Frequently Asked Questions

What is MyTravelNerd?
MyTravelNerd sends you crazy cheap flights. We scour the internets for the best flight deals and send them directly to you when we find ’em. We also give you advice for how to earn and use frequent flyer miles and credit card points. It’s free to sign up and can save you hundreds of dollars in airfare and wasted frequent flyer miles. You should probably just sign up, TBH.

How do I sign up?
Like .

So I tell you where I want to go and you send me flight deals for that place?
Not exactly. We send you cheap flights from your home airport to all over the world. Some subscribers say these deals inspire them to travel to new places. Others say nothing, but we think they agree.

How frequent are these emails?
It depends on your home airport and how many deals are popping up. Free subscribers can expect ~1-3 emails per week. Turbo Edition subscribers can expect ~2-5 emails per week.

What is this Turbo Edition of which you speak?
It’s the premium version of the free subscription. Turbo Edition subscribers get the best deals (those rated “extremely good 🔥🔥🔥” and “phenomenally good 🔥🔥🔥🔥”), more personalization options, and a smug sense of superiority. You can learn all about it here.

Will you guys sell my email address or personal information?
Nope. Never.

Do you make money when I buy a flight?
Nope. We link to Google Flights, which doesn’t do that. We do (sometimes) make money if you book a hotel or Airbnb through our emails.

How do I cancel my subscription?
By clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. Turbo Edition subscribers can cancel just their Turbo Edition subscription by clicking the “Change Turbo Edition” preferences, also at the bottom of the email.

Why don’t you offer deals for budget airlines like Spirit and Frontier?
Because they’re shitty and we don’t recommend that anybody fly with them. Also, the prices they offer are misleading since they charge you for everything onboard short of oxygen.

How are you?
Pretty good. Just writing some Frequently Asked Questions on a flight from D.C. to Los Angeles on Alaska Airlines. Thanks for asking.

Alaska has a flight from D.C. to L.A.? That’s weird.
Right? And it’s not a Virgin codeshare or anything. If you’re an Alaska elite living in LA I strongly recommend flying this route. Very few elites fly it so you’ll often get upgraded to first class, as I did on this flight.

What were you doing in D.C.?
Visiting family. Also earning the miles I needed to get Alaska MVP Gold for next year.

How was it?
Really nice, but surprisingly cold. I ate at my favorite fast casual restaurant in D.C., “Cava,” a few times, including the one in Terminal B at DCA.

“Cava”? Never heard of it.
They do, like, Greek/Mediterranean pitas and bowls. The ingredients are fresh and full of flavor.

Cool. I’ll have to check it out.
That wasn’t a question, but you should.