Our hero in his natural habitat
I mentioned in an older post how happy I was to find a cheap ticket to Hawaii, and just how easy it was to find them. The ticket never got more expensive, but the travel costs increased a little more than initially intended.
For starters, there’s luggage fees. I was prepared for these, but it’s worth keeping in mind when pricing out tickets whether or not you’ll be paying to check a bag. In my case, checking my backpack cost me an extra $25.
Next is food. I went to the airport entirely unprepared for long distance travel. I expected that I’d be getting a meal if nothing else on my flight from California to Hawaii. Sure- as long as paid a pretty solid chunk of change. I should have looking in to this, and I should have brought snackage anyway. Also, I’d forgotten just how expensive airport food is! I probably should have loaded up on a large breakfast as well. Instead, I spent $14 on cashews and beef jerky, and then, my stomach empty and crying after the long flight, I went to the airport bar and spent $28 on beer and a burger.
I’d like to think that I’m pretty good about eating healthy. I also know that I’m awful about it when I’m starving. Next time I travel, I’ll be prepared.
Are there any hidden costs to traveling that yall’ve found, and any tricks around them?