Why asking “What have you got to [insert specific place] at [insert specific time]” will NEVER get you a good travel deal.
All of your friends who travel more and pay less know that “what have you got to [insert specific place] at [insert specific time]” is a sucker’s bet, and will always result in paying a minimum of 2 times what they could pay (and if they’re really good, 10 times what they normally pay).
They are signed up for every free travel service, and every paid travel service possible. They read dozens of travel blogs.
They scour the internet daily and cherrypick only the best-of-the-best deals. Most importantly – They plan months ahead.
By having that level of patience and discipline, they don’t have to settle for just any “good deal”…
They get travel deals like an attractive woman in a bar gets asked if she wants a drink.
Only once they see a deal that they absolultely can’t turn down do they look at their schedule and figure a way to make that trip happen.
But even then, they only pull the trigger on about 10% of the deals they contemplate.
Why? Just like the attractive woman in the crowded bar – they know there is a constant flood of amazing deals that will show up again. They just have to have the discipline to wait for just the right one.
There is one problem with the way they are doing it…
And that is the amount of time it takes to comb through the dozen+ free and paid travel subscriptions they are subscribed to.
I know first-hand. I’ve done exactly that every day for the past 5 years (especially the past 3)
It’s worth it for me because I travel a lot, but someone who might only travel two to four times a year shouldn’t have to do that much work.
That’s why I developed “The JGOOT Way” of travel.