PI4EVER wrote:I do use search engines such as Google, Trip Advisor, Trivago, Hotels.com and Hotwire to research but then book via the hotel website or direct by phone or email.
I do not book on 2nd or 3rd party websites as to risk of who assumes responsibility when something goes wrong with the property or accommodations booked.
I find in most cases room rates are generally comparable or less, and if you end accruing status in a hotel brand you'll usually be offered discounted rates and perks only available booked thru their own website/booking engine such as Wifi, upgrades or bed and breakfast offers.
I recently did a long distance road trip and stayed just 3 nights at 3 different La Quinta Inn's during the trip and accrued enough points with these 3 stays to earn a free night I'll definitely use this summer. I was enrolled in their Rewards program automatically with my first night stay.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos