I recently read a blog post about how to fly for free. As I was reading it I realized that I have been flying for free for several years now, just by using some simple techniques. This blog will teach you a few of those techniques. It will also show you the various ways that you can use these techniques to get around the world.
The first thing you need to do is find out if there are any airlines that have an open ticket. If there are, then you should be able to buy a ticket on them at a very low price. You can often get tickets at up to 50% off just by calling them and asking if they have any open tickets available. The good thing about this technique is that it works with most airlines, so if you know where to look you should be able to find some cheap tickets.
Flying for free is the holy grail of travel. And I’m here to tell you that there are still ways to do it, provided you are willing to fly under the radar and be a little bit clever.
I was inspired to write this blog because I know how frustrating it can be to arrive at the airport only to find out that your flight has been canceled or delayed. And then, when you try to reschedule your flight, you’re told that all flights for the next 30 days are already booked solid.
This happens more often than you’d think. But there is a solution: Fly under the radar!
Traveling under the radar means flying on standby. By flying on standby, you’ll never have to worry about being bumped from your flight or paying hefty change fees. It also means flying on smaller airlines that don’t charge fees for checking bags, changing flights or canceling reservations.
How to fly for free:
1. Sign up for every frequent-flier and credit-card points program you can find, even if you don’t intend to use them.
2. Join every airline and hotel mailing list you can find.
3. When you see a fare sale posted, respond immediately. Sales usually last only two or three days, but are often available for booking six months in advance.
4. Many airlines give extra miles to people who buy their tickets through partner companies such as Orbitz or Travelocity. Miles are awarded based on the price of the ticket, not the distance flown. Try to find a sale to your destination, even if it means making a connection or flying at an inconvenient time. (You can always cancel your ticket and get a refund later.)
5. Look for awards that allow you to book one-way flights instead of round trips; these leave more options open. Also look for awards that let you book flights on multiple carriers; these often won’t be listed on the carrier’s Web site.
6. If your trip isn’t imminent and there are no good award seats available, don’t despair: airlines constantly adjust their schedules and availability changes frequently in response to factors like weather and fuel prices.
My name is Scott Keyes, and I love to fly around the world for next to nothing. Thanks to airline errors, price mistakes, and using frequent flier miles strategically, I’ve flown over 1.3 million miles for about $200.
I believe that anyone with patience and flexibility should be able to travel the world for practically free. So I started this site to share my techniques, tips on finding deals and cheap flights, and stories from my trips.
I hope you enjoy the site!
I’ll never forget the first time I flew for free.
It’s my favorite way to travel, and it’s a great way to save $1,000 or more on your next trip.
I’ve flown all over the world for free. There’s nothing better than getting off the plane in Paris and knowing that you’ve paid $0 for your flight!
There are many ways to get free flights, but frequent flyer points are my favorite. You can earn enough points to fly almost anywhere in the world with as little as one or two credit card sign up bonuses.
And not only do you get a free flight, but you can get a free hotel room too. I’ll show you how in this post!
The battle for the lowest airfares is one fought in three dimensions. Travelers can use a variety of strategies to find the lowest fare:
1. Fly on Tuesdays
2. Stay over a Saturday night
3. Check out the specials from smaller carriers
4. Use frequent flyer miles
5. Subscribe to online services
Airlines have a very strange way of pricing airline tickets. They are constantly tweaking their fares, sometimes multiple times per day. You see the price of your tickets go down and they won’t give you a refund. As a result, millions of people have lost money on airline ticket purchases and many more have been frustrated with the experience.
The secret to saving money is to be able to predict where the next deal will be before it happens. With this information, you can get the best deal on airfare available when you book your next trip.
In order to be successful in this industry, you need to know how airlines price their tickets. This article will explain what goes into airline pricing and how to use that knowledge to find the cheapest flights available.