For the Best Airfare Deals (Including Mistakes), Follow The Flight Deal

Several readers asked how they could have found out about the American Airlines mistake business class airfares to China from earlier this week.

That one was on FlyerTalk first, I believe, but it was also posted at

They had the $1700 3-cabin first class deal to Seoul and the $178+ fares to Abu Dhabi, India, and Africa. They also had this month’s $500+ Air France premium economy deal to Istanbul (a $2500 – $3000 ticket normally).

Scanning their site just this morning I see:

They have a daily email list and they tweet out deals as well as listing deals on their website. Personally I subscribe to the site’s RSS feed so I see their deals along with everything else I’m reading on blogs and the like.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I really wish there was a site like TheFlightDeal for the opposite direction – i.e., for foreigners (like me) who want to go visit the US. *lol*

  2. A friend told me about this awesome service called DealRay that actually send you a text when there’s an incredible deal so you don’t have to be by a computer 24/7 – including the most recent few mistakes that happened since I joined.

    It’s called DealRay – and they’re offering a free month to anyone who joins through this link:

  3. Just started receiving “The Flight Deal” newsletter and I am going to unsubscribe. Listing deals by airline doesn’t serve the customer; I want to see deals listed by destination. Maybe it panders to the airline’s PR department, but the poor user has to wade through an annoying amount of eye clutter in order to read every entry to see which destinations are being offered.

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