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I’m the founder/owner of Secret Flying. My job is to find cheap flights. Here to answer any travel questions and help you find your own cheap deals. AMA

My name is Tarik Allag.
I founded the popular travel website Secret Flying in 2014.


We find super cheap flights all over the world and share them with our users.
If you’re interested you can visit the site here (no pressure 😉)

Membership is not necessary and it’s COMPLETELY FREE!!

Unlike other flight deal websites, we do NOT charge you a penny.
Making money doesn’t drive me.
Providing people with affordable unforgettable trips does.

Both me and my company have been covered countless times by media outlets. A simple Google search will show you that.

We receive tons of emails asking about cheap flights and how to find them. I thought Reddit would be a great platform to answer these questions.

I’ll answer the most common question we receive now:

What are Error Fares?
Error Fares are when airlines accidentally price a flight way too cheap but often honour it anyway. There are a number of reasons why the price can drop so low:
1. misfiled base fare (human error)
2. fuel-surcharge component of the ticket disappearing
3. OTA (Online Travel Agent) glitch

There are some insane Error Fares we’ve found over the years. Examples here, here and here.
Just a few days ago (on Friday) we published an Amsterdam to Ethiopia Business Class flight for €374 roundtrip (normal prices are typically around €2500).
On average, we find an Error Fare deal at least once per week.
Here’s a page showing all the error fares we've published before:

Around 85% of the time, the airlines honour the mispriced tickets.
In the small chance they do not honour, you will receive a full refund from whoever you booked your ticket with (OTA or airline directly).
It’s recommended to book an Error Fare with a credit card to make the refund process easier in the chance that it is not honoured. This is because CC companies are usually happy to do the chasing for you.

In the previous 2 months (July & August 2019) we published over 2,800 flight deals.
Here’s a taste of the deals we found during that time:
New York to Rome, Italy for only $198 roundtrip
Los Angeles to the Maldives for only $366 roundtrip
US cities to Lima, Peru or Bogota, Colombia from only $175 roundtrip
Dublin, Ireland to Panama for only €205 roundtrip
ERROR FARE: Barcelona, Spain to Boston, USA for only €86 roundtrip
ERROR FARE: New York to Tel Aviv, Israel for only $269 roundtrip

If you’ve booked a flight via my company before, I’d love to hear from you.
There’s nothing more enjoyable than hearing about your amazing adventures.

If you have any travel or entrepreneurial questions, fire away.

If anyone would like me to assist in finding you a cheap flight, I’m more than happy to help.
Remember, flexibility is key.

September 23rd 2019
interview date

What can you offer that the other ten guys with similar sites who’ve done amas can’t?


Are you talking about the email newsletter services who charge their members an annual fee.

Secret Flying, on the other hand, is COMPLETELY FREE. We have a FREE cross-platform membership where users can use our website or smartphone app to receive instant push notifications when a flight deal departing their home city is published.

I don’t want to get into a who’s better debate – that’s not what I’m here for.


we're trying to get:

outbound: CPH-SJU 25 jan 2020
return: MSY-CPH 9 feb 2020

and everything i've tried gets us into SJU very late in the night, and connections home to CPH are over 3 layovers. So we're looking into CPH-MIA on 25 jan and then continue to SJU on the 26th.

anything easier? or is this the best there is? also how best to minimise layovers going home? Thanks!


I got one for you! Trying to find the cheapest way to get from anywhere in the US to anywhere in Europe around 11/11-11/13. I’m then planning on coming back to the US around 11/24-11/25, again leaving from anywhere in Europe to anywhere in the US, whatever is the cheapest. What are your thoughts?


Just ran a HUUUGE search for you on our systems.

Seems like New York to Paris for $271 roundtrip with Finnair is the cheapest. Link:

Our results show the following are similarly priced: NYC-MAD MIA-PAR BOS-LON NYC-BCN NYC-AMS NYC-LON SFO-LON


What's the cheapest flight you've ever found (including fees, taxes etc) ?


Ukraine to London for 50 cents one-way.

We occasionally find stupidly cheap Ryanair flights like these.


How come you don’t want to make money from your website? I would be scared of someone stealing the idea and making millions from it lol


We simply do not want to make money from our users.

We make money elsewhere. We have ads on the website and have partnered with Skyscanner and Priceline to earn commission when our users book flights with them.


What did you eat for breakfast last Thursday?


Peanut butter acai bowl.
Can't get enough of it.


Will you ever share your users's data with other businesses?


No. Never. We pride ourselves on minimising the amount of data we collect on our users anyway. The fact that Secret Flying users can benefit from ALL our flight deals without being a member shows that we're not into that stuff.

We don't even take payment for your flight booking. We simply divert you to Skyscanner or Priceline for you to book your flight.


Are flights really cheaper on Tuesdays?


That's a myth. There are no patterns between cheap flights and days of the week.




If you're open to flying anywhere, try the Google Flights explore tool. You can input YVR as your origin, put in the dates, then browse the prices all over the map.

As for working for us, we'll advertise when there's a vacancy. Thanks.


Also: how do you sustain your business? Secret Flying that is.

You don't sell products, you don't collect data, no ads... and its free. How?

did you invest in Bitcoin when it was 0.1$?


We do have ads. However, we do not restrict users who use ad blockers. We kindly ask you to whitelist us.

We also earn commission from the booking websites our users book with.

Never invested in Bitcoin...missed the boat on that one :-(


Hi!!!! I adore your website and how active it is on twitter! I'm always showing people how cheap the flights are, haha. I went to Paris from Ft. Lauderdale for less than $400 roundtrip and then again to Copenhagen for $360. Both trips were for 10 days and everything went perfect. I am so grateful to you for the opportunity to travel for so cheap!

I do have a few questions for you: How many people work to find these flights? Do airlines do this on purpose? (I've sat next to people who paid a LOT more than me), for example. And also, why can't I check in for my flights through the airline's website? I've had to check in at the airport each time.

Thank you in advance!


Love that!! USA to Europe prices this summer have gone even lower. We've posted so many deals from East Coast USA to Paris in the low 200's.

We have only 5 full time employees who are scattered all over the world. It's incredible how much we're able to do with such little staff. Efficiency is vital.

Many of the really cheap flights consist of multiple airlines on the same ticket. This may be the reason why it's sometimes not possible to check-in on the airline's website. Airline reservation systems are so outdated and so often throw up errors.


I love to travel but I'm not well off by any means so I let the airfare decide where I'm going. I live in Copenhagen and my best find so far must be roundtrip to Turin for 75 euro, Berlin for 20 euro or Sevilla for 40 euros but it were more luck than skills I found them

What are your best advice to find the crazy cheap tickets?

Do you know if it's true that tickets are priced according to your nations gnp? If so, could a vpn help you in getting cheap airfare by changing your location to a poor nation?


CPH-TRN for 70 euros isnt that great. Berlin for 20 is good though.

Lucky for you Scandinavia is super cheap to fly out of (especially to the US). One cool method is using Google Flights' Explore tool. You can input CPH as the origin and then browse the map of the world viewing all the cheapest prices for the next 6 months.

Honestly, if you're so flexible with destination and just want a great deal, then Secret Flying was made for you.

Here's a cheap flight from Copenhagen to Los Angeles for 203 euros that is available right now:

Here's another one to New York for 153 euros:

Both deals are with Star Alliance airlines (Air Canada, Lufthansa and SWISS).

Download our app and register for FREE to receive instant alerts when a CPH deal is published.


Now that cheap flights via Reykjavik seem to be a thing of the past (for the moment at least), what do think is generally the best option for cheap transatlantic flights from the US East Coast to mainland Europe?


Right now an insane fare war is going on between the major carriers for flights from the USA and Europe (& vice versa).

In the last 2 months, there have been deals thought unimaginable a year ago. Example:

So, as strange as it sounds, the major carriers are leading the way with the cheapest flights. Norwegian doesn't seem as competitive these days.


We are looking for flights for 5 from MCI (or STL) to London UK in late May - early June 2020. Any tips? Already get your alerts - they are great - just want to make sure we’re not missing anything! Thanks!


Cheapest available is $582 with American Airlines.

London doesn't tend to get very cheap like PAR, MAD, BCN, CPH, OSL, HEL. ...especially from Kansas and St. Louis.

Here's the link:


What would you say to convince someone like me to use your product over SkyScanner?


Skyscanner doesn't find crazy cheap flights and alert you about them.

Remember, we are not the booking company. We simply inform you of cheap fares that exist.

Simply have a look at what kind of deals we find:


Love your webpage I have been there couple of time unfortunately there is usually not desk for my country, ¿what's the craziest deal involving Dominican Republic that your have find?


DR is a very hard place to find cheap deals to. However, we have find some INSANE flights out of their before.

E.g. ERROR FARE: DR to Brussels, Belgium for a crazy $31 USD one-way

There was also Barcelona for $93 one-way

To ensure you never miss out again, simply download our FREE app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.


Two questions:

  1. How do you feel about other services stealing and monetizing some of the deals? I did a quick comparison last year to some of the paid services, and like 99% always appeared first on Secret Flying (e.g. Scott’s Cheap Flights)

  2. What kind of scraping / proxy tech do you use?

Also love the site!


I wish you could tell that to all the trolls who point the finger at Secret Flying. We had one on here earlier who got deleted by the mods haha
The fact that we're COMPLETELY FREE and not just a basic email newsletter makes me very proud of what we've accomplished. We're also one of the newest companies on the block. Anyone that is familiar with Secret Flying and other flight websites knows who's number 1 ;-)

As for the scraping, we have a built a very clever algorithm which of course we can't go into too much detail about.


Why is it so difficult to find very good deals and error fares from Latin America to the world?

PD: I live in Colombia

  1. That part of the world is not as busy so there's less chance of an error fare occurring.

  2. The vast majority of our fans are from North America and Europe so that's where we focus a lot when we search for them.

That doesn't mean to say we never find them.

Here are some great examples of Error Fares we have published departing South America:


We are looking for ATL to HNL for anytime in November 2019... we were seeing lots of deals two weeks ago but seems like the prices may have gone back up. Can you help?


Yeah, shame you've missed our deals from a couple of weeks ago. We did a full November search for you and found $746 to be the cheapest right now.

Not very cheap but at least it's non-stop with Delta.


Hope this isn't too much of an indulgence. For my honeymoon my partner are going for Toronto to Vietnam (Danang preferred) then coming back from Thailand to Toronto (Bangkok preferred) from Dec 21 to Jan 17ish. Any good deals for premium economy or economy plus? Any good internal flights you recommend?


First of all...congratulations!!!

Because it's over Xmas and new year AND you're looking at a premium cabin this won't be cheap.

I played with your dates a little more to help us find something.

I did an Economy search for you which came to $2,075 CAD with China Eastern Airlines. Link: It involves TWO 24-hour layovers in China (Shanghai & Beijing). This means you can get the free Chinese transit visa upon arrival and explore each city for a whole day!!

Also did a Premium Economy search where Cathay Pacific is pricing at $3,672 CAD Link:

If I were you I'd take the economy one. Save 1,600 and get to see Shanghai and Beijing for the day.

Put that 1600 towards another vacation which can take you so far with Secret Flying deals.


Hi Tarik,

Big big fan of Secret Flying! So far I've managed to snag Dublin to Boston for €230 over St Patrick's weekend. That weekend is usually very expensive from Dub into the States. Airlines were charging €500-600 via their websites into Boston/New York.

Missed a flash alert for Europe to West Coast US business class. But I think that it triggered a mini price war because later that day via google flights I found (and booked)Dublin to Hawaii business for $1360!

However my favourite was last year's London to Cook Islands with stop-overs in Shanghai, Auckland and Los Angles on the way back ~£780. Absolute bargain considering normal cost.

I'm planning the Caribbean in March, very flexible from 13th March onwards. Any good deals from Dublin atm?



Dublin to Hawaii business for $1360!!! Wowza. I woulda got that for myself.

Right now, there's nothing super cheap to the Caribbean in March. Best I could find is Havana, Cuba for 471 euros with Air Canada. Link:

From now till March, we'll defo get a good Caribbean deal for you.


YES, CAN YOU HELP ME? ACK! I want to buy two tickets from PHX to Bangkok, Thailand. I need to leave PHX around 5pm (or later) on March 5th and leave Bangkok on March 14th. I had seen some dope deals for your site via r/flyingcheap for as low as like $730, but now I'm seeing nothing below like $920!

Anything you can find, o mighty flight god?



Because your request is so specific there's really no room to work any magic. Your airports and dates are set in concrete...even your time of day haha

For that reason, whatever I find on Skyscanner for that specific criteria will be exactly the same results as you'd see when you search on Skyscanner.

It's when you request something along the lines of: PHX to BKK for 7-12 days anytime in March, that's when I can run a search on our systems for you and see what the cheapest date combination is.

Let me know if you can be more flexible.


Any good deals from CLT to Europe? I never see below 650. Looking around Jan-Mar 2020


Secret Flying has posted many amazing deals from CLT to Europe. Such a shame you missed them.

See here:

Make sure you download our app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.


I booked the Ethiopia Business class flights this Friday originating in Amsterdam. Now Kenyan Airways have cancelled two previous error fares (JFK to Kenya). I am afraid they may cancelled this one, but the question is. Since this one leaves from Europe can I file a claim if they cancel because it is originating in Amsterdam? Thanks for what you do, you are great my friend...


People often talk about how EU law can protect them from airlines cancelling mistake fares. However, in reality that's not the case. Many airlines have cancelled ex-Europe fares and gotten away with it with zero consequences.

Best thing to do is hope for the best. If you're still able to manage your booking on the airline's website in 2 weeks time, then it is extremely likely the fare has been honoured and you'll be able to fly.

Good luck.


Hi! love your app, discovered you on Twitter last year and tell everyone about you. I’m looking for flights from London to SJU for following dates 14/03/20 till 23/03/20 I’m flexible a day or two either side. I’m trying to get it under 500/600? (ha! I know) I’m also open to finding completely separate cheap flights from London to Europe or US state then on to SJU? Im going to a festival during that time and I know that the prices to SJU are going to go up pretty soon so I’m trying to get in early. Thanks!


London is around that price you've mentioned.

Departing Manchester however is much cheaper. I've found it for £384 with American Airlines and British Airways. Link:

Hope that helps.


Hey! Thanks for your work!, and specially for doing it for free. I follow you on Twitter and always take a look at your posts.

We are looking for fares for a roundtrip from BCN to USA (ideally MIA or Orlando, but can consider other options). Outbound April 4/5 2020, inbound April 11/12 2020, we don't care if it's direct or not but we do need to have baggage for our return leg, can you help us???




I've run a search for you based on your criteria.

The best there is is 422 Euros non-stop with American Airlines. 4th-11th Apr Link:

Hope that helps.


Hello here is my situation 1 traveler leaving before the other and then we are traveling back together. Is this easy to do? 1 traveler leaving dec 11-13 flexible 1 traveler leaving dec 21-23 flexible and both returning Jan 2nd from Washington DC to Prague CZ thanks so much


You'll have to book 2 separate tickets.

Because it's over Xmas and New Year, it won't be cheap. Remember, airlines back this time of year blackout periods in their sales.

11th to the 1st seems like the cheapest but it's very expensive. $982 with British Airways



Thanks for what you do!

I’ve been trying to get a flight from SFO to frankly anywhere international (preference order Africa, SA, Europe, Asia) over the holiday period (say roughly Dec 19-29) but have found it to be prohibitively expensive to get out of the country bc of Xmas. I’m looking for any deals under 800 USD. Any advice for me?

Much appreciated!


Thanks for your kind words.

Xmas is rarely cheap. Just did a search for you to so many destinations and Madrid was the cheapest at over $800.

Because your dates are specific, there's little room to work any magic.


I am wondering what your best deal would be, on a return fare, from anywhere in Western Europe (Ideally London) To Either New York,Washington DC,Chicago or Toronto would be for:

10/08/20-30/08/20 (If Going to and from London)

10/08/20-29/08/20 (If not)

Or would you advise waiting a month?


Those dates are so far away, I strongly recommend waiting for a good sale. The fact that you're so open in regards to cities, guarantees you'll land yourself a super cheap fare.

Make sure you download our FREE app and enable notifications so you don't miss out.


Looking for anything from Europe to anywhere in Thailand around the start of Feb, any way you can work your magic on that?

I love your site and recommend it to everyone i know, it's awesome, i had no idea we could make requests on here! Thanks!


Cheapest I can find (excluding MOW) is 361 euros from VIE with China Eastern Airlines. Link:

If you really don't want to fly via China, there's GVA to BKK with Kuwait Airways for 389 euros. Link:

Hope that helps.


I’m trying to fly out from DFW to Thailand. Preferably Phuket but I’d be okay with Bangkok. Sometime in 2020 preferably after April. Can you help me out with this? TY!


Cheapest there is is DFW-BKK is in the 700's. Which is not very cheap.

April 2020 is so far away, Secret Flying will definitely have a cheap deal from DFW-Thailand for 2020. Sit tight for now.

Make sure you download our FREE app and register for FREE to receive instant alerts so you don't miss out when we do find your perfect flight.


I need a flight first week of November (2/3/4th) from Ottawa or close by to London (preferably Gatwick: LGW) return after 7-9 days. What can you do for me?


Unless there's a sale going on YOW is rarely cheap.

I've run a search for you. The cheapest deals involve catching a train from Montreal to Ottawa on the return leg for $775 CAD.

If you want a normal itinerary, then $804 CAD with Delta is the best there is. Link:

They're all LHR. No LGW, I'm afraid.




Yep, Dunedin flights are all around $2000.

I changed the final destination to CHC and found it for $1,519. Link:

Hope that helps.


Is there a way to get alerts for cheap flights from a specific city to anywhere?



Simply download our FREE app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.


What would be the best way to find tickets(one way) from Norway to Sydney/Brisbane in late January/early February? Don't mind lay overs in Asia or anywhere really


Because one-way flights with major carriers are often ridiculously expensive, you may be better off with a budget airline like Scoot.

Check their site and see if there's anything cheap from Berlin or Athens. You can then get a positioning flight from Norway.


I am desperate for a deal on a 5-7 day trip from CVG or DAY to London (any) including November 11 (November 4-11? 3-10? 6-12?). I'm trying to be flexible while minimizing the amount of work missed. Any suggestions would be stellar.


The cheapest seems to be $546 with Delta and Virgin Atlantic. Link:

Hope that helps.


How soon after would I find out after booking that an airline is not honoring an error flight deal?


We recommend you wait between 2 to 3 weeks before making further plans.

If you can still "manage your booking" on the airlines website after 3 weeks then it’s extremely likely the fare has been honoured and you’ll be okay to fly.


What is the best search tool you’d recommend for finding your own mistake fares? I use skyscanner and kayak explore but I don’t see first class options.


Mistake fares are not easy to find. You'll need API access to search for them efficiently. Explore tools rarely show them.


Will you please make me a personalized flight search? I’m interested in flights out of Denver and Miami.


Sure. Where do you want to go and what time of year?

If you're open to many destinations and many dates, I confident I can find you something really cheap.


What's the best you can find from NC/VA/DC to Moscow roundtrip for 1 (weekend to weekend so ~1 week) in April or May 2020? Best I can find is ~$672.


Hello. Found it for you for $433 roundtrip with Alitalia. Link:





Troll alert.

We receive tons of messages from ex-customers of the mentioned email newsletter saying theyve cancelled because theyve noticed that most of their good flight deals are copied from Secret Flying

... and apparently they charge an annual fee too.


Is there a way to sign up to be alerted to specific error fares, like east coast USA to Brazil, etc?


Absolutely. Download our FREE app and register for FREE to receive instant alerts when we publish a flight deal departing your chosen cities/countries.

You can even be alerted to all error fares anywhere in the world.


I love your site so much. It’s the first thing I check every morning Facebook,Instagram etc. So many great deals. My boyfriend and I love traveling! We are looking to get away at Christmas time anywhere between December 20-Jan 6th. I understand that this is the most expensive time to travel. Any suggestions? We are looking out of Minneapolis,MN. (or anywhere close) We love anywhere warm to escape the winters!!


Thanks for your kind words.

Are you using Twitter to keep up to date with our deals? There's a much better way...simply download our FREE app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.

Flights over Xmas and new year are rarely cheap. We just did a huge search for you and found Havana, Cuba in the 700's. If you're a US citizen you might want to check if you'll have problems before booking. Link:

December is a while away so register to receive alerts on our app and we may find exactly what you're looking for.


Tarik - you rock. Agree with all the comments - you are first to post vs. other paid subscriptions and your active Tweets have me checking constantly throughout the day. Here's one for you: want to take a family of 4 from LAX to Bali anytime from Jun-Aug for 10 nights (+/- 2 nights). Everything right now is around $1000 USD. I've seen historical sales as low as $550 but they are usually low season. Do you foresee any future sales in the Jun-Aug dipping below $1000? Thanks so much. Keep up the good work!



From now until next June, there will definitely be a sale from LAX to DPS. June does not count as premium summer period (only Jul & Aug) so a sale at that time is very likely.

I'd say sit tight for now.

Are you using Twitter to keep up to date of our deals?? There's a much better way...simply download our app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.


I just got the app and was alerted of a Boston to London fare for $116, but I can get the same route in the same period on Google flights for $125. This really isn't worth being alerted about when what I want from the app is error fares. Is there a way to filter alerts so that only deeply discounted fares are alerted?


There is an option on the app to receive notifications for only Error Fare deals.

Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps to subscribe to Error Fare deals.


Hi Tarik,

Your company is absolutely fantastic, as a travel enthusiast and a self confessed travel hacker I can't say how much I enjoy browsing down your app/facebook page- even if i'm not looking for anything it gives me an idea of what price I can get when I am looking (if that makes sense)

Thank you for such a creation. If you have any jobs goingwhere I could work from home then please let me know? 😂

If you want to sponsor my daughter also then go ahead 😂 we're trying to break the record of the youngest person to travel to every country in the world- currently on 21 (22 next month) with nearly 50 flights under her belt and she is only 4 !! Give her a follow on Instgram @youngestworldtraveller

Thanks again

Michael Gell.


Thanks Michael.


I love your site so much! I got a deal from YVR to Osaka for just over $400 earlier this year.

I just got a dream job teaching in Nagasaki, but I live in Everett. Any chance there’s a deal from Seattle or Vancouver? I just need to be in Nagasaki by October 15th, and my return flight can be anytime after December 14th.

Thank you for all that you do! You’ve made travel accessible for many people. I took four passengers Seattle to LAX for leas than $500 round trip, the week before Thanksgiving! It’s amazing what can be accomplished.


That won't be a cheap route. I've just run a search for you and found everything is around the $1,600 CAD area.

You'll be better off flying to Tokyo then getting a cheap domestic flight with a budget airline.


Why everyone says he don’t care for money? Yes you’re doing this for money and you make money from site. You’re not there because you like us to catch “cheap” flight. You’re there because affiliate marketing


Not everybody is driven by money. I make more than enough as it is.

I could easily choose for my company to be put behind a paywall that would increase revenue significantly.

I could also send out credit card offers to our hundreds of thousands of followers/members that would bring in an unreal amount of money.

I choose not to do those things because I prefer to do what I think is right. I'm not here to make a quick buck but to help people travel to places they never thought they could ever afford.


Love your work, you're changing the world. Question - Would there be much chance of cheap flights on a semi-decent/not terrible/good airline from New Zealand to somewhere near Edinburgh, leaving between 29 Oct-6 Nov 2019 and returning 28 Nov-6 Dec? Would prefer oneworld but so many options to think of - stop in Australia, Europe, dates, airline combinations etc.


NZ is one of the most expensive countries to fly out of to Europe. I've searched a bunch of UK airports for you.

I've found $1364 NZD from AKL to LHR with Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic. Link:

If you insist on EDI, Qatar Airways has it for $1599 NZD. Link:


Hi! I’m looking for Chicago(ORD/MDW) to Barcelona anytime in February next year. Super flexible on dates, any chance you could help?


Seems like $438 with American Airlines is the cheapest. Link:

Many dates available: 2nd-11th Feb 2nd-12th Feb 2nd-13th Feb 2nd-14th Feb 3rd-11th Feb 3rd-12th Feb 3rd-13th Feb 3rd-14th Feb 4th-12th Feb 4th-13th Feb 5th-12th Feb 5th-13th Feb 5th-19th Feb 9th-18th Feb 9th-19th Feb 9th-20th Feb 9th-21st Feb 10th-18th Feb 11th-19th Feb 11th-21st Feb 11th-25th Feb 12th-19th Feb 12th-21st Feb 12th-25th Feb 12th-26th Feb 16th-25th Feb 16th-26th Feb 17th-25th Feb 17th-26th Feb 17th-28th Feb 18th-25th Feb 18th-26th Feb


I literally just made a reddit page just to speak to you. Im a huge fan of secret flying. I didnt think it was you at first.

Im struggling to find cheap flights from london to accra from 20.12.19 to 3.1.20. Flexible with leaving a day later to come back a day later or shortening it to 10 days as long as I am there over christmas and come back by Sunday 5th. Can you help? Im mainly seeing £1000 plus for flights.


Looks like anything involving both Xmas and new year is extremely expensive. Around the £1000 mark like you said.

I've found that if you go over Xmas only you can get it for £530 14th-28th Dec Link:


I’d like to book a flight to any country in Central America (especially Costa Rica or Guatemala) from Washington DC next month—15/16 Oct to 22/23 Oct 2019. I’m pretty flexible with the dates. Is it possible to find a good deal in such a short time?


We pushed your dates a tiny bit more and also searched from BWI.

The cheapest is with Spirit to San Jose, Costa Rica for $239. 15th-22nd Oct 15th-23rd Oct 15th-24th Oct 15th-25th Oct 16th-23rd Oct 16th-24th Oct 16th-25th Oct

With a major carrier, it's Belize for $397 with United. Link:

Hope that helps.


I've had a flight cancelled on me. The airline said that since air traffic control cancelled my flight, that the airline is not responsible for any compensation (no lodging, no food, no money).

What are my rights?


Airlines are notorious for shifting blame when there's a cancellation so they can avoid paying compensation.

You can of course try and make a claim but if they refuse then it leaves you only with the option of going to court. Remember, it's probably in their T&C when you purchased your flight so you're fighting an uphill battle.

I know...very frustrating.


We're trying to find:

Ottawa (YOW) to Barbados (BGI)

Early April 2020 (we need to be there on the 4th at the latest) as we have a function on the 5th. Would like to stay at least a week. Are very flexible outside of that.

I've been on Hopper and all that and I'm just not finding deals! Could you help?


WestJet for $707 CAD is the cheapest. Link:

A few dates to choose from: 30th Mar - 6th Apr 30th Mar - 8th Apr 31st Mar - 8th Apr 1st-8th Apr 6th-15th Apr 7th-15th Apr 8th-15th Apr


Do you post flights out of the Canadian Westcoast? Ie Vancouver, BC


Of course. All the time.

Here's all our YVR flights:

Canada is not as competitive as the US for flights, however, there are still great deals to be had.

Make sure you download our FREE app and register to receive notifications when we publish a flight departing Vancouver.


What do you think about r/dragonsfuckingcars ?


No idea what that is.
Care to explain?


Is there a way to see one-way fares?


Easiest way at this time is to simply search "one-way" in our search box.

Here are the results:


I live near a mid size airport that's not a big hub, so if I buy an error fare out of say, Miami, I'm going to have to also buy a normal fare to get to Miami. That's fine, but my question is: if the airline is going to refuse to honor the error fare, will I typically be able to figure that out within the 24 hour window in which I can unbuy my normal fare ticket? Is there some way to confirm that they'll honor the error fare?


It's best to wait 2-3 weeks after booking an error fare flight before making any plans. If the airline is going to cancel the error fare bookings, it will likely be done in the first couple of weeks.

There is a common misconception that if you receive an e-ticket number, you are certain to fly. That is not true.


Hello! Thanks for doing this. Trying to get to a family reunion in the Philippines but I would like to travel to Japan afterwards without having to fly back to Manila to catch my flight home. Would you be able to find some flight deals for these dates? Is there any way to avoid paying upwards of $1200 for two one way flights?

Alternatively, are there any flight deals between MNL and NRT? (Both directions)

YVR-MNL: April 2020

NRT-YVR: Aptil 24th/25th

Thank you!


I searched an open-jaw route for you so it'll all be on the same ticket.

Coming back 23rd seems cheaper. I found it for $883 CAD with China Airlines. EVA Air is a few dollars more.


Also works coming back on the 27th if that suits you better.

Hope that helps.


I'm trying to find a cheap flight from Barcelona to Warsaw (or near / 4+ hours distance by train/bus) one way any time between the 1st and the 7th of October for university! All of them are about 90EUR plus! It's insane.

Is there a way you could please help me good sir? Love your site!


Looks like 87 euros with brussels airlines is the cheapest. Link:

Have you tried the Google Flights explore tool? You can browse many different destinations on the map.


Hey there,

Trying to get from NYC to Porto, Portugal 10/12/2019 - 10/14/2019. Any chance you could help?


Flexibility is key to getting a cheaper deal. A flight on those specific dates are priced at $593 with Royal Air Maroc. Not great.

Are you open to different dates and maybe different airports (e.g. PHL, LIS)??


I work from home. Travel a lot. I've used many deals that I was turned on to via Secret Flying. Particularly, a flight from Vancouver to Dublin for $99, and a flight from Sao Paulo to Vancouver for $169. As you said flexibility is key. In the case of Sau Paulo, I lived in Buenos Aires, but it was still way cheaper for me to get a flight up there with GOL than pay a regular priced flight from BA. I also used a Scoot 40% discount you turned me onto to get a round trip flight from Berlin to Hong Kong, returning via Taipei for $240. Also flying Scoot in February to return to Berlin from Bali. I paid less than $130 one-way for this ticket. So thank you so much for the money I have saved.

Often the deals you show send you to a variety of international versions of that site. So maybe a deal sends you to Kayak Italy, or Skyscanner UK, etc. Why would this work? Don't these versions merely convert to the local currency, and change the language? Why would a ticket be cheaper on vs. for example?


The OTAs listed on will be different to the ones on

You'll be presented with different prices as all the OTAs are competing with one another.


Do you find deals from the US to the Philippines very often? Trying to plan ahead for spring break. Thanks for what you do!


Always. Just yesterday we published New York to Manila for $388 roundtrip. See here:

You can view ALL the deals we've ever shared from the USA to the Philippines here:


I love that Google Flights allows you to use an entire region as a destination, but why do you have to pick a specific city for departure? Is there any way to search one region (say Europe) to another region (say USA), or one region (Europe) to a specific city? I live in Berlin, but the airport here is pretty tiny, so for transatlantic flights, I usually fly to the cheapest airport in Europe, then depart from there, but it's a pain in the ass finding which airport is cheapest. I usually need to reverse it, and hope that the price remains cheap when I switch it back with the airport identified as cheapest, but this isn't always the case.


i think you can search up to 6 departure airports in a single search on google flights.

Not sure if it works on the explore tool.


Western Europe is ridiculously easy to get around by train, so to go from the USA to France, I don't mind flying to Madrid (or London, etc.), visiting for a few days, then hopping on a train or cheap flight. I'm also flexible with dates (departure/return +/- a week. But what kind of search engine do I use for this kind of flexibility? Even your own site stops at the country level (France), when frankly I wouldn't mind France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, or Italy. Preferably this search engine would also allow me to set an alert when a fare dropped below a price (say $600).


Considering that there are countries in Europe which are always the cheapest to fly to, it wouldn’t be a huge inconvenience to search those places one by one. E.g. France, Spain, Scandinavian countries, UK, Italy


I made a Reddit account just for this, haha. When do you normally find cheap flights from Europe to the US for the holidays? I keep seeing US to Europe, but not vice versa. I remember seeing some last year through another email subscription, but I've been glued on Secret Flying since I discovered it! I LOVE that it's free and you guys post so many awesome deals! I've been on the lookout for a really good $400-600 sale from VCE to ORF - though now I need to add CAK in-between - for mid-November into December. I'm nervous about waiting too late, but I feel like a good deal should pop up soon.


Thank you for your kind words.

Why not into WAS and catch a train down. The cheapest flights are to and from major airports like DCA, IAD, BWI.

Not ORF sadly.


Why doesn't my app work anymore?! When I first downloaded it/logged in/set it up, it worked perfectly. I got all notifications for flights out of Chicago. Then it stopped working and I notifications for EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT DEAL. It was too much! I had to turn off notifications.

I've gone back in and tried to set it up again, I've deleted and re-downloaded. Nothing has worked. I get every single notification instead of just Chicago ones. Is there an easy fix?!

P.s. I love secret flying! I'm a college student so it makes it easier and more affordable for me to travel!


Let me try and help...

  1. Delete the app.
  2. Re-download it.
  3. Login.
  4. Tap the red "resubscrube" button on the My Deals page.
  5. Tap the rest button and confirm you want to delete your current notification preferences and start from the beginning.
  6. Go through the subscription process and select Chicago.
  7. Ensure you go through all the steps until you get to the "You're all set" and there is a "Finish" button.
  8. Tap the "Finish" button and be patient until the page reloads.
  9. Your My Deals page will load showing you on Chicago deals now. You will now also receive only Chicago notifications.

If that did not work, please message me your username and I'll make sure this gets sorted for you.


I follow you on Twitter, and it's so tempting seeing all the cheap fares come up, it's hard to not jump at most things and book some cool trips!

Is there any way you would consider doing something like this for airline/alliance reward travel? It's obviously such a hassle if you have a destination in mind that is served by multiple essentially have to search one-by-one to look for possible mileage redemptions. It would be nice to have some alert system for newly available reward travel to specific destinations!


You are aware that we have an app that sends out notifications for flight deals departing your subscribed cities, right??

We may add an airline/alliance reward feature in the future.


Not sure you're going to see this but I'm going to try anyways... We recently got 4 travel vouchers (800 each) from AA for giving up our seats. We plan on using them for RT flights to Europe (one of our must go stops is Lisbon; we would like to add one or two more places but no more) next mid/end of July with return around the beginning of Aug (approx stay of 15 days, give or take). How and what would be the best way to use this, and which cities would give us the cheapest outbound from U.S. and inbound from Europe?


Do all the flights have to be on the same ticket??

Or can you book a roundtrip to Lisbon, then another bunch of separate flights within your trip around Europe?


Your app has notifications? How do I activate that? Do I have to login?


Hello. Simply download our FREE app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.



I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’m wondering if you can help with this... I’m trying to book a RT from LAX to SYD with a stopover in New Zealand (any airport) for Feb 2020. What’s the best way to book this without booking two round trips (i.e. LAX - SYD, SYD - AKL, AKL - SYD, SYD-LAX)? We’re pretty flexible with dates but we are looking to book about 3 weeks total and need to be in Sydney for 2/14 for a wedding.


If you want all flights on the same ticket, then it leaves you with no choice but to fly Air New Zealand. When you make specific conditions like that, it leaves very little room to work some magic and get a cheap deal.

Do you really need to go NZ? That will likely cause the price to be very high.

Already the USA to Oceania market is not cheap.


I am trying to get my sailor home for his holiday leave. His dates aren't very flexible, the Navy as a rule isn't very flexible. He would be flying from San Diego late in the day on December 30th (or early on the 31st) going to Newark, NJ or Philly. Returning late in the day January 11th or the morning of January 12th. Obviously a non-stop would be his preference. The best I can find is $420. Anything better out there?


That looks like the best price unfortunately. Flexibility is key to scoring cheap deals.


Hi I love your Facebook page so much I have it set to always see your posts first on my news feed!

Could you find me a good deal for flights to Tokyo Japan from preferably the UK but anywhere in Europe could be feasible if the price is right? Dates are set 11th September to 25th September 2020. Thank you!


Thank you for your kind words.

Those dates are too far in the future. Airlines tend to release their fares approx 9 months in advance.

Are you using Facebook to keep up to date with our deals? There's a much better way...simply download our FREE app. Register for FREE then log in to the My Deals section within the app. Once logged in, tap the red "resubscribe" button at the top of the My Deals section. Here you can follow the steps and subscribe to the cities of your choice.

Now you'll receive instant alerts the moment we publish a flight deal departing your subscribed cities.


I’ve been dragging hard on shitty airline service and have since switched to wanting to pay more for a less stressful things such as reasonable customer service and flights that actually leave and land on time —- do you got any tips or tricks on finding the best quality flights for trips?


We avoid sharing flight deals with airlines that have a really bad rep e.g. Spirit.

Seems like so many airlines aren't what they used to be. BA in particular I feel has dropped so far.


How do you know when you have found a good deal for a flight?

Especially when other airlines price differently. for example Air china fight London to Taipei is around £300.

A 4/5 star airline like Emirates would charges a lot more, when is it worth paying for that extra bit.


We have our own set guidelines that are extremely strict.

So occasionally we post a London to Asia deal with a Chinese airline in the 200's. That's a normal deal. However, if it were that price with EK or QR then we'd make it a HOT deal and it would make our trending box on the homepage.


Looking for the flights from London to Bali leaving on the 10th April and return 24th April. Days are slightly flexible (+/- 2 days) Would love to get a premium economy or business class for a cheaper price. Would you be able to help?


Cathay Pacific for £514 in economy. Link:

Or business class for £1,762 with Philippines Airlines. Link:

Hope that helps.


Hey, I might be late to the party but I wanted to ask anyways. I'm looking for RT flights from YUL/YYZ/YOW to the Philippines, Vietnam, or Cambodia for 2 to 3 weeks in March or April around 650.

Is this possible?

Thanks so much!


If you're looking for around $650 CAD that will be very unlikely.

Cheapest I could find is $838 CAD with China Eastern Airlines. Link:


Hello i am looking for a flight from Los Angeles to Paris, France. From dates December 21, 2019 to January 7, 2020 (round trip). I’ve tried multiple websites and have your twitter notifs on. I was wondering if you have any tips?


Hello. Your dates and cities are too specific to help. Whatever price you're getting for those on Skyscanner is the same price I'll get.

It's when you allow for more dates or cities that we can really find cheap deals. Flexibility is key.

Bear in mind, Xmas and new year are rarely cheap so unlikely you'll find a great deal.

Download our FREE app to receive alerts for flight deals out of LAX so you don't miss out if we find one.


My app keeps loading when I try to open the East Asian flights from my phone. I'm using android and have the latest version. I just added East Asia to my deals and now the app just keeps refreshing non stop. Can you help?



Sorry to hear you're having problems.

Try deleting the app and re-downloading it. That should fix the problem.

Let me know if that works or not.


Hello!! Two friends and I would like to go from Orlando MCO to anywhere out of the country for around $150. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks so much! I love your page :)


When?? Any time of year??


I'm looking for the best deal to earn 150 BA tier point to reach Silver Status. I can only fly from Friday the 4th of October (from 6pm) to Monday early morning. Can you help me?


Frequent flyer miles is not a forte. Try the Google Flights explore tool. You can filter by business and oneworld then view all the prices on the map.


Looking to fly from Toronto to Glasgow. Hotel has been booked in Glasgow from May 3-7, 2020. What's the cheapest option, when is the best time to book for something that far out?


If you're open to flying into another city in the UK and saving a couple of hundred dollars in the process, I'd recommend waiting it out. May is a long way away.

Be sure the download our FREE app and register to receive Toronto alerts so you don't miss out when we find one for you.


Is there ever a chance of a good deal on a premium class from southern California to Argentina? I'm looking to go for the month of December and can't find anything good.


Give me a list of airports you're happy to fly out of.

Business/First class flights out of the US are nowhere near as competitive as departing Europe. Don't hold your breath for an amazing deal.

Also, likely it won't include lie-flat seats. Many flights from the US to SA are on narrow body aircraft where biz seats are just standard recliners.


Hi! Long time follower! Can you advise on the cheapest one-way or return connections from anywhere in Southeast Asia to Quito, Ecuador please? Anytime in 2020. Thanks!


Gosh that seems like a super expensive route.

I've run a search for you. Although its not South-East Asia, Seoul is by FAR the cheapest at $512 with Korean Air and Delta.


Dates: 10th, 18th, 26th Feb 5th Mar 6th, 14th, 22nd Apr 8th May


Booked through you numerous times, couldn't be more grateful for the deals you've found me. How does Secret Flying detect these deals?


Thank you for your kind words.

We've built a sophisticated algorithm that uses APIs to search through many flight combinations. Of course, I can't go into much detail ;-)


Cheap one way tickets to Hanoi from Belgium, please? (Or neighbouring countries) for end of October/beginning of November thanks!


498 Euros to Hanoi with Swiss. Link:

However, you can fly to BKK for 346 Euros. Link:


Hi! Could you find a flight from DFW/HOU/WASH to ACC with awesome stopovers in CDG/AMS/BCN from 12/23/19 - 01/02/20?


What do you mean by awesome layovers? Do you want stopovers?


Can you add more deals leaving from south east Asia(especially Indonesia) , rather than going to south east Asia?


I'll pass than on to our flight hunters. Thanks


I’ve noticed there hasn’t been many deals from London lately when compared to other EU deals what’s up with that?


That's not right. London has actually been one of our most popular departure cities in the last two week.

In the last 3 days alone, we've posted over 20 deals departing London. More than any other city.


Any good resources to find cheap international business class flights? Not too picky about the destination


Where are you based??

If you're not picky about destination then there's nothing better than Secret Flying. We publish Business Class deals all the time. See here:


Are there less error flights and cheaper tickets out of Australia? Or are less reported on due to demand?



There isn't a huge amount of flights in that region so it will never match Europe/North America.


What about anywhere in the Netherlands or Belgium to Kathmandu? Between July 4th and August 16th 2020


Looks like Qatar Airways for 434 euros from AMS is the cheapest. A very good deal considering the airline and that it's in the premium summer months.


Many dates available: 14th-21st Jul 14th-22nd Jul 14th-23rd Jul 14th-27th Jul 14th-28th Jul 21st-28th Jul 21st Jul - 2nd Aug 21st Jul - 3rd Aug 21st Jul - 4th Aug 27th Jul - 3rd Aug 27th Jul - 4th Aug 27th Jul - 5th Aug 27th Jul - 6th Aug 27th Jul - 10th Aug 4th-11th Aug 4th-13th Aug


Any flights from pdx to gmp international airport? Preferably after the holiday seasons?


GMP is a very uncommon airport to fly into. As a result, it won't be very competitive (priced low).

So I took the liberty of including ICN and also flying out of SEA and YVR.

I've found you YVR-ICN for $470. Link:

A few dates to choose from: 28th Feb - 9th Mar 10th-20th Apr 24th Apr - 4th May 8th-18th May 22nd May - 1st Jun 5th-15th Jun

Hope that helps.


What is stopping you from using a space after a period marking the end of a sentence?


It seems that when I reply via the Unread Inbox section it ignores the line breaks and sticks them together.

I'll try and fix them.


Do you think you're better than Skiplagged? Why or why not?


Completely different service. They help with hidden city ticketing which involves exiting the airport half way through your itinerary. This will work out cheaper than buying a simple one-way.

Secret Flying find super cheap flights around the world which do not consist of abandoning your trip half way.




Don't shoot the messenger.


How many flights do you go on per year?


Nowhere near as much as people expect. When I travel somewhere I like to stay put for a while and really take it in. Not a fan of hopping from place to place.

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