(Closed) Best place to find cheap flights?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like this site. You can’t book the fares from there (you need to go to the airline’s website once you want to book), but it allows you to play around with the days to see when it would be cheapest to fly.


There’s also http://www.kayak.com/ which allows you to set up alerts (like “let me know when this drops below $300”).

Old wives’ tale is that new airfares are usually loaded on Tuesday evenings so that’s the best time to look. I feel like I’ve also had good luck looking on Sundays, though.

Post # 4
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d also try yapta.com. You can track the prices of the flights. I typically do this for a week or two (if I have the time) to see when/if the price fluctuates.

Post # 5
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

KAYAK! I just booked flights home for Christmas from Heathrow to St Louis for less than $800 using them. AMAZING.

Also check out http://www.cheapoair.com

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to fly. I’m flying out on a Tuesday.

Post # 6
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I also like Kayak but hear great things about hipmunk.com 

There is some truth to the idea that fares are cheapest on Tueaday and Wed. I read the logic about sale fares being launched on Monday and competitors matching sales on Tuesday/Wed. I’ve also seen fares go up on the weekend so I now wait until mid week to book.

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you’re still looking for cheap flights, InsanelyCheapFlights.com has a coupon code running (ICF20) for up to $20 off

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