Getting a cheap flight then going overland

@maximax8 (30126)
United Kingdom
February 16, 2009 5:24am CST
One time I got a cheap flight to Cancun in Mexico. I was using it as an economical way of visiting Belize and Guatemala. I got my return flight for about £200 but the alternative would have been around £600. I chatted to a man that was using it as a one way route to going to Nicaragua to live with his girlfriend that has just had a baby. It might be pricey to fly from London to Cartagena de Indies. Therefore I know it would be cheaper to fly to Miami and then fly to Cartagena de Indies from there. I could travel overland from there to Santa Martha and the stunning coastal national park. Have you ever got a cheap flight? If so where did you visit? Would you have been able to continue traveling overland to somewhere further?
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
18 Feb 09
With the huge variety of budget flights available now, I have decided to use special one way fares, as there is no or very little saving now by paying for a return trip. This gives you the opportunity to change your plans to suit. There's only a slight chance of not getting a flight when you need it. In Australia now I don't have to rely on return tickets from my original port, but can fly from Perth (my original destination) to Melbourne or Brisbane and then return to Thailand. This certainly is better, and much cheaper than having to get more return flights to other places.
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
With the abundance of budget carriers here in Southeast Asia, it has become a norm for us to travel cheap. Either going back home to my native country, or visiting another within the area. For instance I once took a cheap flight from Singapore to HongKong. Upon arrival, I booked a ferry that will take me to Macau the next day, and also a train ride that will take me to mainland China the day after next. I had fun, and definitely it was worth it despite the rather long commute. I actually prefer travelling on a budget if it comes out of my own pocket, so yeah I'll continue flying cheap. I'm planning to take a rather long trek from Singapore, to Malaysia, then all the way to Thailand next time around. I still have yet to arrange the logistics on this, but I guess it won't be so soon.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Hi maximax8! Wow, that is such a big savings on your part. I have never had such opportunity to save on my travels before but I do fly in economy class and that is the best low price I can get. lol.. Take care and have a great day!
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Feb 09
No, I've never taken a "cheap" flight as such, just package holidays and they didn't include travelling overland. My American trip of four weeks was reasonable but I wouldn't class it as cheap. I got to see a lot of sights there but it was within the one State of Oregon. The mileage is stupendous travelling from State to State, let alone country to country. Canada, or the southern part of Canada is quite accessible but much easier and quicker to fly, even interstate. Brightest Blessings.