Time is flying by. My Mexican adventure is a few days shy of five and a half years old. With about four months left to go. Departing a country to make a new life elsewhere is a complicated process. Distant Thoughts and Possibilities were replaced by the Serious Consideration stage a few months ago. The Planning and Pondering stage has been under way for several weeks, but the actual Action and Implementation phase is about to begin. The first problem, the ten turtles in the yard, will be resolved shortly. This weekend if all goes the plan.
Other stuff has to go. We can’t take sofas, televisions and bikes with us, and actually we could really do with the money from selling things that have to stay behind. I’ve been looking at recruitment and property rental sites for a while. We’ll be starting from scratch. Hard work, but it’s nice to start with an blank piece of paper.
The next thing that needs to be done, within the next four weeks ideally, is to book myself a ticket back to London. I’ve been tracking prices for months. Mexicana offered the best price by far, and for a direct flight. I say offered, because….well, the Mexicana story didn’t have a happy ending. They look like they’ve joined Pan Am, Aloha, Azteca, TWA and others in airline heaven.
But that’s all by the by. Seeing as most of the people who comment on my blog, and I’m sure plenty who don’t get around to commenting, fly to some exotic destination everynow and then, I thought I’d share the latest flight search tool that I’ve found. It’s quick, simple and really rather cool.
Hipmunk searches for deals. Lots of flight sites do that. But Hipmunk does it a little more quickly than most, without any annoying pop up windows, and displays the available choices in the best way I’ve ever come across. You see clearly what the departure and arrival times how, which airlines, how many stops, and by clicking on one of the options, a box appears with the full details.
You can also assort the flights according to what is important to you. Duration, price, stops, arrival time or agony. Love the last one! It’s well worth checking out if you have a trip coming up. My easiest option, and one of the cheapest, is with British Airways. Which irks me. Whether I bite the bullet and go with them is still far from a done deal.