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Airfare for specific flights can vary based on where you are internationally and while we haven’t perfected Star Trek transporter technology just yet, simply appearing to be somewhere else digitally can unlock cheaper tickets you’d otherwise miss out on. There are a number of good reasons travelers should use a virtual private network (VPN) and aside from getting you around Internet censorship they can fool booking sites into thinking you’re in the United States, where airfare is often below international prices.
- In the video above I explain how you can use a free VPN like Hotspot Shield no matter where you are to potentially save on your next flight plus unlock your favorite TV shows on sites like Hulu or Netflix.
You can catch more of my videos on YouTube where I recently uploaded footage from the middle of riots in Donetsk, Ukraine and have posted me trying not to fall off a piece of luggage you can convert into a scooter.
Love this idea…where do you think the cheapest countries to buy tickets would be?
The two quickest general ones are the United States and then second, the country of the national airline (if it is one). So, Turkey for Turkish Airlines, etc.
Hey Anil, cute dog!
Anyway, on the topic: I have used VPN few times in the past to get slightly cheaper flight tickets. It does work! However, recently, United recognized that my credit card was not from the USA and charged me extra. Essentially they charged additional $30 USD which would have been the price had I searched from Canada. I tried to argue but it didn’t work. Any tips for such situations? 🙁
I was able to buy Turkish Airline ticket through the Turkish language gateway and it was way cheaper in TRL than USD. Same with LAN simply by changing the country to Peru/Español.
Having a sexy model certainly makes any video more watchable 😉
How did they add this charge? I’m curious what the fee was labeled as and I’ll do my best to find a way around it and let you know!
It’s a nice idea, never tried it but depending on currency fluctuations and market competition, it can actually be a good idea. However, would those tickets be properly protected? Like ATOL etc. For example, if Airline goes bust halfway on trip, I don’t think US govt. is going to take care of me.
So true, I talked about this in my book, it is shocking how it actually works, especially when you’re pondering around a flight for a while and going back and forth. Nice to see you have adopted a Pug on your journey as well!
He’s the one who taught me the trick 😛
Thank you for sharing great video… also a lovely dog
Awesome tip man! VPN are extremely hand. Never thought about using them for cheap flights before.
Does your dog travel with you? How can you leave her behind?