Airfares change all the time. Every day, every hour even, and it can be hard to keep up with the best fares. When I travel I need six tickets for me, my husband, and our four children, so you know I need to keep a close eye on airfares anytime we plan to take a vacation.
Twitter has quickly become a go-to source for airfare deals, largely due to how easy it is to sit back and let the deals get tweeted right to you rather than go from site to site to find the best fares. With this in mind, here are a few that you must follow on Twitter in order to save on your next vacation.
@Fly_com: Several times a day, the Twitter account for Fly.com tweets out fare alerts to various cities. This is especially useful for those who’ve yet to make a final decision on their destination. Recently they tweeted out a $220 round-trip flight from New York to San Francisco.
@airfarewatchdog: This Twitter companion to the Airfare watchdog website is very active, tweeting multiple times a day with updates on fares (e.g., “Fares are super high today…”), airfare bargains for various cities and even promo codes.
@farecomparedeal: You’ll find lots of breaking and last-minute airfares here, like recent sales with US Airways and American Airlines. You can also get real-time fare alerts for your home airport (s) tweeted to you in real-time from Fare Compare.
If you prefer a specific airline, follow them for deals. Two to follow are Jet Blue, which tweets out great deals on last-minute flights at @JetBlueCheeps, as well as @VirginAmerica. It’s also a good idea to follow online travel services, like Hotwire and Travelocity, for great deals on airfares, hotels and more.
How do you save money on air travel? Leave me a note in the comments. I’d love to hear about your trips and tricks.