Now is the time to book your tickets, if you can plan that far ahead. Airlines and booking organizations are having some unbelievable sales.
Orbitz is giving away a Blackberry 6710 cellphone/organizer/wireless web thingy ($99 value) when you book anything. The catch? Blackberries need service to work, so you have to get a plan ($29.99/month + $35 activation fee + $9.99 shipping minus $85 rebate – got that?). NOTE: This deal has expired, but try this one for some great Florida (aka Jam With Paul Kenny) fares:
Airlines like Delta, JetBlue and American announced some amazing (foolhearty?) sales today – Delta’s fares are 50% off. You can book through CheapTickets.com or Orbitz. I saw a Paganello fare from the West Coast to Bologna for less than $700, a cross-country round trip to the Baton Rouge jam (February 5-7) for $314, to Jammers for $285 and a round trip to Seattle for Worlds (July 29-31) of about $200. Dates of events are on the FPA schedule.
If you’ve got the credit or cash, and you know you’re going on the road, think about booking now.