Several times a week I search for cheap flights to random countries.
What can I say, it’s what I do for fun. 🙂
I thought I’d just share with you guys the four sites I use for quick flight searches. Oh and this post isn’t advertising anything for these flight websites – this is just me sharing what tools I use most.
Skyscanner does three great things:
1. You can search for flights from your city to “everywhere” – Skyscanner will bring up a list of cheapest tickets to nearly every country in the world.
2. You can search “cheapest month” rather than a specific date – there is a HUGE difference between flying in March verses in June. You can also search for the best dates of the month to fly. I saved hundreds of dollars flying out of Turkey the third week of September rather than the first. Trust me, you WILL save hundreds of dollars (but usually thousands of dollars if you’re going to Europe or Asia).
3. You can search for flights from your home country rather than your home city – just type in “United States of America” rather than SLC in the “from” box and you’ll see what cities provide the cheapest flights to a specific country. Then you drive, take a train, or fly on a cheap airline from your hometown to this international airport. Knowing which cities to fly out of has saved me hundreds of dollars. (Though I used to figure it out through trial and error before Skyscanner came along. 🙂 )
This is a screen shot of when I searched “United States of America” to “Everywhere” on the “Cheapest Month”:
I’m telling ya, Skyscanner is my new favorite tool – it gives you the flexibility to hop the globe whenever it’s cheapest – and it broadens your perspective on where to travel. I have never considered traveling to “Martinique” (wherever that is), but now that I see it’s a cheap $46 flight from the United States, I want to go!
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