Airline search engines have made it really easy to search the entire world to find the cheapest ticket — you no longer have to search manually. While Kayak offers the “Explore” tool that allows you to put in your home airport and see a map of the world with all the flights on it, Google Flights also has a similar – and better – tool to use. If you are flexible with where you want to go (i.e., anywhere but home), use this tool to figure out where to go:

planning if you want everything to go smoothly.

have very close relationships with certain airlines. They
Finally, it’s time for you and your family to pack up and
the arrival and departure dates by a day or two to see if
deals that are pretty obvious like websites but there are

Before you pick a date, make sure there aren’t events
tickets but vacation planning usually starts early in the
Hotel room prices also go up quite a bit on weekends due to
Business conferences and sporting events will guarantee you
tickets but vacation planning usually starts early in the

year so you have a head start.
Some of these websites might give you a long list of
Our detailed how-to guide spells out how to find mistake fares easily on your own. Basically, AirFare Watchdog and Secret Flying are great resources to stalk for finding mistake and sale pricing as they conglomerate slashed ticket rates all in one spot. Another great approach is to search for flights for an entire month using Skyscanner (Tip #3 in this article). This will allow you to easily spot a significantly reduced fare against what's displayed that month, and has twice helped us stumble on error fares ourselves.