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We love to travel and have found that one of the most expensive parts of traveling internationally is the cost of the flights. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a site that helps me find the best deals on flights, it’s called Dollar Flight Club. Last year we were able to fly our family to London for $372 round trip per person!
Dollar Flight Club has a free subscription service that will get you 1/4 of the deals they find, however, I totally recommend paying for the premium service. The regular yearly rate for the Dollar Flight Club Premium service is $40, but right now you can use the code discount40 to save 40% off the regular rate. That means you will be paying only $24 for this service that can possibly save you hundreds on travel. The premium service gives you more flight deals than the free service and also includes extras like choosing your home airport, text alerts and more.
Last year we planned on taking a family vacation and we told my daughter that since she was graduating she could pick the destination (within reason). She really wanted to go to Paris, unfortunately we weren’t finding any flight deals and it was too expensive to fly 6 people at $900 per person. We had finally decided we would head to Canada, but thanks to Dollar Flight Club I saw an amazing deal on a flight to London, the tickets were only $372 round trip. I knew that London was a quick train ride away from Paris, so we decided to fly to London and split our vacation between London and Paris. I’m so glad we did! London was an amazing place and we can’t wait to go back.
Here are a few tips we use when it comes to getting deals on international flights:
Be flexible with your dates – Many people plan the dates of their vacation and then try to find deals to fit into those dates. You will find the best deals if you look for cheap flights first and then fit your vacation into those dates. I know this doesn’t always work, but it has worked for us on several occasions and it has saved us a ton a money. We do the same with our flights to Disneyland, we book when the deals are good and not on set dates we had planned in advance.
Check for deals at neighboring airports – You may find a cheaper deal in an airport that is in a neighboring state or even a neighboring country. We have flown out of Portland, OR to go to Hawaii because they had a better deal than our airport here in Seattle. Like I mentioned above we also flew into London as a way to get to Paris.
Use Dollar Flight Club – Dollar Flight Club will send you emails on flight deals as they come available. They include all the links in the email so you can check flight prices for different days using Google Flights (I love Google Flights). I highly recommend signing up for the Premium service of Dollar Flight Club and using the code discount40 to save 40% and pay only $24 for the year. I love the fact that you can go to their site and see all the current deals at one quick glance too. Here is a peek at some of the current and past deals. You will only have access to all the deals if you are a premium member.
Here is how to get signed up! Head over to Dollar Flight Club and enter your email address, and then your closest departure airport. You then can choose to “Try Premium for free” (you will get a 14-day free trial) or “Continue with Basic”. If you choose the free trial of premium you will need to enter your CC number on the next screen. Before you hit submit, make sure you click the “promo code” link just under where you enter your credit card. A promo code box will pop up and enter the code discount40 to get the service for only $24 a year. If you don’t want to be charged, you can still try the service for free for 14 days, just make sure you cancel before the 14 days are up.
Where would you love to travel? We’re watching for deals to Italy and Toyko. We are hoping to visit Disneyland Tokyo and Disney Sea next year. We’ll have to wait and see what deals pop up, maybe the deals from Dollar Flight Club will take us somewhere else exciting next year.