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When You Can't Stop Singing The Go-Go's "Vacation"
Most of us plan on taking time off over the summer, but we start booking those trips—and prepaying for our flights, hotels and rental cars—in March, says Shane Holdaway, managing vice president at Capital One. Our aversion to logging hours at the airport can also (understandably) drive up costs: In the company's May 2013 survey, 70 percent of respondents said they would choose to pay more for a direct flight rather than have to deal with a layover. If you don't want to do the connecting-flight dash but you're flexible on where you take off (or land), our editors found that checking the "Add Nearby Airports" box when you're searching for flights can save you up to $41.
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