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need help planning a super cheap keys trip

Discussion in 'Florida' started by otterdive, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. xjkip

    xjkip Registered

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    if you can, use Southwest. Two checked bags each under 50lbs = $0.
     
  2. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Look into shipping it. I live near FLL and there is a UPS store near me, an astounding number of divers use the store to ship luggage each way. There is probably one near every airport. I used to date a Fedex pilot and he said that lots of people ship luggage. Bonus: there is a better chance that it will actually arrive for your vacation, rather than counting on your airline.
     
  3. JRScuba

    JRScuba Contributor

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    Great Idea Debby. I use to ship via Greyhound bus, saved a bundle.

    Have not done it lately. Although it is worth looking into.

    One has to look around for the best shipping cost.:wink:

    Joe
     
  4. Roper

    Roper Registered

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    Hi, we are going to be in Key Largo next weekend. I did some checking on shipping our dive gear down there. Found out we can ship both dive bags with fedex ground for about the same price the airlines charges. Guaranteed delivery and they will deliver it to your house on the way back. That's what we are going to do.

    Steve
     
  5. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And no dragging it through the airport! [​IMG]
     
  6. BigHarryDiver

    BigHarryDiver Instructor, Scuba

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    I agree with the others, flying to FLL is the best way to get close to the Keys. One other suggestion about the FLL airport which isn't obvious if you've never been there.

    Don't be like the countless "tourists" I see there dragging all of your bags and kiddies onto the bus that takes you to the car rental counters. Leave your significant other at baggage claim with the bags, you take the bus to retrieve the rental car then pick up your buddy and the bags. It never ceases to amaze me how many funny looks I get when I get on the bus without any luggage in tow!

    Have a blast!
     

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