The Business of Flight Alerts: Interview with Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights

If you’re an avid traveler, then you’ve probably heard of Scott Keyes. He started out by sending flight deals out a few friends and his list grew to 1.5 million subscribers in just 3 years, and counting. The crazy part? He did all of this without any advertising, just word of mouth. His deals are that good.

What is Scott’s Cheap Flights?

What exactly does Scott do? He and his team of 30+ remote workers across the globe search the internet for unbelievable flight deals — we’re talking price drops, error fares or airline sales resulting from brands competing with each other or launch of new routes. No matter the reason for the deal, it’s Scott’s job to find it and report it to you ASAP so you can take advantage and book before it disappears.

The “Free-mium” Model

Scott’s Cheap Flights was one of the first companies to emerge in the field, but flight alerts have become quite popular in recent years, with several other companies claiming to be the quickest/most thorough in reporting deals. With all the competition, I like Scott’s Cheap Flights because there’s no pressure. You can join the free list to get 1/3 of the notifications, upgrade for $39/year to premium and get targeted emails, or just follow him on social media for alerts there as well. The goal isn’t to sell a membership in a special club or cooperative travel scheme — it’s to let you know when a flight goes on sale you can book it.

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About Scott Keyes

Scott is the author of two books that were instrumental to me when I was starting out. He also has a Facebook group of more than 75k members for those looking to join a budget travel community.

Here are some of the key things we discuss in this video:

And much more! Click to watch the full interview below. Are you one of Scott’s Cheap Flights million and a half subscribers? Comment below or on YouTube to let me know!

Scott Keyes Interview

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