If you’re like me, sometimes you just want to get away. The “Where” isn’t super important — as long as there’s a deal to be had. With the USA Today reporting that summer airfare is on the rise and likely to go up further, it’s important now more than ever to have the most possible information available to you to make an informed decision about travel. While Fly.com’s Fare Experts have recognized the rise, we have still managed to sift through the lackluster airline sales and unadvertised price drops to find some of the best fares around.
Just this past week, we uncovered:
- $154-$156 — St. Louis to Orlando (Roundtrip incl. tax) (Usually well over $200!)
- 3 Roundtrip flights for under $130 (plus, great Orlando fares)
- $355 — Washington, D.C. to Lima, Peru (Roundtrip incl. tax) (Next best fare in the market is $900!)
For more of the same high-quality flight deals and easy-to-use Low Fare Calendars, I put together a list of four different ways to stay in the know using Fly.com and other tools.
1. Follow @Fly_com and Your City’s Fare Alert Feed on Twitter
Our goal is not to spam our followers with 50 unnecessary and irrelevant tweets per day. Instead, we spend our time scouring the web for the best fares we can find and only blast them out to our users when they truly make the cut. Here are some examples of our latest finds:
|Atlanta – @ATLfares||Hawaii – @HAWAIIfares||Philadelphia – @PHLfares|
|Boston – @BOSfares||Houston – @HOUfares||Phoenix – @PHXfares|
|Chicago – @CHIfares||Indianapolis – @INDfares||Pittsburgh – @PITfares|
|Cleveland – @CLEfares||Kansas City – @MCIfares||Portland, Oregon – @PDXfares|
|Charlotte – @CLTfares||Los Angeles – @LAfares||Salt Lake City – @SLCfares|
|Cincinnati – @CVGfares||Las Vegas – @LASfares||San Diego – @SANfares|
|D.C./Baltimore – @DCfares||Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – @MIAfares||San Francisco – @SFfares|
|Dallas – @DALfares||Minneapolis – @MSPfares||Seattle – @SEAfares|
|Denver – @DENfares||New York City – @NYCfares||St. Louis – @STLfares|
|Detroit – @DTWfares||Orlando – @MCOfares||Tampa – @TPAfares|
2. Like Fly.com on Facebook
All of our deals are posted there, we often target specific cities to avoid wasting your time with irrelevant content. If you live in Los Angeles, you would not have seen the great D.C. to Lima deal mentioned below:
3. Sign up for Travelzoo Top 20 and Newsflash
Our parent company Travelzoo got into the travel business more than a decade ago. Their tireless pursuit of the ultimate travel bargain has made them one of the most-trusted deal publishers on the planet. Each Wednesday they send out a Top 20 deals newsletter with hand-picked offers to more than 25 million subscribers worldwide. The discounts don’t only come on Wednesday, though. The deal experts will publish a Newsflash email alert any time an offer is worthy enough to interrupt your busy day (like the $150 fare from NYC to Sweden I booked last year!). Fly.com is featured in both email products, but only the best of the best make it, so pay close attention.
It is FREE to subscribe and most deals are exclusively available for those who sign up.
4. Subscribe to the Fly.com blog
We post all of our top flight deals right here, including helpful hints and screenshots to assist users in finding the deals. Use the big orange RSS button below or at the upper-right corner of the screen to subscribe.
I subscribed via Firefox live bookmark, so I can quickly glance at the latest entries without closing the window I’m viewing. It’s really simple, just view the Fly.com XML feed, and Firefox will automatically prompt you to subscribe via live bookmark.
Then the latest headlines appear in your bookmarks toolbar automatically:
As always, if you do have a destination in mind, search Fly.com to find the best fares. If you have any trouble, let us know and we’ll point you in the right direction.