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2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight deals: how to get the best offers on American Airlines, Expedia...

Travelers that are planning to take a holiday will want to keep an eye out for special offers that will drop between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight deals: how to get the best offers on American Airlines, Expedia...
BRIAN SNYDER REUTERS

When looking for a great deal on a flight, flexibility is key to getting the lowest price and not just when you want to travel but when you can look for a deal. Airlines and travel bargain search pages will be releasing special offers for those seeking to get away but you’ll need to sign up to be in the know about those special offers.

Signing up for services to help you trap the lowest priced tickets can save you time and trouble, freeing up your time to enjoy other things in life other than scouring the internet to find that elusive deal you’re looking for.

How to find the best deals

Finding the best deal on a flight requires patience. Some of the common tips are to look for deals on Tuesdays when airlines release updated fare sales. It’s also advised not to wait until the last minute, nor book too early. If you are willing to fly on a major holiday, you can avoid the higher costs around those peak price times. But often time it boils down to just plain luck with airlines releasing mistake fares.

In this case it would be best to have someone on the lookout for you to let you know when those fares are available. You generally need to be a member in order to receive those prized deals, some of those services require a subscription fee.

Services to help search out deals

Expedia is one of the most popular free services to find deals on flights and hotels. The more you use the service, the more points you can acquire and thus preferential treatment. The travel destination search engine has special member-only Black Friday through Cyber Monday offerings for those who sign up to the service.

Dollar Flight Club is a subscription service, which finds deals for customers across the globe from their home airport to worlwide destinations. Subscribers have the option of a Premium service for a few dollars per month or Premium Plus+ for $14 per month. The company claims that users of the Premium Plus+ can save on average up to $700 with its flight deals.

Don’t expect incredible Black Friday Deals in 2021

Thrifty Traveler throws some cold water on those hoping to get a great deal while they are letting their Thanksgiving meal settle. There will be some decent discounts but according to the subscription service for finding flight deals “there’s no best day to book flights,” and that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, this service which charges $49.99 per year will do the legwork for you to find deals year-round.

The general rule of thumb is that you need to be flexible on when you can travel. After the covid-19 crush on the travel industry the post-vaccine recovery has put companies in the travel industry back in control of pricing. Especially hotels according to the New York Times. After booking a flight, finding a deal on a hotel will be more difficult outside of the short term as the industry is still adjusting to the post-covid landscape. In the meantime travelers will have to cross their fingers.