When it comes to affordable travel, flight deals are life! If you follow me on Instagram you know I post flight deals on my IG stories. From the infamous $187 RT flight from JFK to Dubai in 2014 to the $580 RT flight deal I caught to Australia in 2016 there is no reason to spend thousands of dollars on flying to your dream destination. The key to securing a flight deal is to be flexible with your dates, destinations, and even your arriving and departing airports. If you can do that you can save a ton of money, making travel a lot more affordable. Here are some of my favorite websites to find deals.
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The Flight Deal
The Flight Deal only post deals leaving from the United States but these deals are for domestic and international travel. Be sure to follow The Flight Deal on Twitter and Facebook to get notifications of the latest deal. You can also sign up for their daily newsletter which gets sent out at 3PM EST.
Secret Flying posts deals leaving from anywhere in the world. For those of you who live outside of the US, this is the best website for you to find deals. They post deals from the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also sign up for their newsletter which is sent out daily at 4PM EST.
Fly4free posts deals for those departing from the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. You can follow them on Twitter for instant notification of new deals.
SkyScanner is the best website to search for deals if you have specific dates or a specific destination in mind. You can enter your departing airport and then select “Everywhere” as your destination and put in the dates you can travel. SkyScanner will then provide a list in order of cheapest to most expensive of places you can go from your airport on those dates. When you have a particular destination in mind and have flexible dates you can enter your originating and arriving airport and then search based “cheapest month” to travel and SkyScanner will provide the results and then you can easily see how much it is to leave and come back on each day of that month. They also have an app you can download here if you are on a mobile device.
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Google Flights is an ITA system that allows you to search from your home airport to anywhere in the world. You can also easily search the entire calendar to see the cheapest dates when looking at a specific destination.
JetLag Flight Alerts
JetLag is a service that will text you directly when flight deals and error fares come out. If you don't have time to constantly check the above mentioned websites and don't want to miss new deals as some last only for hours this is a great service and will save research time. You can select the region you'd like to receive alerts from so you only get texts about deals from airports near you. Learn more here.
Here are a few other websites that provide flight deals:
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