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View Poll Results: Rental or Ticket
Rental 1st 2 33.33%
Ticket 1st 4 66.67%
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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I want to take a trip to the Netherlands and I want to rent a vacation rental off Craigslist and wonder how I should do this.
Get a ticket first or a vacation rental 1st.
Thanks
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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The Craigslist Rental pricing will have more stability and the date flexibility than the air ticket.

You can price out and buy your ticket and save hundreds whereas the rental price will not change much.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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if you get the rental first, you may not be able to get those airlines dates and you will be paying for the rental without being there.
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Thanks very much, sounds like very solid logic to get the ticket first now
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I always wait until ALL the arrangements are made BEFORE doing the airline things--once you buy, you're pretty much locked in! Most rentals, hotels, excursions, etc... can be cancelled--tickets are generally non-refundable!
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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I always wait until ALL the arrangements are made BEFORE doing the airline things--once you buy, you're pretty much locked in! Most rentals, hotels, excursions, etc... can be cancelled--tickets are generally non-refundable!
I agree with every point.
Also, lots of airlines fly to major cities; there's always a wide choice, usually at a variety of prices. But if you lock yourself in to unrefundable flight dates, you won't know yet whether or not the rental choice(s) you want is/are available for those dates... Air tickets last, has always been my experience.
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