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How early do you plan your vacations?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by changy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. changy

    changy Senior member

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    Some of the people i know plan vacations (book tickets and such) 5 months in advance. Usually I book a week or 2 in advance for short trips, a month for longer trips. Just wondering if 5 months is common.
     


  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    My vacations are booked several months in advance. For a couple examples, my May vacation was booked in December and the one for July was booked in January.
     


  3. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    If I fly overseas, I book as soon as my vacation time is confirmed. For domestic trips, if its less than a week I book about one month in advance.
     


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    ter1413 Senior member

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    heading to thailand in 2 weeks. booked it in feb. appr the norm for me..
     


  5. Prince

    Prince Senior member

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    I want to book very early to take advantage of the cheaper tickets, but we always end up booking 1-2 months in advance lol.
     


  6. WildeMan

    WildeMan Senior member

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    Five months seems like a long time.

    When booking with airline points, I'll book 2-3 months in advance. (Because I have to.)

    For package tours, I book as late as possible. Our kids play a lot of sports, and we usually don't know the schedules very far in advance.

    I'm never worried about missing out on a particular hotel or even a particular country. There is always someplace else.

    Once, I booked on a Tuesday to go to Italy that Friday. I came home with a guide to Tuscany and said to my wife, "Guess what?". I'm lucky --- she likes to travel but isn't interested in any of the planning.
     


  7. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    vacation, whats that?
     


  8. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    as early as possible

    - international: 2 months
    - domestic: 2-3 weeks
     


  9. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    I booked my upcoming trip to Amanpulo 9 months in advance
     


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    Much depends upon the trip, the season, etc. Certain venues and/or seasons require more advance planning than others. If a destination is greatly in demand, I'll book early. If that is not the case, I might book closer to the date of departure.

    Quite a bit also depends on who is going. If I'm traveling with a group of family and/or friends, I tend to book much earlier than on those occasions when it's just the two of us or I alone.
     


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    Blackhood Senior member

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    I already have Deember 2011 booked and March 2012 booked.
     


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    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    >6 months, usually. I had July 2011 booked in January and I plan on booking December 2011 soon.
     


  13. changy

    changy Senior member

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    I already have Deember 2011 booked and March 2012 booked.

    Damn, I'm kinda jealous. I wish I have that much visibility into my schedule.
     


  14. javyn

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    Haven't had a vacation since '09. Yall are lazy ass pussies. Probably Gov workers.
     


  15. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    Haven't had a vacation since '09. Yall are lazy ass pussies. Probably Gov workers.

    Aren't we all?
     


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