Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

A of people say when it comes to travel, they don’t (or can’t) because it’s so expensive, but that’s not entirely true. After making the choice that traveling is something you want to do (and saving money), try finding a flight deal. Flight deals have been popping up more often these days; some have availability for months, giving you more date options and others are a “get it today for next week”. If you’re interested in traveling cheap, here are a few ways you can get a flight deal.

Twitter

Most if not all flight deals I’ve found were via Twitter. Follow pages designed to share cheap flights and glitch fares like The Flight Deal, Secret Flying or Airfarespot. If you don’t mind your phone going off all day, turn on notifications for these pages so you don’t miss anything.

Facebook

Flight deals are also shared on Facebook in groups that are travel related. In addition to sharing blog posts and photos relevant to travel and things around NYC, I share flight deals on my blog’s Facebook page. Most are from the USA to a specific destination whether it is domestic or international.

Buy in Advanced

Set on a specific time? Buy flights in advanced. I love Google Flights. Just type in the location and dates for it to give you a price of how much a trip will be. You can also use the Explore Map to narrow down price and location further for flights around the world. There’s even an “I’m feeling lucky” button that randomizes your selection if you’re indecisive.

Google Flights

 

Explore Map

 

There is always a chance the fare gets cancelled when the airline realizes there’s a mistake. I purchased my first flight deal to Barcelona booked for next January and can’t wait to share the experience.

Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

Have you ever scored a flight deal?

15 thoughts on “Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

  1. Tia

    Great tips! Google Flights is my favorite search tool! I recently wrote a post on my blog about a new feature of Google Flights, Google Destinations.

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  2. Donna Shana

    Thanks for these tips. I am definitely looking to book something cheap for summer and my bday in October. Headed to google now. Thanks!

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  3. Holly

    Very true and great tips. Especially as of lately there have been tons of great flight deals.

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  4. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    Great tips! Definitely some things to think about while we get ready for summer travel.

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  5. Rachel

    I really need to utilize Google flights more often. I travel quite a bit so I’ll take all the deals I can get!

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  6. Stacie

    I keep saying that I need to take a vacay. When I actually do it, I have t remember these tips!

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  7. Mimi Green

    Great info, I have some flights I want to purchase soon. I use Twitter for a variety of things but never for flights. Not to self.

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  8. tyra

    I have done a bunch of posts on getting great flights! These are such good tips. Especially with the glitch fares that have been going on lately.

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  9. Starkey

    I enjoyed ready your post. I’m not really a traveler, but those are great tips on shopping for a flight. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Kara

    I am so bookmarking this, traveling with a family of 5 I can definitely afford to save some coins. Great tips!

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  11. Valerie Robinson

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of google flights! I definitely need to save as much money as possible. Thanks for these tips and bookmarking!

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    1. Joanna E

      I go on it “just because” sometime. lol

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  12. Tiffany

    Awesome Tips!! I am always trying to find the best tips and tricks to getting cheap flights so this will go into my arsenal for sure!

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  13. K. Elizabeth

    Google Flights and Facebook are amazing! There are so many awesome travel groups and pages. I can’t wait for our passports to get in so that I can take advantage of some of the cheap international trips!

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  14. T. Espinoza

    Great tips! I recently learned about an app called ‘Hopper’ that will give you the best times to purchase flight tickets.

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