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Robear asked in an earlier post about my travel discount links. I present for your perusal, an unedited list of my links that I keep in a Word document for reference. Well ok, I threw some hyper-text codes in ;).

Some of the info might already be included in the board's FAQ. Some of the links might be a bit outdated or repeated within the document. I haven't done an update in a while.

The list is a bit Portugal & Euro-centric, since that's where we like to go :). But I hope you might find some useful tidbits in it.

Sites for Bargain Travel and Travel Guides also known as US airfares only Hotwire is similar to Priceline. (mentioned in Fool travel article 2/1/00) ok Portugal prices (mentioned in Fool travel article 2/1/00) Had good Portugal prices 6/01 $593+$64tx+$10handlg (mentioned in Fool travel article 2/1/00) full rate prices 6/01 to Portugal (mentioned in Fool travel article 2/1/00) (mentioned in Fool travel article 2/1/00 No Portugal? full prices fares 6/01 to Portugal. Also known as Also known as had ok prices 6/01 Portugal ($625+$64.15tx+$10deliv=$1378.30) has e-mail alerts on deals. Membership fee if you want to book tix got from ok prices to Portugal $725 August 2001 flights from the UK & Ireland. Good for connecting out of London LON-LIS available 90pounds
www.airfareplanetcom Eurotrip tip flights to/from UK Has flights to Lisbon (115)

Portuguese Travel Agencies (from lusitan on LBYM)
Vouga Travel Agency 973-589-7151
Arcos Agency 973-344-5422
King Holidays (also at 973-274-1701
Garcia Travel Agency 973-589-6444
Delgado Travel 973-466-1777
Portugal Travel 973-344-7594

Airline Auction sites

Airline Shopbot searches multiple disount sites

How To Save Money Next Time You're In France
They operate Azores Express & normally serve Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel) & Lajes (Terceira) from Boston but during summer months they add flights 2-days/week Boston-Lisbon (Wed & Sun?). One way: $369 and they have returns thru 9/30 at varying prices. It was something like $679 R/T returning during September. I don't know who you need to contact in Boston - you might want to try one of the Portuguese organizations there. this & above a lot of Europe specials out of Miami, some out of other East/West coast cities

Airport Links, Domestic and International

For Those Traveling Globally
Ticket Planet at 1/800/799-8888 or High Adventure Travel 415/912-5600
For Europeans:

For Legroom Info On Your Flight

Finding The 'Least Worst' Coach Seats

So What Can I Carry On The Plane?

For Bus Passes and Other Neat Info (from Eurotrip)
Misc-Remember TISS and Farebusters are based in Germany can reach Terry Tippler-airline consumer advocate at

Airlines Websites We Recommend A Lot (from Eurotrip)

Airlines URL's and Air safety

Student Travel: Council Travel
Student Travel Assoc 1/800 777-0112
Airhitch and Airtech:
Canadian Sites:

Which Airlines Fly Out Of Which European Countries
also go to click on web links then click on airlines- then European link
Ireland: Ryanair and Aer Lingus
Skyways- Sweden
sun Express-Austria to Turkey
Regio Air-German
Poland- Lot Airline
France- they sell a euroflyer pass as well -Dutch no frills airline

Cheap UK Airlines For Euro Travel
and a British Air subsidiary. Has flights LON-Faro, Portugal British Midway Buzz Airlines -USA Charter no frills airlines- division of Virgin Atlantic
Corsair- charter airline most recommended by Council Travel -

Europe Flight passes

Tour Companies You Can Get Cheap Airfare From
Cosmopolitan Tours-
1/800 2AFRIKA- great fares to London (Africa too!- this is part of Magical Tours who has the new Skyauction website

Fly-Rights A Consumer Guide to Air Travel

Other Cheap Travel Links (free things to see/do)

Cheap Hotel Links for cheap hotels in Las Vegas hotel coupons NOW ROOMSAVER website for Comfort Inn, EconoLodge, Roadway & some other chain hotels

More Cheap Airline Links ok prices($856 & $886 on TAP & Continental to Portugal Aug 01) (mileage deals, bulletin board, etc) (also have a wkly radio show w/special. Haven't ckd the site personally yet) (bid for tickets. Haven't tried them yet but Europe tix summer 2000 had good prices. Eurotrip discussion boards said it had bad cust svs) has discussion boards, cheap flight tactics. Backpacking Europe site also known as (for Europe, Central/South America) For intl fares, submit fares at ETN & receive e-mails with prices now Air Courier Flights click on Travel link Fool Airfare Bargains Online article 10/11/00 (search engine software – can't book the the tix w/them but will search multiple dates/airports simultaneously) Only for US & Canada uses itasoftware (above) & you CAN book tix thru them? Post #467 on Cheap Air Fares/Fool can buy tix from them, can't search mult dates/airports in one search this & below from 10/00 Fool Airfare Bargains article ok price to Portugal 8/01 $831.47 (senior) but Continental $951.47 & would be less 10%? Same price? cruises, vacation pkgs, etc (not airfare) had only full fares 6/01 Portugal only full fares 6/01 Portugal only full fares 6/01 Portugal had ok prices 6/01 Portugal $649

Try JFK-Madrid $99/ea way Summer '00 Spanish airline consolidator, does Europe (from Eurotrip) Europe consolidator mentioned at Eurotrip

Student/Budget Travel Agencies

Intra-Europe Airlines (they fly out of London) (serves LON-Faro) a British Air subsidiary list of cheap european carriers by country

Cheap Airline for cntng in US to NY

Cheap Travel for People in Seattle Area

More Cheap Travel Links Air Travel Couriers Air Courier Association air travelers handbook/FAQ on traveling inexpensively A MUST-READ! Electronic tickets and ticketless travel vs paper airline tickets A MUST-READ! airline ticket consolidators FAQ Domestic vs Int'l Airfares A MUST-READ! last minute travel bargains Mostly last minute travel-bargains Fool Article - Finding Hotel Bargains 06/29/00 Fool Article – 8 Ways to Save on Holidy Travel 11/22/00 Fool Article – Airfare Bargains Online 10/11/00 Fool Article - Fly Away (Cheap Airfare) 2/1/00 Cheap Hot Spots & Best Buys from Frommers lists the lowest "published fares" for all domestic flgts

Ontime by Flight Number

Cheap Hotel Links (from Fool Article) does hotel & car rentals, in addition to airlines hostel locator bed & breakfasts
Search Yahoo or Google for B&B's – above doesn't have everything borrow a home for vacation borrow a home for vacation

Cheap Air Fares at the Last Minute

Cheap Travel Sites

Europe Travel Tips
If you know for sure you are going to be in Italy a while, you may want to invest in a kilometric pass instead of a Eurrail pass. (This would of course depend on where else you go...) You can buy a kilometric pass in Italy at the train stations. It gives you 3000 total km to share between up to 5 people. That will pretty much take you and DH on a circuit similar to Milan, Cinque Terre, Florence, Rome, Venice, and back to Milan. All for about $120. TOTAL. Supplements and upgrades are extra, however.

Also, you might also want to check out They sell airline tickets between European cities for $99/each leg. (That is, you can fly Naples to Madrid for $99, or, if you need to leave from Rome, you'd fly Rome-Venice-Madrid for $198.) A good idea if you want to go far (i.e., Madrid from Rome) or fast (same day travel).
(post #136658 by neenieca on LBYM board) Info on Spain (not just Madrid). Good msg boards. Recommended by hbogard, post #136679 on LBYM For Eurorail passes

Italy Travel Hints by birdmom on LBYM
Get the Berlitz language book and tape. Basic Italian is pretty easy, especially if you know any French or Spanish. Many people speak English, but it's nice to be able to use basic phrases. I would also suggest a book called Culture Shock - Italy. I can't remember the author. It's one of a series that are written for people who are going to work in a particular country and it gives all sorts of insights into why a particular culture behaves the way it does.
This is the flat we stayed in. It's the yellow building. The beds were pushed together to make a queen. I believe the owner also has a larger flat in the same building but upstairs. As you can see, the current rate comes out to $421 +/- for a week! Info about Italy

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