Are you tired of spending a fortune on airfare? Look no further than FareDrop, the flight search engine that promises to find you the cheapest flights available.
FareDrop has been around for a few years now and we have been using it for over a year and a half. This is a free and paid service that finds flight deals based on your preferences and notifies you of those deals. In this blog post, we will review FareDrop and discuss how it works, its pros and cons, and the user experience.
As someone who has been traveling full-time for over three years and has planned trips to over 30 countries, we know the importance of finding affordable airfare. That’s why I was excited to try out Faredrop, the flight search engine that claims to find the cheapest flights available.
In this blog post, I will share my experience using FareDrop and give my perspective on its pros and cons.
We’ll cover our real opinion, our FareDrop review, the FareDrop app, FareDrop review international perspective, and more!
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Why Finding Cheap Flights is Important
The only reason we got to visit the UAE, was because we found cheap flights on the way to Asia!
Before diving into the review, it’s important to discuss why finding cheap flights is so crucial. For any travelers like us, airfare can be one of the most significant expenses we face. By finding affordable flights, we can stretch our travel budget further and potentially visit even more destinations.
Since there are so many places in the world that we want to travel to, we actually choose our destinations based on flight prices. We’ll plan an entire trip around where we can fly for the least amount.
How FareDrop Works
FareDrop is an automated flight search service that finds the best flight prices. The YouTubers Kara and Nate created this platform after traveling to more than 100 countries.
The search process for FareDrop is simple and user-friendly, and the best part, it’s completely passive. With many other services, you must search for your flight or destination to see the deals available and search through all the different options for dates and airports.
FareDrop instead lets you set up to 10 home airports and will automatically notify you when there our deals on flights to any destinations from those airports. You can choose which regions you care to travel to or which time of year. You can even choose multiple preferences over budget airlines and lie-flat seats in business cl
There are currently three different levels that you can sign up for.
Domestic Plan | Price: Free
Finds deals on domestic economy roundtrip flights within the US and Canada.
Global Plan | Price: $49 per year
Finds deals on international economy flights as well as domestic economy deals.
Global Pro Plan | Price: $99 per year
Includes all economy deals and finds deals on international business-class flights.
We’ve had the FareDrop Global Pro Plan for over a year now. By signing up during one of their few sales, we were able to get the Global Pro Plan at the Global Plan price for as long as we hold the membership. We pay $49 per year and get access to all the deals, domestic and international, economy, and business.
We can get anywhere from 1 or 2 alerts to upwards of 25 per day. There have been great deals on roundtrip flights from the US to places like Thailand, Greece, Australia, and even Johannesburg.
The user experience of FareDrop is straightforward and easy to navigate. The platform’s clean design and user-friendly interface make it an easy learning curve. Once you receive a deal notification saying the route and potential month of the deal, you can click it to open more details in the app. It tells you what class the ticket is in, and then you can click the link to go directly to Google Flights to see the dates and airline and even book the ticket directly.
Here’s a comprehensive list of all of our pros and cons of using the service:
Pros of FareDrop:
- Passive service that notifies you when there are deals from your home airport(s)
- Ability to choose up to 10 home airports
- NYC searches all 3 airports in New York City but only counts as 1
- Includes smaller regional airports as well as the main international ones
- Affordable annual fee for service (paid back with one booking) – $50/year
- Includes a helpful daily newsletter, Daily Drop
- App or desktop version available
Cons of FareDrop:
- Only searches for roundtrip flights (no one-way)
- Only available for home airports in the US and Canada (not worldwide)
- Lots of data daily can be overwhelming to actually look through
- Deals have to book quickly since they change so often
- This is not really FareDrop’s fault but it does make it a bit overwhelming knowing you have to check all the time and be ready to book at any moment
- Can’t select exact dates or destinations so you need to be flexible with your destination and dates
Overall thoughts on FareDrop
Overall, I would highly recommend FareDrop to anyone looking to find affordable airfare if you have a home base in the United States or Canada. Unfortunately, we do not. We live in Eastern Europe at the moment, making it hard for us to actually get any use out of FareDrop’s deals.
In fact, we’ve had the service for over a year and a half and have not booked any flights on it. This is mostly due to the fact that we rarely book roundtrip flights to and from the US, so it is essentially useless for us. With its low price and our grandfathered status of Global Pro Plan at the Global price, we are going to keep it. Even booking just one flight on the service makes it worth it for us. Eventually, we will live in the US and be able to take full advantage of the deals. Or, hopefully, they can extend the search parameters to international home airports and/or one-way flights.