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Incredible Expedia Sale!

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by judydivescoz, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. judydivescoz

    judydivescoz Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    i rarely stay in a hotel while in Cozumel but I am traveling with a friend who likes to stay in an oceanfront hotel. Just booked Hotel B on Expedia for less than $400 for 8 nights including all taxes with breakfast! Booked for Carnival. Stayed there last year with this friend, it was nice and we payed much more! Looked like there were a few hotels on sale. Might be worth making an early reserervation for winter!
     
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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    Nice find. Kayak is quoting $92/night for Hotel B, but Hotels.com is offering it at $42/night, Feb 21-Mar 1, right before Lent, plus tax = $397. Free continental breakfast for 2.

    Doesn't Carnival usually go for more?
     
  3. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Someone did notice when carnaval was yet I bet. GOOD deal.
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    With my curiosity aroused, I peeked at fares from Lubbock for 6-9 night stays, no overnight flight itineraries, for a few periods of comparison...

    Oct: Several of $372, then various fares in the $400s & 500s - some dates not available. Mostly they want to get something for the empty seats on planes they are committed to fly.

    Nov: Mostly $440, some $535, the day before Thanksgiving $1,614!

    Dec: $440 for the first couple of weeks, then various fares in the $500s to over $,1000!

    Jan: All $440

    Feb: Almost all $440, except for original flights the two middle weekends at $535. Airlines keep the best records and employee the best mind readers, so they know when Carnival is - but? Carnival is the week before the start of lent, right? The last week of February?

    Mar: Mostly $535? Is that a spring break effect? Or just trying to ease into increases?

    Apr: All $630! What are they thinking? No one is going to plan a trip for April now, so deal with it later?

    Jun: $630-634! Maybe they're just hedging against possible fuel cost increases?​

    For all the decades since deregulation that I've been shopping fares, they get increasing challenging for me to understand.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
  5. judydivescoz

    judydivescoz Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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    Carnival is 2/22-2/28. Air is under $400 for our dates. This might end up being one of the least expensive trips to Cozumel in years! Looking forward to Carnival 2017!
     
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  6. mmmbelows

    mmmbelows Regular of the Pub

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    Not seeing any of this available now, maybe they changed it? What dates exactly were working for those prices? Everything is about $100 a night.
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    When do you want it? Hotels.com still shows it for Feb 21-Mar 1.
     
  8. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lewisville TX
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    Not that I am looking for a hotel but I checked Hotels.com yesterday and today for that date range (2/21 - 3/1) and I keep coming up with $111 a night. Just curious as to why the difference's.
     

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  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,751
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  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,751
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    I can only guess that my being logged in might have helped with price. Cozumel B site does show the entire month as sold out, so either they have rooms promised to booking sites - or there may be challenges with overselling. I would book thru Hotels.com then later on, confirm with the hotel, and if that failed - get Hotels.com to troubleshoot.

    On the Hotel B site, they are offering 60% discounts thru most of November, but then quote $83.10. It is common for hotels to contract cheaper thru booking sites than direct, otherwise the booking sites won't list them. Hard business.

    A couple of things I like about Hotels.com is if I book with them, then find the price lower anywhere else online, they refund the difference. And after staying in hotels for 10 nights even in the $40 range, I can get a free night someplace that may charge 3 times as much. I did have an issue last trip as they promised me a separate living room and coffee maker. I like my room ok, but was still disappointed in the promise not kept. They gave me a 25% refund...!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
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