I've been looking at flights on and off for a while now, but haven't actually followed through on booking. Until today. Because today I realised that I had a ton of frequent flyer points sitting around gathering dust. So I figured I'd check how many points it would take to fly to the US. Well, I didn't have enough for a return flight, but I did have enough for one way. Course, having enough points doesn't mean that there's a seat available. By some miracle, there WAS a frequent flyer seat available on the day I wanted! So I started looking into flights home again.
Apparently it was my day for bargains, because I found a flight from LA to Melbourne for $800. Sure, I have to fly via Auckland, but for that amount of money, I'll take it! So I've wound up with a return flight to LA for $1100 ($300 worth of taxes on the frequent flyer points flight). Which is almost $1000 less than what I was anticipating having to pay. SCORE!!!!!!!!
Anyway, I still have a ton of stuff to book (like my internal flights, for instance!), but this is a massive step in the right direction.
Hurry the hell up, August. I'm WAY too excited to wait much longer! If you've missed it, here's where I'm going:
Chicago, for the 20SB summit:
New York, with Kat:
Boston, also with Kat:
To my American lovelies - anyone know a good website to use for booking domestic flights? Do any of them search the discount airlines???
Also, I'm bringing you all Tim Tams. You're welcome... ;)