How to get the cheapest flights

skyscanner is my fav

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Just my testing reply

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Skyscanner is also my favorite way to find cheap flights!

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I also use google flights sometimes :slight_smile:

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I also like to use Kayak. Has anyone try it? :sunglasses::motorcycle:

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I used it before - but now only Skyscanner. The best ever!

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I don’t just stick to one. I have a couple of methods and some I haven’t tried yet.

  1. Clear your browsing history. Sometimes there can be cookies left on your computer from your last search and cause the next search to cause a hike in price.

  2. Try a different VPN from a different country. Sometimes you want to leave from x country but you are searching from your home country’s website due to convenience of language and currency. You could surprise yourself and find a cheaper ticket from “buying” in a “another country”.

  3. I don’t stick to just one or 2 websites. I have all the search engine flight websites all in one folder on chrome. It’s very easy to open all tabs/websites at once and fill in the necessary information if you are trying to get to a certain spot. Use the flexible option on dates option if you are flexible and click all of the other search engines. Then you may get a ton of more pop ups but it makes your search more thorough. Then you can start deleting the prices that are the highest until you find the cheapest one or the one that you want. It may sound a little crazy, but for a few extra minutes, you might really save yourself 100’s of dollars! You never know if one website is all of a sudden trying harder then the rest. For me, that’s worth my time :wink:
    https://www.bookingbuddy.com/en/
    https://www.hipmunk.com/
    https://www.momondo.com/
    https://us.jetcost.com/en/
    https://www.kayak.com/flights
    https://www.cheapflights.com/
    https://www.google.com/flights#flt=/m/0ydpd..2018-12-14*./m/0ydpd.2018-12-18;c:USD;e:1;sd:1;t:h
    https://www.volagratis.com/
    https://www.travelmerry.com/
    https://www.skyscanner.com/
    https://www.kiwi.com/us/ (Has a beta nomad option)

  4. You can also check out article type websites like the one below. It doesn’t hurt to check those to if you are going to popular destinations.

https://iknowthepilot.com.au/?afid=2770&utm_medium=IKTPAU&utm_source=AdwordsBranding&gclid=CjwKCAjwns_bBRBCEiwA7AVGHvqqfi4oAeIMOsD5AXhEPH-qGoEknp8oDKoS5xl5v0y3OmyB6hmdghoCB8wQAvD_BwE

  1. Bonus: Here is a website that shows internet passwords at airports around the world.
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From my searches of trying all the websites, I don’t find Kayak to always have the cheapest prices for flights.

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Yeah SkyScanner is pretty good! I love that you can leave the destination empty and it shows you the cheapest options!

Pretty cool for last minute travel deals!

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WOW! This is awesome @katherinelangley Thanks for sharing all these great resources! You are truly a pro traveler!

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My best friend Ruben Rodriguez is the best at travel hacking. I highly suggest you check his
FB group out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/blazenthrutravel/permalink/1709994862641405/

He offers FB lives of his travels and savings. He can help you with travel deals and more.

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I think also try to use an app on your phone it can be cheaper and use incognito mode on your browser will help until you are ready to make your final purchase.

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The cheapest flights I ever got was from collecting points, both from subscribing to airline point system and using credit cards that award airline points. From those, I payed only $25 dollars for a ticket from USA to Europe and another one about $35 from Europe to China.

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This is so cool thanks for sharing! You can invite Ruben here, and he can share some of his knowledge and travel wisdom with us! :smiley:

Yes, using incognito browser is one of the best ways to save o travel. Also using a VPN connected to a cheap country. Travel sites use location as one of the ways to see how much to charge you, and if you are in a cheaper country then your price can be cheaper. VPN can help you change your location. There is a thread goung around about the best and free VPNs to use here: What's the best VPN?

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@Rick true. I use incognito sometimes as well or switch VPN :slight_smile:

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Try combining both! A. VPN B. New incognito window! :wink: YW!

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Very cool @Rick. Keep me updated if you find any other cool hacks.

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Yes!

I came across this article with cool hacks!

I came across a really well written article here. https://thriftynomads.com/booking-cheapest-flight-possible-anywhere/ This also talks about a new type of flight search engine that supposedly doesn’t take your money but does search for all one way tickets and books directly with the airlines. It’s sometimes cheaper to book a bunch of short flights rather than connecting flights. This also works out well for the people who like the journey rather than the destination and can explore multiple cities while on their way to the final one. This method is best when you have plenty of time in between because if one airline is delayed, then often there won’t be a refund or compensation if you miss your ‘connecting’ flight. So it’s best to pick one with lots of time in between. Beside the point is to explore right? It’s fairly new site so it doesn’t have many reviews, but I do like the idea that all flights are booked directly with the airlines…As from what I read! Check it out. airwander.com

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