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How Thrifty Traveler Premium Works: Flight Deal Email Alerts

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Looking for cheap domestic and international flight deals from your home airport? You’ve come to the right place.

Here at Thrifty Traveler, we find flight deals for a living. You see some of them on our social media or maybe you’ve even signed up to get some cheap flights sent straight to your inbox. But we send more deals – and the best of the best – to send each day to our Thrifty Traveler Premium subscribers.

Our members get instant email alerts for deals from their home airport (or any airports they want deals from – we find deals from 200 airports and counting!) then book direct with the airline. Each and every flight deal we send saves our members $200 or more on fights – and in some cases, thousands! You’ll get deals like domestic flights as low as $100 roundtrip (or less!), trips to Hawaii under $200, fares to Europe for $300 to $400 or less, and much more. We even send Premium members ultra-rare mistake fares and deals on business class, too!

Curious how our flight deal alerts will save you money on travel? Take a look at how Thrifty Traveler Premium works.


How Our Flight Deal Email Alerts Work

Our team of flight deal experts are constantly on the hunt for the best flight deals, flash sales, and mistake fares. And we share these deals with Thrifty Traveler Premium members. Unlike other services, we also find and send our members award alerts so you can use your credit card points and miles to book and save even more!

No matter what kind of deal it is, these are cheap flights on full-service airlines with just one stop – or maybe even nonstop. We’re not putting you on day-long flights on budget carriers to find you a good deal.

Here’s how it works:

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  1. Our team uses multiple tools to search all day, every day for the unadvertised flash sales, fare wars, and mistake fares you won’t find otherwise.
  2. When we find one from your home airport, you’ll get an instant email alert with a link to book your flights.
  3. 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 – and if you ask us, we find the best, cheapest deals! And whether you near a major U.S. hub or a small regional airport, we’ve got you covered: We find flight deals from more than 200 U.S. and Canadian airports!

Wanna see what these alerts look like? Keep reading.


Recent Thrifty Traveler Premium Flight Deals

Okay, so just how good are the flight deals we find? Instead of telling you, we’ll show you.

We find domestic deals around the U.S. from as low as $50 … roundtrip!

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Every alert we send to your inbox has links so you can book directly with the airline. In each deal, we also keep you up to speed on any pertinent travel restrictions and point you to the best way to book a fare that can be changed or canceled for free – just in case. And because trips only start with a cheap flight, we also include destination guides so you can start planning, too.

We regularly unearth jaw-dropping fares to your bucket list destinations like these record-low fares to Hawaii we found earlier this year.

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But the cheap flights continue to countries across the globe. And no, the deals we find aren’t just from major airports. Check out these fares to Spanish cities like Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN), and even Valencia (VLC) for less than $400 roundtrip – from almost every airport across the country!

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We’ve been sending Thrifty Traveler Premium members tons of dirt-cheap fares to Caribbean islands lately, even harder-to-reach destinations like Aruba (AUA) or St. Maarten (SXM). With these alerts, you can snag flights that normally cost $700 or more for $250 or less!

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These recent flight deal examples are no longer live … but there will be plenty more! The hotter the deal, the shorter it lasts.

Want in on the action? Join Thrifty Traveler Premium for flight deal email alerts from your home airport.


What Other Benefits Do Premium Members Get?

It doesn’t stop with just cheap flight alerts. Our Thrifty Traveler Premium members get a bunch of other perks that just add to the value, including:

  • Price lock for life! Once you’ve signed up for Premium, your annual price will never increase.
  • Access to our members-only Facebook group to get advice and recommendations from tens of thousands of fellow travelers
  • Personalized credit card consulting with our experts to get one-on-one guidance for the best points and miles strategy to accelerate your travels


Thrifty Traveler Premium FAQs

How much does it cost?

A Premium membership will cost just $59.99 a year, or $9.99 a month. And considering you’ll save $200 or more on the first flight deal you book, that will pay for itself in a hurry. Once you’re signed up, your membership price will never increase.


What if I want a refund?

We’re so confident in our flight deals, we offer a 100-day money-back guarantee. If you give our flight deal email alerts a try and the deals don’t blow your mind, shoot us an email.


I’m looking for a specific flight on specific dates. Will this work for me?

Our flight deal alert service works differently than a travel agency: we don’t make the deals, we find them! This service works best for travelers who are open to travel to more than one destination. We always say: let the cheap flight be your guide of where to explore next.

If you only have one specific destination and date you need to travel on, we recommend using Google Flights to search and setting a Price Alert for the specific dates you need to travel. 


Can I search for deals, like on Expedia or Priceline?

You will receive flight deal email alerts as we find them, rather than searching for deals. You can expect at least one email a day from larger cities – or a few emails a week from smaller airports.

Unlike a search engine, you won’t put in your destination or dates. When you get an email alert for a deal you’re interested in, simply follow our instructions to book direct with the airline.


Bottom Line

It’s as simple as that. We find flight deals, we send them to you, you book directly with the airline and save $200 to $500 or more on each flight.

Never overpay for a flight again! Sign up for Thrifty Traveler Premium today, and join the thousands of subscribers who are flying for half (or less!) the price.


Sign Up for Thrifty Traveler Premium Now!


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28 Responses

  • How can I reach you? Just purchased the Premium subscription. I need a wuote for an airline ticket Premium Economy from New York yo París on September 4th and returning September 29/30 from London to New York.

  • How can I give thrifty traveler premium to a friend? I want to repay him for a favor and this is right up his alley.

  • I just purchased Premium Subscription. Unable to access. Is there a phone number I can call for assistance?

  • I am a member and would like to book my son and his family for the flight to San Juan from Mpls. but I won’t be going. Can I book him this deal?

    • Hi Sherri! You are welcome to book any Thrifty Traveler Premium deal you find for your son — we simply notify you of the flight deals we find, and you’re welcome to book as many tickets as you’d like. If you have further questions, shoot me an email at [email protected]. Thanks for being a Premium member!

  • Is San Antonio one of the airports you cover with the premium subscription? Is there a list of all the airports you can direct me to? Thank you

    • It sure is! We cover over 125 U.S. airports. Any airport with American, Delta, or United service is on our list 🙂

  • I paid for your service and all over it says to sign up, get your service. Once your in I
    Would think the starter pages would be gone. I can’t find any pages where I put my interests where you will be highlighting. Please walk through this yourself! All I see is sign up! I already did. Now what????

    • Good morning Margo! Our service is a flight deal email alert service, so once you sign up, you’ll receive a Welcome email and begin receiving email alerts – no need to do anything further on our website 🙂 I’m not seeing a subscription under [email protected] – shoot us an email at [email protected] and we’d be happy to help!

  • Hi! I just signed up and added departure cities. All I see is “update”. How do I get to the next step to complete my subscription? I need to start looking for flights to Croatia and Bora Bora out of NYC and I’d like to get busy with purchasing tickets. Thanks!

    • Hi Kathy, welcome to Premium! Our Premium service is for flight deal email alerts, so all flight deals are sent directly to your inbox via email. 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. Keep an eye out in your inbox for deals we find to Croatia and Bora Bora 🙂

  • Nearest major airport is nearly 3 hours away from my home. Do you by chance use Quad City airport in Moline Illinois as one of your departure places?

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