Traveling can really get in your bones, and sometimes, with just a couple of months between you and your last vacation, you start to get the rambling jones again. The thought of revisiting a favorite tropical island, or seeing a different climate and culture with every vacation, sets the constant traveler on edge. When a sudden vacation from work is offered, or you are told that you need to take your vacation days or lose them at year’s end, which is just around the corner, finding a last minute vacation deal through an airline can be a life saver.
With so many airlines to choose from, and, depending upon how close you live to a major international airport, like O’Hare in Chicago, there could be many international as well as national and regional carriers offering last minute vacation deals. When an aircraft is less that 60% full, with only a couple of days until departure, they will offer cheap airfare, and in conjunction with a resort that they have a relationship with, offer last minute vacation deals, from all inclusive resorts or private beach cabins, to 2-star hotels named “Oceam View” that are 10 or more blocks from the ocean (which is not in view) and everything in between.
For where you live, check with your local airport to see what carriers offer last minute vacation deals. Afterwards, either visit, call or check the websites of the airlines that do offer the last minute vacation deals. Keep looking until you find a deal that suits your sporting, recreational and leisure preferences. You may have to go to an island or tropical location that would not normally be on your wish list of places to visit, but if the price is right, why not?
From aa.com (American Airlines), continental.com (Continental Airlines), southwestvacations.com (Southwest Airlines), aircanada.ca (Air Canada) and many others, there is a great chance that at least one of the sites that cater to last minute vacation deals through airlines would have your perfect vacation for you, at a fraction of the normal rates. However, there is always the possibility that there may be no vacations available to the country or region that you really want to travel to would not be available.
The best airlines for last minute vacation travel can also be found on on-line vacation sites, like expedia.com, travelocity.com, tripcentral.com or redtag.com, and the deals are commiserate with high and low tourist seasons. Going to Cuba in late July or August would make for a rather cheap vacation, since not too many people go to tropical locales during the summer months.
Whenever you have the rambling jones, and the need for travel is biting hard on your soul, why not check with the vacation providers, you may just end up with a deal of a lifetime for your perfect vacation setting.