Southwest Airlines is generally, still the best airline to fly if you’re looking for reasonably priced and convenient domestic flights, but since they upgraded their reservation system in May, it is more difficult to find deals and those that you do find, may be for flights with bad connections or at odd times. Low fares can disappear quickly, in a matter of days, or even hours.
Previously, I covered the steps that led me to consider my first cruise and the education I received trying to navigate my way through the complex process of booking a cruise without destroying my wallet. Cruise Hacking has proved to be a whole new animal with some elements of Airline and Hotel Hacking, but with a whole new vocabulary to learn. In this last installment, I’ll cover my lively and informative phone conversations with NCL’s customer service agents, the details and lessons learned, and how I finally booked and paid for my first cruise, ever.