From Europe to Tokyo, Cheap Flights for 2022 are Already Here!
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From Europe to Tokyo, Cheap Flights for 2022 are Already Here!

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It’s never too early for a flight deal. And the cheap flights for 2022 travel are here … in a big way.

While travel is bouncing back fast, many travelers aren’t looking to return until next year. Lucky for them, flights are already bookable into April 2022 – and we’re finding some of the lowest fares we’ve ever seen. That includes flights to Europe regularly under $300 roundtrip, trips to Japan for $250 or less, and a jaunt to the Caribbean and back for under $200 total.

Whether you’ve written off travel for 2021 or you’re simply waiting for Europe to reopen to Americans, the time to plan a trip for 2022 – or even book those flights – is right now.


Flights are Bookable Through April 2022 Already

You don’t have to wait until just a month or two before your trip to book a flight — or find a cheap fare.

Most major airlines publish their flights 11 months (or 330 days) in advance. That means when you’re searching for flights using Google Flights or any other platform, you can book 11 months out: currently as far as April 2022.

Our team is always on the hunt for the best flight deals, flash sales, and mistake fares as far in advance as possible. When we find one, our Thrifty Traveler Premium members get an instant alert for deals from their home airport. No last-minute planning needed!

Main cabin economy fares booked on most major U.S. airlines are still eligible for fee-free changes, making it much easier to plan a future trip worry-free. Oh, and then there’s the other part: The deals for 2022 are getting absolutely out of control.


Back to Europe in 2022 for $300 or Less

Europe is already starting to reopen to travelers.

Greece, Croatia, Iceland, and Italy are open to travelers today with vaccination or COVID-19 testing requirements. France and other countries will soon join them. No matter where you’re heading, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead – especially at these prices.

Cheap flights to Europe are back, with some of the lowest fares we’ve ever seen to many popular European destinations for this fall, winter, and into spring 2022. Check out these flights to Spain, Italy, and France for as little as $296…roundtrip.

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We’re talking rock-bottom prices to Spain, Italy, France, and beyond into spring 2022!

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Most of these low fares have since disappeared – the hotter the deal, the shorter it lasts! – but there will be plenty more.

St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it could cost $287 nonstop and roundtrip! This recent deal was a huge hit with our Premium members:

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Flight deals this hot never last long. Make sure you get our instant email alerts so you don’t miss the next one!


Islands for $132: Beach Getaways for Winter & Spring

Already dreading winter? It pays to plan ahead.

Yep, we’re already finding flight deal alerts for the dreaded months of January, February, and even March and spring break 2022! Instead of panicking when the first snow falls, snag a cheap flight now and rest easy knowing you have a sunny escape to look forward to.

So, what kind of deals are we talking about? Oh, just $130 roundtrip flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands:

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Yep, that’s a cool $700 off normal peak season fares to the Virgin Islands, a perfect Caribbean getaway with no passport required.

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Looking for a tropical winter getaway in the continental U.S.? We’re already seeing price drops to favorite destinations through April 2022, like this smoking-hot nationwide flash sale to Key West:

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…and the list goes on. This deal was live from over 70 U.S. cities under $276 roundtrip!


Japan for $197 RT? Asia in 2022 under $250

There’s no question: As countries reopen to travelers, bucket list destinations are going to be at the top of to-do lists. Japan isn’t open to travelers just yet, but when it is, travelers will flock there.

And if these fares are any indication, airlines are all too eager to help you get there for less. We’ve found a slew of fares to Japan in recent weeks for less than $300 roundtrip. That’s $1,000 or more off normal prices!

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This deal was available from several cities in just the latest in a string of rock-bottom fares we’ve found to Tokyo for 2022. Yes, that’s Chicago, San Francisco, and NYC to Tokyo for just $201 roundtrip.

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Even Hong Kong got in on cheap flights for 2022. Did you think you could fly from North Carolina to Asia for $200?

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Bucket-List Cities for 2022

Got your heart set on Iceland? This island is at the top of travel wish lists for many, especially after opening to vaccinated travelers in March! Getting there doesn’t have to break the bank.

Last month, we found a smoking hot mistake fare to Iceland, with $600 off flights during peak summer into spring 2022!

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Hawaii, anyone? We’re already finding cheap flights for your winter getaway or 2022 spring break trip. Flights to Hawaii during peak season are usually well over double this price:

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If you’ve ever searched for “cheap flights to the Maldives,” you know it’s a tough one. Roundtrip flights to the Maldives will usually run you well over $1,200. We recently found half-off fares from major hubs, flying the #1 airline in the world and fully refundable.

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Bottom Line

With flight prices this cheap, it pays to plan ahead.

It may feel strange, but looking ahead to winter and spring 2022 trips can save you hundreds – if not thousands – on flights for next year. All these crazy flight deals are proof.

If you’re already dreaming of where you’ll go in 2022, join us for cheap flights to get you there. Give our flight deal alerts a try. It’s time to use up that PTO you saved in quarantine!

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