Whoa, my head is spinning from all the information I’ve been learning about travel hacking. The past several nights I’ve been staying up to 3, 4, 5am reading without even realizing how late it’s getting. I just find this stuff so riveting! I’ve sent a plea for help to Rick, the frugaltravelguy, and he has graciously agreed to get me started. After adding up current prices for most of the flights I anticipate flying in the next 3 years, I am even more anxious to get started earning points, miles, and so, free flights. Here’s a breakdown of the flights I plan on using and the lowest fare I could find for each using skyscanner. ***Note: I am not including any domestic flights within Australia (although I’m sure I will fly a few) because I have no idea where to start with those.
- Raleigh-Durham, USA to London = $466
- Rome to Barcelona = $38
- Lisbon to Marrakech = $109
- Marrakech to Melbourne = $955
- Melbourne to Auckland = $125
- Auckland to Hawaii = $523
- Hawaii to Ho Chi Minh City = $680
- Bali to Chile = $1155
Total = $4051
Not as bad as I was expecting, to be honest, but still not good. As we all know, flight prices fluctuate wildly, so a year from now when I’m looking for a flight from Auckland to Hawaii, prices may have tripled by then….or the airline might be running a promotion and I can snag it for half. You just never know.
I’m hoping with Rick’s help I can get that total number much closer to 0, 😀 As dad always says, “Hope for the Best, Prepare for the worst”, so you better believe I have enough saved up for flights twice that expensive.