Travel Planning

I started peeking at airline prices a few weeks ago for the trip to New Orleans for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon. We are hoping to fly on delta, because we each have a $100 credit to use from the horrible problems we had coming home from cancun in august. Last time I checked they were around $250 & I thought "sweet! only $150 each for our flights!" Now they are up to about $322 on Delta, $290 on a few other carriers. grrrrr. Anyone have any tips? Did I miss the window for a cheaper flight? I thought under 3 months was the best time frame, but maybe I was wrong.

Next I starting searching for hotels. I went to the Rock N Roll site to see the hotels they recommend HERE. I am looking for one that is not too far from the start or finish. Although, I guess a cab back to the hotel from the finish wouldn't be a bad idea. Any recommendations based on places you've stayed? Also wondering if I can get around New Orleans enough without bothering for a car rental. I would LOVE to save some money here, if most of New Orleans is walkable.

What kind of travel tips do you have to save money when traveling for a race?

p.s. stay tuned for some awesome new giveaways in the works!


Jana said...

If you look for flights through, they will tell you if the prices are expected to continue to rise or drop. I think its pretty accurate.

The Green Girl said...

If you'd like, you can email me and I'll put you in touch with my friend who ran that race last year.

mary at therunninggreengirl dot com

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend and I drove to New Orleans last year. My car was parked in the parking garage the whole time! We stayed in the french quarter, and it was totally walkable. New Orleans also has a cute little trolley that you can take to the nice area. I would save money on the car and maybe stay at a more accessible hotel.