Finding Low Fares

I’m asked with some regularity, “Could you let me know when the fare from X City to Y City is really cheap?”

And to some extent I keep on the lookout, but mostly I just hear (via e-mail, via my own checking, via Flyertalk.com, or via ScottC’s email list) about especially good fares.. but not tied to specific destinations. So I usually say “sure, if I see something I’ll let you know. But why don’t you let the internet travel agencies do it for you? They will, of course, since they want to sell you a ticket.”

And I suggest the following:

Now, if what you’re trying to do is just find out where you can fly cheap from where you are rather than looking for specific destinations, you should use:

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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