Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

by Joanna E
Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

A lot 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.

RelatedWhat to Do When You Find a Glitch Fare

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

Is there a set time that you can go on vacation? 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 canceled 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

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15 comments

Tia April 13, 2016 - 7:14 PM

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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Donna Shana April 13, 2016 - 7:31 PM

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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Holly April 13, 2016 - 8:24 PM

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

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Camesha | Mama Motivator April 13, 2016 - 11:41 PM

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

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Rachel April 14, 2016 - 6:56 PM

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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Stacie April 14, 2016 - 7:14 PM

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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Mimi Green April 14, 2016 - 10:57 PM

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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tyra April 15, 2016 - 1:12 AM

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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Starkey April 15, 2016 - 10:04 AM

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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Kara April 15, 2016 - 3:58 PM

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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Valerie Robinson April 15, 2016 - 5:31 PM

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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Joanna E April 29, 2016 - 10:34 AM

I go on it “just because” sometime. lol

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Tiffany April 15, 2016 - 5:51 PM

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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K. Elizabeth April 15, 2016 - 5:57 PM

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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T. Espinoza May 4, 2016 - 2:09 PM

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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