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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 our $98 flight to Denver, $175 deal to Aruba, $520 to Kenya, 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 the best websites to find flight deals followed by a step by step video on how to book them.
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Websites That Post Flight Deals with Specific Dates
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.
Scott’s Cheap Flights
Scott’s Cheap Flights will provide you with daily deals from your home airport. If you sign up for their premium package they will also send you instant notifications when there is an error fare as well as deals they don’t send out to their non premium package members.
Here are a few other websites that provide flight deals:
Websites That Help Find Cheap Flights for Specific Dates or Destinations
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. Check out a video below for a step by step on how to book flight deals.
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How To Book a Flight Deal
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I’ve been using the app Hopper to keep an eye on flights that become available for a cheaper price.
Will look into Hopper, thank you for the recommendation!