The 6 Hottest Flight Deals We Found in March

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April showers might bring May flowers, but March brought some insane flight deals. Many of these deals are already gone, but if you want to get in on the next insane fare, sign up FREE for Thrifty Traveler Premium.

There were cheap international flights, business class deals, and mistake fares! We’re doing a roundup of the craziest international flight deals we found in the month of March, just in case one of these is on your bucket list for 2019. The prices you’ll see below are real flight deals we’ve found just in the last few weeks.

Premium members get the heads up immediately on all these amazing international flight deals. Our Premium membership costs $40 a year, and once you’re subscribed and locked in at a price, it will never change.

This is just a small sampling of the more than 80 international flight deals we found this past month.  Which of these flight deals has you dreaming of your next vacation?


1. Roundtrip Flights to Hawaii … Under $100

Hawaii deals just kept coming and coming this month! To kick things off, Southwest dropped prices on their brand-new routes to Hawaii to as low as $91 roundtrip. Many of our subscribers booked Hawaii flights for under $100 – how crazy is that?! Then, American Airlines got in on the action and cut their Hawaii fares from 50 U.S. cities to as low as $250. Towards the end of the month, we got a special surprise: United Airlines joined in on the Hawaii flight deal fun, and slashed prices to all Hawaiian islands in half. Do you have FOMO yet?


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24 cities to Hawaii from $91 (flying Southwest – Was: $525)


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Detroit / Minneapolis / Salt Lake City to ALL Hawaii from $354 (flying United – Was: $600)


2. $800 Off Flights to Tahiti During Peak Summer & Holidays

Have you always dreamed of traveling to beautiful Tahiti? In March, we found a deal that made those dreams come true for our subscribers. A roundtrip flight to Tahiti typically costs $1,300, but we found flights from as low as $494 roundtrip. What’s even better? This deal was live for some hot travel times: peak summer, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. How does ringing in the New Year in the French Polynesia sound?


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4 cities to Tahiti, French Polynesia from $494 (PEAK SUMMER, XMAS, NYE – Was: $1300)


Another tropical destination that usually costs over $1,200 is Fiji. And we found the lowest pricing we’ve ever seen to Fiji last month: as low as $470 from 22 U.S. departure cities. That’s a cool savings of over $600!


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22 cities to Fiji from $470 (lowest pricing ever – Was: $1250)


3. Half Off 5-Star Airline Flights to Thailand

If you’ve ever looked for “cheap” flights to Thailand, you know how difficult it can be to find a great deal. We were so excited to find $600 off typical airfare to Bangkok from over 40 U.S. cities.

The best part? With this flight deal, you not only save hundreds but get to fly on 5-star airline Etihad. This deal was available for travel in late summer & fall, including Thanksgiving. When you visit Thailand, make sure to visit my favorite city: Chiang Mai!


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40+ cities to Bangkok, Thailand from $655 (5-star airline – Was: $1275)


4. Cheap Flights to Iceland, Back Again

If seeing Iceland in summer is on your bucket list, these Premium deals we found last month were made for you! We found our first nationwide deal to Iceland: EVERY U.S. airport to Reykjavik during peak summer from as low as $285. That’s a savings of over $500 on what’s usually a $950 fare, especially from small regional airports like Bemidji, Dayton, Fargo, Pensacola, Grand Rapids, Minot, and over 80 more.


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Nationwide to Reykjavik, Iceland from $285 (PEAK SUMMER – Was: $950)


We also found a super unique deal to Iceland in March that we just have to share. We found half off nonstop fares to Iceland during peak summer on the Icelandair website that also included a free Ed Sheeran concert ticket! The value of this deal was easily over $1,000 but priced at just $500 to $600 for a roundtrip flight and concert ticket of a lifetime. Seeing Ed Sheeran live under the 24-hour sun of Iceland summers? Yes, please!

Sadly, this deal disappeared fast. But we know many of our subscribers got in on this incredible deal.


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14 cities to Reykjavik, Iceland from $505 (inc’l Ed Sheeran ticket / Nonstop – Was: $1000+)


5. $800 Off Nationwide Fares to South America

Airfare to South America is rarely on sale, so when we find half off prices to South America, we geek out! With savings of $800, this flight deal was a no-brainer to book. And it was available from over 80 U.S. departure cities, even small regional airports. Is South America on your bucket list? Check out Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni: home to the world’s largest salt flat.


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Nationwide to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia from $441 (flying American – Was: $1280)


6. $2,000 Off Business Class Fares to Italy

Cheap business class fares don’t come around too often, but when they do, we love sharing them with our Premium subscribers!

This hot business class deal saved subscribers over $2,000 on their business class flight to Milan. Plus, this deal included RARE peak summer (June – August) and Christmas/NYE availability. Many of these peak summer and holiday business class fares are the same prices as an economy ticket, but you get to fly in comfort and luxury!

Are you tired of squeezing into a coach seat with no advance seat assignment? Then a Business Class fare is for you. This fare included priority boarding, checked bags, lie-flat seats, lounge access, business class food service as well as champagne. Is that not the coolest way to jetset to Italy?


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[BIZ CLASS] Houston to Milan, Italy for $1814 (PEAK SUMMER – Was: $4500)


…and much more.

We found more than 80 international flight deals this past month alone, and are busy finding the flight deals of tomorrow, now! Here’s a look at some of the other flight deals we found this past month:

  • 5 cities to Auckland, New Zealand from $623 (Nonstop, 2 cities in 1 – was: $1275+)
  • 10 cities to Dublin & London from $426 (2 cities in 1 trip, was: $950)
  • 30 cities to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from $209 (was: $575)
  • Nationwide to Austria / Germany / Switzerland from $438 (was: $900)
  • 24 cities to Juneau, Alaska from $190 (inc’l summer – Was: $550)
  • 14 cities to Beijing & Shanghai, China from $339 (was: $850)
  • 5 cities to Johannesburg, South Africa from $582 (5-star airline, was: $1000)
  • [MISTAKE FARE] 30+ cities to Lima, Peru from $213 (flying Delta, was: $800)
  • Newark to SE Asia from $940 (Premium Economy, was: $1500)
  • 80+ cities to Toronto, Ontario from $172 (was: $400)
  • 18 cities to Budapest and Prague from $476 (was: $875)
  • Nationwide to Barcelona, Spain from $329 (inc’l Thanksgiving & NYE, was: $850)
  • Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to Seoul for 50k R/T (Cherry Blossom & Premium Select, was: $1,500)
  • 12 cities to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from $199 (was: $550)
  • 15 cities to Dubrovnik & Zagreb, Croatia from $474 (was: $850)
  • Nationwide to Montréal, Québec from $198 (was: $450)
  • 60+ cities to Hong Kong from $418 (was: $1100)
  • 13 cities to Australia from $517 (was: $1250)
  • 18 cities to London, England from $360 (was: $750)
  • NYC to Santorini, Greece from $591 (including summer, was: $1200)
  • 50+ cities to Halifax, Nova Scotia from $192 (peak summer, was: $450)
  • 26 cities to Cancun, Mexico from $204 (was: $450)
  • [New Route] Minneapolis to Mexico City for $279 (Nonstop on Delta, was: $650)
  • 7 cities to Scandinavia from $378 (Nonstop, inc’l holidays – was: $725)
  • 40+ cities to Havana, Cuba from $202 (was: $500)
  • 5 cities to Faroe Islands from $449 (was: $850)
  • 10 cities to Costa Rica / Guatemala / Mexico from $86 (inc’l checked bag, was: $500)
  • 20+ cities to the Cayman Islands from $212 (was: $550)
  • 7 cities to Rome, Italy from $332 (AA / United – Was: $650)
  • [BIZ CLASS] 9 cities to Asia / Maldives / Middle East / Seychelles for $2494 (5-star airline, peak summer – was: $4250)
  • 40+ cities to Cairo, Egypt from $675 (5-star airline, was: $1275)
  • Baltimore & Minneapolis to Frankfurt, Germany from $450 (Nonstop, inc’l Oktoberfest – was: $850)
  • [NATIONWIDE] Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to Tokyo, Japan for 60k R/T (inc’l peak summer, was: 100k+ or $1500)
  • 40+ cities to Mumbai, India from $630 (5-star airline, was: $1275)
  • 27 cities to St. John’s, Newfoundland from $306 (summer, was: $550)
  •  5 cities to Malaysia from $473 (5 star airline / inc’l Tokyo stopover – was: $950)
  • 19 cities to Trinidad from $278 (was: $650)


If any of these destinations are on your 2019 bucket list, it’s time to join Premium and save $250 to $500 or much more on your next flight.


Bottom Line

March was a hot month for flight deals! Well, every month is hot with Thrifty Traveler Premium. All of these deals were discovered by our team and sent out to Premium subscribers. If you’re looking for half-off airfare to these cities and more, subscribe FREE to Thrifty Traveler Premium and get instant notification of the international flight deals we find.


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