Airlines make mistakes and although we have outlined some incredible Cyber Monday flight deals which include flights to Hawaii for $169 and transatlantic flights for $89; once these deals are gone, they are gone, and you are left with the problem of trying to score super cheap airfares when they are inevitably rather rare.
Cheapflightsfinder.com is offering a new service which searches for error fares by tracking the lowest fares on “over 1,200 sources” and then comparing the prices between search engines and aggregators.
Not only are airline error fares uncovered but also genuine time-sensitive travel deals officially published by the airlines. Once you have discovered an error fare, consumers can shave even more off the price by comparing those dates on different search engines, potentially saving up to 20% more.
“Gone are the days where you have to sign up to deal alert email services which jam your inbox with tons of irrelevant offers – now you can get targeted results with one simple search,” explained CheapFlightsFinder CEO Shahab Siddiqui.
“All one has to do is go to CheapFlightsFinder.com, enter your local departure airport, for example: London, then select whole year in flexible dates and hit search.”
Some of the fares the new service has uncovered include the following roundtrip flights:
London to Hong Kong – £260
San Francisco to London – $276
Paris to Delhi – 249 Euro
Manchester to Barbados – £275
London to Thailand – £280
New York to Paris – $260
Error fares can occur due to a multitude of reasons – sometimes it is due to a misplaced decimal point, a currency conversion mistake or even human error during data entry.
The airline is under no obligation to honour these super cheap error fares but your chances are increased greatly if you follow these guidelines –
1. Try to book directly through the airline’s website. CheapFlightsFinder not only displays the error fare but also shows numerous options of where to book including in many cases the airlines own website.
2. Book quickly before the airline figure out what’s up. Error fares don’t last long at all so you have to pretty quick to book them as soon as they are published. CheapFlightsFinder takes care to only publish fares that were live in the last 15 days.
3. Don’t book other plans till your seat is secure. Sometimes the error fare is not honoured but don’t worry, airlines must reimburse all out-of-pocket expenses made in confidence upon the reservation.
It is also worth reading my 10 tips on how to find cheap long haul Business Class flights for a way to save money on your next First, Business and Premium Economy flight bookings.
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