I think i mentioned it before but in case I didn’t, I’m going to London in September to watch the Baltimore Ravens play their first International football game! I’m very excited to not only visit London again, but to support my team overseas. You’d think a trip like this might be complicated but luckily the Ravens offered travel packages which took a lot of the guess work out of everything. It includes hotel, tours, a few meals, fun team stuff, and of course tickets to the game. The only thing it didn’t include was airfare (though we could have added it on). Since we’re (Mel is coming too) going for a week though to visit Katy and see some stuff on our own, it was easier to just wait it out and book our own flights. And wait it out we did. Look, I’m the type of person that when it comes to booking a trip or travel, I hate waiting. First, I had to wait for the actual dates. It was announced last year the team would be going, but no solid date. That meant checking airfare for two possible timelines, but still not being able to actually purchase anything!
Then, we finally got dates. That’s when the real airline stalking began. At one point it was low, around $610 but we weren’t ready to book yet money wise. Then of course everything jumped back up. The flights were holding steady around $800-$900. Now, that’s still cheaper than what I paid last time I went, but still. I’m all about a deal. We even looked into leaving from NYC instead of DC since those flights were holding steady around $500. But then. Today. All my watching and waiting paid off. I checked Virgin Atlantic first thing this morning and the flights had dropped back down to $609! Yes, for a roundtrip! The only “crappy” part is the flight home has a stop at JFK but it’s saving us almost $300. Worth it.
That means everything is now set! We have our packages booked, and now we’ve got our airfare. Only 220 days until we’re off!