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Itching to Travel Again? The Best Flight Deals We’ve Found for 2021

Travel is coming back – and on the cheap, too, because the flight deals for trips so far in 2021 have been insane! Flights are currently bookable through May 2022, and all the deals we’re finding can be freely 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? We find flight deals departing from over 160 U.S. and Canadian airports! Check out Thrifty Traveler Premium, our cheap flight alert service.

Our team is on the hunt for the best flight deals, flash sales, and mistake fares. When we find one from your home airport, you’ll get an instant email alert. All you have to do? Book directly with the airline! We aren’t a travel agency, and we don’t make the flight deals – we find them!

Here are the best deals we’ve found so far for 2021 (and into 2022). Don’t miss out on the next one!

 

Half-Off Flights to Hawaii from $160

Is Hawaii on your bucket list? A recent Thrifty Traveler Premium deal could have gotten you there on the cheap, starting as low as $160 roundtrip to get you there and back. Yes, really!
 

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We know Hawaii is on your bucket list! And if you’ve ever searched for flights to Hawaii before, you know it can cost a fortune. Flights to Hawaii typically cost $600 – $800… or more. With these cheap flights, you could take a family of four for the price of a normal flight:
 

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These record-low prices to Hawaii aren’t just from major U.S. airports. We’re seeing flights hovering around $300 roundtrip from across the country!
 

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$63 Mistake Fares to Bucket-List Destinations

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

If you’ve ever tried to find cheap flights to bucket-list spots like Machu Picchu or Patagonia, 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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And this deal wasn’t just live from a few major cities. It was bookable for a fraction of the price from almost every U.S. city!
 

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This mistake fare disappeared fast – try Thrifty Traveler Premium and get the next one!

Brazil is bucket-list material for many. Want to fly there in business class? How about for $480 nonstop and roundtrip in this Delta One lie-flat seat?
 

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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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Delta briefly sold fares on their new business class seats from New York (JFK) down to Sao Paulo (GRU) for just $480 roundtrip. This one didn’t last long!

 

Japan Under $200…Roundtrip

Tokyo, anyone? Japan is at the top of many traveler’s lists, but getting there is notoriously expensive. Not with the right flight deal.

We recently found flights from several U.S. cities for $600+ off normal flight prices through March 2022! Yes, that is Cleveland to Tokyo for under $200 – roundtrip next March.
 

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Premium members were especially excited about these insane Tokyo fares for 2022:
 

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This deal didn’t last long! Want to get the cheapest flight deals we find? Try Thrifty Traveler Premium.

 

U.S. Favorites Under $100…Roundtrip

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 Arizona, Florida, California, and more.

From coast to coast, we’ve seen domestic deals to your favorite destinations drop to record-low prices. Check out this recent deal to Florida: nonstop and roundtrip under $100, with availability now through February 2022!
 

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And no, these aren’t on budget airlines! Vegas for $76 roundtrip, anyone?
 

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And the best part? Many of these insanely cheap fares are bookable through summer 2021 into winter 2022!
 

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Yep, we’ve even see major price drops to Alaska. Flights from the lower 48 will typically cost you well over $600 to visit Alaska in peak summer. We recently found summer flights to Anchorage for for $150 roundtrip:
 

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These deals don’t last long! Get instant alerts for the flight deals from your home airport.

 

Europe is Reopening! Flights from $227 RT

Raise your hand if you had a 2020 Europe trip planned. It’s time to rebook that dream trip.

Thankfully, Europe is reopening to travelers! Iceland, Croatia, and Greece are already open to travelers, and France will open to tourists for summer. And there’s never been a cheaper time to book a trip to Europe for summer and beyond.

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 peak summer! Those flights are regularly $950 or more roundtrip!
 

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Thrifty Tip: Don’t live in a major U.S. city? Don’t worry: we find flight deals from every airport in the United States: 160+ airports in total!

Dreaming of a 2021 trip to Greece now that it’s open? We just found this nonstop deal from several cities to Athens and alerted our Thrifty Traveler Premium members. Yep, that’s $500+ off typical summer and fall flights to Greece.
 

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Summer or fall in Italy: Yes, please! Typical flights would cost you over $1,000. We recently found fares under $300 roundtrip…
 

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Iceland is open for travel! 24 hours of sunlight in summer, or Northern Lights in winter? For $224 roundtrip, why not both! We recently found this mistake fare to Iceland from several cities:
 

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We find flight deals up to 11 months out – already into March 2022! Get flight deal alerts now!

 

Bottom Line

A return to travel in 2021 is finally within reach – and there are some insane flight deals to get you back out there.

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. Don’t miss the next deal we find: join Thrifty Traveler Premium for flight deal email alerts from your home airport(s)! Now let’s get back out there and explore the world!

 

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48 Responses

  • Is the Athens deal still going? I just check as of 20:45 August 9th and I don’t see the round trip for 50k.

    • Hey Tamika,

      Thanks for your interest! Our flight deal alert service works differently than a travel agency: we don’t make the deals, just find them! When we find a deal from your home airport, we send an instant alert. Unlike a search engine, you won’t put in your destination or dates.

      If you have a specific destination and dates in mind, we also recommend using Google Flights to search and setting a Price Alert for the specific dates you need to travel: https://thriftytraveler.com/guides/google-flights/

      You can give our flight deal alerts a try here: https://thriftytraveler.com/premium. Hope this helps!

  • I would like a cheap business class flight in June/July 2021 to Athens or Zacyenthos Greece from Dayton Ohio. Also a cheap business flight to Melbourne Australia in Jan/Feb 2022 from Dayton Ohio & also business to Paris France in September/October 2021

    • Hi Monna,
      Great to hear you’re looking forward to travel this year! Our flight deal alert service works differently than a travel agency: we don’t make the deals, just find them! When we find a deal from your home airport, we send an instant alert. Unlike a search engine, you won’t put in your destination or dates. Business-class fares are rarer, but we do find them a few times a month mainly from major US cities.

      If you have a specific destination and dates in mind, we also recommend using Google Flights to search and setting a Price Alert for the specific dates you need to travel: https://thriftytraveler.com/guides/google-flights/

      You can give our flight deal alerts a try here: https://thriftytraveler.com/premium. Hope this helps!

  • Hi. I was wondering if the Iceland deal is still on $357, I can’t seem to get it to come up…..
    it goes to other deals instead.
    thank you

  • I like the fact that you listed some prior great deals. Which of the above were actually honored by the airline? I looked at last week’s TAP business class deal that wasn’t honored but I didn’t book anything. That circumstance naturally makes me question how many of the above fares were honored. If all of your examples were honored in full for all passengers upon ticketing, that increases the value of the premium service enormously. I still have fond memories of my flights on Cathay where they chose to honor their mistake fare.

    • Hey Christian – You are right some mistake fares are not honored by the airline. Thankfully every deal listed above was honored by each specific airline. I actually booked the JFK-GRU Delta One deal for $400 myself and hope to go later this spring! Give Premium a try, I think you’ll be a big fan! thriftytraveler.com/premium

  • Looking for round trip tickets from BOSTON, mass (BOS) to Orlando, Florida (MCO) LEAVE April 22 and return May 3 any good deals left for 6 passengers?

    • Hey Mat, Thanks for your interest! Our flight deal alert service works differently than a travel agency: we don’t make the deals, we find them! When we find a deal from your home airport, we send an instant alert. Unlike a search engine, you won’t put in your destination or dates. When you get an alert for a deal you’re interested in, simply follow our instructions to book direct with the airline 🙂

      We find cheap fares to Florida every few weeks or so! You can give our flight deal alerts a try here: https://thriftytraveler.com/premium

    • Hey Veróinca, we’ve been seeing some cheap fares to Portugal lately! The fares we recently found are no longer live – the hotter the deal, the shorter it lasts. Be sure to get our flight deal alerts so you don’t miss the next one we find: https://thriftytraveler.com/premium

  • What if you don’t have a specific destination in mind? Do you publish all smoking deals from my home airport?
    Say to Spain, Egypt, Tasmania, Cusco or even Boise ?
    Sometimes you really don’t know where you want to go until you get a red hot deal!

    • Hi Tammy! We don’t find cruise deals: our team is focused on finding the cheapest flights possible 🙂

  • Need flight round trip from StLouis to Savannah Ga or StLouis to Orlando Fl. Time frame is May to June in 2022 ??

    • Hi Margaret, we find cheap fares from STL weekly! Cheap flights to Savannah and Orlando come around every month or so. We find flight deals up to 11 months out, so we’ll start seeing flight deals for May in the next month 🙂

  • Hi there, I’m going to need to fly from Orange County Ca to Syracuse or Cornell a lot. I like to fly 1stvm class, donyou have good deals?

  • Looking for travel from Texas to Galapagos (preferably from Houston but will consider Austin or Dallas)

    • Hi Lois, thanks for your interest! Cheap flights to the Galapagos are rarer, but we see them come around every 3-5 months 🙂

  • Looking to travel to Thailand in 2022 for 2 adults and 2 kids. For about a month from Houston, TX. Do you have any deal ? Thanks !

  • I fly out of Portland Oregon. Can I get a flight to England round trip. I would love to go there. Even to Hawaii. How does that work if your city is not on it?

  • I fly out of Portland Oregon. Can I get a flight to England round trip. I would love to go there. Even to Hawaii.

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