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In just seven years, Scott’s Cheap Flights has grown its subscriber base to 2 million people.

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In just seven years, Scott’s Cheap Flights has grown its subscriber base to 2 million people.

It’s one of the best ways to find cheap international and domestic flight deals.

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Whether you’re stressed about skyrocketing airfares or you’re the kind of person who spends hours poking around Google Flights for fun to find flight deals to inspire your next getaway abroad, you need to subscribe to Scott’s Cheap Flights right now.

The newsletter founded by former journalist Scott Keyes in 2015 delivers cheap international and domestic flight deals directly into your inbox as they are rolled out by airlines. (If you’re already one of the newsletter’s 2 million subscribers, congrats—you’ve probably saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars by now.)

Members typically save up to 90 percent on international flights. Here are just a few examples of the bargains Scott’s Cheap Flights uncovered on round-trip flights this past March/April:

  • Los Angeles to Peru, August–November 2022 — $281 (typically $700+)
  • San Francisco to Tahiti, August 2022–January 2023 — $533 (typically $1,000+)
  • NYC to Costa Rica, dates throughout 2022 — $190 (typically $600+)

In each email, Keyes and his team provide all the information you’ll need to score the deals they uncover, including departure cities, travel dates, airlines, how much the flights typically cost, and even a direct link to find the deal in Google Flights or Momondo (both are useful if time-consuming flight search tools on their own).

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It all started back in 2013 when Keyes uncovered a flight to Milan for just $130. Once he returned home, he started emailing his friends and family the airfare deals he continued to uncover. Eventually, he decided to turn his obsession with finding cheap flights into a newsletter. Because Scott’s Cheap Flights doesn’t receive commissions from booking sites, you’ll also know that deals are actually a good value and not just a way for the company to make money.

If you’re truly addicted, you can also choose to pay more for Premium or Elite memberships that deliver about four times as many deals as the free version. Both of the top tiers of membership include a 14-day free trial so you can test it out before you commit to the annual fee. 

Here’s how the three tiers of membership work.

Limited

Sign up now: Free, scottscheapflights.com

You’ll get a sampling of international economy-class deals for up to five airports delivered each month. In 2021, Scott’s Cheap Flights sent 591 deals to its Limited members.

Premium

Sign up now: $49 per year, scottscheapflights.com

You’ll get all international and domestic economy-class deals from up to 10 airports, plus weekend getaway deals and mistake fares from your home airport. (A mistake—or error—fare is when an airline accidentally lists the wrong price for a ticket on its website.) In 2021, Scott’s Cheap Flights sent 2,249 deals to its Premium members.

Elite

Sign up now: $199 per year, scottscheapflights.com

Elite membership gives you all the perks of Premium membership but for first-, business-, or premium economy-class deals from an unlimited number of airports in the United States. You’ll also be sent mistake fares from any U.S. airport. In the last six months, Scott’s Cheap Flights sent 2,571 deals to its Elite members.

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When you sign up, your subscription is tailored to your home airport so that you’re only getting deals that apply to you. Scott’s Cheap Flights currently serves travelers departing from airports in the United States, including the 50 states, St. Thomas, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

This article was originally published in 2018; it was updated on June 15, 2022, with current information.

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