Few things are better than finding a great deal.
When it comes to air travel, though, travellers that are determined to find the best possible prices on a trip are often left digging through Google Flights, hoping they’re looking at the right dates, times, and airports. But one website is trying to make planning an affordable trip much easier.
Scott’s Cheap Flights was started by Scott Keyes, who previously caught Business Insider’s attention by travelling around the world for little or no money at all. His site finds deals that save customers hundreds of dollars on round-trip international flights.
- New York to Paris on Christmas week for under $US280 (regular price $US1,200)
- San Francisco to Melbourne for $US421 (regular price $US1,200)
- Chicago to Tokyo for $US424 (regular price $US1,000)
The way it works is simple: After entering your email on Keyes’ website, you’ll receive a daily newsletter alerting you to dirt-cheap international fares. The fares come with an assessment from Keyes and his flight-searcher team of what dates they’re for, what airlines and airports you need to use, and how long they believe the fare will last.
From there, you’re on your own. Scott’s Cheap Flights takes no commission on any purchases you make, and as such, does not allow you to buy through their website. Instead, they provide you with the exact search terms you need to put into Google Flights to find the same deal they did.
The basic newsletter is free, but there is a premium tier for $US39 a year. The premium service gets you access to a larger number of deals, plus customisable results that only show you flights from airports you select. If you want more deals but don’t want to pay, Keyes’ site offers free tips on how to find cheap flights and “mistake fares” on your own.
The Scott’s Cheap Flights newsletter is a great way to see what flight deals are out there. Who knows, you might find your next vacation.
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