Finding the Cheapest Flights
Welcome to the first post of Lazy Rhino Guides. We're here to provide you with the best information that other sources are lacking. Now without further ado...
What's the most common excuse we hear for not going on vacation?
"not enough money"
Well, in our eyes, that's one of the worst these days. Flights are cheaper than ever. And while many websites and blogs offer tips on days to buy and how far in advance, we'd like to tell you how we find the cheapest flights with minimal effort and minimal stress or uncertainty.
First of all, let's talk about the best aggregate websites. SkyScanner is bar none here. It's a good place to start looking to find the likely prices for your dates and flights. Next we've got Google Flights. This tool is FANTASTIC for planning if you're flexible on your travel. You can sort though dates, airports and flight lengths while seeing the differing prices on the fly. You can even look at a map of destinations if you just want to go somewhere.
For mobile users, Hopper provides an experience along with a beautiful app that can help with that ever contested question of WHEN. Put in your dates (like Google, it shows you the cheapest dates and airports), but the thing that sets Hopper apart is its price predictions. You can watch a trip and Hopper will push notifications to your phone and tell you exactly when to buy based on current prices and historical data.
They even have a handy aggregate search that can, at times, find deals as much as hundreds of dollars cheaper than others such as SkyScanner.
So there you have it. Good luck on finding your get away and BON VOYAGE!