We had dreams of travelling to the Big Apple for Christmas and we had been slumped over our laptops for days trying to find the cheapest flight to New York City. We generally leave booking our flights to the last minute because when travelling the world for an open period of time we love the flexibility of snatching up great deals the week or even the day before. That said it does take a lot of research in order to find an unbelievable deal online.
We had been travelling throughout Nepal and we had the opportunity to doing some trekking with Elise’s dad who had flown in from Australia especially to see us and do the Poon Hill trek as part of the Annapurna Circuit. We had roughly planned to fly out of Kathmandu to arrive in New York City in mid December to give us a week before Christmas was upon us and had about 2 weeks to finalise our details. Talk about leaving it to the last minute. Yikes!
You name it and I had been on the travel deal website looking for the cheapest and most efficient flight to New York. Not only did we leave our flights to the last minute, we still had to book our accommodation. New York City prices during Christmas sky-rocket and It was beginning to look like we were unlikely to find a flight in our budget or accommodation for our planned 12-day stay in New York.
A few days before our planned departure we found a flight for $800 per person which was unheard of during this time of year and secure accommodation in Brooklyn just a short subway ride away to Manhattan. The only problem is that it took me hours of relentless researching online and I literally had to check every single date in December to find the cheapest flying days available. We ended up saving about $2000 in flights and accommodation for all the hard work, but I wish there was an easier way. Now, I would check last minute vacation offers on Air Canada Vacations.
We could have used this when planning our travels around the world over the past two years. This is a sure way to save time on finding travel deals to your given destination at the last minute. If in doubt go check them out.
Maybe next time I am looking for a cheap last minute flight, I won’t need to look for days on end.