Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cheap Tickets

Cheap Tickets!
Reader Mel emailed asking about how we buy airplane tickets. We use "Cheap Tickets".

We receive good prices when shopping for our trips. Cheap Tickets' online ordering routine is excellent. Even allows seat selection, showing which seats are already taken and which seats are available. I like that a lot!

4:45AM - Oakland Airport.
The fellow at the front desk at the Holiday Inn suggested leaving for the airport at 4:45am for a 6am departure. So, we are taking the hotel's van at that time.

Little Mavicita, Ms. Vaio, Mr. HP and Jorge do not mind being an hour early for an airplane flight. But we just hate being one minute late!

8AM - Phoenix Airport.

We have arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, which claims to be the friendliest airport in the nation! And so far, it is!

We have a 2 hour-38 minute layover here in Phoenix. This layover and the 2.5 hour flight time and flying west to east [losing clock time], brings us to Puerto Vallarta at 3:08pm. Pretty late for busing back to MsTioga in the Pueblo of Aticama.

However, we are going to try to catch the bus to Aticama anyway.

3:30PM - Taxi back to MsTioga.
We have arrived back in Puerto Vallarta and took a taxi to the bus station. However, we learned that the last bus north left at 3pm, a half hour ago.

So, we made a deal with the taxi driver to take us back to Aticama and MsTioga in his own car for the discounted price of $80US [regular price is $120US].
Jorge and MsTioga together again!