This article will explain how to find the cheapest flights and some tips to live by when planning your vacation. If you would like see more content then Subscribe here.

Planning Vacation

Vacations are a great time and it’s nice to get away but they can often hurt the wallet. This is because planning for the vacation is usually done after setting the date. And why would’t it be ? Let me show you.

Rule #1: Always run a Google Flights search before you set the vacation dates

Step One: Go to Google Flights and Enter Your Closest Airport

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Note: Do not enter a destination or dates. Simply enter the airport that you will depart from and click Search

Step Two: Click On the Calendar and Select ‘Flexible Dates’

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You can select to find the cheapest flights for the entire year or by month.

Step Three: Modify Your Search Preferences (Maybe Even Look For the Cheapest Business Class Flight This Year)




  • Round Trip or Direct Flight
  • Number of Passengers
  • Economy- First Class
  • Number of Stops to Destination
  • Airlines Preference

Note: You do not necessarily need to change any of these. This step is optional, but I personally do not want 5 stops and 50 hours to my destination. 

Step Four: Use the Map to Find Your Destination

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You can drag the map around and zoom to find your destination. Click on your destination and look through the available flights.


Step Five: Set Your Vacation and Book Your Flight

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Always select the flight and ensure that the availability is correct on the airlines website. Flights can appear on Google Flights when there is no availability. These typically have the “Call Airline” option.


Following these steps can save you hundreds of dollars on your vacation travel. When available, always plan your vacation dates around your travel and not your travel around your vacation dates. Also, consider booking your travel through an online travel agent like Expedia or Orbitz for the 24 hour no-penalty cancellation. These sites also offer good value when bundling flights and hotels together. However, caution that the customer service for these types of sites are often horrible and not worth it if something comes up.

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