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HOW TO BOOK CHEAP FLIGHTS | Tips For Booking Cheap Flights & Best Flight Booking Websites | 2020

today we're gonna be talking about how I

book cheap flights I spoke to a whole

bunch of flights in the last couple of

years I've kind of become the flight

Booker amongst my friends and certainly

the flight booker in this relationship

on this youtube channel you guys already

know that this channel is all about not

having to be loaded to travel the world

so I figure it's time to actually show

you how I do this today it's also super

fitting because I just booked flight for

less than three hundred dollars to

Hawaii

round-trip which means on our zag we're

really excited so let's do some sharing

and get into it today I'll be talking

about what my favorite websites are to

use and why we'll go a little bit in

depth about my favorite features on

these platforms and then my three main

tips to save money on travel so let's

start right off the bat with the tip the

very first thing and the most important

thing is that when you're searching for

flights you always want to be searching

in incognito mode you may have heard

this maybe you don't know why maybe you

do so let's make it quick basically

based on the cookies in your browser

flights and hotel prices for that matter

can actually increase and will probably

increase when you're searching for a

route repeatedly this is because your

searches are being logged into the site

algorithm and they're basically trying

to instill panic in you so that you book

the flights as fast as possible but

don't worry you don't have to book the

flights as soon as you see them and

you're actually gonna see in this video

that I always recommend

cross-referencing the prices between

different sites so just take your time

save your money and searching and cometo

okay now let's talk about kayak and

Google flights my favorite thing about

both of these websites is the feature

where you can put in dates and your

origin destination and then you can

browse around the world and see kind of

where the best flight deals are so then

of course you also have the option to

put in your budget so in my opinion this

is a really good starting point if you

don't know exactly where you want to go

or where you want to stay or say you

know the continent or a general idea of

where you want to go to maybe you're

thinking oh in July I want to go to

South America and travel around for

three weeks in which case this is a

really great tool so that you can kind

of see which airports are the best to

fly into that month now I personally

don't book through kayak or Google

flights normally or if I do I don't do

it right away this is because personally

I usually do a whole lot of

investigating before I whip out my

credit card but yeah I find this feature

to be really great so what do I actually

used to book the flights

I pretty much exclusively use Skyscanner

Orma mondo I don't even know if that's

how you pronounce it ma mondo let me

just search it ma mondo I think that I'm

saying it right I've been saying it like

that for years so we're just gonna roll

with it okay so let's start with our

favorite website and our favorite word

to pronounce mondo

of course as booking flights I always

select include nearby airports if you

are flexible you are at a huge huge

advantage because simply being flexible

in what airport you're going to go to or

what date you're gonna travel on can

make a world of a difference so yeah I

always select include nearby airports in

my life I've done the Toronto to

Vancouver flight like a million times

and even though I have family in both

places and I'm so familiar with both of

the cities and it's not even supposed to

be a fun trip sometimes it's a business

thing or sometimes it's a three-day

visiting family thing I still always

just kind of explore to see Oh what if I

flew into Hamilton or what if I flew

into abbotsford sometimes you can save

hundreds of dollars so for me that's

worth it okay but let's visualize it

more fun trips we're all about

manifesting our destiny here so in my

mondo lets for example say that I want

to go to Paris which I do around June

1st to 8th the first thing that I'm

gonna do is select all airports and then

here at the top I can browse through the

dates to see if adjusting my flights one

or two days will impact the price so if

you look here it does so I'm going to

select those dates instead honestly love

that I can just scroll between those

super easily and instead of having to

like input dates all the time and seeing

what's cheaper or more expensive which

can be super time-consuming and kind of

frustrating so other than the fact that

my mondo always has really great deals

and can show you all the price

comparisons and you can basically tailor

your flights to what you want that is my

favorite feature I just really like the

visual I think that it's super easy to

read and use so yeah I use that all the

time and then Skyscanner if you've been

watching any of these videos which I

actually haven't watched the other

videos about this on YouTube but I'm

sure that people talk about it all the

time Skyscanner seems to be the most

popular amongst travelers and there is a

reason for it it is really one of the

best

if not the best website to use for

booking cheap flights it's super user

friendly pretty much everybody's

favorite so I'm not gonna get into it

too much but if you take anything away

from this video regarding Skyscanner and

my thoughts on it it's that one I highly

endorse Skyscanner I recommend using it

every single time you book a flight and

if you don't use it to book for whatever

reason at least recommend that you use

it to cross-reference to make sure that

you're getting the best deal as I find

this website to have the best prices

anyways the second thing that you can

take away on my thoughts about

Skyscanner is my favorite feature on it

you guys can obviously tell that I use

these websites for their different

features sometimes I wish that they were

all on one website but um I also kind of

have fun doing this but yeah my favorite

feature on Skyscanner here is the whole

month feature so I love this and I use

it literally every single time I book

anything so this is all really good to

show that being flexible can really save

you money on travel especially if you

travel a lot a couple hundred dollars

here and there can really make a

difference so that's kind of sometimes

why I'm like it when I feel like I'm

spending thousands of dollars for one

week when I know that that same thousand

can get me through an entire continent

for a longer period of time and four

more months again we all have different

travel plans but I just had to say that

we also know that there are so many

travel apps and it can be so

overwhelming and you don't really know

which one to rip you off I shoulda said

this at the beginning I'll put in the

description but this video is not

sponsored the only app that I have on my

phone is Harper and again I don't always

necessarily book with this app but I do

love that it's one that I can have on my

phone in which that you can always turn

your notifications on to get notified

like when there's a price drop or when

there's a suitable deal for you and then

they tell you what they claim is the

best time to book I don't like to flood

my phone's apps but this one I honestly

actually find impressive and again I can

always cross-reference what I find out

here with Skyscanner as well which is

honestly what I always do and then they

also have hotel deals and that kind of

stuff but this video is about booking

flights so we can talk about booking

hotels in another video if you guys are

so interests

let me know and I can do a video on that

as well anyways back to flights let's

continue now if you guys have made it

this far you've gotten to my favorite

tip which is to follow mistake fare and

cheap fare websites

I am religiously subscribe to YVR deals

YVR is the Vancouver Airport that I'm

usually or I'm supposed to be based out

of but Chris might and the person who

runs it has other websites for other

places in Canada like Toronto Montreal

Calgary Hamilton Kelowna abbotsford

Thunder Bay Winnipeg and more that I

can't think of because I'm Canadian and

I use his resources religiously I

honestly didn't know the names of the

other sites that did this as well

although I knew they existed so I was

doing my research this week now I've

learned that airfare watchdog and Scots

cheap flights also do the exact same

thing anyways for those who are not

familiar this is basically how it works

you pick your departure Airport or

airports and then you subscribe to their

email newsletters or you could just make

sure to visit their sites frequently

it's exactly what it sounds like it's

when an airline up and sells the tickets

for a lower rate than intended I've seen

international round trip rates for as

low as 50 60 dollars on these sites and

in these cases you do generally need to

book quickly what I really love about

Chris mind insights is that he'll say oh

this is an accident already might want

to book this one quickly or whatever but

if you're the travel bug like I do you

will want to jump on these opportunities

as soon as you see them I also use this

type of website again in my case ybr or

YYC deals in the case where I'm like

okay this is a real example from a

couple of years ago I was like hmmm I

really want to go to Japan this year so

then I browse the website to see if

there are any existing Japan deals and

then as soon as the Tokyo fare popped up

I took it right away I think that round

trip from Vancouver was $400 with all

taxes included like 396 round trip from

Vancouver so yes that's why I use and

trust these websites religiously so

besides using these resources my three

main tips for saving money on travel are

number one if you can be flexible in

your dates

as you can see adjusting your travel

plans by like a month can make so much

of a difference and even adjusting it by

a couple days or even sometimes one day

can make a difference too and then the

second one is to be flexible in your

origin so again using Vancouver as an

example I found way cheaper flights out

of abbotsford or even seattle and if i

can save hundreds to a thousand dollars

i will always consider taking a bus or

sharing a ride because in my opinion it

just makes another trip out of it and

it's completely worth it

again we're not talking about ten twenty

dollars here we're talking about 500 600

700 you get the idea and then number

three is that especially if you're going

on a longer trip use long layover as an

excuse to see another country or city

Nick and I purposely spend 24 hours in

Hongkong on our way to Cambodia I think

it was 15 hours in Beijing on our way

back home to Vancouver from Sydney we

spent a long layover in Bangkok and

there have been so many other times

where we've used these long layovers to

our advantage in fact if I ever really

lonely over anyway I tried to book these

extra long ones like 10 plus hours

because I find it so much fun and I

honestly don't consider it a burden at

all I actually kind of consider it a

blessing so guys I really hope that this

video helped you realize that just

taking some extra time and getting

creative can save you a lot of money as

you know we don't make a ton of money

and we've been so lucky to travel to so

many places in the world so if anyone

knows that it's need that first hand it

can be done as always feel free to reach

out to us on instagram at not lux and

we'll see you in the next