Flying can be one of the most expensive assets of traveling, but I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. The truth is, there are some amazing airlines out there that offer flight deals. You just need to know where to look.
I have found round trip airfare from Michigan to Florida for as little as $40! I have also found flights from Canada to London for under $600 round trip. Hard to believe, right?
So how do I find these cheap flights? Below are some of the best websites and airlines to find the most cost effective travel deals.
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I was introduced to Fly.com about 3 years ago, right after my study abroad trip. Fly.com is a multiple search engine that looks for offers all across the board. They also offer fare calendars for the next 90 days as well as last minute deals. I love to use this website to find flights that are about a month or two out. They have both domestic and international fare calendars from your designated location. I have found deals on here for less than the average price on Hotwire and Expedia.
There are a select few airlines that truly offer outstanding deals and Frontier is one of them. In the fall, they are offered one way tickets to select locations for only $20!! For example, my mother wanted to travel back to Michigan for the holidays, this round trip flight cost $40 total through Frontier. Did I mention that they are also offering round trip flights to Phoenix for as low as $68?? However, Frontier only flies from certain airports but almost all flights are direct. Check out Frontier Airlines daily for their promotions and special offers.
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Spirit is another airline that has very cheap direct flights. They offer the “Bare Fare” option which means you basically just pay for your flight. To add a carry-on or to pick your seat, it cost money. Spirit is a great option for weekend travel that offers many flights just under $50! They allow one free personal item, such as a backpack or large purse, and offer many domestic and international routes. Frequently you can find deals to places such as Las Vegas and Cancun.
Since I use to live in Michigan, Canada was a good location to fly out of. One of my co-workers told me that her family flies out of Toronto almost all of their international travel, England being a number one location for them. I knew I had to investigate these cheap flights from Toronto to England. To my surprise, a round trip ticket cost less than $600! When I flew from Michigan to England in 2013 for study abroad, it cost me well over $1200. If you can travel the distance, I recommend use AirCanada for all of your international/European travel adventures!
Travel tip to finding flight deals: fly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Want more travel tips? Check out my travel Instagram!
What’s the trick? Well, the trick is to sign up for these website/airline newsletters and promotions.
Where do you find the best flight deals? Share with me!