Look at Airline Partner Sites when Booking Flights
When you’re pricing out flights, don’t just go to the site of the airline with which you want to earn miles. Instead, search multiple sites (including our search engine) and their partner sites, as well. You can save some serious money this way.
For example, I was recently looking for flights from New Orleans to Toronto on May 31 and found that United wants $2,320 for a one-way ticket (see screenshot). But if you look at the other screenshot, you’ll see that Air Canada is only charging $1,097, not only for the same route, but for the exact same flight!
Air Canada is a United Star Alliance partner so the United flight is operated by Air Canada. If I’d been a loyal and trusting United customer like I used to be, I would have just gone to United.com and possibly paid double for the same flight, without knowing how much I could have saved. Booking with partner airlines can save you serious money, another reason to always do your research when you’re booking flights.
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