Typically, the airline will own up to its mistake, sometimes granting you a ticket for thousands cheaper than you should have paid. Other times they’re less generous, though, and make you pay full price. Still, it sounds like a worthwhile gambit.
Keyes explained to the Telegraph how mistake fares happen, noting that often, an airline means to list a flight for thousands of dollars but winds up misplacing a decimal point. It’s that simple! There are other variables at play, too, including foreign currency exchange rates, flight routing errors and miscommunication between travel agents and airlines, but the major takeaway remains the same: Keyes and his team find these insanely cheap tickets, and email them straight to your inbox.
This isn’t the first time Keyes has shared his sage-advice either. In January, he did a Reddit AMA, answering the internet’s burning questions on traveling the globe. Among his nuggets of wisdom: Everyone should try traveling alone at least once, and your long layover could actually be a blessing in disguise.