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12:08 AM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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ELK GROVE, Calif. - We're about two weeks away from the second busiest travel season of the year.

AAA estimated that last year about 92 million people traveled during the holiday season; this year, more people are expected to make their own journeys.

IN-DEPTH: Travel on a Budget

Elk Grove Travel's Roy Lindahl outlined 10 things to keep in mind when planning a trip:  

  1. Shop Around
  2. Beware of unknown websites
  3. Be Flexible/Calendar/When to purchase
  4. Alternative airports
  5. Sales 3-4 months out
    1. Except for holiday travel
  6. No more last minute deals
    1. Okay for hotels, rental cars, cruises etc.
  7. Beware of bargain deals/hidden fees
  8. Seat assignment costs
    1. Appearance of full aircraft
  9. Unused tickets
  10. Know their obligations


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