1. Be flexible on what airport you fly out of. My husband & I almost always fly out of LAX, even though it is a 5 hour drive for us. The flights from there are usually about half the price, so it can save us over a thousand dollars & only costs $50 of gas to get there and back. LAX, JFK, & LAS usually have very good prices. Try searching from several airlines near you to see which has the best deal.
2. Try to fly into 1 location & out of another location so that you can see more areas on your vacation without paying travel costs to get back to your starting point. I almost always do this. For example, I will fly into Paris (it's usually cheap to fly into Paris since it's a major airport) & then fly out of Rome. That way I can travel all around France & Italy but not have to waste time & money traveling from Italy back to Paris.
3. Look at low fare calendars on websites. Norwegian Air always has a page on the site with low fares & they are usually really good prices! You can also usually book for a lower price on Norwegian if you pay in Euros. It will still deduct from your card in whichever currency you normally use. Just make sure to do a currency exchange check to see if the price is lower when converted from euros to the currency you use.
4. Get emails from airlines that usually have great deals (I like Norwegian Air, Spirit Air, & Wow Air). They will email you when there are extra low prices on flights.
5. Look up the flights you are wanting once a day for several weeks. Flights can drop several hundred dollars in one day, then jump up another day. By checking many days in a row, you can get an idea of which days are cheaper & a better deal. I always have an idea of how much I want to pay & what is a really good deal, if the price goes really low, I jump on it & buy right away!
6. Travel during the low season or right before the high season. There are many reasons why I love traveling during the low season. You can get flights for a much lower price, you can usually stay at hotels or airbnb's for a lower price, & it isn't crowded when traveling.
7. Search for a flight on Google Flights. Start with a one-way flight search to find the cheapest day to flight out from your destination. Then switch to a round trip search, with your flight out being on the cheapest day.
8. After finding the cheapest flight on Google Flights, then go to the actual airline website of the cheapest flight. Many times you can get the flight a little cheaper on the actual airline website.
9. Try searching on Momando for a flight starting on the cheapest day (found on Google Flights). Cheapoair is also a good site to look on.
10. Subscribe to our email list on Sunshine & Seafoam. We email when we find amazing flight deals!!!
When I am searching for flights, I am looking on all or many of these sites each day for several weeks. I hope this helps you find the best flights when traveling!!!