Cheap Airline Tickets? How To Not Miss Out

by brian on April 3, 2009

Airlines are like professional sports teams: They are copycats.

Case in point: After JetBlue got plenty of attention for its $14US San Francisco to New York one way fare, Spirit Airlines announced $18US ROUND TRIP fares mostly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to destinations like Jamaica, The Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

But by the time most of us hear about these fares, they are gone. What to do?

Sign up for sites like TravelZoo and SmarterTravel, which get the best deals sent to them by the airlines, hotels and travel agencies themselves.

TravelZoo

SmarterTravel

If you have a favorite airline, or know an airline flies the route you may be traveling on in the future, sign up for their email alerts. Many airlines also use twitter and blogs to get the word about their special airfares.

Do you have tips for finding cheap plane tickets? Let us know. Hit the comment button or email me directly.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Shreejana Hickman April 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM

wow $14, that must have been a typo in their part, I’m sure it sold out fast!

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brian April 6, 2009 at 9:04 AM

@Shreejana
Nope I don’t think it was a typo considering the response they got. Not only do the flights sell out, but it bring attention to the airline. People will be looking for deals from them in the future.

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TJ April 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Wow!! A long time ago I used to work for an airline. I wonder how many seats were allocated at that fare? The best fare I ever got was a 50 cent round trip NYC to Philly on Megabus.

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