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Cheap air travel options if the tropics suit you
What I really want is a cheap airfare to New York City from Columbus, Ohio. Since that's not on my horizon, I'm taking an Amtrak train from Cleveland and a Greyhound bus back. For adults traveling with children, both offer a discount that can't be beat.
If I were to head to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, or Bermuda, I might find different options that would put a cheaper airplane ticket in my hand. According to a recent "Practical Traveler" in the New York Times,' there are tickets for a bargain to these tropical locations.
Check out American Airlines, JetBlue. and Air France for the deals. Perhaps, you'll be lucky and an airport near where you live will have one of those bargain flights to a place you'd like to go. Going to Cancún out of JFK airport in New York City is only a few dollars more than a trip to Denver, for example. Denver's nice, but I wouldn't exactly call it a destination for a holiday.
Yes, I did go to Denver myself two years ago and considered it part of a summer vacation, but there weren't any hours relaxing by a pool.
One day, I might be looking to head to the tropics, but for now, it sure would be great to find a deal to New York. My son who is six years-old thinks Greyhound will be swell.
Also, an airline to keep an eye on for a travel deal, according to the article, is Southwest. As the article points out, Southwest has not offered a travel deal for awhile.