My parents have been fortunate enough to pay off all their debts years ago; respectfully to my mom’s frugality and both of my parent’s plain old hard work. Since my baby brother and I are big kids now, my parents have enjoyed themselves a fantastic condo atRon Jon in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Place to lay our head on this trip – check.
My dad is a Southwest Airlines connoisseur, he has accrued SO many flight miles in the past couple of months he could probably get us all there free. But, since SWA does “companion” tickets, maybe half of our group will fly free. Since there will most likely be 7 this go round, that is 3 free flights (roughly $1500 if we pay the same price for tickets as we did last Orlando trip). So, I found this sweet website a few years ago,Airfare Watchdog, where you can get emailed daily, weekly, monthly (you get the point) with the current deals from your local airports. I really like their emails because they have little anecdotes to make you more aware of flight needs and timeliness. Southwest does not sell their tickets THIS far in advance, but come October, we will be ready – check check.