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.
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 $4 /month), whilst free subscribers receive alerts for 25% of the deals.
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 $4/ 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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