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Your favorite place to find good flight prices?

The last two years, I used Matrix/ITA Software to find fares for my trips to London. I'm currently also signed up for mail from "Fare Deal", plus signed up with a couple of airlines (right now their rates are for trips in winter).

I'm wondering if anyone has a favorite website they'd like to recommend for flight-price-watching.

Thanks!

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Goggle Flights

I can track and see the pricing history for a number of flights. When I want to buy, I'm routed to that airline's website and I'm booking directly, not via a third-party or, aggregator.

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If you are coming out of PA, check into Norwegian Air Shuttle for NYC area airports. You simply won't beat their airfares and they are flying Boeing 787s.
They are the 3rd largest budget air carrier in Europe, and you can connect to those flights from their European gateway cities.

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Hi - I follow a few Twitter accounts. The one I found a lead for my flight next month was The Flight Deal. Unfortunately, the flight left from Chicago but I booked a seperate flight to go up the day before and see my sister-in-law.

I also follow The Points Guy and found tickets (business class) for our 2016 trip.

I also have our tickets bought for next summer. I just sat down one day and plugged in St Louis to Europe on Google Flights and stumbled into a great deal.

Good luck! Happy Travels!

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1864 posts

I love Google Flights! Set up tracking for the flight you are interested in and you'll get email with price changes. They also give you tips for better pricing.

When I'm bored I see what it will cost me to fly all over the world to any given city by viewing the map. Its fun!!

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7322 posts

Google Expedia and the new international budget airline sites SAS, WOW, and Norwegian

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1375 posts

If you look up "Scotts cheap flights" he send out emails of airfare alerts with a lot of them to Europe but also other destinations. You can get a free service which has awesome prices he publishes and an annual subscription giving you more deals.

Posted by
523 posts

Thanks for your suggestions! I'm checking into them right now.

Also heard about another one, All The Flight Deals. I signed up, but the software or site seems to be glitchy at the moment.

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4843 posts

After many years of trying various sites I eventually realised that for the most part the cheapest fares can be found on the carrier's website. BA's fares are cheapest when booked direct with them likewise Virgin Atlantic and all the 'budget' airlines. Also worth keeping an eye out for sales so if you have an airline in mind make sure you subscribe to their mailing list in order to be notified when sales take place. BA recently had a flash sale lasting just a couple of days, whilst I was procrastinating about where to go I noticed that the fares were increasing in price as availability reduced so having advance notice of such sales will greatly increase your chances of securing a bargain.

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JC, I am signed up for something called Avios Points with British Airways, but I have never received an email from them regarding a sale. Can you (or anyone else) please advise me as to where I can sign up for sale alerts on both BA and Virgin Atlantic?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I find some of this a bit overwhelming!

Thank you!

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4843 posts

You can sign up to be part of their Executive Club where you can amass your Avios points however it is only something worth doing if you intend on flying with them regularly.

Alternatively you can subscribe to their mailing list http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/subscribe.

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I watch the deal threads on Flyertalk.com. Flying to London tomorrow for $600. Originally booked in Premium Economy and was able to upgrade to their business for 20k Delta miles. (I only upgraded to Europe)