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Traveling for Thanksgiving

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Once again, I’ll be traveling to California to visit my family for Thanksgiving. Last year, I wrote about my first flight on jetBlue. This year, the least expensive flight I could find was US Airways out of Philadelphia. I should have looked for tickets before Labor Day. This year, SideStep was a big help in finding the lowest prices. It covers more airlines than most travel sites, such as Expedia.

During the week in California, I should be keeping up with Consumerism Commentary as normal.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published November 9, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar TBH

Have fun in California!

Sigh. I wish I was also going home to Cali. Instead I’ll be going to Boston to eat with my inlaws. I have good inlaws, so it’s no hardship, but a nice stiff breeze off the Pacific Ocean would do wonders for my mood right about now.

PS. See if Philadelphia ground control can manage to foul up your flight for you. It’s notoriously bad.

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avatar Dimes

So how much did you spend? I was pleased to find a roundtrip on Southwest for $250, from Virginia to Missouri.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,505 (Platinum)

Just under $400 for Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It wasn’t the route I wanted to take, but it’s close enough.

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avatar Dimes

That’s not bad. Philly can be a terribly expensive airport to fly from. My husband is from around there, and sometimes it made more sense to drive to the airport at Baltimore (or even Atlantic City!) than to fly from Philly.

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