Alert! Alert! Cheap flights!

When I’m planning a trip, I set up flight alerts to let me know when airfare between my airport(s) and the destination airport(s) drop.  My go-to site is AirfareWatchdog.

The site lets you search current fares, which is nice, but I still prefer Kayak’s search function. I love AirfareWatchdog’s My Fare Alert function. The alert function let’s you choose your departure and destination airports and they e-mail you when prices drop. There’s an option for “Anywhere that’s cheap” from your departure airport, too. They’ve also added the “Meet me in” option which lets you choose a destination airport and they send you cheap airfare from multiple locations (Might be great for a destination wedding or a reunion).

It’s a free and useful service. It’s taken me to Hawaii a few times.

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