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Finding the Best Deal on Flights with Zach Resnick

Finding the Best Deal on Flights with Zach Resnick

Update: 2024-02-142


#156: Flight deals expert Zach Resnick and Chris share every way they know to save money booking flights, including hidden city ticketing, VPN arbitrage, travel agents, buddy passes, and more. They also cover their favorite award search tools and share insights into the secret world of buying and selling points and miles. 

Zach Resnick is the founder of FlyFlat, a luxury concierge platform that offers great deals on long-haul, international, business and first class tickets.

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Full Show Notes

(02:28 ) Biggest Mistakes People Make with Flight Deals

(05:48 ) Where to Start Your Flight Search

(08:30 ) Best Timeline to Book Flights

(09:30 ) Travel Portals

(16:37 ) The Waterfall Approach to Save Money on Travel

(19:08 ) Flight Award Search Tools

(26:22 ) FlyFlat Services

(29:05 ) Brokering Points

(41:52 ) What If You Don’t Have Points/Miles but Find Great Deals?

(42:46 ) Using Gift Cards & Travel Credits

(44:00 ) Hidden City Ticketing

(53:04 ) Why You Should Read the Contract of Carriage

(54:10 ) VPN Arbitrage

(58:13 ) Consolidators

(1:01:47 ) Travel Agents & IATA Numbers

(1:04:42 ) Airline Business Programs

(1:08:24 ) Buddy Passes

(1:16:13 ) Utilizing Credit Cards

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Finding the Best Deal on Flights with Zach Resnick

Finding the Best Deal on Flights with Zach Resnick

Chris Hutchins