Airline Promo Codes: What are they?
Airline promo codes are those short, magical series of letters/numbers that you enter in a box at online checkout and – POOF! – the price magically decreases.
You can see the full list of airline promo code pages at the bottom of this article.
Airlines and online travel agencies love using promo codes to offer loyal customers discounts on flights. The airline or travel agency also benefits when you use a promo code. Why? Because to use the code you’ll need to book directly through them and not one of their competitors.
BUT! Before you assume the promo code discount is going to give you the best deal, it’s smart to still run a search on Skyscanner to see if someone else is offering an even better price on your desired flight.
After running a search, you can still book directly through the airline/travel agency of your choice from the search results and use the promo code (if that turns out to be the cheapest price).
Promo Codes: How to find them
Skyscanner has dedicated pages for promo codes for nearly every single airline and online travel agency. We frequently update these pages with any current promo codes being offered, along with general sales and flight deals.
You can also sign up for your favorite airlines’ newsletters, as these are the first place they’re likely to announce any promo code sales.
Most airlines will list their current sales, including promo codes, on a specific page of their site. To find them look for a ‘Plan/Book Travel’ or ‘Explore’ (or similar) tab and you should be able to find a section for ‘Travel/Flight Deals and Offers’.
How Often do Airlines Offer Promo Codes?
Some airlines rarely offer promo codes while others are known to offer a new one every month. A popular time for airlines to offer promo codes are over the holidays & especially around Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Before booking a flight, it’s always a good idea to double check on the airline’s or travel agency’s ‘Deals’ page to see if a promo code is available for your trip. You can run your search on Skyscanner to find the cheapest website to book through, and then double check on the airlines webpage on a separate window.
There are usually restrictions on the routes and dates that the promo codes can be used for. Occasionally airlines and online travel agencies also offer promo codes for vacation packages which would allow you to book the hotel/flight/car as a complete package. These package promo codes are available more frequently and typically offer the greatest savings.
Promo Codes: How to use them
The first step to using a promo code is to double check that you’re actually getting the cheapest price. Here’s how:
- Perform your flight search as usual on Skyscanner
- See if there are any deals through third-party sites that might offer a greater discount than the promo code.
- If not, click “book now” and proceed to the airline’s (or online travel agency’s) website to book the flight. You’ll be able to enter the promo code on the checkout screen.
Promo Codes – Frequently Updated Pages
The following pages are all dedicated to current airline promo codes and sales for specific airlines and online travel agencies.