What is the most desperate thing you've done to save money while traveling?

What is the most desperate thing you've done to save money while traveling?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I flew ryanair

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i gave the pilot air-head so he'd claim plane malfunction and land at a different airport. got me a refund on my ticket and free ticket to my actual destination.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      LOL. No, you didn’t do that. Malfunctions are recorded, communicated, and investigated in ways that would make a false alarm emergency landing difficult to an extent for which air head would not compensate. Plus, where? In the wienerpit (strange experience for the one or two other crew members on duty in there, I would think)? First class toilet? I know it wasn’t in one of the flight attendant sleeping pods, because there isn’t enough room.

      https://i.imgur.com/KcqlD5l.png

      What is the most desperate thing you've done to save money while traveling?

      I’ve never been desperate. I’ve flown bad airlines and chosen weird itineraries to save a few bucks on many occasions, and when I was younger I often stayed in pretty grim accommodations. But I never needed or wanted to go to extremes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >autism

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >LOL. No, you didn’t do that.
        Oh really? You don't say, you dumb fricking Black person.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >40 hours roundtrip
    you can get a flight to miami anywhere in the usa for like $70 wtf

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Never really had to do anything desperate since I bought a pair of kneepads.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I slept outside for two nights in Gare du Nord, Paris on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Got snowed on and woken up once by some homeless dudes who were seeing if I OD’d or something. Very sketchy.

    Hostel wanted like 80 euro for a bed both nights that’s why I did it. Would not recommend Paris for any reason at any time. White American and Australian women are loose and easy there though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >White American and Australian women are loose and easy there though.
      they want intact european wieners. FACT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what is that a fricking construction site?
      did you sleep on sidewalk bricks?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it was a construction site. I slept on the concrete with all my cold weather layers on. It sucked lol.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >White American and Australian women are loose and easy there though
      Only if you're white

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I remember before Covid you could book a hostel for as low as10 euro/night almost all over Europe, after COVID prices have become insane. I guess COVID just devastated that industry and most hostels shut down or transitioned into some other type of business during the lockdown years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah it was a construction site. I slept on the concrete with all my cold weather layers on. It sucked lol.

      That's pretty bad. I didn't want to pay for a hotel in NYC so I just walked around all night until the sun came up and just didn't sleep.

      I heard of someone sleeping outside like you did and woke up to a homeless dude sucking his dick and when he resisted the homeless dude stabbed him through his cheek with a screwdriver. Few inches up and it would have been through his skull. Never even considered sleeping outside in a city after I heard that shit.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >go to bachelor party in vegas
    >im secretly in mountain of debt and broke and only go out there with like 200 bucks
    >plan to budget it all out to make it last
    >blow it all the 1st night
    >act like a total scumbag the rest of the trip, getting friends to buy me booze and food
    >we're staying at the south end of the strip, they want to visit fremont
    >they want to take a limo and split the fare, i convince them its an easy and scenic walk
    >almost 3 hours later we make it, group is fricking livid
    >feel awful
    >the day we leave, im flying out before everyone else, wake up early
    >i have no way to get to the airport
    >grab 20 dollar bill out of grooms friends wallet while he's passed out

    It was years ago and I still feel like such a shitbag. I've thought about confessing to the guys how shitty I was but I know it won't help anything at this point.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I've thought about confessing to the guys how shitty I was
      im sure they already know

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you’re in this situation it’s always better to be upfront about it.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mostly sleeping in parks and shit. btw Geneva is UTTER trash I was fricking blown away at how disgusting this supposed world-important UN city is

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how little is this person's time worth lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      imagine working for a living and not just enjoying the open road for a couple of days

      >Not calculating wear and tear on the car.
      Do roasties really?

      Wear and tear with freeway driving is a meme. Set the cruise control and chill

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i once flew premium economy instead of business class
    i'm never doing that again. i mean the wine list was so mediocre like wtf

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    40 hours driving is nothing.
    >t. middle American

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Not calculating wear and tear on the car.
    Do roasties really?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      brokeshits don't go to didney world, bruh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She could have worked 37 hours instead and made enough money to cover a plane ticket and a hotel room

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5 euro 3rd class train ticket from Bangkok thailand to chiang mai.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    arrived in Durango Mexico at midnight, bus ride from Chihuahua was much longer than I expected. stayed in the street all night. some street kids found me in the park around 4 am and we chatted for a bit. I was half-jokingly offered a girl for a dollar, but had already lost my virginity a week prior, so was not interested. this was my first foreign trip without my car.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What made you want to visit Durango? I rarely hear people mention it.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh boy, a thread made literally for me.
    >fly almost exclusively on Ryanair or AirAsia
    >flew to KIX instead of HND or NRT because it was cheaper
    >slept in the terminal for two days straight (don't ask me how, if you know, you know)
    >took a bus from Osaka to Nagoya for same reason
    >trainhopping from Nagoya to Tokyo and back because I can't pay for the Shinkansen
    >slept in Ueno Park for 2 days
    >almost freezed myself to death in a mini snowstorm because I refused to pay the mountain hut 4000 yen for 3-hour stay
    >had a single meal a day, for one month straight, and bought them from either Lawson or Seria
    >walked 10 km instead of taking a taxi
    >slept in front of a bank instead of finding a room (the guard didn't give a frick for some reason)
    >climbed on foot from Central all the way to The Peak, HK because I can't afford the fernicular ticket
    >walked from Monza to Milan because I can't afford the train ticket
    I did a lot more dumb things because I can't afford shit but I'm too lazy to write them all

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf, why did you do all of that? you take the cake. thats just insane

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I dont travel much because it is expensive, but you are showing that you in fact can.

      Now if only I didnt have a job and a kid

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dublin to New York - £699 return
    or
    Belfast to London, to Amsterdam to Reykjavik to New York for £189 return

    We where stupid, we where 21yrs old. It was all fun and games flying out, but coming home it was a fricking nightmare. Over 34hrs of travelling due to delays.

    Never again.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing, I actually save and budget so that I can pay for everything on my card and then immediately pay off my card with cash (to pointsmaxx of course). Do poors seriously not know how to save and budget lmao?

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    10 hour layover in Stansted airport with my gf
    NEVER AGAIN

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thats insane.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's not worth having to take off 2-3 extra days to account for roadtrip time.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I walked 25 miles to a place in Texas in 112F to avoid paying 50$ for a Taxi.
    Got bad sunburn and had to drink 1 Gallon of water to not die of dehydration.
    My shoes almost melted, and i was the only person walking.
    People in cars passing by looked at me in shock, even asked me if i am alright.
    Used the cash i saved on a nice steak!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Couldn't you have hitchhiked if you had people stop for you?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wasn’t in the mood to get killed

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I walked from my airbnb back to Disney world (14 miles) to avoid paying for an Uber. I forget how long it took but definitely a few hours.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    While I am not gay, still, $20 off a hotel room is $20.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >slept in Dulles International Airport to avoid $300 hotel bill in D.C.
    >rode around the D.C. Metro for hours on empty cars at 3 AM to avoid sleeping in said airport
    >played dumb when exiting to avoid $6 metro exit fee
    >slept in Jeddah airport for 12 hour layover (they have good donuts btw)

    This all happened two days ago. If any fellow whities happened to be travelling along those routes that was me with the beanie sleeping on three-row airport seats with armrests sticking into his back

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That’s 20 hours each way and probably a little over 1,000 miles if including stops. This is about the max of what I would drive, but people with families do this all the time. A family of 5 flying that distance and renting a car is outrageous right now unless you’re well off enough or rich. Besides, if it’s Boeing I’m not going.. not gonna fly again until they fix the diversity problem

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not understanding time value of money.
    Poor people thinking.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      “time value of money” refers to interest rates. what youre thinking of is just “opportunity cost”.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Staying in a 10$ dorm in SEA when a hotel room was 30$. Pathetic dorm rats in budget countries, never again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      kek I've made that exact mistake several times

      >surely this place will be alright
      >all I'm doing is sleeping DX0X

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ive done this at least a dozen times. literally the definition of insanity

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've only stayed in one hostel so far this year, and that in a private room about 8 sq m for $6.50/night. Very glad I didn't stay in the cramped dorm, odors of rotting stale food and dirty clothes flooding the hallway every time the indonesian migrant laborers opened the door. slum living is not fit for a white man.

      What made you want to visit Durango? I rarely hear people mention it.

      I was headed to Mazatlan.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >40 hours
    >average speed 70 mph
    >average mpg on a Corolla 25-26
    >average gas price nationwide from AAA $3.50
    >Gas = $9.80/hour
    >multiply 40
    >$400

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She means that a flight + car/taxi would be about $700 total.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had like 3 days to kill and didn't want to pay like 80 bucks for a hostel so I used my greyhound pass to travel from darwin to Alice Springs and back and just "slept" on the bus. I deeply regretted it. Screaming about kids, the bus smoked a massive desert kangaroo and busted the windscreen, it broke down amd needed a new battery as well at one point. I barely slept and the bus driver talked my ear off. Plus there's nothing to see but wasteland desert and unbearable heat. Should have just paid the money.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      was thinking about getting a pass sometime and going from cairns to broome. in general is it good travelling by bus that way or not.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I ate exclusively at Wal-Mart when I was travelling in the US. It was alright to be honest, I spent basically nothing on food. Everything is so cheap in the US that you literally cannot go hungry.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Everything is so cheap in the US
      Except the "cheap" food in the US isn't actually food. It's poison.

      And once you get turboAIDS from the food the medical bill will be 10 gorillion.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Slept on the floor at Dubai Airport for 2 consecutive nights. Repeated the process on my way back

    My plane arrived in Shangai at 1:30am once so instead of booking a hotel or taking a taxi to the city center, I just walked around in circles at Pudong airport until 6am when the metro opens again, occasionally going to the toilet to splash my face with cold water to keep myself awake

    Accidentally left a 1 day gap between hostel stays and by the time I noticed, all the cheap ones were already sold out and the cheapest available was €97 in Osaka or €55 in Nara but i cba to go to Nara again so what I did was spend the whole evening trying to pick up a chick from a bar or izakaya who would let me stay overnight. I was successful in the end (pic related)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's multiple hotels at DXB, why are you being moronic?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I know there are, that's exactly the point of the thread. Desperate things you did to save money dumbass

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    flew to osaka and got the shinkansen to tokyo and flew back from tokyo at 6 am
    my xgf demanded it to save about $50
    it's part of why she's my ex

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >spend $3k visiting israeli ad-world
    >too miserly to spend $300
    Women are perpetual morons

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hitchhiked around the Ring Road in Iceland, and then from Glasgow to Istanbul (though I did take a brief, paid cab ride between Sarajevo and Belgrade).

    In Germany, I met up with a friend I'd met on an earlier trip--the year before--and we hitchhiked to Venice together, too. We were both young and didn't have much money, so we planned on finding a place to squat within the city. We ended up second-guessing our squatting plan, but still managed to find a place to stay for free.

    I can't remember exactly what happened--this was more than 10 years ago--but, so far as I recall, we just walked up to a random Italian-looking person, introduced ourselves, and asked if he knew anywhere that "we could spend the night for free" (no homo). He was pretty drunk and said we could just crash on his couch in exchange for a few cigarettes, which is exactly what we ended up doing.

    It was a good time, tbqh.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when I was restaurants in Switzerland I when I was thirsty I would just get up and go to the washroom and drink from the tap there instead of buying a drink.
    didn't wanna pay to reserve seats in Germany/france either so usually sat in the luggage area.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A girl I was traveling with kicked me out on my last night in Egypt. Slept on the beach looking at Saudi Arabia. While on a long layover, I bought a movie ticket just to take a nap and not worry about my bags. Hitchhiked regularly in Hokkaido to save on cab fare. Mostly ate milk & egg/pork sandwiches from Lawsons. Boarded the local mini bus in small Russian villages with all of my bags to pay 70c instead of $4 for a cab. Lots of walking and car camping. I go through binges of eating nothing but eggs/milk/sale steak. Trips are more decided on what's a good deal, not exactly what's one of my top choices.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Instead of paying for a lift down from the top of the Pergamon acropolis I got lost trying to find my way down into the town on some sort of goat ranch. It was perilous.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did the van life thing with a camper shell on my F150 and I would sleep in rest stops. And I would throw my garbage at Walmarts and hotel dumpsters. I would charge my solar generator and all my electronics at Starbucks. I also torrented movies while waiting for my batteries to charge. In addition to working at the Starbucks.

    I also did all the work on my camper in national parks. Once I got my solar panels it was pretty comfy and I was able to work and stay on the same camping sites for days at a time. Ngl van life was chill but it’s not a long term way to live.

    It was alot of fun though I started with nothing. I bought my camper shell on the road. And built my set up slowly. Pic was my peak comfyness.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That looks very cozy anon
      I wanted to do something similar with my truck
      No crazy vanlifer setup just a comfortable place to sleep. But the cooling/venting/dehumidifying seems like it would be difficult, especially in Florida

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I went on a 3 week roadtrip and lived in a Hyundai Tirburon the whole time. Drove from TN to Mexico to LA up to San Francisco then to Vegas and took i-40 all the way back. It was fun seeing national parks and stuff but as you said defintely not something permanent unless you're on some really hard times.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    She could've just gotten plapped for that in like 3 sessions.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was she alone? Driving 40 hours to save $300 isn’t worth it. Especially when you’re going to a place that requires spending hundreds to thousands. If she saved $3,000 then it would be different. $300 is a trivial amount for this though

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I slept in a small Greek chapel over the road from the airport in Lesvos because I didn't realise it would close at night and my flight was early next morning. Only had my thin jacket and my small rucksack as a "pillow". Originally I tried sleeping on the beach on a sunbed but it was too frickin windy. Woke up to a bottle of water and a big of chips next to me

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Easiest thing to do is look up house sitting the area you visit and befriend someone doing it, have a night out drinking with them and pretend you’re way more drunk than you are.

    Then when you go back to their house they’re keeping for the owners. Act like you can’t leave because you’re too drunk.

    Bonus if it’s a woman house sitter and she’s up for some sex but that’s rare for me at least

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