As if many years ago gas was cheap. There were many flights. The injectors were standard. Now it seems that traveling requires an arm, a leg and a bank.
Without proper research, going on vacation seems financially unattainable. Luckily, there are tips, tricks, directions, and modes of transport that make it possible to travel on a budget—even on the Fourth of July.
With recent massive flight cancellations due to labor shortages, air travel can be challenging.
Recently, airlines are experiencing problems with a shortage of personnel. Many factors influence the decision to cancel flights. If an aircraft has more cargo or multiple flights scheduled, it is less likely to be cancelled.
Airlines will most likely compensate for cancellations for reasons other than weather. Compensation can range from meals during your stay at the airport to covering a night at a hotel.
If you request compensation, the airline will connect you with customer service for further inquiry.
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Important to note: You may not receive a refund if you purchased your tickets through a third party. The best way to secure your flight is to list it on your airline’s website. Downloading your airline’s mobile app will also allow them to notify you instantly of cancellations and delays.
Michigan residents spend about $80 on gas. Despite the financial burden of fuel prices, there are still cheap travel destinations. The average tank goes from 200 to 400 miles, which leaves plenty of options for single-tank trips.
Here are some one-tank fireworks trips from Detroit:
- Port Sanilak, 94 miles: July 2.
- Caseville 124 miles: July 3
- Frankenmuth 93 miles: 3 July.
- Wolverine Lake 35 miles: July 3
- South Haven, 181 miles: July 3
- Holly, 54 miles: July 4th.
The Greyhound bus runs on holidays and offers cheaper options than plane tickets or gas. Prices vary depending on the value of luggage and departure time.
Here are some relatively cheap bus routes from Detroit:
- Chicago: $30 to $90.
- New York: $110 to $190.
- Philadelphia: $150 to $290
- Traverse City: $56 to $68.
- Mackinac City: $53 to $65.
Hotel prices can go up even on weekends. Online marketplaces like Airbnb are often cheaper than regular accommodations. Property owners rent out their space for online booking of private rooms, apartments, houses and even campsites.
The price range can be adjusted to suit your budget and short term rentals range from one night to 28 days.
Rentals range from beach houses to city apartments. This gives travelers the opportunity to customize their accommodation to suit their type of vacation.
- Rome2rio is an online tool that calculates the cheapest mode of transport when you enter your destination.