I understand that the airlines are less generous today.
Thus far, I've been treated very well in coach when I fly internationally. When I do fly, I always pray that I don't get stuck next to crying babies or bratty kids. Of couse I use miles and points for most of my vacation trips but in the few cases that I've paid for my airfare and hotels I've never noticed such a fee.
I'm like you; I prefer to just book myself into a hotel or bed & breakfast somewhere for a week and explore on my own.
When I do fly, I always pray that I don't get stuck next to crying babies or bratty kids. If it's not smile sweetly and ask them to leave the seat next to you empty.
Already this year I have flown over 100,000 (2008) air miles on one airline and about 10,000 on various others, domestically.
If I get lost, well, I've had some great experiences because of that. The main places where you would experience the "single supplement" are on cruises and in resorts, where the quoted price per person is for double occupancy and singles end up paying exactly twice the cost.
(Love to go back to it some day)Now, here is where a lot of folks think I’m nuts. Most folks would assume that with all my travel for work I’d stay home.
Not me, I cash in some miles, use my hotel points and head overseas somewhere. Here is the question, if you have a travel bug as bad as mine or wish you had one, sound off. FYI, I’m headed to Germany in November I’m sure I’m not the only travel nut on this web site.
I think probably the most expensive trip I'll be going on, will be Anarctica.
The single supplements for that trip are around K, so I will really have to do some heavy duty research for that trip.