When it comes to purchasing plane tickets, almost no one these days goes to an airline’s website, plugs in dates and pays full price directly to the airline when booking a trip. And with the plethora of booking comparison sites, blogs and social media accounts devoted to finding cheap airfare, hotels and packages, why on earth would anyone pay full price? My friends often ask me where I go to find deals in the event I don’t use miles for a flight and hotel. Here they are:
Airfarewatchdog.com – An awesome site that scours the web to find you the lowest airfare from hundreds of sites. What I love most about this site is the alert feature. Simply give them your email address and hometown airport and they’ll alert you of low fares whenever they become available!
Expedia – Usually the first place I’ll go. It’s been around forever and I trust it. Expedia is also great for bundling airfare and hotel using their package feature. Be sure to check out their “Daily Deals” page for extreme savings!
Trip Advisor – Yes, TripAdvisor is now for more than just hotel reviews and guest photos. TripAdvisor now compares rates from across the web. Similar to airfarewatchdog.com, you can give them your email address and they’ll alert you if a price drops.
Hopper App – If you haven’t downloaded this app, download it now! Hopper is fantastic for not only finding cheap airfare but it also gives you guidance and advice as to whether or not the price with rise or fall in the near future – very convenient.
Groupon – Groupon is wonderful for finding cheap vacation packages worldwide.
Google Flights – Google is usually a pretty reliable source and definitely the smartest for finding cheap airfare. What’s nice about Google Flights is they’ll provide price charts and graphs to show you fluctuations in price for the entire year but I guess this should be expected as their, well, Google. If you have flexible dates, I’d suggest using Google Flights as they’ll let you know when the cheapest dates to fly are.
Did I miss something? Comment below and let me know where you find your deals!