PEOPLE all over the world are scrambling for the best travel deals as the world begins to open up again following the pandemic.
Thanks to comparison websites, booking a flight and hotel can cost people a lot less. However, one TikToker says she can save you even more with a few tips.
Former flight attendant turned travel advisor, @hacks.travel, shared her biggest tip for finding cheap flights. Her video has now gained over 2.4million views.
“Here’s one of the cheapest ways to plan your trip – and guess what, it’s super easy,” the influencer says in the video.
Her favorite tool for booking flights isn’t Expedia or Skyscanner but Google Flights.
She shows her follows a click-by-click journey through a typical booking process: she chooses her departure point (New York) and leaves the destination box empty as well as leaves any dates in the date range selection.
By doing this, a map of results will come up, the TikToker recommends clicking on the calendar date-selection tool and choosing “Flexible dates” at the top right.
At this point, you can get more specific, choosing a week-long trip or choosing the month you’d prefer to go on vacation.
By choosing “one week” and “March, the TikToker says, “What this is going to do is it’s going to search all the flights in March to find you the cheapest option.”
She then shows how the feature gives her multiple destination options for March, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Toronto all at different prices.
Viewers can even see options for Europe.
“I can’t even tell you how much money this has saved me,” she said. “and it’s one of the easiest travel hacks.”
The video already has over a hundred comments so far with users commenting how useful the tool is.
“That’s insanely cool,” wrote one user.
Another agreed, saying: “This is me and the Mediterranean every June. Shoulder season. Perfect weather. Cheers.”
However, some viewers are still skeptical, saying that the tool might show travelers trips that are multiple hours long.
“Might get a deal but will end up on a low-budget airline with three stops.” said one user.
Others posted their own preferred method for finding flights: “Doesn’t work. Hopper has cheaper flights by $150 average.”
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