Have you ever wondered how to find cheap flights like a Travel Agent? Well, as an agent myself – I’m going to reveal my secret so you too can save money like a pro! I quit my corporate job four years ago to become a certified Travel Agent, and I’ve learned a thing or two about the travel industry and how to save customers money since I’ve changed careers.
If you are looking for a Travel Agent, I would love for you to contact me on Facebook and tell me all about your dream vacation. Or if you’re not sure where you want to go, let’s brainstorm together so you too can have the perfect vacation. For inclusivity, I communicate via text, over the phone, email, Web Chats/Facetime, and Facebook messenger – whichever you like.
How to find cheap flights! Travel Agent Secret Revealed
where do you want to go?
The first thing I do is check Skyscanner, a website that scans all your favorite travel sites for the best price. Instead of you checking Expedia, Tripadvisor, Travelocity, airport websites, and dozens of other sites. You just do one search with Skyscanner and it does the work for you. Keep reading, and I’ll show you how to find cheap flights!
Do you know where you want to go? Great! Enter where you are departing and where you are going. If you don’t know – skip to the next step.
if you don’t know where you want to go
Right now my fiance and I are researching places to go for our honeymoon in October 2023
Enter your departure airport, then click on the “to” button. The option to EXPLORE EVERYWHERE pops up, click it. Now Skyscanner will run a search for the cheapest places you can go from the departure you entered.
travel agent secret reveal – how to find cheap flights
Which day of the week is the best day to buy cheap airline tickets?
For both U.S. domestic and international travel, Sundays can be cheaper for airline ticket purchases. Fridays tend to be the most expensive day to book a flight. Booking on the right day of the week could save you up to 6% on your airfare, according to historical data. – Expedia
When is the best time to buy airline tickets?
Based on 2020 And 2021 global flight data, economy ticket prices start to increase 56 days before departure for domestic flights. International prices start to increase 21 days before departure. Try to keep an eye on prices once you know where you want to go. This will give you a good idea of prices when trying to find the best airfare deals. Make sure you clear your cookies each time you check prices.
Travel Agent Secret
If you are searching all things Aruba, flight checking, and researching – your cookies allow sites to see that – and prices might start to go up. This is another reason you need a Travel Agent! We have internal search engines that prevent this from happening, ensuring you are getting the best possible price.
When do you want to go?
Depending on the month, it will be either the ‘low season’ or the ‘high season’. Traveling during the low season will save you money. You will need to research your destination’s seasons. Did you know that the more flexible your date, the cheaper prices will be? Yep. Because depending on what day of the week you leave/return, prices fluctuate.
Which are the cheapest days to fly?
An analysis conducted by Expedia found that domestic and international airfare prices show that flying out on Fridays can be cheaper than on other days of the week. Many travelers start their trips on Sundays, so your chances of a lower price are better when departing early in the week instead. Starting your trip on a Friday could be almost 11% cheaper than air travel on Sundays.
Are your dates flexible?
The cheapest month to fly can vary depending on where you’re going, so finding the best rates largely comes down to avoiding peak travel times for your destination. If you’re looking for cheap international flights, the most expensive month tends to be February, while the cheapest is November with cheap flights in November offering potential savings of up to 34.6% relative to February. Cheap domestic flights work a bit differently, with March being the most expensive and August being the least expensive with cheap flights in August offering savings of up to 35%* – Expedia
Where can I fly for cheap?
Staying within a strict budget still allows you to find plenty of cheap flights, even to destinations like Puerto Rico. In fact, flights to Puerto Rico don’t even require U.S. citizens to have a passport. Flights to Alberta and other destinations in Canada can be fairly affordable as well.