I’m the founder/owner of Secret Flying. My job is to find cheap flights. Here to answer any travel questions and help you find your own cheap deals. AMA
My name is Tarik Allag.
I founded the popular travel website Secret Flying in 2014.
We find super cheap flights all over the world and share them with our users.
If you’re interested you can visit the site here (no pressure 😉)
Membership is not necessary and it’s COMPLETELY FREE!!
Unlike other flight deal websites, we do NOT charge you a penny.
Making money doesn’t drive me.
Providing people with affordable unforgettable trips does.
Both me and my company have been covered countless times by media outlets. A simple Google search will show you that.
We receive tons of emails asking about cheap flights and how to find them. I thought Reddit would be a great platform to answer these questions.
I’ll answer the most common question we receive now:
What are Error Fares?
Error Fares are when airlines accidentally price a flight way too cheap but often honour it anyway. There are a number of reasons why the price can drop so low:
1. misfiled base fare (human error)
2. fuel-surcharge component of the ticket disappearing
3. OTA (Online Travel Agent) glitch
There are some insane Error Fares we’ve found over the years. Examples here, here and here.
Just a few days ago (on Friday) we published an Amsterdam to Ethiopia Business Class flight for €374 roundtrip (normal prices are typically around €2500).
On average, we find an Error Fare deal at least once per week.
Here’s a page showing all the error fares we've published before: https://www.secretflying.com/errorfare/
Around 85% of the time, the airlines honour the mispriced tickets.
In the small chance they do not honour, you will receive a full refund from whoever you booked your ticket with (OTA or airline directly).
It’s recommended to book an Error Fare with a credit card to make the refund process easier in the chance that it is not honoured. This is because CC companies are usually happy to do the chasing for you.
In the previous 2 months (July & August 2019) we published over 2,800 flight deals.
Here’s a taste of the deals we found during that time:
New York to Rome, Italy for only $198 roundtrip
Los Angeles to the Maldives for only $366 roundtrip
US cities to Lima, Peru or Bogota, Colombia from only $175 roundtrip
Dublin, Ireland to Panama for only €205 roundtrip
ERROR FARE: Barcelona, Spain to Boston, USA for only €86 roundtrip
ERROR FARE: New York to Tel Aviv, Israel for only $269 roundtrip
If you’ve booked a flight via my company before, I’d love to hear from you.
There’s nothing more enjoyable than hearing about your amazing adventures.
If you have any travel or entrepreneurial questions, fire away.
If anyone would like me to assist in finding you a cheap flight, I’m more than happy to help.
Remember, flexibility is key.