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A Great App For Budget Travelers

A Great App For Budget Travelers

One thing I'm in DESPERATE need of right now is a getaway.  We are at the tail end of work on our house post-Harvey and let's just say that I'm feeling a little weary and need to step away from it all.  The problem is - everywhere I'm trying to go I basically need to sell a kidney or an ovary to afford to fly there!  

My husband travels for work and I work remotely.  That works well for us generally because I can travel with him and work from his hotel room.  He is currently on assignment in San Francisco and I'm dying to get in his carry-on bag at this point.  Unfortunately, for me to fly out and back with him it will cost me $1100 on United (my preferred airline).  And that's an Economy rate!  What's worse is that the price is consistently over $1000 through May 2018 for weekday travel.  What in the world is going on?!?!

I've recently been introduced to the Hopper App which allows you to plug in your desired travel dates and get data about prices and the best time to purchase your ticket.  You can even set up multiple trips to watch, and the app will send you updates as new rates are published!  Once you find a rate that works for your schedule and budget, you can book directly from the app.  Talk about a game changer! 

So maybe I won't be able to take my preferred airline to San Francisco to hang out with the Hubs, but at least I can be informed - and save a few hundred dollars - when I book!

***FULL DISCLOSURE: This is not a sponsored post - just me sharing a fantastic app that has really made travel planning a little easier! 

What other travel apps do you use that have worked?

Photo by Christine Roy on Unsplash

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