How To Find Out How Much A Taxi Will Cost, Ahead of Time, While Traveling

When you’re traveling and need to get from Point A to Point B, it’s sometimes helpful to know ahead of time how much that’s going to cost. That’s especially true with taxis and ridersharing, which don’t have static, printed prices like public transport does, to help ensure you’re not getting ripped off. And when you’re trying to figure out which mode of transportation you should take, price is often an important factor in the pros and cons of each mode of transportation.

Ridesharing companies like Uber & Lyft have price calculators on their respective websites (here’s Uber‘s & here’s Lyft‘s), and you can usually find the price of public transportation in any given city with just a bit of Googling/Binging/Dogpiling/Yahooing, etc. (AltaVista, anyone? Anyone?) But taxis are a little harder because you may not know the name of the local taxi companies to look up, and even if they have a web page, they may not have a price calculator. So finding out how much a taxi will cost has often been a little bit of a surprise.

Until now.

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Dear SeaWorld: Why Do You Keep Shooting Yourself In The Foot?

As many of you may know, SeaWorld has not had a good few years. There was the Tilikum thing where a SeaWorld trainer was killed by a killer whale  (his stage name was Shamu but his real name was Tilikum). There was the Blackfish movie thing that claimed animals at SeaWorld are not treated well. There was the annual pass “EZ Pay” charging thing, where AP holders who paid for their passes via a monthly plan were automatically renewed and charged without consulting the pass holders. There’s the recent different daily parking charge mystery thing. And now there’s this.

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Did SeaWorld Orlando’s Parking Fee Just Go Up By Nearly 50%? Yes. Sometimes.

Now this is an interesting new spin on pricing.

For a while now, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios have been playing with the price of park passes so they’re more expensive on more popular days; they call it “dynamic” pricing. SeaWorld Orlando has apparently decided to join the dynamic pricing game and pocket a little (or a lot!) extra money and, depending on the day, charge varying amounts for PARKING.

Yep, parking. Here’s what they’re doing.

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The New Ban On 78% Of Sunscreens, New WDW Pass Options, How To Keep Your IHG Points From Expiring, & More

Happy Sunday y’all! We hope you had a good week! Here are some travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy.

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How To Look For The Cheapest Round Trip Airfare

Searching for domestic round trip airfare is so 2000s. That was the time when you needed to book a round trip ticket to get the best price. One way flights were only for business people and because the bill was going to the expense account, were priced accordingly. But bit by bit, as technology improved, airlines started to price flights by the individual segments, so when you paid for a round trip ticket, you were actually paying for two one way flights on the same reservation number. Knowing this, you can now build an itinerary that best fits your needs and still save some money. I take more trips where I fly on two different carriers instead of ones where all my flights are on the same airline.

How can you search for flights individually instead of a round trip? Turns out, it’s really easy.

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