Our #1 Secret to Finding Cheap Flights

Our #1 Secret to Finding Cheap Flights

I think when you find a great thing, it’s important to share it so others can benefit from it. As the title suggests, today I’m going to tell you our #1 secret to finding cheap flights! During our honeymoon, Gary and I decided that we wanted to try a colder vacation spot in 2017 because neither of us had ever traveled to a place with cold weather for vacation. While still in Kauai, we started to think about and discuss cool-climate destinations to visit. I had recently read about a blogger’s trip to Iceland and thought “what a unique place to visit!” (it seems like I’ve seen countless people go to Iceland since then), so I pitched the idea to Gary and he loved it. Though we discussed a few other locations, we couldn’t get away from wanting to see the natural beauty of Iceland for ourselves; we settled on the Nordic island as our target.

When I started researching flights for Iceland, I couldn’t believe the prices. I’m sure you all could guess that getting to Iceland is very expensive. By expensive, I mean paying $900+ for a 6-hour flight. I think that’s ridiculous, plain and simple. I didn’t think we were going to be able to get there because the flights were just outrageously priced. I then began to look into a few places we could go for a more affordable ticket price. Nothing seemed interesting to me at the time, so I set up price alerts on flights to Iceland and suspended my search.

screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-9-39-08-am Enter Scott’s Cheap Flights. Scott’s Cheap Flights is an email subscription (paid or unpaid) where you can sign up to receive emails from Scott, a professional flight researcher. Scott is a super nice guy – I’ve emailed back and forth with him a few times and he’s great. Every week, Scott sends out an email with a list of major airports and the flight prices to various international locations. However, this is no normal list – the prices for the flights in Scott’s email are unbelievably priced. We’re talking anywhere between 40-70% off the standard flight cost to both popular and lesser-known international destinations (London, Paris, Singapore, Ireland, Hong Kong, etc). Scott’s deals take advantage of limited-time offers from major airlines, and he includes specific instructions on how to purchase each discounted flight. screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-9-39-15-am

I had signed up for Scott’s emails a few months ago after Gary stumbled across his AMA on Reddit (basically an open-forum Q&A session) and knew deep down that there had to be a good deal on Iceland tickets one day, so I continued waiting. Before I knew it, I received an email with an incredible deal from Scott – Iceland tickets half off! I seriously couldn’t believe it (I started freaking out as soon as I read about the deal). We bought the tickets on the spot knowing that this was probably our only chance to see Iceland with our own eyes.

What tips do you have for finding cheap flights?

  • Thanks for sharing this Carrie! I’ve never heard of Scott’s, it sounds great. I’m always on the hunt for cheap flights, I tend to look to Sky Scanner and last minute.com

    Hanh | Hanhabelle

    • You’re so welcome, Hanh! It’s so handy – you should definitely check it out!