by Mark Albert
It’s the holy grail of travel – buying unbelievable airfare and jetting off to your dream destination for less than what you’re paying for a few nights’ worth of hotels.
It is real and you can learn how to do it, too.
Under $500 International Airfare Deals
You may have seen in the news, read online, or heard via word of mouth of people finding jaw-dropping airfare – like under $500 to Casablanca; under $300 to Australia; or the Middle East, Norway and Sweden for $200.
When friends ask me how to find these types of tickets for themselves, I tell them it can be deceptively simple—if you act fast when you first catch a whiff of a bargain.
And when I mean fast, I mean minutes — not days or hours.
I started 2017, for example, with trips booked to Panama, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Austria, and Poland. Not one of the roundtrip airfares I bought on a major airline cost me more than $500.
In fact, a deal to Budapest, Hungary in 2016 was so good, (at $462 roundtrip I calculated it was 64% off the normal price), I took a dear friend who had never been to Europe with me. And we flew in the front of the plane on a lie-flat bed on the way there, thanks to my airline elite status for no extra cost.
This is how I’ve learned to see the world on my budget.
So what kind of fares are we talking about?