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Travel Information - Reference

 

Travel Information Categories:
General Travel Information
Tips for Air Travel
Tips For Bus Travel
Tips for Train Travel
Tips for Automobile Travel

Tips for spending the night afar

Tips for saving Money

Reference: Airlines, Hotels, Hostels, Booking Sites, Misc Sites

 

Airline

1st Checked 2nd Checked Carry On

Route Map

Phone *

Alaska Airlines $25 $25 No charge Map (800) 426-033
Allegiant Air ** $20-50 $20-50 $10-$75 Map (702) 505-8888 ***
American Airlines $25 S35 No charge Map (800) 433-7300
Delta Air Lines $25 $35+ No charge Map (800) 221-1212
Frontier Airlines $25-$30 $30 $30-$40 Map (800) 432-1359
JetBlue Airways $20-$25 $35 No charge Map (800) 538-2583
Southwest Airlines No charge No charge No charge Map (800) 435-9792
Spirit Airlines (fees) $30-$50 $40-$60 $35-$100 Map (800) 772-7117
United Airlines $25 $35 No charge Map (800) 241-6522

Virgin America

$25 $25 No charge

Map

(877) 359-8474

Fees are listed one-way for domestic flights only.  Price range usually indicates lower fee at time of booking and higher fee at the airport

* Note that many airlines charge a fee for making reservations over the phone

** Most routes operate less than daily, often times 1 to 3 times weekly

*** Not a toll free number

 

 

Travel Booking Sites:

If your booking airfare only, it's best to book directly through the airline. 
Kayak Best for searching for low fares

Expedia (dot com!)

Reservations, vacation package discounts

Hotels.com

Deals on hotel rooms

Hotwire

Like Priceline but no bidding. No refunds.   Read restrictions carefully!

Priceline.com

Name your own price.  Must submit credit card  in order to make offer.  No refunds.   Read restrictions carefully!

Also available are Express Deals which is the lowest price but you still don't know what hotel it is until you book and still no refunds or changes.

Travelocity

Best for packages

 

Major Hotel Chains

Phone

Contact hotels near clinics directly and ask if they have a discount for the clinic.  Chances are they have heard of the clinic and offer a discount. 

Budget Suites of America

Designed for longer stays.  Weekly rates available

(866) 877-2000

Choice Hotels International -Ascend, Cambria Hotels & Suites, Clarion Hotels, Clarion Suites, Comfort Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, Econo Lodge, Mainstay Suites, Quality Inn/Hotel/Quality Inn & Suites, Rodeway Inn, Sleep Inn/Sleep Inn & Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel - Choice Privileges

(877) 424-6423

Extended Stay America

Designed for longer stays.  Weekly rates available

(800) 804-3724

Hilton - Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Curio, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Canopy - HHonors Reward Program

(800) HILTONS

InTown Suites

Weekly chain. Must check in M-Sat

See Site

La Quinta Inns - Early Returns Reward Program

(800) 753-3757

Marriott - Marriott Hotels & Resorts, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites - Marriott Rewards

(888) 236-2427

Motel 6

(800) 466-8356

Red Roof Inn/Red Roof PLUS+

(800) RED-ROOF

Starwood Hotels - Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, W Hotels, St Regis, Aloft, Element - Starwood Preferred Guest (888) 625-4988

Studio 6

Like motel 6 but designed for longer stays and offers weekly and monthly rates

(888) 897-0202

Wyndham Hotel Group - Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Dolce, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson's, Knights Inn, Microtel Inn & Suites, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, TRYP by Wyndham, Wingate By Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Garden Hotels, Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts - Wyndham Rewards

(877) 999-3223

 

 

Misc Sites:

The Cheap Travel Guide This is one of my blogs for the cheap traveler

Amtrak

Route Map (PDF) 793k

(800) 872-7245
Cheapo Vegas Going to Las Vegas?
Flight Aware Real time flight tracking and airport flight status information
GPS In Flight See which airlines allow the use of GPS navigation devices during flights.
Greyhound (800) 231-2222
Mega Bus Cheap bus fare if you buy in advance.  All tickets must be bought online.  Now with more destinations.  Chicago and New York City areas. 
Google Transit

Provides detailed information for many major cities including click and display routes.  Just zoom into a location and look for the bus icon and it will display bus routes that stop at that location as well as when the next bus will arrive.

Transportation Safety Administration See what flies
Couch Surfing Find a couch to crash on. 
Alcohol Sales Find out what time you can buy booze in each state
Sales Tax Find out what is taxable and how much
Time Zones What time is it in your state/city
TripBuzz Local travel information, activities, attractions
Sleeping In Airports Yes, there is a guide for sleeping in airports to shave money off your travel expenses!
Western Union (800) 325-6000

 

 

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