Itching to Travel in 2021? Here are the Most Insane Flight Deals We've Found
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Itching to Travel in 2021? Here are the Most Insane Flight Deals We’ve Found

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There’s hope on the horizon that travel can resume later this year – and the deals for flights to travel in 2021 have been insane! Flights are currently bookable through January 2022, and all the deals we’re finding can be changed or canceled for a voucher, if necessary.

Many of these deals are no longer live … but there will be plenty more! Want in on the action? Check out Thrifty Traveler Premium , our cheap flight alert service.

Here are the best deals we’ve found in the last month!

$63 Mistake Fares to South America … Or Biz Class! 

Stop dreaming of these places and make it happen in 2021.

If you’ve ever tried to find cheap flights far into South America, you know they don’t come around often. We recently sent our Thrifty Traveler Premium subscribers two back-to-back mistake fares to Lima (LIM), Peru’s gateway to Machu Picchu, and Santiago, Chile (SCL) a great starting point into Patagonia.

The price? As low as $63 roundtrip.  Yes, you’re reading that right. $63 roundtrip to fly to Chile, way down in the Southern Hemisphere. Those fares are typically $800 or more!
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We were ecstatic to hear from hundreds of Premium members that booked this mistake fare before it disappeared! And it wasn’t just a few cities that got in on this deal: it was available from nearly all U.S. airports! For example:

  • Atlanta (ATL) to Lima (LIM) for just $111 roundtrip.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Santiago (SCL) for $186 roundtrip.
  • Savannah (SAV) to Lima (LIM) for just $166 roundtrip.
  • Baltimore (BWI) to Lima (LIM) for $211 roundtrip.
  • Orlando (MCO) to Santiago (SCL) for $146 roundtrip.

Want to fly business class instead? Delta briefly sold lie-flat fares on their new business class seats from New York (JFK) down to Sao Paulo (GRU) for just $480 roundtrip all the way through May 2021. 
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Those tickets typically cost $2,500 or more, and Thrifty Traveler Premium members once again got first dibs before they disappeared.
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Summer 2021 Flights to Europe from $295 RT

Raise your hand if you had a 2020 Europe trip planned. We’re pouring one out (virtually) for you. Thankfully, there’s never been a cheaper time to book a trip to Europe for next summer. 

We’ve found some of the cheapest fares we’ve ever seen to European hotspots like Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and Madrid for 2021. How cheap? How about flights to Paris, Amsterdam, and London all under $250 roundtrip … for next summer! Those flights are regularly $950 or more roundtrip!
While Europe isn’t open yet to American travelers, we’re hopeful that will change by summer 2021.

Nonstop flights to Ireland under $300 roundtrip? During St. Paddy’s Day 2021? Yes, we’re serious. These are some of the cheapest fares we’ve seen to Dublin (DUB) and Shannon (SNN). And nonstop flights make the journey even easier!

Thrifty Tip: Don’t live in a major U.S. city? We find flight deals from every airport in the United States! Over 170 airports in total!
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Looking to save your cash and use miles instead? We’ve been sending some cheap Delta SkyMiles flash sales to get our Premium members to Europe, too – with flights for half the miles it typically takes to cross the pond.

We’ve found SkyMiles flash sales to Italy, the Netherlands, and other European hotspots. But one of our favorites? A flash sale to all of Spain, including rare availability to Ibiza and Mallorca from just 44,000 SkyMiles roundtrip! Fares to these cities during May 2021 would typically cost 100,000 SkyMiles or more than $1,200.
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Booking with Delta miles is fantastic as all tickets booked with SkyMiles right now are fully refundable – you’ll get your miles and taxes and fees back, no questions asked!


Record-Breaking $69 Fares to Tropical Getaways

We recently found and alerted Premium members to roundtrip flights to St. Thomas (STT) and St. Croix (STX) in the U.S. Virgin Islands as low as $69 roundtrip. Yes, that’s roundtrip!

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Flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands typically cost $600 or more. At one-tenth the cost, these are no doubt some of the best fares we’ve ever seen. The best part? No passport needed!

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In the past few months, we’ve also found unbelievably cheap flight deals to hotspots like Cabo, Cancún and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico under $200 roundtrip. Flight prices have dropped to open destinations like Costa Rica and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. But really, nothing can beat a $69 roundtrip flight to island paradise.


The 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Japan is aiming to restart tourism by spring 2021, and the Summer Olympics are on. If you’ve always wanted to witness the Olympics, these flight deals we’ve been seeing to Asia are the perfect excuse to finally do it.

A recent Thrifty Traveler Premium deal could have gotten you there on the cheap, starting under $500 roundtrip to get you there in time for the opening ceremonies.

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Set on getting to Japan in style? We also found tons of award availability to fly Delta One Suites to Tokyo next spring and summer for just 60,000 Virgin Atlantic miles each way. And yes, that included some dates to get you there in time for the Olympics opening ceremony.
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U.S. Favorites Under $100 RT

Not ready to plan an adventure out of the U.S. just yet? We’ve been finding sub-$100 fares to tons of favorite U.S. destinations like Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, and more. And the best part? Many of these insanely cheap fares are bookable through fall 2021!
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And we’ve been seeing prices drop on hard-to-reach destinations that are typically expensive, like national park gateways. Take Utah for example, a great starting point for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. While fares regularly sell for over $400, we found flights through May 2021 there from 30+ cities under $200!
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Bottom Line

You may have shelved travel for 2020, but there is hope for next year. Many of the cheap flights shown here have evaporated, but the next insane flight deal for 2021 is just around the corner. And free change and cancellation policies make booking an incredible deal for 2021 risk-free.

We know we’ve got your wanderlust and maybe even a little travel envy flowing. So here’s your reward: Use promo code FIVEOFF to get $5 off your first year of our Thrifty Traveler Premium flight deal service! It is time to get travel revenge on 2020!


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