Verifying The Fares I Publish

Saving 30% to 60% on last-minute travel

If you ever have to travel last minute, try the one of the following methods to cut costs:

  1. The Priceline Hack. Everyone knows Priceline can help you get lower fares than what you can typically find on the common aggregator sites like Kayak, Expedia, etc. However, most people don’t know that as the departure date approaches, airlines will do ANYTHING to fill empty seats. (However, they won’t ever do it by discounting prices at the counter.)  The way around that is to do your research online.
    • 1 to 3 days before your trip, find the best price possible (and make sure you’re OK with the flight times of those best prices because odds are – you’ll end up on those flights.)
    • Once you’ve found the best price – make note of the dates, drop that price by about 60%, and try bidding for those dates on priceline.
    • If that doesn’t work, try again, but only drop the price by 50%.
    • Wash, rinse & repeat until you’ve reached the most you want to pay.  Unless the planes you’re trying to get on are 99% booked, you’ll save at least 30% off of the lowest published fare you could otherwise find.
  2. The Spirit Airlines hack. If you don’t have any luck with the Priceline Method, here is a backup plan. Not many people know this, but Spirit has way lower fares at the desk than if your book online (even if through their website.)  If you just want to get out of town last minute, and are flexible on where you want to go, drop by the Spirit airlines desk and see what fares they have. (Pack light. Spirit charges an arm and a leg to check a bag (and they charge even more for carry ons that don’t fit under your seat.))

Happy travels!

If you’ve got any tips of your own that you’d like to share, feel free to let us know. If we publish your tip to the site, we’ll do a free custom trip search for you (valued at $39).

School’s out soon!

Check these trips out… Every one of them is during “expensive” summer season.

In the interest of (most) school calendars, are between Memorial Day and the first week of August.

My personal favs:
Mexico City for $288 (including air & hotel)
Denver to Puerto Vallarta: $643 including air & All-Inclusive Hotel
Lima Peru: $405 flight
Iceland flight for $620

*Don’t have a passport? Click here for Domestic summer flights under $150.

 

Denver to Mexico City, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, May 27 to Sat, Jun 03.
     Flight Alone: $234     Flight + basic hotel: $288 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $321
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Mexico City? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.

Denver to Acapulco, Mexico plus 6 nights    –    Sat, Jun 10 to Fri, Jun 16.
     Flight Alone: $276     Flight + basic hotel: $334 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $401
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Acapulco? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $726

Denver to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico plus 4 nights    –    Sun, May 28 to Thu, Jun 01.
     Flight Alone: $343     Flight + basic hotel: $410 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $456
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Puerto Vallarta? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $643

Denver to Lima, Peru plus 15 nights    –    Tue, Jul 18 to Wed, Aug 02.
     Flight Alone: $405     Flight + basic hotel: Too Expensive – Flight plus 4-star hotel: Too Expensive Grab Cheap Flight & AirBnB Instead
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Lima? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Bogotá, Colombia plus 6 nights    –    Thu, Jun 01 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $459     Flight + basic hotel: $523 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $554
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Bogotá? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to San José del Cabo, Mexico plus 10 nights    –    Sat, Jun 03 to Tue, Jun 13.
     Flight Alone: $310     Flight + basic hotel: $531 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $597
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in San José del Cabo? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options from $870

Denver to Victoria, Canada plus 5 nights    –    Sat, Jun 24 to Thu, Jun 29.
     Flight Alone: $284     Flight + basic hotel: $539 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $772
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.       Check out cruises from Seatttle/Vancouver
     Know someone in Victoria? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Medellin, Colombia plus 6 nights    –    Thu, Jun 01 to Wed, Jun 07.
     Flight Alone: $500     Flight + basic hotel: $586 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $594
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Medellin? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Toluca, Mexico plus 15 nights    –    Sun, May 28 to Mon, Jun 12.
     Flight Alone: $316     Flight + basic hotel: $598 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $648
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Toluca? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Cartagena, Colombia plus 10 nights    –    Tue, Jul 11 to Fri, Jul 21.
     Flight Alone: $474     Flight + basic hotel: $626 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $755
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Cartagena? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland plus 4 nights    –    Mon, Jun 26 to Fri, Jun 30.
     Flight Alone: $620     Flight + basic hotel: $749 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $933
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Reykjavik? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to Mazatlan, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, Jul 08 to Sat, Jul 15.
     Flight Alone: $275     Flight + basic hotel: $816 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $904
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in Mazatlan? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

Denver to La Paz, Mexico plus 7 nights    –    Sat, Jun 10 to Sat, Jun 17.
     Flight Alone: $253     Flight + basic hotel: $840 – Flight plus 4-star hotel: $840
     Not sure if this is the best airfare possible? (Compare historical fares)
     Other options: AirBnB or VRBO.   Hostels.com or Hostel World.      
     Know someone in La Paz? Try a reverse-search & invite them for a visit.
     Above dates not quite right? Try a flexible search.
     All Inclusive Options (if any)

…So life doesn’t escape us

I like this one.

If the Dalai Lama says it…

Monday Motivation

I didn’t learn this lesson until my 30’s (and didn’t REALLY learn it until my late 30’s) but there isn’t a quote out there that does justice to how much travel changes your life.

Currently in two test markets: Los Angeles & Denver

We are currently testing this way of finding affordable travel deals in two markets:

  1. Denver (Where our founder lives.)
  2. Los Angeles (Where many of our founder’s friends live)

Trips so affordable – you wouldn’t even want to waste miles/points on them.

We don’t just find cheap flights. We also find great hotel prices, other options such as AirBnB, VRBO, cruise prices when applicable, and for those on especially tight budgets, we even include lodging options as low as $3 a day.

Airfare as much as 70% off

We scour thousands of flights & hotel prices daily and only share the absolute best airfares on the internet.

Hotels as low as $5 per night

By bundling the lowest airfares we can find with hotel package rates, we regularly find hotels as low as $5 per person/per night.   In fact, every once in a blue moon, we find package deals that are cheaper than booking a flight alone!

Just take a look at the average nightly room rates we find. Even if you call the hotel directly, you’ll be hard-pressed to get as good a rate as what we post daily on our website.

Search By Duration

If you’re looking to just get out of town, but are limited by time, you can use our “Search by length” category to find a trip that fits your specific needs.