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Posted by kim carpenter on March 27, 2008
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How to save big bucks on short notice


By Rob Lovitt

Travel writer

MSNBC contributor


 Ah, last-minute travel. To hear the online travel sites describe it, it’s all about theater weekends in New York, romantic getaways in Napa and beach time in the Bahamas.

Yeah, right. If you’re like most people, the only time you travel at the last minute is when work or family matters demand it. Either way, you just know you’re going to pay through the nose for it.

At least that’s what I thought until last week when a family emergency required us to travel from Seattle to San Diego on short notice. As I happily discovered, you can save big bucks on short notice — if you know where to look.


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