Twitter Airfare Deals: 6 Accounts to Follow

It's no surprise that more travelers are turning to Twitter (<strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com" target="_blank">www.twitter.com</a></strong>) to find deals and stay on top of travel trends. Some&nbsp;tweeters are geniuses at saving you money on airfares, and we're not just talking about a few dollars&mdash;some of these accounts come up with deals you only fantasize about. Seriously. Diego Vito Cervo/Dreamstime.com
It's no surprise that more travelers are turning to Twitter (www.twitter.com) to find deals and stay on top of travel trends. Some tweeters are geniuses at saving you money on airfares, and we're not just talking about a few dollars—some of these accounts come up with deals you only fantasize about. Seriously.
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Airfarewatchdog.com Frommers.com
Whom to Follow: @airfarewatchdog

If some expert flyers had to follow just one Twitter handle to find travel deals, many would choose @airfarewatchdog. It alerts followers of unpublished airfare deals—think along the lines of $331 NYC to Berlin round-trip with all taxes and just a one-day advance purchase. If you're too slow on the trigger, you'll click its links and find yourself dumped into its standard search engine, unable to locate what was tweeted, but if you're quick and stick to the purchase rules, it can lead you to travel gold.
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@JetBlueCheeps Vincent DeWitt
Whom to Follow: @JetBlueCheeps

JetBlue does a lot of things right and one of them is ingenuity. Long before the other airlines followed suit, it created two major Twitter accounts: one for the airline (@JetBlue) and this one for its Twitter-only deals. The deals only last a few hours, don't include tax, and have limited availability, so you have to act fast. It used to post deals with weekly regularity, and now announcements can be spotty, but it's still the place to hear about new JetBlue sales first.

For that matter, follow the airlines that go where you want to go. Accounts such as @Delta@United and @AmericanAir tweet a lot of self-promotional filler that won't be of much interest to you, but now and then they will give you the first word on a good sale.
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@Hopper_Deals Dennis Jarvis
Whom to Follow: @Hopper_Deals

Based in Boston and Montréal, Hopper's servers crunch the numbers minute by minute to find airfares that are markedly lower than the usual price for the same routes. Every day, its Twitter account pumps out a selection of hot deals and flash sales (like $631 round-trip between Phoenix and Amsterdam in late summer on Delta).
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TheFlightDeal Sean DuFrene
Whom to Follow: @theflightdeal

When an air carrier makes a goof and inputs the wrong airfare into its computer system, TheFlightDeal (in Canada, it's @TheFlightDealCA) often catches the anomoly before the airline's bureaucracy can—and it quickly shoots out a tweet in time for you to take advantage of the low price. Be flexible and be quick and you could be very, very satisfied with the savings.
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@ExitFares Vincent DeWitt
Whom to Follow: @ExitFares

Like TheFightDeal, ExitFares detects price goofs and flash sales and whisks the news to you as soon as possible so you can leap on the good fortune. It also delivers emails customized for departures from your local airport.
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@FareCompareDeals Frommers.com
Whom to Follow: @FareCompareDeals

Go to FareCompare's Deals page (http://www.farecompare.com/deals/) and then click Sign Up—it will automatically recommend your closest airport and email you deals from there. Or combine "@flyfrom" with the three letters corresponding to your city or nearest major airport—@flyfromNYC, @flyfromLAX, @flyfromMIA, and so on—it operates dozens of airport-specific tweet feeds, and your airport is probably represented by one of them.

You can follow all six of these accounts at once via our Airfare Deals list at @Frommers, our own Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Frommers/lists/airfare-deals
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