Every week, I get over a dozen emails or calls from people who need to get somewhere, and they’re in a state of shock because they were hoping to pay $200 for a flight…
and it’s $550…
…and they have a family of 5.
You know the kinds of trips… Weddings, funerals, family emergencies, guys/girls trips, job interviews, etc…
As much as I wish I could help them, I can’t.
Mistake fares don’t work that way, the airline has them exactly where they want them, and without a backup plan, it’s too late to do a single thing about it.
They usually end up doing one of three things:
- Begrudgingly pay the extortious fees the airlines are charging.
- Take Greyhound or Amtrak (Ugh…)
- They don’t go.
I don’t care how few trips you take per year, or how good you are at finding good travel deals, there is ALWAYS going to be a time where you need to get somewhere specific, it needs to be at a specific time, and the airline is charging way more than what you were expecting to pay.
You’re pretty much screwed unless you have a backup plan.
Here is the backup plan I recommend.
- Read this free report.
- If you’re reading this for the first time, don’t wait until you’re ready for your next trip to put this backup plan in place. Trust me – there will come a time when you’ll be glad you took the 30 minutes required to put it in place today.
- If you’re reading this post because you’re in the bind I described above, it’s probably too late for the trip you’re looking for. But I’m positive there will be a time in the not-so-distant future that you’ll be glad you have those “rainy day” points. Here is that link again. 😉
Don’t want to juggle a bunch of credit cards?
No juggling required. Just switch to a new card whenever you don’t have an emergency stash of at least 50,000 frequent flyer points. Only use those valuable points for unexpected/expensive emergencies, and use my premium fare alert service for vacations and other trips where you have flexibility on when/where you want to go.