So imagine my surprise yesterday morning when I get the following e-mai:
[FareAlert] Hilton Tokyo for $2/night
Now, in the past when I’ve received similar notes, either the location didn’t work for me, I’d already missed the deal, or it was with a travel partner I wasn’t interested in using. But having a few minutes before I had to run out the door, I figured I’d give this a try, even though I already thought it was too late. I was planning to stop over in Tokyo in February anyway on my way back from Thailand.
I plugged in the dates and voila, there was a room! So I tried to booked it and briefly struggled with a question about availability. I gave it another go and everything was all set, so I started getting ready to go out.
Then I figure, what the heck. I gave a try for the week of Labor Day in September, and booked a full week.
And from everything Flyertalk says on the topic, it looks like this rate really will be honored. So for about $35, I’m staying at the Hilton Tokyo for nine nights.