Cheapest way to get someone across the country?
September 25, 2010 1:45 PM Subscribe
We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month.
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Good news: She has family in California that can give her a place to stay while she gets back on her feet.
Bad news: her family is dirt poor and can't help her buy a bus/plane ticket.
This girl's about a month away from being homeless, so we're trying to find a way to get her across the country that's within her (very meager) price range. My current assumption is that buying a Greyhound bus ticket online is the most economical solution to a "you and the clothes on your back" move -- I've found web fares that are ~$200 per person if you buy them a month in advance.
I don't think we're going to find anything cheaper, but I wanted to consult the hive mind to see if there was something we were overlooking ("buy plane tickets on Tuesdays," or something).
We're in a different state and are on a tight budget, so we're not in a position to do much "in-person" helping, nor are we able to fund the trip (although we're planning on pitching in).