By August 25, 2008 0 Comments

Finding a fare that's fair.


Where does the time go? It seems like summer had only just begun and now Labor day is upon us! The kids are back in school, the leaves will begin to turn, soon we’ll be breaking out the sweaters and before you know it we’ll be in full swing with the holidays! I can’t believe it. I for one do enjoy autumn/fall, the temperature is right, there’s football, Halloween (my favorite!) and Thanksgiving. Well, there’s no stopping it so you might as well make the best of it.

I’m sure many of you out there on a traveling nurse or allied assignment would love to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately not all of you will be able to. Remember, you are out there to relieve hospitals of their staffing woes and may have to cover for some while they take their holiday break. But f you are one of the lucky ones and have your time between assignments spaced out correctly, I have a tip for you. This morning I happened upon this site called This site allows you to pick up to 5 destinations from your base airport and will send you daily or weekly updates as to airfare sales. Now I haven’t used it yet and don’t think I’ll get to this year (I only have 3 days left of vacation to use, which includes -cough- sick days). It seems like a pretty good site and lists most major airliines, including the elusive Southwest.

Of course, there are the other sites out there like Orbitz, or, but seems to go that extra mile. It’s not a search engine like those other places. With this site, they actually do the research and give you the skinny, whether it is non-stop, how many seats are available and other important factors which are all sought out “by hand”. Also, many of the prices are unadvertised and short-lived, so you may want to get on it while the getting is good.

This may seem a bit pre-emptive, but like I said, summer is just about over and it’s time to look forward to the fall. I hope you can find the time away from your traveling assignment and get to visit friends and family.

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About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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