I had several people respond positively when I said I might do a post on this subject, so here it is!
I am super passionate about traveling and seeing the world and it’s probably safe to say that most of you all would jump at the chance to travel some too, right?
But if you’re like most people, me included, money plays a big factor in our traveling plans.
I am a bargain hunter. If you’ve read my blog long enough, you know this about me! I wasn’t always this way, but after moving out and getting married, I realized how much things cost…and how I could score amazing deals on things. I usually find my best deals thrifting and clothes shopping, but travel is no exception!
Two weeks ago, I found an amazing deal on a flight to Italy for not just my husband and I, but my grandfather and parents. Because of this, we are now getting to do something I’ve always dreamed of!
So, I’m going to share what worked for me with you guys! I hope these tips will help you to find some great deals on flights! If this post goes over well, I might also post about VRBO or some other ways we have saved booking accommodations and more for this trip in an upcoming post! So, here are my top tips for How To Get the Best Deals on Flights!👇🏻
1. Map It Out.
Sometimes, you have no destination in mind, you just want to get away, I get it, but I suggest picking a place on the map and going from there. I chose Italy because it has so much to offer! Pretty much any country is older and more established than the United States, but when I got to thinking about it, Italy is full of sights and things to do, from Venice and Florence to Rome and the Amalfi Coast and so much more!
By picking the place I wanted to go, it motivated me to learn everything I could about traveling to Italy and finding the best deals.
2. Multi City Flights VS Same City Flights
I think a lot of times when we travel, we think inside the box. We fly out of one city and into our destination city, then we fly back out of that exact same city!
What I came to learn is that a lot of times, that is not the best or the cheapest option.
For example, for this 2 week trip I planned, I want to see a lot. Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Rome, Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. In 2 weeks, just a little bit over. Is it crazy? Maybe. Can it be done? Definitely!
I decided early on that it would probably be in our best interest to do a multi city flight, where we would fly into one city and out of a different one. This is a great plan if you have a lot you want to see, plus it saves you time and major cash trying to double back to your starting point. 💰
Here’s an actual screenshot of the flight we booked.
We booked a flight going into Venice and coming back from Naples, which was much, much cheaper! $769 per person, ROUNDTRIP.
That’s freaking incredible!!! Just for perspective, tickets were anywhere from $1,200-$1,700 a piece, which leads me to my next very important tip!!!
3. Use Skyscanner, Viyama & Kayak.
I had the most luck with Skyscanner. They compare tons of different sites to get you the best deals possible. If you use their app or go on a desktop to their site, they also have a feature that allows you to compare the lowest flight dates for an entire month! Google Flights can also do this.
I just love Skyscanner for it’s easy navigation. Check them out first when looking for flights, international or within your own country!
4. Search In Private Browser.
Whatever you do though, always search in private mode on your phone or computer! I tested this out myself and it is crazy! Our devices track cookies on websites and those sneaky airlines jack up the prices when they see that people have interest in specific flights. Not cool. So, keep it under cover. 😉
5. Check Flights on Wednesdays.
On Wednesdays, we get the best flight deals. 💁🏼
Seriously, though. I tested this trick out too when looking for flights. Wednesdays are when a lot of airlines post sales. The worst dates to look are on Mondays or Fridays.
You have to be consistent too. I checked flights every Wednesday for almost the past year until I got the best deal I’d ever seen. I can honestly say this is the lowest price I’d ever seen for Italy.
6. Fly Out In the Middle of the Week
When it comes to the dates you should fly out, always be flexible. Monday and Friday are some of the worst dates to fly out. 👎🏻
I booked our trip leaving on a Tuesday. Tuesday and Wednesday seemed to be consitantly cheaper than most other days. 👍🏻
7. Be prepared to BOOK IT.
You should always be looking at flights, even when you don’t have the full amount saved up; it gives you an idea of what good and bad prices are, but in the end, when you have your cash saved up, be ready to book at a moment’s notice! When I saw the deal we got, I called everyone together because I had never seen the prices so good!
After getting my passport, booking those airline tickets was the second most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life in a looooong time.
So, there you have it! It’s not rocket science, but there’s definitely an art to it! The real trick is being consistent. ✌🏻
Don’t ever stop dreaming, don’t ever stop searching and keep it up until you can get to where you really want to go!