At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Never expected to wake up and do THAT this morning...

I just booked us a flight to Seoul, South Korea.

I belong to several flight alert services, and I had an email waiting in my inbox alerting me to an oddball Delta airlines deal that went from Saskatoon to Hong Kong for under $500 return. That's quite a bit less than half the usual price, and I would have booked it but the dates wouldn't line up for us. So I started doing some research...

And I found one leaving from Calgary to Seoul for $471 return. Yep, that's taxes in. Amazing.

Back in 2012, we had hosted a couchsurfer when we were staying at Ruth's dad's place. Her name was June, and she was from South Korea. She's asked us several times when we're going to visit her, and now she'll be surprised to see that we are going to!!

In June of 2012 at Ottawa train station with Ruth, Kevin, June, and Tony (Ruth's dad).

Are we crazy or what??!

When these types of deals come up, you have to be prepared to book now! Because they will usually be gone within 24 hours, and sometimes much sooner than that. Fortunately with Delta, you have a 24 hour period to get a full refund if you find you've made a rash decision!

This deal is with Delta Airlines. We leave on October 2nd and fly from Calgary to Seattle, , have a four hour layover, then Seattle direct to Seoul, South Korea. This return flight usually costs around $1,200 each. Then we return on October 30th. Still have to make our way down to Mexico after that, but we'll figure that out along the way.

So, 28 days in South Korea. We got it for $471. I still can't believe it.







25 comments:

  1. Wow! Another place I get to tag along to! Great deal!

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    1. Now the planning starts. We want to give everyone something to read about!

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  2. Seattle is the hub for Alaska Airlines and they have regular cheap one way fares from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta when the time comes. Your going to Asia! Can't wait to follow along. I have been to Hong Kong and Macau but none of the rest of Asia.

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    1. Sorry, another option might be to take a cheap charter out of Vancouver to Mexico as well one way. October is such low season and usually you can get them (the charters are on selloffvacations.com as one option, they won't show up in the regular airlines)

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    2. Thanks for the ideas Cheapchick, we hadn't thought about that but I am sure we would have at some point. Kevin is keeping his eyes open for another good deal.

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  3. I had a year tour of south korea,,,,,,,,,free,,,,,,,US Army

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    1. Maybe that wasn't quite the way to see the sights! When were you there?

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  4. That is a great deal, really hard to turn that one down. I know you will have fun.

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    1. A friend of ours said that the price was so good it would have been rude not to have booked it!

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  5. All I can say is: Wow! Just make sure not to take any wrong turns when you go hiking and end up crossing the DMZ! :cD

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    1. Looks like they have some great hiking there but I doubt we will end up in the DMZ. ;-)

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  6. You both are full of surprises!!

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    1. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves! :-P

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    1. We are still a little bit in awe ourselves.

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  8. Nothing surprises me anymore! My friend's son is teaching English there.

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    1. You have said that before about us!

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  9. Well that's amazing but I've learned not to be surprised. I think you need to tell us all who these airline alerts are coming from. That's less than half price. Really fantastic. Well done AGAIN!

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    1. I know that Kevin has done a post about it before but maybe he will need to do another one, there are always new sites popping up.

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  10. Wow so exciting! What website is that? I have tried to find at Google flights but no luck. Good for you guys!

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    1. We are pretty excited too. The site that Kevin use was a Calgary Airport alert site. I would expect that most airports have something similar. Maybe he will have to do a post on this again. The main thing is to search the internet for some of these sites.

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  11. Good deal!!

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    1. It was a great deal and that's why we booked it! :-)

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