One of the questions that most plagues frequent travelers is, “Should I book my flight now—or could the price still go down?”
Airline ticket prices are dynamic—they’re influenced by the number of seats available on any given flight, the time of year, demand for the location (for instance, whether there is a special event like the Olympics or a World Cup tournament), the price of oil, the number of flights on any given route, and more—making it very difficult for the average traveler to predict whether certain airfares will go up or down.
While you can surf the web until you find a price you’re willing to pay (or just book and hope you’re able to rebook your flight later if the fare drops), it may be easier to allow price alerts to do the heavy lifting for you behind the scenes.
Here’s what you need to know about price alerts, how they work, and how to set price alerts so that you can nab the best flight deals when they present themselves.
Price alerts are optional price tracking alerts that you can set up using flight search tools such as Google Flights, Kayak, Hopper, and Skyscanner. This option will then track your selected flight routes and dates of travel and will notify you via email (or push notifications if you’re using an app) when the price changes. Or if you’re flexible (say you want a cheap flight during spring break but are less concerned about where you go), some websites will keep an eye on various destinations for you and will send you good deals at random or for multiple designated locations.
Google Flights is one of the most popular flight search tools for a reason. It allows travelers to see numerous flight and airfare options from numerous airlines, and you can also filter based on how many stops you’re willing to make, what airline(s) you’d like to fly, and whether bags are included. You can also search multiple departing and arriving airports in the region and can even compare flights’ carbon emissions. In short, there are numerous search filters to ensure that you are looking for and ultimately booking the flights that best suit your needs.
To track flights, enter your departure and arrival cities as you normally would, as well as the dates you’d like to fly. Also enter in any of those preferred filters we mentioned above. After you hit search, you’ll notice a “track prices” toolbar will appear on the left side of the screen below the information you input (and above the list of departing flights) with the options to track prices for the specific dates you chose or for any dates. Clicking either of these will sign you up to receive email updates on price changes for that flight.
It’s worth noting that Google Flights doesn’t catch all the deals—it doesn’t capture any price
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Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday may be over, but Delta Air Lines is still rolling out the deals for travelers eager to get away. The airline recently published a list of “Fly Into A Winter Wonderland” deals on their website, which offers discounts both in cash and using Delta SkyMiles redemptions for flights both within the United States and internationally. “Redefine the winter blues and take advantage of low seasonal fares to destinations from cozy cities to tropical escapes and alpine adventures,” Delta shares on their website about the sale. Travel + Leisure spotted deals from nearly every one of Delta’s hub cities in the United States. The current promotion offers deals between December 2023 and January 2024. The lowest miles fare was 14,000 miles and $12 for a round-trip flight from Seattle, WA, to San Francisco, CA. Some of the other top flight deals include:
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Scoring a major flight deal could be as easy as surfing around on United Airlines' website. Seemingly hidden, the airline has a “special flight offers” section of their website, which provides listings of discounted flights, promotions, and current fare sales. United’s route network currently operates in 300 destinations with over 4,500 daily flights, which means there can be several opportunities to save. The page can be found by navigating to the Deals tab on United’s homepage, and clicking «Current offers and promos.” The website also has a special filter section where travelers can select their ideal origin city, departure date, and price. Recent promotions have included flights for as low as $29 or 3,000 miles. “Check out our special flight deals, limited time sales and seasonal promotions, or get inspired by our most popular travel destinations,” the website shares with visitors. Travel + Leisure spotted several round-trip flight deals on the site from popular United hubs including:
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