[Case Study] The Secret to Cheap Flights

[Case Study] The Secret to Cheap Flights

Want to fly and 90% less than advertised prices? How about flying for free? Think of how many places you could visit this year if your flights were $20 instead of $1,000.  Think of how much great content you would be able to add to your travel website. In this case study, I’m sharing one travel bloggers journey to launch the Fly Free Academy and his Secret to Cheap Flights.

Anyone want to know the secrets to flying for $20 per flight? What about flying for free? I stumbled across Derek, who is a fellow travel writer. He has traveled to 28 countries in 3 years so far.

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Let’s dive into the case study to find out more about the Fly Free Academy and find out more about Derek….

Can you share why travel is important to you?

Derek: Traveling has helped me grow in many ways. It’s changed how I connect with people. It’s changed how I see the world. It’s even changed how I see myself.

 

Why did you create the Fly Free Academy?

Derek: Throughout my journey, people have said to me:

“I wish I could travel like that …”

“Where does the money come from?”

“How can I do that too?”

Fly Free Academy is the answer to those questions.

 

What is the Fly Free Academy?

Derek: Fly Free Academy is a one-stop resource for people who want to be able to travel. On this website, you’ll learn how to leverage the frequent flyer system (even if you don’t fly frequently) to get almost free flights all over the world

Fly Free Academy started off as an idea: “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to make travel possible for more people?” From that seed of an idea, Fly Free Academy has grown into a complete online course, available in over a dozen different countries.

This is designed for travelers of all sorts. World nomads, business travelers, family vacationers, or adventure travelers.

 

Does is work on more than one airline?

Derek: It Works on 63 of the World’s Largest Airlines

To learn the Hidden Airline Loophole That Lets You Book $1,000 Flights for $20 or Less Click Here! to see Derek’s video about his travels and his Fly Free Academy.

 

Can you Share a few tips for getting cheap flights?

Derek: Yes, here are my three favorite tips for getting cheap flights:

Tip #1 Secret to Cheap Flights is to Look for Error Fares

Error fares are cheap plane tickets that the airlines put up online by mistake. You can find these on websites like SecretFlying.com or AirfareWatchdog.com. These flights can be as much as 50% below what you’d normally pay. That said, they only leave from certain destinations and only go to certain places.

Tip #2 Secret to Cheap Flights is to Use Throwaway Tickets

Did you know it’s sometimes cheaper to book a LONGER flight .. and throw away the second portion? Example: Instead of booking New York to Texas, it might be cheaper to book a ticket from New York to Los Angeles, with a layover in Texas. Just get off at the layover and discard the 2nd leg of the flight.

Tip #3 Secret to Cheap Flights Get (Almost) Free Plane Tickets

This strategy is the easiest and most effective of the three. By using a few tricks to earn frequent flyer miles really quickly (without being a frequent flyer,) you can basically get free flights over and over and over. [This Video Explains How]

 

Are the Airlines Losing Millions to This “Cheap Flights” Loophole?

Derek: People Have Been Outsmarting the System for Decades. There have always been those who’ve figured out loopholes that let them get discounted flights.

For years, savvy travelers have known about strategies like:

  • Buying flights on the foreign version of a website to get lower prices (for instance, Mexico’s expedia.mx instead of expedia.com.)
  • Booking flights at peak travel times, then deliberately getting bumped to a later flight in exchange for free flight vouchers.
  • Booking a 2-leg flight and skipping on the second leg. Instead of booking from San Francisco to Atlanta, book from San Francisco to Nashville with a connection in Atlanta. Get off the plane at Atlanta and save $200.These loopholes – and many others – have allowed smart travelers to save hundreds on their flights over the years.

Fly for FreeCase Studies:

  • On her husband’s 40th birthday, Summer Hull took her and her husband on an around the world trip. Starting in Houston, they visited Amsterdam, Istanbul, Maldives, and Singapore. They flew business class and paid almost nothing in flights.
  • Brad Wilson took his wife, four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son to Disneyland. The flights for four family members, plus the cost of luxury hotels, would have normally been over $5,000. He paid just $1.10.
  • David Weliver took his family of four from Portland to Texas for a wedding. In cash, those flights would have cost at least $2,000. They flew for free.

These are just some of the many Americans who are figuring out the airlines’ systems and using it to get free flights.
Let’s dive into the case study to find out more about the Fly Free Academy and find out more about Derek….

 

Are all flight hacking strategies the same?  

Derek: While Older Strategies Can Save You Hundreds, New Strategies Yield Practically Free Flights. Thousands of Americans from all walks of life have figured out how to leverage loopholes in the airline industry to book “nearly free” flights.

And while the airlines would love to shut down these strategies, their contracts with key partners prevent them from doing so. Although they can’t shut down these tactics entirely, airline executives like Delta’s Glen Hauenstein have made an effort to make it more difficult to take advantage of these loopholes.

How can people find out more about your method?

As I said, I am a travel writer and I have created a video detailing the step by step process anyone can use to book virtually free travel using these strategies. You can Click Here! to watch Derek’s video.

 

How is “Free” is “Nearly Free?”

Derek:  While these strategies can get your actual airfare waived, you’ll still need to pay for:

Taxes billed by the airports,
Fuel surcharges (needed to fly the plane,)
Taxes levied by local governments
In total, these costs usually come out to between $5 to $25. Naturally, compared to the normal ticket price of $400 (domestic) or $1,200 (international,) these taxes and fuel charges are a steal.

Can you Give Some Examples of Airfare People Might Get With Your Program?

Derek:  Using these strategies, you’ll be able to book flights like:

New York to Spain for $17
San Francisco to Peru for $5.25
Miami to Thailand for $12
Austin to Los Angeles for $6

To learn the Hidden Airline Loophole That Lets You Book $1,000 Flights for $20 or Less watch this short video.

[This Video Explains How] you can use these strategies to book “nearly free” travel for yourself and your loved ones. Love to hear your best tips for getting discount airfare. Please share in the comments below.

Secret to Cheap Flights
Secret to Cheap Flights

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