|(Photo by Gabriel Pinto)|
(Note from Pauline: This blog was supposed to run last Friday, but due to glitches at Blogger--bad luck?--I had to schedule it for today).
It’s quiet around me as I write this, though I’m sitting at the heart of the gleaming, modern Tampa Airport. But the check in line was nil, and the TSA agents seemed glad for the company when I walked up.
Why such a peaceful travel experience? Because I’m not superstitious. You see, its Friday the 13th, so those who cross the street when they see a black cat are also making darn sure not to board a plane today. According to a recent study by Kayak UK, prices on airfares drop by as much as 20% on this date.
It’s a good thing to keep in mind, as Friday the 13th occurs three times most calendar years. Alas, this is the only one in 2011. Looking for a discount? Fly when everyone else is too scared to do so!