I know I just posted about something like this, but there was a lot of interest in my post last month about how we’re getting 50% off all our flights for the next two years, and not everyone was able to take advantage of the same loophole we’re using. That’s why I sharing 3 more tips that we use to help get the best priced flights without any credit cards or mileage points involved.
1. Use ITA Software
Cheap flights are out there, you just need to find them! ITA Software is a flight power searcher that runs the Google Flight Search. It has a lot more options than your normal flight search, and they don’t make any money from you booking through it (which you can’t), so you can trust it.
When it comes to getting cheap flights, being flexible helps A LOT. I like to search using their “see calendar of lowest fares option,” where you can select airports you want to fly to, and it will show you a calendar for an entire month with the lowest fare that day from any of the airlines it searches.
It searches most airlines available, with the exception of Southwest and Allegiant if you’re looking to fly in the USA. I always like to run seperate searches for them as well to compare to the lowest fare ITA Software shows.
The only downside to ITA Software is that you can’t book your flight through them, though it’s simple enough to take the flight numbers for the airlines you want to fly with and buying on their website.
2. Sign up For Airfare Watchdog
Airfare Watchdog is great when you want to go somewhere, but you’re waiting for the fares to drop. You just enter either you’ll be flying from or the city you want to go to, click “Watch This Route,” and enter your email address. Then whenever the fares drop to lower than normal prices, they’ll email you to let you know.
3. Sign up Discount Flight Newsletters
There are websites the specialize in searching out extraordinary low airfares. Once they find any great fares, they’ll email you to let you know. They usually offer a second premium newsletter that you need to pay a subscription to receive that gets more fare deals, but the free one still gets a lot. Today I got an email with a $475 round trip fare to visit my sister in Kona, Hawaii from Austin, Texas that can usually run $800-$1200! The only problem with the email alerts is that there aren’t super low flights to every destination all the time, so you can’t get awesome flights on demand this way, it’s a bit of a waiting game.
Here’s a couple to sign up for:
That’s it! If you need a cheap ticket quick, ITA Software is going to help you find the cheapest, but if you’re more flexible and looking for the future, both Airfare Watchdog and the cheap fare emails can find some AMAZINGLY cheap flights.
Know of any other tips to find cheap flights? Let me know in the comments below.