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E3only Aug 2nd 2011 7:45 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by Brit In TN (Post 9532235)
Yes, three flights booked on one itinerary. I used the following dates and US Air as the carrier.
Dec 4th SFO to LAX
Dec 13th LAX to San Ant
Dec 16th San Ant to SFO

I just did the same using Expedia and got the same itin and price.

Got thanks.

E3only Aug 2nd 2011 7:48 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by SalopianFunk (Post 9532375)
The weather should be easily manageable everywhere mentioned and in between except the east coast.

As for the trip drive to LA, if you go through SF, then you could go the long way too the highway, catching the Pacific Coast Highway from Point Lobos, and catch a view of the Sutro Baths with the waves coming in pretty heavy.

If drinking's their thing, then taking a tour of the Anchor Brewing Company would be worth it, especially with the delicious Christmas Ale being available to sample. Although you have to book well in advance. Also going to the Trappist in Oakland, which draws in a lot of beer connoisseurs from what I understand.

Wouldn't the Gilroy outlets also be closer?

Thank you. I have not been to Point Lobos.

Gilroy yes thats possible too..thanks for reminding.

E3only Aug 2nd 2011 7:48 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 9532712)
Remember that the FAA still isn't collecting tax for a limited period of time while this debt shambles gets worked out, so all-in prices quoted today could jump a little when that happens (although I read yesterday on a travel blog that it could take most of August to sort out).

Funny you should say that, it was on the news today (well I am sure it was on the news ever since but I got hold of it today!!) and I could relate the story.

E3only Aug 2nd 2011 7:49 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 
hello,

1. Anyone have experience booking flights via priceline bid?
2. Are there any places where I can get discounted tickets to say Universal/Disney/Sea World or other LA attractions?

Thanks.

N1cky Aug 2nd 2011 7:59 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by E3only (Post 9533557)
hello,

1. Anyone have experience booking flights via priceline bid?
2. Are there any places where I can get discounted tickets to say Universal/Disney/Sea World or other LA attractions?

Thanks.

So Cal Citypass covers Disney/Universal/Sea World and choice of SD Zoo or Safari Park for $276 per adult

http://www.citypass.com/southern-cal...FQQ3gwod2RgM-Q

tonrob Aug 2nd 2011 11:50 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by E3only (Post 9533557)
hello,

1. Anyone have experience booking flights via priceline bid?

Thanks.

Maybe ok if you have time on your side - I believe you have little or no control over schedule and routing.

E3only Aug 3rd 2011 12:05 am

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 9533897)
Maybe ok if you have time on your side - I believe you have little or no control over schedule and routing.

Yeah, little weird. The flight can be anytime from 6 am to 10 pm. With the routing, it tells you in advance. For instance for a flight SF - Houston it will say "1 connection at the most"...so you know the upper limit.

I was thinking of this....For the dates I want to travel, check for current ticket prices on say kayak. That will give me an indication of what the prices are based on times of the day I want to travel. So for instance say the morning ticket is $150, afternoon $175 and evening $200. That tells me the morning is cheapest. So then I will bid for $125 and logic tells me there is no way the airlines will accept that bid for afternoon or evening....something like that. But I don't know if that logic stands!!

Brit In TN Aug 3rd 2011 3:41 am

Re: Visitors in December
 
The biggest drawback you're likely to encounter with Priceline is that you really can't choose the exact itinerary. The money you might save over choosing an exact routing on one of the other travel sites, might end up being spent on trying to find a hotel in some snowbound layover city.
Cheapest is not always best value.

E3only Aug 3rd 2011 5:23 am

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by Brit In TN (Post 9534211)
The biggest drawback you're likely to encounter with Priceline is that you really can't choose the exact itinerary. The money you might save over choosing an exact routing on one of the other travel sites, might end up being spent on trying to find a hotel in some snowbound layover city.
Cheapest is not always best value.

Yeah I hear you. That's the main reason I have never used PL for airfares. I think car rental and hotels are good enuf.

tonrob Aug 3rd 2011 11:23 am

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by E3only (Post 9534332)
Yeah I hear you. That's the main reason I have never used PL for airfares. I think car rental and hotels are good enuf.

I agree. The US Airways itinerary mentioned earlier (with the all-in price of $360 all-in as I recall?) sounds great for what it is, and I'd be hopping right on it. I'd save PL for a situation in which the only regularly-available prices were truly outrageous.

E3only Aug 18th 2011 5:21 am

Re: Visitors in December
 
Guys,

I have a quick follow up question. Friends planning to go to Florida and want to take a cruise.. something like this for 4 nights from say 3rd December

http://www.carnival.com/BookingEngin...CV&numGuests=4

Anyone know how the weather is like? If good, any other websites where we can check for cruises?

Thanks in advance.

Jerseygirl Aug 18th 2011 12:26 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by E3only (Post 9566134)
Guys,

I have a quick follow up question. Friends planning to go to Florida and want to take a cruise.. something like this for 4 nights from say 3rd December

http://www.carnival.com/BookingEngin...CV&numGuests=4

Anyone know how the weather is like? If good, any other websites where we can check for cruises?

Thanks in advance.

Carnival have the nickname as the party cruise.

Other cruise lines are Royal Caribbean...they have the largest ships in the world sailing out of Florida. I also like Princess...NCL isn't bad either. The weather should be great as the hurricane season will be over...but no-one can guarantee it 100%.

pigg10 Aug 18th 2011 8:51 pm

Re: Visitors in December
 

Originally Posted by E3only (Post 9566134)
Guys,

I have a quick follow up question. Friends planning to go to Florida and want to take a cruise.. something like this for 4 nights from say 3rd December

http://www.carnival.com/BookingEngin...CV&numGuests=4

Anyone know how the weather is like? If good, any other websites where we can check for cruises?

Thanks in advance.

I use Cruisecompete web site, you just put in the dates you want and cruise line and ship and you will receive quotes from different cruise agencys easy to use web site

E3only Aug 25th 2011 5:13 am

Re: Visitors in December
 
Thanks.

Anyone here of https://www.worldmarktheclub.com/

We were thinking of booking through this in Austin. How is this area anyone
Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130?


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