Where do you get the best last minute travel deals?

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Question: Where do you get the best last minute travel deals?
I LOVE to grab my backpack and travel! I have some discretionary income and lots of free time and flexibility in my schedule.

Where are the best places to search if you want to go somewhere soon for a great price?

It seems like most “last minute deals” aren’t much of a deal, and that others are simply advertising scams.



Answer by nomadgirl1
I like site59.com. It lets you create your package (air, car, hotel – all three, just two, etc) and they have packages for the upcoming weekend and the weekend following.

They also have a link for trips under 0.

Question: I’m looking for last minute travel to cuba , where can I find the best price from Toronto?
I’m looking for last minute travel to cuba , where can I find the best price from Toronto?


Answer by Jeo K
Last minute deals are available with many online booking sites. You can try:

1. http://www.travelocity.com
2. http://www.expedia.com
3. http://www.airwayreservation.com

and other sites. These days everyone is offering
last minute deals. Check them out and you will surely get the best deals.

Question: How can I find last minute travel deals from Montreal?
Ideally, I would like a website where I enter my origin (e.g. Montreal) and am given a list of flights/packages to different destinations. Currently I can only find websites that I can search for specific destinations, or sites which do have last minute deals but from several origins, usually none being Montreal. Also, if you know of any good travel agencies in Montreal that I could visit, that would be helpful, too.

Thanks in advance


Answer by Clarissa
there are quite a few sites that you can search that will likely give you the best prices available. check out the website BookMe and you will be able to compare prices on all the reputable travel sites in just a couple minutes. it’s very convenient and will save you a bunch of time and money. Also, make sure you buy them online… otherwise they charge much higher fees for phone orders. good luck.

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5 comments to Where do you get the best last minute travel deals?

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  • southrntrnzplnt

    Last minute deals are scams for the most part, it draws you in thinking you are getting a good deal, when really you are not. The further out you book the more chances of getting a cheaper fare are. In the airline industry the discount fares sell first. The closer to departure, the more expensive it gets.

    Cruises Ive seen with good last minute deals just to fill up the cabins and some hotels, but for the most part its just the opposite.

    The only way it works to just pack and go is really to work in the industry. The airline I worked for allowed their employee’s to fly for free, plus we got the deals on cruises, all inclusive resorts etc at last minute prices just to fill up space.

    Its the last minute people that make the money for the industry. Not planning ahead gives the companies a heads up because most times its an urgent matter and the person is willing to almost pay whatever it takes to get to where they need to be.

    If your schedule is flexible, then try to plan ahead. Being spontaneous in the travel industry and wanting it cheap dont mix. Now that airlines no longer offer stand-by travel its hard to just grab and go unless you just jump in your car and hit the road.

    Try traveling mid-week. Weekends are only cheaper for car rentals. Summer is cheaper than fall of course, but just shop around. Sign up for Travel Zoo. They send a weekly e-mailer about what deals are out there. Try to fly out of a hub like Atlanta, Philedelphia, Chicago, DFW…etc. Those are the airports that will have the biggest discounts. Little feeder’s like Buffalo, Augusta, Gainesville etc will not have the specials you are looking for.

    Be careful booking on travel websites. They charge excessive fee’s and do not offer the best routes or connection times. Make sure you READ THE FARE RULES because they will lock you into the trip and you can not for any reason change your itinerary.

    If you are someone who uses a credit card for business or pleasure, try to get a rewards program card and be loyal to a hotel chain or airline. You can redeem points earned for nearly free travel and get bonuses when you sign up. To redeem points you do again have to be flexible and book in advanced in most situations depending on the destination. If its a highly traveled route, book well in advance.

  • KM_Fubar

    one link one deal….

  • Dangermanmi6

    try the link below its the one I use to Cuba and I’ve had some good deals from them. They are an Ontario based travel agency so they have to follow the TICO rules.

    Be warned though Cuban customs is very intimidating for the first timer also hang on to your bags and don’t let someone help you to the bus to your resort they will want a tip usually about one dollar US they don’t want loonies. Also you will need the departure fee last time is was $25 US per person. We enjoy going to Cuba its a nice country to visit and it is a reasonably safe place to visit.

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