).
- Most of these are not booking engines but search the internet for lowest fares
- Aggregators do not include some low cost carriers like Southwest Airlines, EasyJet and Ryanair
- Also check consolidators like flyinternational.com, cheapoair to compare
- Don’t forget to check flyertalk for premium fare deals
- You can predict air fare hikes by downloading hopper (app), airfarewatchdog, airfarespot, google flights
- AARP members get 10% discounts on British Airways flights
- Best time for fare deals tend to be mid-day Tuesday (when airlines release deals after reviewing weekend bookings)
- Always clear your cache/cookies after each search, or use a different browser
- Fares appear to be higher for Mac vs Windows users
I always enjoy seeing the annual New York Times 52 Places to Go article. This year they have Canada in the top spot. The list is a mix of well-known and off the beaten track places.
Reggie and I have been to 15 of these cities/countries. How many have you been to? How are you putting on your list for this year?
Here’s the full link if the hyperlink above doesn’t work: http://nyti.ms/2j4t8E8