Thanks to Business Insider’s piece on Scott Keyes, author of How To Fly For Free and How To Find Cheap Flights, for the link to theflightdeal.com — great if you don’t care exactly where you go, you just want to pounce on a crazy “mistake” fare to a destination that sounds cool and have an adventure.  (He flew to Milan for $67.)

The site could come in handy if, like Gunnar Garfors, you hope to visit all the world’s 198 countries by the age of 37, while holding down a full-time job.  (His book:  198: How I ran Out of Countries.) All summarized, with 25 great photos (this is a man not afraid of heights), in this delightful story.

Of more dubious value, the recommendation of skiplagged.com, which finds those cheap “hidden city” fares where you are supposed to connect in Minneapolis on your way to Dallas but just stay in Minneaspolis because that was where you wanted to go in the first place.  I say “dubious” because I wouldn’t use the site myself, and you probably shouldn’t either.  As Wikipedia explains:  “Many airlines have established means of identifying and penalizing travelers who take advantage of such tactics, most notably through their frequent flier programs.[9] When a traveler is shown to have practiced such methods, airlines may respond by confiscating tickets, canceling frequent flier status, and billing travel agents for the fare difference.  Airlines contend that booking ploys are an unethical practice. However, even though booking ploys might be a breach of contract and against airline rules, such endeavors are not considered illegal.”

SINGING THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE

Have you seen this?  Who knew they can sing, too?  (Sort of.)

 

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