PSA: Where to Find The Best Flight Deals – Without Points
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Sometimes it’s not always worth using points – sometimes, it’s a better value paying cash. (See here: Cash Vs. Points).
That being said, shelling out several hundred dollars for a trip to Europe isn’t always doable for a lot of people. So where do your friends find these “hacker fares”? In reality, a lot of these discount fares are shared amongst people in this community and then blasted out to the masses.
A lot of those fares (though not all) originate at an amazing Twitter handle known as @theflightdeal.
They tweet out several deals a day from the following airports (and then some)
- New York City – LGA, JFK, EWR
- Boston – BOS
- Philadelphia – PHL
- Washington D.C. – DCA, IAD, BWI
- Miami – MIA, FLL
- Dallas – DFW
- Phoenix – PHX
- Los Angeles – LAX, LGB
- San Francisco (Bay Area) – SFO, OAK
- Portland – PDX
- Chicago – ORD
- Seattle – SEA
They’ll not only post “hacker fares” or price mistakes, they’ll post real airfare deals, sub-$500 to Europe. There’s nothing shady about these!
You can subscribe to receive notifications on your phone from specific users. I’d definitely recommend subscribing to them.
First, you’ll need to follow them. After that, select the gear next to the word “following”.
One of the options on the drop-down will be ‘Turn on Mobile Notifications” – select that and verify your information.
Congrats! You’re on your way to cheaper airfare!
If you don’t have a Twitter profile, make one – even if it’s just for this. I highly recommend following @theflightdeal. I’ve scored several dozen $80 roundtrip tickets between New York – Chicago last year, and for 2017.
Cover image courtesy of The Flight Deal.