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5 best sites for finding deals on a flight

5 best sites for finding deals on a flight
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If you're thinking about finally taking that long overdue vacation, chances are you're going to head somewhere far-far away. Flights for trips like this can cost a pretty penny, though. That's why you need a little help finding the best deal possible.

Over the past several years, flight comparison sites have exploded in popularity, and new ones have popped up right and left. The good news is you can find great deals with the click of a button, but with so many sites to choose from, how do you know that you're getting the best deal? Here's our countdown of five sites you should visit to make sure you save.

5. Travelocity

As one of the largest travel sites in the world, Travelocity is a great source for deals. We like this site, particularly when you're creating travel "packages," combining your airfare, hotel, rental car, etc.

Surprisingly, many people don't plan their trips this way, but if you're not using rewards points to fly, this is one of the best ways to save money on the overall cost of your trip. According to Travelocity, people who combine even just their flight and hotel save $525 on average.

Travelocity has a free app for Apple and Android users, and a service called Farewatcher that monitors deals on locations you're interested in. Just set your parameters, and you'll receive notifications as prices drop.

One downside, there have been reports that Apple users actually score better deals on Travelocity than those booking through Android. This is great news if you have an iPhone. But, Android users? Not so much.

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