ot a week goes by when we're not asked to assist someone in finding a "fare deal" to a particular destination. There are a few go to websites that we use to find deals outside of the airline website or even Google Flights (a personal fave). These deals are often called glitch or error fares. The rates are tremendously low and one of the reasons we were able to secure a $350 round-trip flight to S. Africa last year. Here are a list of our faves:
The Flight Deal Published fight alerts must adhere to a particular criteria: 6 cents per mile or less. This means a flight from New York to Barcelona should cost no more than $425. Flight alerts can be found for both domestic (within the United States) and international locations.
SecretFlying Similar to The Flight Deals but also includes deals between international locations as well as alternative flights such as Open-Jaw (return from different location) or extended stay and overnight lay-overs. It's also possible to find deals on this site where the foreign currency is weaker than the US dollar (ie...purchase from American Airlines UK website for a flight from the US to London roundtrip).
Skyscanner Recently undergoing a change, the website can now be utilized to find flight deals for a particular month or weekend getaways from your home or nearby airport. You can also just note "everywhere" in the destination field, and any flight deals from your home or nearby airport will be provided.
Airfare Spot New on the block and similar to Secret Flying. We're still feeling this one out and currently receive text alerts. We recently received info on an around the world ticket that takes you from NYC to three other continents (Europe, Asia, And Australia) and return to San Francisco for under $1100.
Do you have a website or alerts set-up to help you secure flight deals?