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Last Minute Travel Review

Last Minute Travel provides travel options up to the day of your trip.

Our Verdict

Reservations days before cost more than those booked months in advance. However, Last Minute Travel has extra features like coupons and rewards points to shave dollars off the price.

For

  • The Triple Dip rewards and coupons for select hotels help you knock down prices.

Against

  • The Last Minute Travel mobile app only books hotels.

Last Minute Travel can let you make reservations for flights, hotel rooms, rental cars and cruises up to the last day of booking. If planning for travel isn't your style, it's best to book with an online travel agency that provides more options rather than the lowest price. Last Minute Travel specializes in gathering the most booking options up to the day of departure. The prices tend to be a bit more expensive than others, but that's because airlines often raise prices as travel dates draw near, so it's unlikely that you'll pay less for tickets close to your departure date. This is not one of the best online travel sites right now.

In addition to booking flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises through Last Minute Travel, you can also book activities such as sightseeing tours, theme parks, outdoor activities, museums, restaurants and golf. And while Last Minute Travel had slightly higher prices than our calculated average, you can still book deals, promotions and packages if you want

to book multiple reservations or save up for your next vacation.

We searched and averaged the first ten prices for five specific routes on Last Minute's flight search. Last Minute Travel's price average was just a little bit over the average of all the travel sites we reviewed, but Last Minute Travel provided plenty of choices for available flights. This travel website offers coupons for hotels and package deals. The location of these offers vary, but they knock down the price of a vacation significantly. The standard coupons we saw discounted the price of selected hotels $20 to $50.

If you're a frequent traveler, rewards programs like Last Minute Travel's Triple Dip program help give you a return on your travel expenses. For every dollar you spend with this online travel agency, you'll earn a Triple Dip point. You can rack up points for booking hotels, airfare, vacation packages, cruises and car rentals. Unfortunately, Last Minute Travel does not redeem or give you frequent flyer miles for booking on the travel site.

The mobile app available from LMT is compatible with iOS 6.0 and later and Android 1.6 and up. The app is a handy feature, especially if you're a consistent last-minute traveler. However, the app is limited and can only book hotels.

Last Minute Travel is one of the few travel websites we researched with a live chat feature, which makes up for the lack of email support. The customer service rep we chatted with was slow to answer, but was knowledgeable about the topics we brought up.

Making last-minute purchases in travel rarely saves you money. Airlines often raise prices for last minute or day-of travel. But, LMT offers plenty of promotions, coupons and deals to knock down the price on you last-minute plans. Last Minute Travel doesn't naturally have the lowest prices because they specialize in offering expensive day-of fares, but you'll be able to find an extensive list of available reservations for hotels, cars and flights at a minute's notice.