Friday, March 30, 2018

What's in a (Business) Name? Setenta y uno

Your meal would not be complete without this.
Spotted in 168 Shopping Mall, Manila.

For more amusing business names, please visit Go Random.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wisdom from the Road #61

On seat sales

Do you go on a booking frenzy when an airline goes on a seat sale (promotion)? Do you even think about where you want to go and when you want to go or do you just book any random destination on any day as long as it's a super cheap fare?

I used to go on panic mode when there were seat sales, especially the really low-priced ones where one can get a roundtrip ticket for an international flight for less than 2000 pesos. When these surprise promotions would come I didn't have any travel plans plotted out 10 to 12 months in advance, therefore no specific destination in mind. And if I did find really cheap fares for whatever destination I had become interested in in that instant, I didn't know if anyone would come with me and would be willing to book a ticket with me right away. So most of the time I'd end up booking nothing.

Now, I think ahead and have a rough plan of where I want to go 10 to 12 months in the future. I have these three things in mind: destination, number of days for the trip, and the month or (flexible) dates I want to go.

And then I set a higher budget for the plane ticket, in case I can't score these really cheap tickets for the destination and dates I am aiming for.