Monday, January 9, 2012

Travel in 2012

Flying Around the World on the Cheap


I recently found Airfare Watchdog, which has become my latest favorite thing in the world.


 Thumbs Up Indeed

Basically, the Airfare Watchdog system publishes information on airfare which includes the coupon codes and deals that airlines offer to their customers.  My first search on this site resulted in a fare of $113.58 to fly round-trip between San Diego and Vegas this week.

Up, up and away!

It would be smart to keep an eye on Airfare Watchdog in the future, especially when you have a flexible travel schedule.

Kayak.com is still my main go to site for quickly comparing airfares.

Orbitz.com is another good site to use when searching for flights.


Flying Out of this World

Starting this year, you can book a flight into space on Virgin Galactic.  For $200,000 you can get yourself a seat on a ship that will travel all the way up to sub-orbital space, spend five minutes in zero gravity, snap a few pictures with the Earth in the background and return to terra firma.  If you're one of the 475 people who have already placed a $20,000 deposit to later have the opportunity to blow an additional $180,000 on this experience with Virgin Galactic, I have a suggestion for you.  Find a homeless person and tell them to watch as you set fire to a $100 bill.*  You'll feel better about yourself when you wake up the next day with your $199,900 still in the bank and you'll basically get the same experience of showing the poor just what income inequality really means.

 Laughing is optional

Here is the article from which I found the facts and figures related to space flight.

TL;DR: Airfare Watchdog is a really good resource when searching for cheap airfare. 

*Don't actually do this because I'm fairly certain that willfully destroying U.S. currency is a crime. 

Update: If you tell people you know in your personal life that you have just found a great new airfare website, they may ask you to look up fares for them rather than exploring the site themselves.

41 comments:

  1. Lol nice love those pictures

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  2. I really like your art style as informal as it is.

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  3. Know what's just as bad as burning a $100? Just buy some expensive liquor. Oh, and pour it down an alley or something. Same thing, really.

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  4. Sounds useful! thanks for sharing!

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  5. very cool websites, thanks for sharing. :D

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  6. yea must check it out thanks for the heads up!

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  7. I wish I could be in zero gravity!

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  8. Love this post!!


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  9. Thumbs up i agree :) +1 follower :D

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  10. Your thumb looks like a swollen diglett =D

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  11. Going to space is a huge waist of money

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  12. True it is a rich man's world.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  13. Anything that gets me cheap airfare is a good thing. LOVE the illustrations here, following you now!

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  14. Thanks for commenting on my post!

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  15. I'd like to go to space but not at that price!

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  16. Virgin Galactic...how about a Megastore please! Damn I miss record shops.

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  17. wasting money wohoooo :D

    following +1

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  18. I don't require this service as my family owns an airline. I like your artwork. Thank you for the comment on my page. I followed you.

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    1. Would Ryanair be interested in becoming the Official Airline Sponsor of Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls?

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  19. haha nice post! entertaining read and pictures, love the blog :)

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  20. Amen, brother. If you aren't an astronaut, get the fuck out of the stratosphere. A better use of the moolah would be to actually fund research into colonizing other viable planets.

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  21. Great info if ever I flew. I just hate air travel these days. Everybody gets treated like cattle.

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  22. There are always these things out there that can save you money that so many of us don't know about. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Following.

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  23. thanks for the great info it will be helpful when i need to travel, following +1

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  24. THX mate, that's really useful! :)

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  25. Thanks for the red update part. I changed what I say from "Hey, there's this new airline rate site, Airfare Watchdog." to "Hey Check out the cool stuff T. Roger Thomas has on 'Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls'.

    The 200k space flight thing would be better if they were colonizing the moon, a planet, or even some random asteroid. If the 1% left earth for 'greener' pastures, would it make a great difference for those 99% that stay?

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  26. I hate airtravels. I am more of a roadtrip person.
    Burning American flag is wrong I dont think burning American currency is.
    Reminds me of expensive meal Cleopatra ate/drank in a contest with Anthony, when she dropped the most expensive pearl in her wine and drank it and won the challenge.
    I like your style

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  27. My girlfriend will love me more for showing her this site. Thank you.

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  28. Me and my family used to fly down to Disney each year. We went through 20 to 30 different websites each year trying to find cheaper prices.

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