First of all, you need a dream. If you don?t dream enough of being in the city you once loved, then loathed, then loved again, you will probably not see the deal to get from FRA to JFK appearing right in front of your eyes one crazy night in November at around 11.40 pm.
Then, you need to be just a little bit creative and take advantage of the error fare on the site you caught by trying out locations that are closer to you, such as M?nchen. Oh great, 289 Euro for a flight at the End of February. ?I can do that, I can definitely do that?, now let?s ask the boyfriend/travelling buddy. No wait, let?s check out Vienna first. Holy ?$%&, it?s 300 Euros for a direct return flight with United (aka Austrian operated by Tyrolean aka more than 4000 bonus Star Alliance miles aka cheaper than just buying those miles online). NOW let?s ask the boyfriend. He doesn?t want to come because it?s the end of February and he might have a thing then. That?s great, ?I?ll just give up?.
If you are thinking that right now, go to the kitchen, get a glass of good red wine, go back to the desk and play your favourite New York songs. Remember just how much you wanted to be there during Fashion Week and how close you are to achieving that. Then go back to the error fare site and find out it?s not working anymore. Well, it was worth a shot.
No wait, just go back into your History and check out the reservation link you created before. Bingo! Now change the dates to the ones fitting New York Fashion Week and find out it costs exactly the same. Ask your boyfriend if he wants to join once more and after a second hesitation from his side, just book the damn thing. You always wanted to be there, it doesn?t matter who you are with or what you are doing. Just click book now. You have exactly that amount of money left on your credit card, that must be a sign to do it. Click it. Click it woman!
Yes, you are doing this. You?re going to New York alone in Fashion Week for 304 Euro. Now all you need is to find a decent place to sleep and the world belongs to you?
(Stay tuned, there?s more coming at you?)