Best sites for travel deals?

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    Jan 27, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    Well?

    Anyone know any good websites to get good deals on flights & vacations? Besides the standard, Expedia, Orbitz, etc????


    I used http://www.europeandestinations.com/ for my trip to Barcelona & Rome last summer and would recommend it for others.


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    Jan 27, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    Try kayak.com
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    An excellent site with tons of travel info, updated all the time, a great message board and blog, is www.frommers.com They also have a radio show on Sunday 11am-1pm EST on Radio 710 WOR in the NY area. You might be able to listen online from the WOR website. They take calls and emails, and give out a tremendous amount of information. It's definitly worth checking out. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Well, despite you precluding the well known sites, I've used the trip alert feature from Travelocity for years and had very good luck with it. I've booked several trips based on a trip alert and over the years I've saved anywhere from $200 to $600 off the normal airfare.
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
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    +1

    Also, groupon getaways, costco travel, and the other 'deal' sites.
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    I use Travelzoo and Kayak.
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    Jan 27, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    I know a travel agent who arranges trips specializing in a couple of countries. She use to live in one of them.

    She said those sites get discounts on flights & things for every destination in general, but since she focuses on specific countries, she gets better deals on those flights & packages.

    Since she used to live there, she can give good advice about what to visit, what to avoid, what to bring, what pains-in-the-butt you'll experience. It's very helpful to people who have no idea what they want other than knowing which country they want to travel to.

    So you may want to see if there are local travel agents for wheverer you want to go.
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Yapta.com will let you set up an account and then give you price alerts and track flights that you're interested in. It's very good if you know when and where you want to go- it has saved me some money a few times on flights to Vegas.
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:32 PM GMT
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    "Cheaptickets.com" got so many great deals to Europe and domestic!!!
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    Jan 27, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    I have actually seen some decent trip packages on Groupon. Just make sure you read all of the fine print.
  • Kwokpot

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    Jan 28, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    Another shoutout for www.travelzoo.com, one of the best places for travel deals