How Thrifty Traveler Premium Works

How to Travel Cheap

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At Thrifty Traveler, we strive to help others spend less and travel more. One of the ways we do this is by finding you cheap flight deals. If you’ve been following Thrifty Traveler for a while now, you may have heard of our Premium offering and may be curious about how Thrifty Traveler Premium works. In this post, we will answer those questions and show you just how simple it is to save money on international flight deals.


What is Thrifty Traveler Premium?

Thrifty Traveler Premium is our subscription-based email service that delivers 1-3 international flight deals each day directly to your email inbox. These deals depart from over 75 US departure cities and you currently have the ability to set a region filter to tailor the deals you want to see. In the very near future, we will be rolling out airport specific filtering that will allow you to only get emails for deals that depart from the airports you select.

Thrifty Tip: In addition to the 40+ flight deals you will receive each month, you can also take advantage of our free credit card consulting service.



Step 1: Sign Up for Thrifty Traveler Premium

It’s only $40 per year and you can expect 40+ notifications to your email box each month for flight deals near you. Our sign-up process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Better yet? Once you are locked in at a price, it will never change. You can become a premium member here.


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Don’t miss out on cheap flight deals with Thrifty Traveler Premium.


Step 2: Get Ready for the Deals to Fly into Your Mailbox

Once you sign up, we send you an email right away with the scoop on Thrifty Traveler Premium. Within a few days, you’ll start seeing “Thrifty Traveler Premium” notifications hit your inbox. Here is a preview of what those will look like.


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Preview what you can expect with Thrifty Traveler Premium email notifications


If you use Gmail, please make sure to check your Promotions, Social, Updates or Spam tabs as it may have accidentally ended up there. Simply drag any Thrifty Traveler Premium email into your “Inbox” tab to help to prevent this from happening in the future.


Step 3: Find a Deal You’re Ready to Snatch Up 

Once you spot a deal you’re ready to take advantage of, use the details provided in the Thrifty Traveler Premium email to find your flight options. We provide you with the departure locations, destinations, available dates, airlines and ways to book.


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Preview a Thrifty Traveler Premium Deal


Step 4: Search for Flights 

Use our favorite tool, Google Flights, to find the flights that work for you.


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Use Google Flights to find the best travel options for you.


Step 5: Book Your Flights

Once you find the itinerary that you want, you can book them right with the airline. There may even be a chance to book the deal with the online travel agency (OTA), Momondo, to save even more money. If that is the case, the information will be provided in the email notification.

Thrifty Tip #3: Don’t wait to book the deals as they don’t last long! Remember, if you book a flight, there is a free 24-hour cancellation policy on US flights*.


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Remember to add your frequent flyer number when booking your flight.


Bottom Line

Our Premium deals save our subscribers an average of $250 or more off of regular priced fares. Even if you only book one flight a year, that’s enough savings to pay for 10 years of Thrifty Traveler Premium. You get all of this for the equivalent cost of one cup of coffee a month. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Thrifty Traveler Premium and don’t miss out on a flight deal again.


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Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

21 Responses

  1. Diane DiPrete says:

    does your site cover business and first class sites

  2. Brandon says:

    I know the majority of your deals cover economy only seats. As someone who is far too tall to fly economy on international legs, what kind of options are there for taking advantage of these deals but needing to move into a premium economy/economy comfort type situation? This is my reservation about TTP being useful for me.

    • ThriftyTraveler says:

      We post 1-2 Premium Economy / Business Class flights per month. You also have the option of purchasing seats with extra legroom even on cheap economy deals. Give premium a shot, you have 30 days to try it risk free 🙂

  3. Jacqueline Smith says:

    Is the subscriber cost have to be done every year or does it automatically renew?? if so, how easy is it to cancel??

  4. Christi Newell says:

    How do I log in, and indicate my preferences for cities to travel to/from?

  5. Nancy Jacobson says:

    Is this an international flight only site?

  6. Christine Beranek says:

    I signed up for Thrifty Traveler Premium on Wednesday Feb 6th and I received the email with a receipt but haven’t received any emails since. How long does it take for my account to activate and start receiving emails?

  7. Rossane Rodriguez says:

    When I book, can I book for my husband or does he have to sign up separately to take advantage of the deal?

    • Nick Serati says:

      Hi Rossane,

      Our Premium service brings you directly to the airline’s website. This means you can book as many tickets as you want for whoever you want. We are simply finding the deals and letting you know they exist.

  8. Michelle says:

    How long does it take to receive my refund if I cancel my subscription?

  9. Rob says:

    Is there a way to find out which home airports you cover?

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