- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
We are marring in Iowa over Spring Break. We live in Texas and we’re full time students, with 3 children. So, we decided a long time ago to take the train since it is a LOT cheaper than flying and since we have the luxury of time…
Airfare would run us all about 400 each (round trip) for a total of $2,000. Amtrak, in contrast, was looking like it will be around $900 TOTAL for all of us, there and back (the two of us plus kids, but one “kid” is 18)… so it was a no brainer.
Well, we hadn’t bought tickets yet because we didn’t have all the money and we were unsure about what day we’d be returning, and I’m glad! I checked again on the fare yesterday and I must have caught a sale because it’s now showing as $760 total instead of $900!!!
I am soooo happy. We originally budgeted $1500 to $2000 for airfare, now this gives us an “extra” 1200 in the budget, hopefully money we can use to fly up some people who might not make it otherwise. We are going to go over the entire budget again to be sure but it’s looking up!