Our guest today is Scott Keyes- founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, a travel platform with over two million members around the world. It’s been called “the travel world’s best-kept secret” by Thrillist and received praise in The New York Times among others. But before he became our favorite expert on ways to keep vacation costs down, Scott worked for years as a journalist, with bylines in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and plenty of other publications. And now, he’s published a book titled, “Take More Vacations”, which we’ll discuss today as well. With virtually everyone out there clamoring to take a vacation, we’re really excited to be talking about this timely topic. We discuss why we’re living in the golden age of cheap flights, how to get across the ocean for as little money as possible, change fees, perpetually cheap routes, and then we also discuss long travel and the changing culture of travel here in the US.

  • Travel – Don’t forget to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights– it’s totally free, but you can also upgrade your membership in order to score the absolute best deals. When you do, be sure to sign up with our promo code: HTM20 in order to receive 20% off your first year of premium if you’re a new user!
  • Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! (not to mention we think it’s the best travel rewards credit card!) This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!

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5 comments on “Navigating the New Era of Cheap Travel with Scott Keyes – Episode 505

  1. Jessica Gregory Apr 27, 2022

    Did Scott provide a promo code?

  2. What was Scott’s favorite place to search for flights? I think I heard ‘cool flights’ but I it was a bit hard to hear. Thanks!

    • Google Flights! Google.com/flights. Google really has created a fantastic interface for flight searching.