There are lots of things I love in life…champagne, a good back scratch, playing tennis…but when it comes to travel the thing I love most is getting a damn good deal. I’ll be honest, I am a frugal ass bitch when it comes to traveling around the world. Well, let me rephrase that…I like to spend the least amount of money on things that don’t matter to me like transportation, so I can take the money I saved and spend it on awesome things like skydiving. It just makes the most sense.
Recently, I have had lot’s of friends and followers ask me for my secrets when finding cheap flights, so I decided to let you in on my secret stash of sites. These are in no way the only ones out there, I just always seem to find the best deals using them. The key to my madness is to be flexible and have no real set plan of a place you want to go. Just save some money and wait to see what amazing deals pop up! So without further ado, cheap flight sites I fucking love!
The beauty of this site is to add in your home airport, mine being Atlanta. When you log on, it gives you a list of awesome deals from that airport. That’s why I say, be flexible. Maybe you wanted to go to D.C for the weekend but you see a round trip to NYC for half the price? The reason I love this site, however, is not for the low fares, but for the alerts. Let’s say I have a wedding in Toronto this November…I put in my home airport, and create alerts when prices go up or down for Toronto. This gives me ample amount of time to find the best deal for when your schedule is not flexible! Super easy to use.
The perfect way for people in the United States to make their way to Europe, dirt cheap! Although I would consider WOW to be an Icelandic version of Spirit, that does not take away from the fact that you just can’t beat their prices. I flew one way to Amsterdam from Boston for $250 USD and then back from Berlin to Boston for another $250. That’s leaving from two different airports under $500! Do you know that I once paid $1000 round trip to fly to Italy on Delta? That’s double the amount!! I get it, it’s a long flight and you think spending the extra money is worth it. WOW definitely isn’t the most comfortable, but it’s well-kept. Plus, do you know how much you can do with $500 in a new country?
To make them even sweeter, WOW encourages a stopover in their beloved country of Iceland. What other airline gives you those options? They don’t have TVs on the back of each chair, and you need to bring cash for food and drinks, but nowadays people have their own versions of entertainment. As long as you are prepared beforehand, the flight should be smooth AND CHEAP.
Scott’s Cheap Flights
Scott, you da man. This has got to be my absolute favorite site to find amazing fares on. Another reason why I tell you to be flexible. Scott searches hundreds of sites for you, finding mistake fares and just down right cheap flights. I am constantly getting emails in my inbox for $350 roundtrip tickets to Switzerland or $600 roundtrip to South Africa. If you have a place in mind, submit your email, then keep your eyes peeled for that destination! You have to hurry though, sometimes these deals on last a couple of hours. Scott predicts how long he thinks they will last so you gotta act fast! Personally, I have wanted to book so many that I see, but have only used his method once! $900 roundtrip for TWO PEOPLE DURING NEW YEARS TO LONDON. That’s insane. Thanks, Scott.
Scott is the one who introduced me to this. From his expert advice through email, I found Momondo. The feature I love most about this website is the fact that you can search by week or even month to see when the cheapest days to fly out and back are. Very simple tool, easy to use and you can simply search “anywhere” to find an awesome vacation in your price range! This search engine usually goes hand in hand with Scott’s predictions so save this site for some of the best deals on the internet!
Some good deals, arrrrggghhhh. Okay, I’m not pirate but who gives a shit? This site will help you set sail on the high seas with some amazing offers. I come to this one for vacation packages. Having everything you need in one place makes the whole planning process a lot simpler. They bundle trips and allow you to search locations. Different from Expedia or any of those sites too because it searches through 3rd party companies like Airbnb to get you the best possible package!
I’ll simply let them explain…this is from their site.
“We rate the badassness of deals using a 0 to 10 scoring system. While price is certainly a major factor, it’s certainly not the only thing that matters. Heck, if someone offered you a $25 airfare to Paris on a propeller plane, you’d probably decline… politely, of course.
Our deal ratings are based on a combination of factors including the size of the discount, airline grades as derived from published quality rankings, itinerary friendliness (#of connections, layover duration, etc.) and aircraft amenities (Wi-Fi, power outlets, etc). Since our goal is to bring you the most epic deals, you probably won’t see anything rated below a 5—or anything on a propeller plane.”
Just another great site for finding a cheap flight. You can search from any continent on the planet and it will give you amazing deals from popular cities within that continent. This makes it easier for people worldwide to search for new destinations. It ain’t a secret no more! They also put a huge red stamp with EXPIRED written on the ones that have obviously expired so you know what deals have passed and watch to look out for in the future.
Other sites worth mentioning
I wanted to give you some not so popular sites to help you find the best cheap flights on the market. I’m sure you have read other blogs or articles on where to find great deals, but hopefully, I hit on a couple you haven’t used yet. Here are some other honorable mentions you’ve probably heard of…but nonetheless, still great finds.
- https://www.skyscanner.com/ : Doesn’t everyone know about this site?? I feel like even my Grandma finds great deals on here.
- https://skiplagged.com/: Helping you find the best deals on hotels AND flights around the globe. They claim that the flights were so cheap that United SUED them, but they won. Ha.
- https://www.studentuniverse.com/: Offering student discounts and the perfect site for finding group travel. Grab 5 of your closest bitches and see the world! This might be the only time it’s actually okay to be enrolled in school….hmmm.
- Hopper: This is actually only an app, but it allows you to predict and watch fares go up and down, then tells you the best times to buy! A secret weapon to keep on your phone!
- https://www.flyfrontier.com/: Another airline that might not be 10000%, but if it gets you to point A to point B for dirt cheap, can you really complain? I once say round trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles for $100. Their Den Deals make any new destination seem like paradise.
- https://www.spirit.com/Default.aspx: Say what you want about this company, but I pay $65 a year to be part of their $9 fare club. Sure, the seats are shit, they are almost never on time…but a roundtrip ticket for less than $100 to some major cities? I’ll take my ass feeling like white noise over expensive flights any day! Especially when they are so close. 5-6 hour flights might be more of pain, but that’s what Xanax is for right?
Insider tip #1: Always get trip insurance with Spirit. I mean always get it with any airline but definitely with Spirit. If your flight gets delayed (which it usually does) or anything happens…you get to claim it and make some money! It might not be right away, but hey, it’s a win win.
Insider tip #2: Buy a small backpack and use that as your personal item. If I can fit a months worth of WINTER clothes in a backpack then you can fit a couple of outfits for a weekend getaway. You won’t lose your bag, and Spirit becomes even cheaper since you won’t even have a carry-on! Packing cubes are your friend. Learn from me kids, I know what I’m talking about.
Whew, it’s a lot to take in! Finding cheap flights and planning trips is hard work. I need a mimosa after all this. Hopefully, though I have at least helped one person get some amazing deals on their trip! I love sharing my secrets with y’all because I want you to see the world with me! Save up some money to have on hand and start the looking process!! It’s time to get out there and travel!
What other cheap flight sites do you fucking love? Leave in the comments below because I am ALWAYS lookin’ for a good deal. Until next clearance sale…