Posted in August 2012

McCool Travel Tip: Co-Terminals

You might already unknowingly use co-terminals in trip planning. It is worthwhile to check co-terminal flight options, as it will often provide you with better flights at lower prices. Below is an excerpt from my book, Winning the Airfare Game, published in 2001. Co-Terminals Using co-terminals[1] can result in lower airfares because airlines do not … Continue reading

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Frequent Flyer Programs

The following section about Frequent Flyer Programs is from my book Winning the Airfare Game. It was written over 12 years ago. How much of this information is still valid today?–I wonder… Excerpt from Chapter 3 of Winning the Airfare Game by Charles McCool, © 2001, Hawk Ridge Press Frequent flyer programs were created to encourage … Continue reading

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Effective Trip Planning: Declutter Your Mind

Some of my favorite bloggers are NOT travel bloggers (gasp!). They include Barbara Winter, Leo Babauta, and Seth Godin. Decluttering is a recent and recurrent theme bouncing around the blogsphere. You can easily find things and are not easily distracted when you declutter your work and home space. Decluttering your mind is also a powerful tool. You can focus … Continue reading

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8 Great Reasons to Stay At Independent Motels

I often stay at independent hotels or motels, rather than chain hotels, especially on road trips. Not only do I find that I get more value from independent properties, I also experience better service from the workers. Here are 8 great reasons to stay at independent motels: Save Money. Rates are typically lower at independent … Continue reading

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