Finding cheap flights is one way to travel more for less (and it’s a personal favorite). So how do I find the best airfare deals around? Introducing Thrifty Traveler Premium, a flight deal notification service. Today I’m thrilled that Jared Kamrowski, the founder, and CEO of Thrifty Traveler, has joined me to share how to find the best flight deals and why Thrifty Traveler Premium is worth the annual subscription fee. He also shares how the pandemic continues to impact the airline and credit card industry and predictions for post-pandemic travel. Visit places you never thought you could afford by signing up for Thrifty Traveler Premium. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year of Thrifty Traveler Premium.
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How To Find Cheap Flights With Thrifty Traveler Premium
In this episode, we cover:
- How Jared Kamrowski knew he was ready to take the leap, quit his job, and pursue Thrifty Traveler full-time.
- How does Thrifty Traveler Premium work?
- What makes it different from other flight deal alert services.
- How has the pandemic changed the airline industry, specifically our ability to find and book cheap flights?
- What are mistake fares or error fares?
- Misconceptions people have about finding cheap flights.
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About Thrifty Traveler
Thrifty Traveler (TT) teaches travelers simple ways to fund their travels.
This site primarily focuses on how to use points and miles earned through credit card sign-up bonuses. They also share domestic and international flight deals daily.
For the ultra-exclusive flight deals that aren’t shared on their site, sign up for Thrifty Traveler Premium. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year of Thrifty Traveler Premium.
Thrifty Traveler has also been my go-to resource for important travel news for the past few years.
Through the daily free cheap flights newsletter, I’ve booked many international flights to destinations worldwide, including a trip to Lisbon, Portugal. I also owe trips to Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal to this newsletter.
What is Thrifty Traveler Premium?
In 2017, Jared and his team announced the launch of Premium, a paid flight deal email subscription service that has everything I love about the free newsletter but even more valuable bells and whistles
Thrifty Traveler Premium is a cheap flight notification service that finds domestic and international flight deals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The premium version shares economy fares while Premium+ shares economy fares, business and first class fares, points and miles flash sales, and more.
Although many fare alert sites claim to offer exclusive flight deals, err on the side of caution. I can’t count how many times I’ve gotten excited about a flight deal only to find out that it doesn’t exist. Way to play with my emotions!
Avid cheap flight seekers like myself aren’t easily impressed by fare alert sites. That’s because not every “good” deal is a “great” deal. After lots of trial and error, I now rely on a handful of airfare alert sites that offers solid leads.
Thrifqty Traveler is one of my favorites. After months of successfully finding economy fare flight deals through their free daily newsletter, I’ve upgraded to Thrifty Traveler Premium (TTP).
Sign up for Thrifty Traveler Premium. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year of Thrifty Traveler Premium.
For those who think paying for a flight deal email subscription is counter-productive, here’s why you’re wrong. Here are some cheap flights that landed in my inbox because I’m a premium subscriber.
- Ten cities to Lisbon & Porto, Portugal, from $317
- 12 cities to Barcelona, Spain, from $291
- 30+ cities to Havana, Cuba, from $190
- 20+ cities to Calgary, Alberta, from $189
- 20+ cities to Mexico City, Mexico, from $137
How Thrifty Traveler Premium Works
Why upgrade to Thrifty Traveler Premium?
Instead of sifting through flight deals on their website, premium sends exclusive domestic and international flight deals departing from over 200 U.S. and Canadian cities right to your inbox.
How do they do it?
Thrifty Traveler’s travel hacking team searches for the best flight deals 24 hours a day, and they send you an email immediately when they spot one.
Don’t worry; these aren’t last-minute deals either. I’ve found many deals up to 11 months out. Expect 1-3 emails a day, and on average, you can save anywhere from $250 to $500 per flight.
Search for flights directly through Google Flights (one of my favorite flight booking search engines).
If Thrifty Traveler Premium is not what you expected, the subscription comes with a 100-day money back guarantee.
While most fare alert websites cover major airports across the country, TTP offers subscribers more departure options.
Choose a specific departure region and fly out of over 200 cities.
Need to update your account? You can easily change your email address and email preferences at the bottom of each email.
Are smaller regional airports covered?
Yes, absolutely! Since Premium includes smaller regional airports, you’ll save more money catching flights closer to home.
Premium costs $59.99 USD per year and with a price lock guarantee, the price of your subscription will never change. Since most subscribers save on average $500 off normally priced fares, the ROI (return on investment) is incredible!
Even if you only book one flight a year, the savings are worth it! In 2020, I did not book any flights but keeping tabs on price fluctuations was still worth it.
Also, don’t worry about rate increases. Your premium subscription rate will always stay the same once you’ve signed up (as long as you do not cancel). They even have an exclusive Facebook Group for premium subscribers, and this group features the hottest travel hacking tips and money-saving deals.
Here’s what you get when you upgrade to Premium:
- At least 40+ flight deals per month.
- Ability to select departure cities (200+ U.S. and Canadian departure cities).
- Only get alerts from preferred airports.
- No last minute deals.
- No budget airlines.
- Access the Premium members’ Facebook group.
- 100-day money-back guarantee.
Is Thrifty Traveler Premium worth it?
Thrifty Traveler Premium is great for travelers who are open to booking flight deals without having a destination in mind. Their emails feature all the important things you need to start your flight search, including departure cities, dates and prices, airlines, booking instructions, travel requirements, and change and cancellation policies.
Here’s the only downside, flight deals are not always exclusive.
If you follow other flight deal websites regularly, you may find the same deals listed on other sites for free.
Nevertheless, Premium has the competitive advantage of delivering these deals to your inbox. These email notifications include all the information you need to confidently book your next vacation. Spend less time aimlessly browsing for deals knowing one is coming your way soon.
Ready to stop overpaying for airfare?
Sign up for Thrifty Traveler Premium! Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year of Thrifty Traveler Premium.
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Connect With Jared Kamrowski
Jared Kamrowski is the founder of Thrifty Traveler, the leading source for flight deals and maximizing travel rewards. Jared honed his travel hacking skills by traveling over 100 nights a year while working as a Federal bank examiner. He left his job in 2017 and now runs Thrifty Traveler full time. Jared believes there is no such thing as a “once in a lifetime trip”. He’s a firm believer that travel should be accessible for all.
YouTube: Thrifty Traveler
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Did you enjoy this Thrifty Traveler review? Let me know in the comments if you’re considering signing up!
Danielle Desir Corbett paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries, including her favorites, Iceland, China, and Bermuda. Go here to learn Danielle’s incredible story, from struggling financially and in debt to finding creative ways to earn more and live on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast, where Danielle shares how you can creatively travel more and build wealth regardless of your current financial situation. Reach out to Danielle by contacting: thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.