These 5 sites find you the cheapest flights

I thought I was a travel failure. I was trying to meet my girlfriend and her friend in NYC from June 17-June 22, and I thought for sure I’d be able to find a non-stop roundtrip ticket from SF-NYC for under $400. They had already booked their tickets from Florida, so the dates weren’t flexible (which is how I usually get great deals on air travel), but I’d been trying for a week with no luck.

I don’t mind long layovers, but I’d like to make at least minimum wage hourly in savings for it to be worth it.

Here are all the tools in my travel toolbox that failed for over a week at finding me a non-stop RT ticket for under $400, before I finally had a breakthrough: Continue reading