There’s a question we’re constantly being asked, and that’s “How are you traveling so much?” We answer simply, ” Travel deals.”
The travel deals we’re talking about aren’t what you’d find on a travel booking site. We are talking about travel deals where flights that usually would cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, would only end up costing us about half or less of the price. Pretty awesome right? So you can imagine how easy for us it has become, as a family of three and a couple, to be able to travel and knock places off of our bucket lists. Don’t worry, we’re not greedy, which is why we’re sharing with you how to find the best travel deals.
Glitch Gate 2014
Do you remember the glitch fare that happened on Christmas eve of 2014? Lots of people scored that deal flying on Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi, Seychelles and other destinations for about $187 round trip per person. If you didn’t get it, you were probably mad, especially if a family or friend started posting their photos from their visit. But, that could have been you, too! All you have to do is follow or like the following sites to stay informed on the latest travel deals:
The Flight Deal – Curated flight deals to and from destinations all over the world.
Secret Flying – they provide info on airfares with huge savings to your favorite destinations around the world.
The Points Guy – helps travelers find the best deals around frequent flyer miles, credit cards, and hotel points, including trends, discounts & even free.
Airfare Spot – Error Fare heaven.
ITA Matrix Software
Search for flights like a pro using ITA Matrix, which is owned by the same company that runs Google Flights. You’re probably wondering why using ITA Matrix is so special, right? ITA Matrix is like Google Flights on steroids. You can use special codes and syntax to increase the odds of finding the perfect flight. The only downside is that you can’t purchase airfare; it’s only a search tool.
For those of you who aren’t social media savvy, but still would like to search for flight or travel deals, our favorite search tool is Skyscanner. Once a deal hits, I immediately use Skyscanner to search the dates that are available.
Whenever someone asks, “When is the cheapest time to visit (insert destination)” I direct them here. Skyscanner allows you to search with specific days or by the cheapest month. You can also search by cheapest month and destination, or for the cheapest destination at that time, which the latter comes in handy for when you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway – for cheap.
I’m a proud member of Nomadness Travel Tribe and Wandering Moms. I’ve learned so much from both groups about traveling as an individual and as a mom and wife.
Travel Deal Tree
Find a “Deal Tree” to join. You’re probably wondering what the heck is a deal tree? A deal tree is a text messaging group, usually on Whatsapp, where people share the latest deals and error fares. They also collaborate on booked trips, which usually ends up in a large group taking over a country at one time. It’s pretty cool! I love the tree I’m in.
Daily, I post flight deals from New York and other locations on my twitter timeline. So make sure you follow @BeautynBumpNYC to stay updated, and then book yourself a couple’s or family vacation, or even a girl’s getaway.
Remember: NEVER, EVER, EVER call an airline to check to see if an error fare is real. You’ll ruin it for everyone.