It looks like the previously predicted drop in air travel is finally starting to actually show up in the booking systems. And some of the airlines are reacting by getting more aggressive with their weekend fare specials in an effort to put some bodies in the seats and a couple extra bucks in the airlines’ coffers.
I actually thought it might have been a mistake last weekend when I saw some of them – transcon round trips for $140 are rather rare, even for the weekend specials – but it seems that the deals are going to be around for a while. In reality, it seems that the $140 transcon deal was a mistake – American Airlines has theirs up around $210+ for next weekend and Continental is up to $248+ this weekend. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still deals to be found.
This weekend Continental has specials to a number of Caribbean/Mexican destinations at some great prices, at least from Newark or Houston. For me, it means a random last-minute trip to plan to Trinidad. The trip is full of great abbreviations. The airport code is POS, and the country is often abbreviated as TnT. And that’s where the dynamite reference comes in. And then it is a short jump to the alternate spelling.
Anyways, look for some photos and tales from a completely random trip to Trinidad coming up later this weekend. Oh, and I already have been upgraded for the outbound flight thanks to my elite status. 😀
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