Secrets to Finding Cheap Flights

Learn proven strategies to find and book great flight deals
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (478 ratings)
11,456 students
Secrets to Finding Cheap Flights
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (478 ratings)
11,456 students
To find the cheapest airfare for a particular destination or range of dates.
To know when the best time to buy your ticket is and when you should wait.
To understand the complexities and myths of airfare pricing and how to use this information to reduce the cost of your flight.
To read and understand fare rules to maximize your time and travel dollar.

Requirements

  • Internet access and a web browser.

Description

Whether you have a specific trip in mind or just want to fit more travel into your busy life and limited budget, this course will provide detailed instructions for finding and booking the best flight deals for your trip.

We will start off with easy tips and tools that you can put to use immediately to cut the cost of your airfare. After that, we will dive deeper into the technical components of airfare pricing, decode the terminology, and apply this knowledge to real-life scenarios.

Detailed screencasts with step-by-step instructions to specific scenarios will provide a template for you to apply to your specific trip idea. I will even uncover some controversial techniques that airlines don't want you to know, and the possible pitfalls of these techniques.

No prior knowledge is needed to begin this course, and after completion, you will know more than many travel and airline agents! But be careful - after applying these strategies and sharing your results with friends and family, they may demand your help!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in saving money on their next flight.

Course content

4 sections • 15 lectures • 54m total length
  • Welcome to the course!
    04:44
  • General guidelines for finding the best price
    1 page
  • When to buy your ticket
    04:48
  • Finding the best price with fixed dates and destination flexibility
    03:33
  • Finding the best price for a specific destination and flexible dates
    03:24
  • Flexible date search using ITA Matrix
    02:17
  • Finding great deals when you're completely flexible
    01:21
  • Section 1 Wrap up
    00:48
  • Section 1 Quiz
    6 questions

Instructor

Flight Deal Expert
Justin Bachus
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 478 Reviews
  • 11,456 Students
  • 1 Course

I was bitten by the travel bug in 2008 when I made a resolution to visit a new place each month. After that, I decided to quit my job and move to New Zealand for 6 months in 2009. Upon returning, I started researching how to reduce the cost of my biggest travel expense: airfare. I studied, experimented, and participated in numerous online forums, and became the flight expert for my family and friends. To share my knowledge, I started an airfare deals blog for where I live, and I've created this course to show you how to creatively find great deals on airfare.

Last year alone, I flew over 60,000 miles to seven countries, on 44 flights, for a grand total of $1,274.82. This course will show you how to get results just like that.