InvestiCATEon: What movies are playing on my flight?

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Flights may only make up a small portion of a trip, but they can certainly feel like a life time. My favorite plane pass time is catching up on movies. I still remember the movie that played on my very first plane ride…it was Rush Hour. Let’s face it, it’s a classic, and it totally distracted me enough to not be scared. See, in-flight entertainment matters!

I have a loooong flight coming up, and in anticipation of it, I have been debating whether I should re-download the Serial podcast (where is season 2?????), you know, in case there aren’t any good movies playing in the air. BUT as I am flying with Air Canada, in-flight entertainment is no longer a mystery. You can go on their website, and check out what movies are playing on your exact flight!

I am so excited some of my favorites are playing! Trainwreck, Slumdog Millionaire, and Darjeeling Limited.

Fun Fact: Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, JetBlue, and Virgin America were all named top in-flight entertainment airlines!

 

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A Caribbean Resort Alternative: Cuba Cruise

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I have been to Cuba many many times. It is one of my favorite countries that my heart just totally connects to. So I was pretty excited when I found out that Transat is doing a CUBA CRUISE. During the cruise, you get to visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, national parks, as well as the gorgeous streets, beaches, and mountain paths of Cuba. AND, you do a quick touchdown in Jamaica.

This cruise fits a stricter budget. The rooms are not too luxurious, but……this cruise…..unlike many others INCLUDES UNLIMITED BOOZE, which is a huge deal in terms of your on-board budget if you like to indulge in cocktail or two. The ship also has plenty of amenities, like pools, children activity programs, 3 restaurants, gym, and even a casino! Also, kind of cool, you can add a week long stay at a resort before or after your cruise. If you want to learn more about this cruise, email me at cate.ciu@flightcentre.ca

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Just me lovingly starring at the ocean in CUBA ❤

Let’s go to London!

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Guys, Flight Centre is featuring an insane deal right now. If you book a flight to London, you can choose one of the following for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (Oprah voice) per air ticket:

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Book now with me at cate.ciu@flightcentre.ca. Free price drop protection included.

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Mystery Solved: Do airfare prices go up with time?

A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to see whether the weekend really is a worse time to shop for airfare than a weekday. This ended up being TRUE. On Sunday, the prices hovered at $169. While on Tuesday and Wednesday, they lowered to $154. So does this mean that you should hold out for the best price?

I investiCATEd.

Originally, I chose October 6th because it was exactly one month ahead of the day I was searching. When I checked back on another Tuesday, two weeks later (September 22nd), the prices went up considerably. $32 dollars in two weeks! Early October dates sky rocketed to over 200 dollars for an HOUR long flight.

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Conclusion: In airfare prices, you snooze, you lose. IF you are traveling last minute, travel agencies may be able to get you a better price. Want me to check something out? Email me at cate.ciu@flightcentre.ca