I know. You’ve barely recovered from summer and you’re rushing headfirst into the mess that marks every new school year: back to school nights, school supply lists, and paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. However, my thoughts are drifting so sandy beaches and Easter baskets…in other words Spring Break 2018.
Spring Break 2018? Why? It’s Up in the Air.
I want to remind you that Southwest and Jetblue have released spring schedules. That means it’s prime time to find family award tickets for Spring Break 2018. School calendars are up for the entire school year so the dates are already set. In DC it’s generally the week before Easter.
If you want to go to Europe or further afield on miles you may already be too late. I’m already finding my top choice dates unavailable so it’s time to get cracking. Although this year we’ve seen so many Europe sale fares you might want to wait if you’re willing to fly coach.
So over the next few days you’ll find me deep into travel planning mode. Where to go? This year I really want to maximize that Southwest Companion pass so am looking at the Caribbean or maybe Mexico or Costa Rica. Or California. The great thing about Southwest is that I can book any number of itineraries and cancel them as I narrow down on the best one. I can even get a rebate if the price goes down.
Or maybe I’ll plan the one way car rental deal out of Florida…again. We’re already doing it into Florida in December so that may be overkill. However, Deal Girl and I loved Tampa and would happily go back. From Busch Gardens’ unexpected beauty to the magical swim with manatees that trip is definitely worth repeating.
Time to Strategize…Before Everyone Else Does
Based on last year’s Spring Break survey I know thinking this far ahead is an anomaly. That works to the early bird’s advantage. You can grab the best options long before the 80 percent of people who don’t even start thinking about Spring Break until after New Years.
Am I the only one that plans so far ahead? What trips are you planning? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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