Entries by Joel

That’s a big but…

This post is to help premium members get the most out of the premium member area. I can’t tell you how often I get responses from subscribers along the lines of “Wait – I can search for trips during Spring Break?” or “I’m looking to travel in June and most of your emails are for […]

What is an “OTA?”

Throughout the site, you may see me reference “OTA” quite often. OTA stands for “Online Travel Agency”. When clicking on the links I provide, you’re taken to the OTA where I found the best fare, and you can book directly through them. You can also call your travel agent and have them book for you. […]

“Very considerate and friendly”

“Great trip information and deals! Joel is very considerate and friendly and even asks if you’re finding the information helpful and want to continue receiving it… no other web page has ever done that for me before!” Klaudia Palcynska

“Best membership fee I pay”

“I honestly never thought you could leave the country without spending at least $1k-$1500 on a flight alone. I’m doing an 11 day trip to Colombia that will only cost $700 for flight & lodging, and JGOOT found it for me. Best membership fee I pay.” Graham Ahner    

Getting to champagne destinations on beer budgets

A lot of people express an interest in places like Budapest, Morocco, Maldives, Bali, and sure – I post great deals that fly directly there. But Daniel – our most veteran JGOOT traveler – shared a tip in our private Facebook group that I had to repeat.  (If you haven’t read Daniel’s story, it’s quite inspiring […]

What is a JGOOT “Flexibility Score?”

Every post I add to the site has a flexibility score between 1 and 5. Flexibility scores are designed to help you quickly determine: How easy it will be to find alternate dates for the fare I found How quickly you should act on the fares. Flexibility Score: 1/5 A trip with a flexibility score […]

CA residents get free companion pass through end of 2019

I just found out that Southwest recently had a sale and California residents can not only get 40,000 free miles for spending $1000 on a Southwest credit card, but on top of that… California residents qualify for a free companion pass with very first purchase and that pass will be good for unlimited use through […]

Why are your trips never available?

Although mistake fares do disappear within days after I share them, when I get told the fare I sent that day doesn’t exist, it’s actually still available 9 out of 10 times I go to check. There are several reasons a fare might not appear to be available when they still are. Here are several […]