Where I’d prefer to be today instead of at my desk at work: with a delicious cup of coffee from Tisane and a fresh Sunday New York Times. Here’s a helpful article on booking airfare over the holidays. Although I don’t plan to travel any further than family parties in Brooklyn, NY, Farmington, CT and Pomfret, CT over Christmas week, It’s good to know my theory on always booking airfare on Wednesdays is correct.
Another interesting tidbit: with the price of oil going up (you don’t say?) and the size of airplanes going down (who knew?), seats are at a premium. Going forward it might be better to just decide on a destination and then jump on airfares when they come up. This is at odds with how most people travel; they decide they want to go to Paris in April, so they start stalking airfares for JFK > CDG in April. It’s actually better to say “I want to go to Paris, and I want to spend $2000” and then when the airfare and hotel package are in that range, you pounce. This will force me to do two things I’m not always comfortable with. One would be to budget ahead of time, and two would be to not plan too far ahead. In other words, I love the planning, not so much the saving up ahead of time.0