Do you want to travel cheaply without any credit card or mile and point shenanigans? If so, you should check out this great new site: All the Flight Deals. It has consistently provided me with fantastic fares including many from my home airport to Europe for under $450 round-trip.
All the Flight Deals notifies you of the cheapest fares from whatever airport(s) you want to monitor to anywhere in the world. In doing so, it differs in important ways from all the other airfare sites I’m aware of. Consider these differences:
- Online Travel Agencies: Flight search engines such as Google Flights are great for finding the cheapest tickets between two cities you specify. But if you want to save even more money and are willing to consider any destination that will be super-cheap to get to, Google Flights isn’t much help.
- Last-minute Deals: There are a slew of sites that will show you good “last-minute” travel deals. But they aren’t helpful if you want to plan ahead.
- Best-deal Sites: Finally, there are a handful of sites that report fantastic fares that pop up across the world. The problem with these sites, though, is they don’t enable you to receive alerts for only the fares that apply to the airport(s) you care about. As a result, most of the fantastic fares are irrelevant to you, and sorting through them is a pain.
All the Flight Deals overcomes all of the above drawbacks. It allows you to receive notifications for fares that apply only to the airport(s) you care about. The deals typically are good for several months out, giving you time to plan. And because you are monitoring the best fares to anywhere in the world, the deals are terrific.
As an example, here are the notifications I’ve received for my home airport over the past five days. Note, for instance, Denver to Brussels round-trip for $370.
Here’s a summary of the deals I’ve received over the past 15 days. Note the average fare of $636 round-trip from Denver to Asia, $435 round-trip to Europe, and $92 round-trip within the Continental U.S. Those are all fantastic prices. Round-trip flights from the U.S. to Europe, for instance, often costs more than $1,000.
I signed up for All the Flight Deals 92 days ago, shortly after the site launched. I chose to monitor only my home airport in Denver. Since then, I’ve received 100 deals, so about 1 per day. Depending on the number of airports you monitor and how busy they are, you could see fewer or more deals.
You can choose how often you want to be notified of deals:
- whenever a new deal pops up
- up to twice per day
- just once per day
- every other day
- or never (in which case you can just view deals on the website)
In addition to specifying the airport(s) you want to monitor and how often you want to be notified of deals, you can choose to see:
- only deals verified to be available (which, in my experience, almost all are)
- only nonstop fights
- flights from airports within 60 miles of the airport you specify
- only flights to certain regions of the world or specific countries within those regions
All of the deals I’ve received have been for economy fares. According to comments in this post on The Points Guy, however, All the Flight Deals also passes along any outstanding business or first class fares.
It is free to sign up for All the Flights Deals. You can sign up here.
I love traveling for free, as I described in my recent series on how to travel for free. But free travel does involve the effort of signing up for credit cards with large mile and point signup bonuses, meeting minimum spend, etc. And when it comes to redeeming the miles and points, you are often subject to award availability.
With All the Flight Deals, life is simpler. You don’t need to worry about credit cards, miles and points, or award availability.
On the negative side, however, you have to wait around for a deal that appeals to you, and you often can’t plan ahead more than a few months. Plus, though cheap, it isn’t free. But then again, award travel oftentimes isn’t quite free, either. . . .
My advice? Pursue both angles. Accumulate miles and points while at the same time seeing what promising fares All the Flight Deals turns up for you. Both approaches allow you to travel more or to divert money you would have spent on more costly travel to other priorities.
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