Tagged with JetBlue

Travel Value: More Fun, Less Cost

I am currently planning a trip to Miami and also want to spend a day in the Ft. Myers area. I have many options. I could fly a simple roundtrip into and from South Florida (Miami and/or Ft. Lauderdale)—and drive to Ft. Myers and back. However, I would prefer one-way flights into Ft. Myers and … Continue reading

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8 Great Ways to Get Free Lodging in New York City

Originally posted September 6, 2010 on Travelskills.blogspot.com. ****************************************************** Tomorrow I (and many others) begin a month of travel using JetBlue‘sAll-You-Can-Fly pass. One destination I want to visit is New York City. That is convenient, since New York’s JFK airport is a JetBlue hub and their HQ. Some say New York City is the greatest city in the world. I recently … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Air Traveler’s Holiday Wish List for 2013

I first published this in 2002. What is still true? What is worse? Submit your proposed 2013 updates. Surely, “no full body scans” and “no pat downs” can fit in here somewhere. From December 2002: ****************************************************** Follow me on Twitter (@CharlesMcCool) and subscribe to this blog (click button in upper left corner) to be among the first … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Travel Airfare Deals Not Near You

There was a recent airfare deal for flights between Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC) California and Maui (OGG) at $188 roundtrip. It was a super low fare which quickly disappeared. You might hear about amazing airfare deals and wish you could book them–but you do not live close to the available airports. Well, that … Continue reading

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Car Rental Rates–The Numbers

Recently I booked a flight and was intrigued by the airline’s plug to use their negotiated car rental discount. Many times I have researched car car rental rates using  airlines’ codes but I always find lower rates with my codes. Will this time be different? First, I used JetBlue’s link for Hertz car rentals. Here … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Finding Better Seats

A recent post about selecting good seats on flights has good information for selecting airline seats when you make a reservation. Often, though, I see better seats when I board the plane. If another passenger has not reserved that seat, then surely I can move there. Right? Well, NO! Airlines usually will not let you … Continue reading

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McCool Travel Tip: Open Jaw Flights

Do you know about open jaw flights? Open jaw flights are a great way to save money and have more fun on trips. Open jaw itineraries are one of my favorite travel strategies. I often fly into one airport and return from another, such as when I recently flew to Key West and returned from … Continue reading

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8 Great Reasons to Book One Way Flights

“I did not know you could do that,” someone said when I mentioned buying one way tickets for a trip. The number one reason to buy one way flights is to save money–although convenience may be as or more important than cheap flights. A round trip itinerary with a single carrier might cost more if … Continue reading

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Travel Contest: Name This Travel Tactic

You should read this post, even if you do not enter the contest. This travel tactic will save you much money over a lifetime of travel. I use a travel tactic but I do not have a great name for it. So, readers, here is your chance to make history. Name that tactic… Here is … Continue reading

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