Scott’s Cheap Flights Made My Vacay Possible: Here’s How…

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Woman pointing to Scott's Cheap Flights deals

Fly me to the moon! (Or to Aruba for $274 roundtrip!!!)

My loyalty to Scott’s Cheap Flights stemmed from my dire need to take a vacation last winter. I hadn’t flown anywhere in over 5 years (I’ll save my embarrassing TSA story for another time) and was well overdue for some R&R. The destination? Walla Walla, Washington, aka ridiculously expensive airport to fly into.

Women wine tasting in Walla Walla, WA

A friend overheard me talking about my trip, enter Scott’s Cheap Flights to the rescue. I gave it a gander and it seemed pretty awesome, plus it was FREE so why not?! To my surprise, I was soon able to snag a roundtrip fare for under $230 (normally around $400). A couple of months later, I was wine tasting with my mom in the beautiful Walla Walla hills.

How Scott's Cheap Flights works

How does Scott’s Cheap Flights work?

The way that it works is simple. Scott’s full-time job is searching for sweet flight deals for you and me. Sometimes they’re errors that the airline makes and sometimes they’re just really good rate drops.

Once you sign up for a free or premium membership, you’ll select your home airport and any other nearby airports you would fly out of. You’ll then receive daily email alerts for new flight deals from your selected airports to destinations all over the world.

airplane flying over palm trees

Free membership vs. premium

Just by signing up for free, you can snag tons of awesome deals. BUT, you won’t get everything that premium members get. After using the free service for about 3 months, I chose to upgrade to premium for just $49/year so I could enjoy even more flight deal perks

Here’s what premium members get that free members don’t:

  • Premium-only deals: You’ll get the best deals to highly desirable destinations and about 5 times more deals than free members have access to. I booked a Cancun roundtrip for $280😲 (normally over $600)! If I had you at Cancun, go get started on your premium membership signup now!
  • Peak season alerts: You’ll have access to flight deals during popular seasons and holidays when airfare is normally higher. Maybe you can fly back home for Christmas after all!

Women hiking in Ireland

As I mentioned, my friend (pictured above in Ireland) was the lifesaver who introduced me to Scott’s Cheap Flights

“Scott’s Cheap Flights keeps my traveling imagination a reality. It gives me inspiration for the next trip and opens my mind to places I’ve never thought about, or maybe, have never heard about before.

In 2017, I got an email notification that flights to Ireland were like $280 or so and they are normally in the upper $400s. I texted a girlfriend and we booked our tickets THAT day. That would’ve never happened if I didn’t have my handy email from Scott.”

Passport and camera on top of a map

Scott’s Cheap Flights is where travel dreams come true! 😍

If you need more convincing, head over to their website and read the feedback from actual premium members. What’s even better, you’ll get a free month of premium service anytime you refer a friend, so be sure to share these awesome perks with all of your traveling buddies!

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Comments 66

  1. sandrakz

    Seems an odd choice of a post during a pandemic when people shouldn’t be traveling. I love y’all but maybe postpone this post til a better time when it’s not encouraging risky behavior?

    • Ani


    • Ana

      I agree I love Hip2Save buts it’s best not to encourage travel.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks so much for commenting, Ana. We certainly understand that. The travel deals are awesome for future trips to plan for much later in the year. Hoping that helps!

    • Ap927

      This was my first thought!!! Very irresponsible.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks a bunch for sharing your thoughts with us. While you would not want to book for a trip in the near future, the deals are GREAT for a trip to plan for much later in the year. Hoping that might help!

    • Katie’s


    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for your feedback! It is however, a great time to book vacations for way later in the year. Hope this helps!

      • Katie’s

        Is it really smart or kind to get a cheap deal when keeping the economy going is so important. No judgement here but just food for thought. Paying full price in the near future might be very important.

    • Doug

      Really? If you don’t like a post, you don’t have to comment.

    • Michele B.

      This is ridiculous. The viruses that have been going around here since November were far worse than this.

      • Yia M.

        Which viruses have a 3%, or at the least 1%, mortality rate? Which other viruses, since November, has there been a national emergency declaration called for. I wish people would quit talking about what they don’t know.

  2. lsillen

    This is awesome, thank you for sharing!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome!

  3. Kara

    I’ve been a premium member for a couple years and the amount of deals I have gotten have far outweighed the cost. I tell everyone about them. They have made my travels so much easier. Now the only continent I haven’t been to is Antarctica!

    • Heidi

      Ooooh I want to hit all seven continents as well! Shall we plan a cruise off the coast of Chile someday and check Antarctica off the list? 🙂

  4. ann

    Sorry. But no.

  5. ann

    Not the time for travel.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Ann! You can find great deals to book now for future travel on trips for later in the year.

  6. bobmason

    Just bookmark the site for later folks! No one said ‘go book now.’ Sakes. Have some sense.

    • Ap927

      Unfortunately some people don’t have that sense. That’s the point/problem.

      • Erin

        Sure, but common sense goes both ways. Probably not the best time for such a post on an aspirational website.

        • SueJo

          Maybe it gives us something to look forward to?

      • Kathleen


      • Doug

        Some people are just negative in general.

  7. Bunny

    I certainly appreciated this post. While we are not planning on traveling now, I was happy to bookmark this for future reference. Thanks Hip2Save!

    • DSch

      I know! Spring is just 3 days away.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great idea! You’re welcome, Bunny!

  8. Shonda

    Thanks!!! I’m signing up. At least I get to see what deals may come around and decide if I want to buy for the future trip!!
    Also, I must say, this post seemed to be written in an upbeat manner. Idk, but it felt like a happy, lighthearted post. I’m not sure who Taylor is, but he/ she did a good job in writing this post. I felt like someone was really talking to me and convincing me to sign up and/ or travel. Thanks again!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Shonda! Thank YOU for the sweet feedback! I’ll be sure to pass this along to Taylor! 💕

    • Taylor (Sidekick)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, Shonda! I hope Scott’s Cheap Flights takes you to some amazing destinations in the future!☺️

  9. michele

    thank you for this post. I do not think it is irresponsible at all. In fact, I appreciate that someone is positive in this crazy paranoid situation that has developed. yes, I am staying home now but not forever ! to all – good health. remember positivity is good for a strong immune system. anxiety due to paranoia weakens your immune system.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Michele! 💕

  10. Amber

    If you don’t like it, keep it moving people. Maybe someone like myself would like to book for a year from now, or may that be irresponsible also?

    • Ap927

      We have a right to comment. Saying to move on is silly.

      • Tony

        Take your negativity elsewhere

  11. Heidi

    The flights are often months out, not for last minute travel. If you are worried about cancellations you can book with a credit card that offers travel protection benefits. I use my Chase Sapphire Preferred but there are many others.
    If you do want these hot fares, you need to be prepared to book IMMEDIATELY. The really good flights can be gone in hours. Happy travels.

  12. Maggie

    Good lord what a terrible post…encouraging travel..even if for the future…is so irresponsible right now.

    • Carol

      Sooo you’re not looking forward to the future?

    • Laura

      It’s people like you who are perpetuating the fear. The flu kills more people a year. I was just released from the hospital with pneumonia and now I can’t find anything at the grocery stores because of the hoarding. I have to be isolated now so my lungs can heal, yet you are choosing to live like this. Stop judging; only God can do that.

      • Yia M.

        Just an FYI…the coronavirus is 10x more deadly than the flu.

        • Laura

          Yia…its mortality rate is 2 to 3.4 %. But that really wasn’t the point of the post.

          • Yia M.

            I’m unclear to the point then. In your post, the insinuation is that people should calm down because “the flu kills more people a year”. At the outset, it hasn’t been a year since the coronavirus has been “out”, so the premise of the comparison is incorrect.

            Second the percentage is what matters. The flu is .01% and as you rightly point out, the coronavirus is much higher.

            I just think that folks should stop trying to police other people’s feelings. If someone is anxious, let them be. If you are not, good on you. We do ourselves a disservice when we try to tell others how to feel.

            I do hope you feel better and are able to find what you need in the stores.

            • Yia M.

              .1% rate for flu.

            • Laura

              The post was to show how people are overreacting and perpetuating information that’s either not factual or irrelevant. This is not the place to post your anxieties or “facts”. You are taking a minor set of facts and trying to add statistical information to unknown variables.

  13. ShunShynes

    Thank you for sharing this post, I can use this for future trips. Even though we are going through this pandemic let’s still be grateful for the hard work and posts the H2Save staff provide for us each day. We are to use our own judgement if this is something you care not to do then let’s not post negative comments.

  14. Ivan

    Thanks for the post. Haven’t heard about this site but will definately check it out. Most on here appreciate all of your hard work.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome, Ivan! Thanks so much for the kind comment.

  15. candicegpowell

    I seriously cannot believe some of the things I have just read on this post! It is both ridiculous and scary. Come on people get some sense! These Hip2Save people do a GREAT JOB every day scouring the world to find ways for us to save money. They are NOT IRRESPONSIBLE in doing so, IT IS THEIR JOB! Read the post or not, use the info in the post or not, but give them a break and stop attacking their character!!!!!!!!

    • Amber

      They’ll just respond they have a right to comment like on my last post. The silly thing is it goes both ways. No one wins.

      • DSch

        As my mama and other mamas and papas of the world have said.. If you ain’t got nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all! I love to travel the world and appreciated this post. Won’t stop, can’t stop me from traveling and planning for traveling to my next adventure! 🙂

    • Ivan

      Completely agree. No need to bash H2S for anything they post. If you don’t like it, move along. Some people just have nothing better to do.

  16. Yazzay

    Thanks for sharing, H2S! Even though we all understand that travel is warranted right now, I truly appreciate your positivity and optimism. I interpreted this post as a reminder that ‘This too shall pass’ and that we can look forward to a time when travel will once again be OK and that we’ll have resources, like this, to help us find great deals. God bless you and your families. Stay safe & well. *virtual hugs*

    • Yazzay

      Forgive my typo… I meant that we all understand that travel *is not warranted right now! 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much, Yazzay. 🤗😊 Sending the virtual hugs and positive vibes right back at you! 💕🙌

    • DeniseL

      I agree 100%. I appreciate this info and will store it away for future use. Thank you!

  17. Sandy

    Thanks for sharing! We can’t always afford to travel, so these deals help a lot. Of course we’re not traveling now.

  18. Fear/facts

    Should we travel should we stay home the choice is yours the deals are not for everyone. If your job required you to travel I guess you wouldn’t have a job if the fear has taken over your life. H2save has given you an opportunity to book that trip in advance and save some money.

  19. Joan

    Please tell us the embarrassing TSA story!!!! I need a good laugh right now. Pretty please????

    • Taylor (Sidekick)

      Hi Joan!!

      Ok, so my TSA story took place in the very busy CLT airport at about 6 AM. I was wearing a white sweatshirt and had just filled out my luggage tag when I stupidly flung my blue pen up in the air (I’m a huge clutz🤦). When it came back down, it left a lengthy blue streak on my white shirt. I went to the bathroom and tried to wash it off with a little soapy water, but it made it worse and now I just had a grayish, bluish blob that I smeared to death.

      When it was time for me to go through TSA, I was quite lost because I hadn’t flown in so long and so much had changed with airport security. I tried walking through the sensor with my shoes in my hand like a goof, and then I was stopped and questioned about the mysterious ink on my sweatshirt.

      After my prints and the ink were tested, I was cleared and hopped on my flight. Mild turbulence almost gave me a heart attack until I looked around and realized no one else was hyperventilating like me. My travels have been a little less traumatic since then!!😂

      • Kate+4

        Lmao!!!! SO sounds like some of the shinanagans I get into!! I had just expressed a bottle for my daughter & was running so late to board our flight, I noticed some pple looking at me odd but trying to get 3 little ones ready for a 10 day beach trip & it was an early flight I don’t want to know what lvl of crazy I looked like.
        When I went to go through the “jumping jack” scanner the lady pulled me aside & asked what I had under my shirt as it was leaking. I left the plastic cup WITH the little air hose dangling out the bottom of my shirt of my breast pump on!! Dear god I was mortified!! Made one of my breasts look like an oil can of some sort!!
        Now we just laugh about it!

        • Taylor (Sidekick)

          Kate! That story literally just made me LOL🤣🤣🤣 You and I would get along just fine! Moments like these certainly make for great stories. Cheers to many more to come!😊

  20. E

    Just don’t book anytime soon!!! My husband left on a work trip out of the country last Tuesday. We were a little jittery, but it was a 10 day trip, not like his 3+ week trips like sometimes. How bad could it get, we figured? Well. He isn’t stuck yet, but did change his flight and we’re likely going into strict home quarantine when he gets back. Just don’t travel right now!!! Too much of a headache and risk!!!!

  21. Bethany Wallace

    Please don’t encourage people to sign up for this right now. Ill-timing and seems insensitive. I used Scott’s Cheap Flights to book a trip over spring break last September, and am losing $2000 because my travel insurance doesn’t cover “pandemics” or “epidemics”. It’s a sensitive topic right now for everyone and your defensiveness reflects a lack of seriousness in regards to our current world situation. Also, Scott’s Cheap Flights gives people money when they sign up through your link, so it really does feel like you are taking advantage of others.

    • Missy

      That’s how the H2S people make money! This is their job – passing along great deals. It’s awesome they can so something they love to provide for themselves and their families. I’m sorry you are losing money on your travels. 🙁 it must be frustrating! No matter where we book through the insurances have the same clause.

      • Kate+4

        Yup we got burnt on $500 in hotels thanks to Expedia. Ppl have GOT to stop being so sensitive! This is happening to EVERYONE in some way or another! My niece won’t get to graduate med school the way she deserves! Her internship to Johns Hopkins university has been canceled indefinitely. My trip is all non refundable. Her gift, my clothes all thanks to H2S but geeze don’t get mad at them for doing their job. It’s not like u have to get any deal they put up. I’m so sorry u got so burned.

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