Finding Flights to Quito

Uncover the Secrets to Getting Low-Priced Flights to Ecuador

Are you looking to travel to Ecuador but finding the flight prices too expensive? Don't worry; you're not alone! Airfare can vary so much, and finding the best deal can seem like a daunting task. However, with a little bit of research and patience, you can get flight alerts and snag low prices to this beautiful South American country.
The first step is to sign up for flight alerts from various airlines. Most airlines have an email newsletter that provides exclusive deals and offers to subscribers. You can also use flight aggregator websites such as Kayak, and Google Flights, which allow you to set up price alerts for your desired flight routes.
Once you sign up for flight alerts, you'll receive notifications of discounted flights, special deals, and flash sales to Ecuador. It's important to act quickly when you receive an alert, as these deals often have limited availability and sell out fast.
It's also important to consider the type of airline you choose. Budget airlines such as Spirit and JetBlue offer cheaper flights to Ecuador, but be aware that you may need to pay additional fees for checked luggage and in-flight amenities or for additional flights within Ecuador to get to Quito.  We recommend definitely checking with Copa Airlines - they have excellent low-cost service through Panama City to major cities in North America such as Toronto, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Montreal.
Lastly, understand why airfare can vary so much. Flights are subject to supply and demand, so prices can fluctuate based on how many seats are available, how popular the route is, and even the time of day you're flying. Airline sales and promotions can also affect pricing.
Getting flight alerts and finding low prices on flights to Ecuador requires a bit of research and patience, but the effort is worth it. By signing up for flight alerts, being flexible with your travel dates, and understanding the factors that influence airfare pricing, you can save money and enjoy a wonderful trip to this stunning South American country. Keep reading for more tips.

Steps to Finding a Cheap Flight to Quito

1. Know when to go. Try not to fly during peak times.  Peak times in Ecuador are when the Ecuadorians living abroad come home to visit their families.  These times are mid-December through mid-January and the first week of April (Semana Santa (Easter week)). Expect prices to be higher during these times. 

2. Buy round-trip air tickets.  Round-trip fares are often the same price, or at times even a little lower than one-way fares.

3.  Fly from Miami, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, New York, Amsterdam, or Madrid. The cheapest direct flights from North America for Ecuador fly out of Miami (MIA), Houston (IAH), and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) airports, with New York (NYC) a distant second. You can sometimes save $$ by buying two separate tickets, one from your city to Fort Lauderdale and a separate one from Fort Lauderdale to Ecuador (for JetBlue).  From Europe, the cheapest flights are generally from Madrid (MAD) to Quito (UIO), so you can try booking two separate tickets, one from your city to Madrid and then the second ticket from Madrid to Quito.  This can save you hundreds of dollars or Euros.  Try it!  Also, try the "Skiplagged" application, which is pretty efficient at finding these loopholes but may require you to travel with carry-on luggage only.

4. Know where to look online. Start your searches on Kayak.com, which is excellent because it checks for flights across many different sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, and Orbitz all at once.  The airport code for Quito is UIO.  Kayak also allows you to check for flights to nearby airports and see prices for dates 3 days before and after your desired departure.  But after discovering which airlines are flying the cheapest on your chosen dates on Kayak, hop over to the airlines’ official website and do a flight search again before buying.  By doing this, you may find even cheaper flight prices than the ones advertised on Kayak.  Sometimes it is worthwhile to also do a separate check on google flights (https://www.google.com/flights/)


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