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Positioning Flights are the Key to Flight Deals

Most people simply ignore a mistake fare or fare deal if it’s not originating from their home city. This is a huge mistake. Many times you can find a cheap round-trip fare or use points & miles to get to the city the flight deal is originating from. These are what are known as positioning flights, and they are essential...

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The Cheapest Places to Travel in 2016

Last year, we posted how 2015 was the year to travel to Europe. With the value of the Euro in the toilet against the strong US Dollar, it became a lot cheaper to travel. So how much cheaper? The Euro lost 21% of it’s value since 2014, which means you can buy much more for your dollar. Europe isn’t the only country which...

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The Best of Thrifty Traveler

Welcome to Thrifty Traveler! Below is a collection of our top articles.  Subscribe to our Newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter & Instagram   Start here ->Beginner’s Guide to Travel Credit Cards   Flight Booking Tips 5 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible How to Book the Best Seat Possible Monitor Flight Pricing with Google Flights ...

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10 Ways To Be A Thrifty Traveler

  1. Take Public Transportation Public transportation can be confusing, especially in a foreign country, but it can also be a great way to save money. One of the best ways to be a Thrifty Traveler is to take public transportation from the airport. Do a quick Google search before boarding to get an idea of how much your ride should...

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Guide To Booking Delta Award Tickets

The key to booking Delta award tickets is to be flexible with your travel plans. This is especially true if you are trying to book Delta One (1st Class) award tickets, as availability can be scarce. Booking an economy ticket is much cheaper and easier so I always suggest booking an economy ticket first as you ease into the points game.  ...
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How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible

I can’t even count the times I’ve seen family and friends spend thousands of dollars on flights to various destinations. Most people are completely unaware of how and where to find flight deals, much less how to use points and miles to fly for free. My rule of thumb is this, if you spend over $1,000 for a flight anywhere in...