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Summer is upon us (and by “us”, I mean you lucky folk who live in the Northern Hemisphere), and now is the time to figure out where you want to spend June, July and August.

And since we’re only 6 – 7 weeks out, you might already have a destination in mind. Perhaps you see yourself with a sun hat on a beach in Ibiza. Or spending days discovering ancient churches in Rome.

But for those of you who haven’t yet decided where you’ll spend your summer, there’s a fairly easy way to decide. We personally choose our next destination based on where we can find the cheapest flights. And the following is a free subscription we use to find them.

How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible this Summer

Free Notifications on Cheap Flights

My approach to travel has always been, why visit Paris if Paris is $700, when I can get to Amsterdam for $217. I’ll visit Paris when it’s cheaper, another time.

And in that sense, my summer travel plans have always had a certain element of spontaneity. I let the airline deals dictate where I fly. Though one issue is being able to keep on top of the best airline deals, and knowing when to strike.

In that sense, apps, newsletters, and subscription sites which alert us to flight deals have seen a rise. Research nerds like Josh from Cheap Fly Club share their research with anyone who wants free notifications on stupidly cheap flights.

Who’s Josh

Josh is the type of traveler we love to hate; the guy who flies from Miami to Paris for $79 using algorithms he created to track massive fare drops and error rates.

He’s actually passionate (and, let’s be honest, a little obsessed!) about research, and gets an adrenaline rush out of finding flights at 50%+ off. Like New York to Barcelona this summer for $282 return (an actual deal which recently landed in my inbox).

He continuously monitors fares to destinations all over the globe, though unlike the travelers we actually hate (the entitled tourist, aeroplane aisle swarmers, and the pretentious attitudes), Josh shares his information generously. He genuinely wants to make travel accessible to absolutely anyone, for as cheap as possible, so he shares his research for free with anyone who wants it.

Because let’s be honest, it’s a pain and a hassle to scour the entire web yourself, and it’s not sustainable for the everyday person to monitor flights across 50 + websites. So just as you shamelessly make friends with your neighbor to use their pool over the summer, I made friends with Josh for cheap summer flights.

Though it got to the stage where he had so many friends, he created a club.

Cheap Fly Club

Cheap Fly Club is a club for people who want to find cheap flights. Josh does the research (that’s his thing), you get the alerts (procrastinating at the computer is my thing).

Head to cheapflyclub.com and enter your email to sign up for cheap flight deals. It’s a free service, and after you enter your email address, you’ll start receiving cheap flight alerts a couple of times a week.

The emails you get list the deal, list the dates it’s available, the normal price (so you know how much you’re saving), and instructions on how to book directly with the airline.

He only sends you alerts on flights that are 50% or more off the original price, and the destination is different everyday. From Hawaii for $350 (return), to Norway for $400 (return), you’ve got a lot of options for summer flights!

Examples of Recent Summer Deals He’s Sent

New York City – London return for $282

Los Angeles – Norway return for $465

Seattle – Bali return for $587

Things to Keep in Mind

Being from the States, the flight deals Josh finds are for international flights departing the US to anywhere in the world. Though being that his alerts are always for return flights, if you live elsewhere in the world, you can often reverse his finds to book the opposite way.

And these are not last minute deals. The best deals they find tend to be from between 3-10 months away. This leaves you with enough time to make arrangements with your commitments before travelling, rather than having to pack at the very last minute and panic.

They only send out exceptionally good deals, rather than spamming your inbox to meet a certain quota. So keep in mind that you won’t receive emails every day. Some days you may not receive an email; their core focus is on quality rather than quantity.

Premium Subscribers on the other hand can expect between 2-3 flight alerts on any given day, and offering a premium subscription is how Josh makes his money. Premium Subscribers receive all the deals he finds (costs $3 /month), whilst free subscribers receive alerts for 25% of the deals.

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What’s the Premium Subscription?

Joining the Cheap Fly Club is completely free and as a free member you’ll be receiving ridiculously cheap deals a few times a week. Initially, everyone starts out as a free user, and you then have the option to upgrade to a premium subscription if you love the service.

Even people as generous as Josh need to make money somehow, so he offers a paid Premium Membership which gives access to ALL the deals (4x as many), let’s you choose your departure airport (for instance a user from California only wants to receive alerts for flights departing from California, and doesn’t want any alerts for flights departing from New York), and a few other benefits perks like getting the deals 2 hours in advance.

Premium costs $3/ month and is charged monthly. They have  thousands of members both on the free and premium levels, so there’s no pressure to go either way!

What are you waiting for? Sign up for free emails now to find cheap flight deals this summer!  ➡ cheapflyclub.com

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Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.

    

    22 Comments

  1. LOL on Josh hating Meg! Kelli does a smash up job with the flight thingee. We just booked Auckland to JFK for 600 smackers, and we only have a 4 hour layover in Hawaii. Shortest around the world flight ever for us. Posts like yours and a little big of legwork help one see the world without breaking the bank. Isn’t it amazing how we can be in New Zealand one day, then within a day, be in NYC for that price? What a time we live in!

    Ryan

    • Oh wow $600 from NZ to NYC is awesome Ryan, Kelli did a great job on that find! And a 4 hour layover is great!

      So glad you enjoyed the post. If you’re looking for new ways to find more awesome deals definitely check out Cheap Fly Club 🙂

  2. Looks great. I bookmarked this so I can actually sign up for this service when it’s not the middle of the night. I wouldn’t mind a trip to Auckland for $600 round trip.

    • Glad we could introduce you to Cheap Fly Club Alice. Hope a couple of Auckland deals pop up for you soon :D!

  3. That’s amazing this works good for me and a beautiful girl. To take on plane ✈️. Love life

    • Glad we could introduce you to Cheap Fly Club. Happy travels!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I need a good flight deal in my life.

    • You’re welcome Amanda! Here’s to finding cheap deals! 🙂

  5. Super cheap, not last minute and maybe reversible – I’m in. Thanks Megan, and of course, thanks Josh. I’ll let you know where we are headed next. who knows, maybe we will be following Ryan and Kellie to New York.

    • You’re welcome Ronda, glad we could introduce you to Cheap Fly Club. Hope you find something cheap for New York!

  6. I remember reading about this already on your blog. Cool to know you’re still using it.

    • Absolutely Lizzie, yes, we first published about Cheap Fly Club in December, and it’s been a great subscription. I can highly recommend it 🙂

  7. LOL on hating aeroplane aisle swarmers. Us too 😀 Thanks for the heads up on Cheap Fly Club – I’ll give Josh a shout out.

    • They’re the worst aren’t they!! I’m like, just stay seated!! Glad we could introduce you to Cheap Fly Club. Enjoy the subscription 🙂

  8. There’s nothing more annoying than booking and then finding out that it’s gone on discount. Just happened to us. Going to sign up. Cheers.

    • Totally agree with you Nicola! You don’t have to worry about that with the deals Josh sends you – they’re always at least 50% off the regular price, so you can rest assured you won’t find anything cheaper 🙂

  9. You know I love your useful articles!

    • Thanks Cory! Glad the post was helpful for you 🙂

  10. I love the concept. I just wish that it would work for me based in Africa, Every fare from here is at least US 900 on a good day!

    • Ah, yes it’s similar with Australia, so expensive to get anywhere because the continent is so isolated!! You could always sign up for Josh’ free subscription and keep an eye out for anything he finds from the US – Africa. You can generally run the same flight but in reverse, so it might give you a couple of options to get to the States cheaply from time to time 🙂

  11. Someone needs to start doing this in Australia!

    • I know right! Always feels so expensive to get anywhere!! I mentioned to Janine above who’s in Africa, that you could always sign up for Josh’ free subscription and keep an eye out for anything he finds from the US – Aus / the Pacific region. You can generally run the same flight but in reverse, so it might give you a couple of options to get to the States cheaply from time to time 🙂

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