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Poll Booth: Need a Vacation?

April 23, 2012

Most Financial Aid professionals are busy awarding student aid for 2012-2013.  Buried deep in paperwork, many would rather be sitting somewhere tropical watching the waves rather than the FAFSA.   If you are considering planning a vacation, Conde’ Nast Traveler recently published some excellent travel tips.  Here are two of their suggestions:

Time It Right. Fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.  Consider flying on off-peak days. Are you thinking of taking two days off for a long weekend?  Conde’ Nast recommends that instead of a Thursday to Sunday or a Friday to Monday trip, save money by flying on a Saturday and returning on a Tuesday.

Buy airline tickets mid-day on Tuesday, between noon and 3 pm.  Airlines tend to announce fare sales on Monday nights.

When you begin to search for your ideal destination, some websites you might consider looking at include: Kayak, Expedia, Travelocity, Apple Vacations, and Sun Trips.  Always check the airline websites directly as well.


Dan Dreves, Northeast Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions


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