One major aspect of travelling is finding Travel Deals, Flight Deals & Error Fares. When we don’t have enough miles to book a free flight, our go to is waiting for an error fare or a flight sale notification from these sites below. Wondering how to get the best travel flight deals, hotel deals too, you’re in the right place.
Let me start by explaining what an error fare is. An error fare is a glitch or error in an airline’s system due to technical issues or human error. This glitch or error causes a flight to show up online for a price which is significantly lower than the regular price. However the airline can decide whether to honor the error/glitch or not. If they don’t honor it, whatever you paid will be reimbursed, if they do honor it, then hooray!! Time to plan.
Want to know what I do when I see an error fare, “I Purchase It Immediately” and then figure out the logistics later; logistics meaning, accommodation, activities etc. Error fares don’t come around too often, so when they do I try to take advantage of them.
- NEVER call the airline to ask about the error fare, just wait to see if you get a confirmation number or a cancellation email.
- Don’t book activities or accommodation right away, and if you absolutely have to, make sure you book refundable options so that you can cancel without a penalty.
If you click on each of the links below, you’ll be able to sign up for each of the Facebook pages that I follow. Don’t forget to sign up for their emails as well, especially for those who don’t check Facebook often. These Facebook Pages are how I get my notifications for flights deals, error fares and much more. I highly recommend that you follow every single one listed below, including my Facebook page too of course – The MOM Trotter .
I also recommend that you sign up to receive their emails and tweets and whatever other social media account they have.
2. Scott’s Cheap Flights (by the way I paid for premium, super worth it as I get the emails even faster)
(Fly 4 Free is my ultimate favorite. Make sure to sign up for the push app notifications as well)
Our family has been on soooooo many error fares and great deals from these website above. For example our trip to Chile below was an error fare for $165 RT per person. Can you imagine? Our trip cost us about $1,300 for our family of 4 including airfare and lodging etc. We walked a lot, took Uber a few times, cooked in our Airbnb and visited lots of free stuff. (Click HERE to sign up for Airbnb and receive $40 off your 1st booking).
(don’t forget to follow me on IG for more family adventures & family friendly places to visit)
Horseback riding along the Pacific Coast of Chile. 🐎🐎🐎🐎 — Aiden was excited about riding and even got to pick which horse he wanted to ride. As soon as the horse started galloping, he changed his mind rather quickly. “Horses are still too bumpy for me Mom” – Aiden 😂😂😂😂 . . . . . . . . . . #VinaDelMar #Valparaiso #SandandSun #PacificCoast #HorsebackRiding #Chile #SouthAmerica #FamilyTravel #FamilyTravelBlogger #TravelBlogger
[Photo above taken with: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens]
If you want to see these deals as soon as they are posted, make sure to follow the steps below:
1. Search the Facebook Page you want to follow – The Mom Trotter (see example using my Facebook Page below)
2. Click on Like
When you do, this screen below will Pop Up. Make sure you click – “See First” so that every time I or any Facebook page you follow posts something, it’ll show up right away on your timeline. This is crucial if you want to find out about flight deals and most especially error fares. Some of these fares only lasts a few hours before the flight changes so you definitely want to see them as soon as they are posted.
2. Click on Edit Notification Settings
Make sure you check All Posts, Events and All Live Posts. Yes it may seem like overkill; but trust me, you don’t want to miss Anything!!!
Follow these steps below if the error fare isn’t showing up, or if you just want to search for tickets and get a better price.
[Want to read my more detailed post on finding the best flight travel deals – check out “Tips For Travelling On A Budget – With Kids“]
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