Thursday, June 26, 2008

Expensive Travel

Flights have really gone up in price. It's been awhile since I've gone anywhere, sadly. Last night, I was trying to catch up with people on facebook and saw that my friend Jen wanted to see the Counting Crows in September. I thought...hey I'll fly out and go with her. I know you're thinking that's quite an ordeal for a concert (from California to St. Louis), but I've been trying to figure out a time to go visit everyone anyway. Besides, my high school ten year reunion is this year and I'm not going, but I still want to see the people I care about. (except for a few, most of close friends in high school were at my church)

Unfortunately, United doubled the required miles needed for domestic flights. I had been saving mine (foolishly) for a trip to St. Louis or Denver so I'm just shy of what I need to take that route. The flights are 400 dollars!

To put this in perspective, I bought round trip airfares from LA to Tokyo for 450 dollars just a few years ago.

And they also want to charge me to bring my clothes! And some airlines are going to start charging for drinks, too.

Anyone else trying to plan a trip?

3 comments:

sarah chia said...

Heck! We can't even drive anywhere, it's all so expensive!

Thomas said...

This year I am planning on going to DC for a week in July. I have been amazed at the prices for hotels around DC. I am thinking about staying at the Holiday Inn by the National Mall. They are charging $270.00 per night plus $25.00 per day parking and that is on the cheap end of the spectrum. A friend of mine, whom I grew up with, said I can stay at his house so I can save on the hotel cost. Now I just need to figure out how I am going to pay for the gas to drive out there.

Thomas

The Secret Life of Kat said...

My mother in law works for an airline so we can get airline tickets pretty cheaply...

BUT with 3 kids 5 and under we're not really eager to fly anywhere.

Hopefully she'll still be able to get us cheap tickets in a year or two when the kids are a bit older!

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