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07-12-2010, 07:58 PM #1
Business Idea requires much travel..need help!
I have an idea for a business that will require much travel (at least 4 flights a month, possibly more for the lifetime of the business) I would like to know what Airlines offer the best deals for business travelers/ frequent flyers. Also if this idea pans out, I'll be renting a lot of cars (possibly hotels too, but I'll probably be flying back home within 24hrs).
What are the best: credit cards, travel websites ( orbits, expedia, travelocity, priceline...) car rental companies, affordable hotel chains..
For anyone that does a lot of business travel, and knows of ways to save the most and get the best bang for your buck, I'd like to hear from you. Thanks!
07-12-2010, 08:37 PM #2
Where are you travelling to?
If you are going to travel a lot you want to book directly from the company site for the points/benefits.
I like continental personally but it depends on your hubs for direct flights.
07-12-2010, 09:34 PM #3
07-12-2010, 09:39 PM #4
That does not help.
For example if you are going to Houston and New Jersey alot then you would want stick win continental.
While up until recently I could not get a direct flight on Continental to Boston from LA and it was a pain in the ass.
All the priceline's of the world are for Unfrequent travelers that don't care about long term benefits. Just saving money upfront.
07-12-2010, 10:00 PM #5
Oh, ok I understand what your saying. In the future I'd br meeting with a lot of people from Silicon Valley, but to start, I'd probably be going to places more regional to where I live (AL), so Dallas, Houston, Tulsa, St. Louis, Nashville, and other nearby major cities. SouthWest would be the best airline in that case.
07-12-2010, 10:34 PM #6
07-12-2010, 11:09 PM #7
Download the flight schedules and maps available at most airlines websites. Not sure on hotels or car rentals, but the maps that connect the dots for each airline help a lot
07-12-2010, 11:13 PM #8
I used to fly a lot. I mean like 2-6 flights a week, plus hotels, and cars. Depending how long i stayed would depend on if i got a car. Sometimes it was better to just get a cab to and from. I flew american airlines as well. Living near ohare has its benefits.
For points try to get a credit card with the airline you use. You can get double miles and all that shit. plus use the card for cars, and hotels and its even more miles. Plus you get all the little perks like travel clubs, free upgrades, and even cars and hotels.JEEP: The dirtiest of the four-letter words
07-13-2010, 04:14 AM #9
07-13-2010, 04:31 AM #10
how long are the trips you are planning?
is this all US travel, or are you going international?
Lets just say I have/had enough miles that I took my now ex on 7 trips around the country for at least 5 days each... I still have a couple million miles left.
Oh, and i never paid for any car, hotel, or flight on those either.JEEP: The dirtiest of the four-letter words