Finding ways to travel the world for less without sacrificing comfort or missing out on incredible travel experiences is one of the things I enjoy discussing here on the blog and my affordable travel finance podcast – The Thought Card Podcast. While it’s no secret that saving money on airfare is one of my favorite ways to save money on travel, I wanted to introduce you to CheapOair, a U.S. based online travel agency (OTA) which helps financially savvy travelers save big on airfare. CheapOair specializes in last-minute flights and cheap flights, however, unlike other major airline travel agencies who focus on hotel reservations, it is “flight focused” and provides travelers with unique ways to search and book flights. Here are four CheapOair flights features that can help you save money on airfare and stretch your travel experience dollars further.
How to Find the Best CheapOair Flights
Search more than one airline for the best fares
While searching for flights on an airline website may be a more direct way to book flights, it’s also the most limiting because you only see one airline itinerary at a time.
For those who want to ensure that they’re booking the best possible flight deals, CheapOair helps broaden your search by comparing prices across multiple airlines. Compare fares on over 600 airlines partners worldwide.
And if you find a better price (including taxes and fees) elsewhere, CheapOair promises to match the lower price by refunding you the difference. Alternatively, you can cancel your booking for a full refund.
While recently searching for flights for a Valentine’s Day getaway to Bermuda, 1,025 results were found with pricing on American Airlines, JetBlue, WestJet, Air Canada and more. This was helpful because I quickly compared prices, departing airports and times all in one place.
More opportunities to save with the low fare calendar
While searching for your flight, CheapOair conveniently suggests even more opportunities to potentially save with the Low Fare Calendar. The Low Fare Calendar provides a calendar view where you can search daily flight prices for similar itineraries within a two-month window. This feature highlights fare trends and helps travelers identify even more saving opportunities by being flexible with their departure dates.
By using the Low Fare Calendar I discovered that I could have saved $72 if I booked a few days later. Moreover, since my planned trip is almost four months away, I signed up for notifications to get email alerts if flight prices fluctuate.
Fun Fact: According to CheapOair’s 2018 Airfare Study, airfares change every 5-6 days. For even more information, check out my podcast episode When is the Best Time to Buy Flights or press play below.
Browse by Interest
If you’re not tied to visiting any specific destination, find flights based on your interest including browsing by region, weekend getaways, last-minute travel, and price. You can also get new ideas for destinations to travel to by searching for domestic flights, international flights, group travel, one-way and round-trip flights.
There’s an app for that
Lastly, book online or use the CheapOair mobile app available on both iOS and Android for flights, 1 million hotels and hundreds of car rentals. Earn 2x points on every booking and access exclusive mobile-only deals on the go. Stay in the know with live trip updates, select seating and pay for baggage. Use Apple and Android Pay to pay easily. Plus you can speak with certified travel agents 24/7 by phone or live chat.
Overall CheapOair is a great resource for searching and booking domestic and international flights. In this competitive market, they are finding innovative ways to help travelers find affordable flights in less time. They also regularly offer good deals and I even have a coupon code for you to use this month. Use promo code TW20 to save $20 on all international travel. So go ahead and be cheap my friends; spending less on flights means having the funds to do more and see more on your next adventure.
This post is in collaboration with CheapOair.
Danielle Desir is a financially savvy traveler, 4x author, and podcaster. She paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from living life on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast here which has over 80,000 podcast downloads.