The days of buying airline tickets through mega-sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, Kayak, Priceline and Expedia are long gone. Welcome to the new era of finding incredible travel deals where you can save hundreds of dollars on airfare if you just know where to look. I’m talking about flights for as cheap as 40-80% off. These are insane deals people and you can thank the hackers and coders of the startup world who are rethinking the travel industry looking for ways in which it can be disrupted — all to your benefit of course. Do me a favor though — don’t leave this page until you’ve seen #5 below: Skypicker. Those are some CHEAP tickets! Alright, enjoy and happy hunting. Note: these are in no particular order.
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So, you’re looking for the cheapest plane tickets you can get for a trip you already know you want to take. Unlike some of the other options listed on this page that help you find cheap tickets anytime, rather than right at this very moment, cleverlayover has you covered. It works by combining two roundtrip tickets from different airlines to find the cheapest flights. Using this service you can definitely find flights that are in the neighborhood of $100-300+ cheaper. The downside? You’ll have to check-in twice (once per each airline), you’ll have a layover and airlines aren’t responsible for delays caused by other airlines.
Data science. It’s a powerful tool that acts behind the scenes at some of the world’s top startups to make consumers lives easier. In this case, FLYR uses data science to predict flight prices. What this means for you is that you can be as certain as humanly possible then the best (aka cheapest) time to purchase a plane ticket will be, whether that’s now or in the future. The big benefit here is knowing you’re getting the best deal you possibly can. But FLYR even goes beyond just helping you know when to purchase by letting you lock in the best price for a few extra bucks.
OK, so what if you don’t need to buy a ticket RIGHT NOW but know where you want to go and want to get the best deals for those places as they become available? That’s what Hitlist is all about. Essentially, Hitlist lets you quick searching for low fares and brings the best deals and cheapest flights to your favorite destinations directly to you. It’s as easy as knowing where you want to go, building a list and getting alerts.
#4 Amazing Airfare
Similar to Hitlist in some ways and different in others, Amazing Airfare is actually a subscription service that sends you what they deem to be only the very best, ultra-top notch deals. For $8 a month you’ll get 2-3 (sometimes more, sometimes less) insanely discounted travel deals delivered to via email or text message monthly. Don’t expect little deals like 20% off though. You’ll only be alerted to deals that are over 50% off. Amazing Airfare is going to work best for ultra-flexible travelers who might not mind getting themselves to another departing city in order to snag an incredible deal.
No lie: Skypicker has the cheapest tickets I’ve seen out of any of the other resources listed on this page. The absolute cheapest. I’ve seen flights under $20 on Frontier airlines on this site (for a one way ticket). No joke. The interface is easy to use as well. There’s a map with major cities on it and you can right click your mouse to set a departure and left click to set an arrival. It’s hard for me to imagine finding cheaper airfare that what’s available on this site.