Secrets don’t last long in this city, and I’m about to reveal the biggest one of all.
I’m always asked how I’m able to travel so often. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t have a trust fund, I haven’t won the lottery (yet) and I don’t have a sugar daddy funding my leisure expenses. What I do have is an airline hookup. In fact, I have several. My “connections” allowed me to purchase a roundtrip ticket to Iceland for $350, they sent my girlfriend to South Africa for $300, got my homeboy to Brazil for $140, and helped me snag a 2 for 1 deal to Australia and Indonesia for $780. This is a steal considering flights to Sydney and Bali typically start at $1600.
Question: what’s my secret?
Answer: flight deals.
You’ll find an influx of articles on Google about the best days and times to purchase cheap airfare. Most travel experts will recommend buying flights on a Tuesday after 3p.m. While that’ not a complete lie, I want you to take that information and dump it in the trash. You can find airfare deals any day of the week; you just need to know where to look.
So before heading to Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline or Kayak, search these sites first:
- Secret Flying
- CheapDFW (great for domestic flights)
- Skipplagged (take advantage of throwaway tickets )
- The Flight Deal (personal favorite for international travel)
- Hopper ( download the app to receive flight notifications )
- Airfare Watchdog (download the app to receive flight notifications)
- Google Flights (personal favorite; it displays the flight prices depending on the days I want to travel)
The other key to finding affordable airfare is flexibility.
If you have specific travel dates, it’s unlikely that you will find these discounts. However, you can take advantage of some incredible deals if you adjust your travel dates. You can save hundreds of dollars by simply departing a day/week/month earlier or later than your original itinerary. To add, some of these fares only last a few hours. It’s important to purchase the moment you see the cheap ticket to avoid missing the low price.
The secret is officially out! Grab your debit card and your passport; it’s time to book a trip.
*If you have additional questions, please email Amber or contact via Instagram (callme_ambam)*