TRAVEL TIPS: How to Find Cheap Flights Using Price Alerts

TRAVEL TIPS: How to Find Cheap Flights Using Price Alerts

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Hey guys, Ryan here! Today, I’m going to film
a short tutorial on how I find the cheapest flights using Kayaks price alert feature.
This little travel hacking tip of mine that I’m about to share with you could possibly
save you a couple hundred dollars if your dates are flexible enough. As always, remember
that flexibility in dates, times and stopovers is really key when finding the cheapest flights
online. So let’s start off by going to kayak.com.
Okay, I’m already here. You’re going to click on the login button which is going to be here.
I’m already logged in so it just says my account. Once you’re all logged in, we’re going to
hit the more button. Then we’re going to hit price alerts. Now that we’re here, you can see I have a
few different price alerts already setup. One is JFK to Bangkok and my maximum price
I want to pay is one thousand. I have it set to weekly so that Kayak sends me a weekly
roundup email saying hey ryan, here’s the flights that are under a thousand dollars
from JFK to Bangkok. I have Boston to Bangkok as well for up to a thousand. Cancun to Boston
for up to three seventy five, and so on. What I’m going to do is show you how to add
your own flight price alert. All you have to do is start by clicking add a flight price
alert. Now, as you can see, we’re on the exact dates tab. The exact dates tab is for people
that don’t have flexibility, right. They just have vacation time, it is what it is. It’s
march twelfth to the nineteenth, let’s just say. So, let’s do Boston, Las Vegas. Let’s
just say we want to go to Vegas. Roundtrip is fine. Departure date march twelfth, return
march nineteenth. We’ll set the rate to four hundred fifty dollars which is the max price
I want to pay for the ticket. Any stops or nonstop, any stops is fine. One traveler,
economy and send as email. You can also send as iPhone notification but I usually send
as email. Then, the send frequency is either weekly or daily. Weekly will give you a weekly
round up and daily will be a daily email as long as the flight prices are lower than your
maximum price here so if you set your price low enough that you know it’s reasonable,
you know that average flights usually go for on this route, then it’s okay. But, if you
set your price really high and all the flights are lower than this number, then you’re going
to get a daily email and I don’t like to get emails every single day, I don’t know about
you. Let’s go ahead and click save. So, now we are all set. Basically, right here
we have Boston to Las Vegas on Wednesday March 12th to the 19th and I’m willing to spend
up to four hundred fifty dollars. Anytime it’s less than four hundred fifty dollars,
kayak.com is going to send me an email saying hey ryan, waving flags at me saying hey, its
under four fifty, book your ticket. Now, if you’re really flexible and that’s
where the real savings are, you can go back up to add a flight price alert and we’re going
to do flexible. Then we’re going to do Cancun to Boston and leaving anytime. You can choose
leaving anytime this year if you’re really flexible like me, or you can do upcoming weekends,
or you can choose a month like anytime in June, August, September and so on. I’m going
to do anytime. Then we’ll put in three hundred seventy five dollars, which is a really good
deal because generally speaking flights from Boston to Cancun or vice versa usually run
from three hundred and fifty to four hundred dollars at the lowest. So, three seventy five
is pretty good. I won’t be getting emails all the time, but I’ll be getting the best
deals in my email. Any stops is fine with me, send as email. I’ll do daily and then
we’ll hit save. So, as you can see I have Cancun to Boston
for up to three hundred and seventy five dollars and anytime that fare goes under that, I’m
going to receive a daily email. Awesome. One quick thing to show you here. This is
your price alert dashboard. You can come in and change, pause and even delete your price
alerts as well. If I wanted to go to change, I can edit this price alert and I actually
can see a sample price alert. So, I’m going to show you what it looks like. When you get
an alert in your email, it’s going to look like this. It’s going to say, here are your
requested alerts. It’s going to show your departure and arrival city, and it’s going
to give you the breakdown of each flight. Anyway, that’s just a sample. Yeah, so you can come back in and edit this
if you like. If not, just hit save. All set. There you go, that’s my little travel hacking
tip on how to find the cheapest flights. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful. If you have any other questions regarding
travel whether it’s different ways to find cheap flights, or even destination specific
questions, please feel free to leave a comment in the video below and I’ll get back to you
as soon as I can. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel
in order to get access to all of my new videos as soon as they get uploaded..Thanks for watching
and I hope to hear from you guys soon.

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10 Comments

  1. Watch and learn how I find cheap flights using price alerts. This little travel hacking tip is a great way to find killer flight deals and could potentially save you a couple hundred dollars if your dates are flexible enough. As always, remember that flexibility in dates, times and stopovers is really key when finding the cheap flights online.

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  2. Pretty interesting.  Have checked Kayak.com in the past, but didn't realize there was a price alert feature. 

  3. Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else    wants to uncover  
    best time to find cheap airfares  try Awsomic Air Genie (search on google ) ?  Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my neighbor got cool results  with it.

  4. Hi, I found a special price of a ticket, but it goes up the next day, do you know any chance will the price could go back?  thank you 

  5. This video is a couple of years old and Kayak has changed their site some. I found your video very useful and I like the ability to set up alerts on Kayak. However, it looks like they did away with the option to add a min or max price you want an alert for. Do you use any other sites that have that option available?

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