I was surfing around, looking for airfare deals when I came across a sensational offer.

Amsterdam during Thanksgiving week.  Exactly when I want to go.

Leave the Friday before Thanksgiving at 7:15 PM.  Come back the Sunday after thanksgiving at 10:25 AM.

And here’s the best part: it’s a direct flight.  I can’t remember the last time I flew direct ANYWHERE!  (I don’t really count visiting Alexa in DC last year, since we flew from alternate airports that took a while to get to.)

(And can I mention that I hate flying from Manchester?  I hate it, hate it, hate it.  For some reason, most of my family and several of my friends love it.  I see absolutely no difference with flying from Manchester — apart from the occasional fare.  There are weather delays everywhere; you can have engine trouble anywhere.  The fact is, if you’re stuck in Manchester, you’ll have a much harder time getting another flight out, whereas if you’re in Boston, you’ll have no problem.  But I digress.)

The flight is absolutely perfect — it could not be better.

Now, for the price:

$800.  Including fuel.  Including taxes.

That is UNBELIEVABLE, especially with the cost of fuel these days.

Should I book it?  It’s tough because the deal ends June 30.  I’ll need to make a decision soon.  And though I just may strike it rich in Vegas next week, the odds are that I’ll end up with no money whatsoever.  😉  I’m not sure that I want to spend an extra $800 now.  And what if I decide I don’t want to go?

I don’t know…we’ll have to see…

But I really can’t wait to go to Amsterdam (and Luxembourg, and Germany, too).