Advice

Review: Kara & Nates FareDrop

I’ve been fans of Kara & Nate for years now. Their videos just get better and better, and for a long time, I’ve wanted to purchase one of their products. Nate’s credit card survival guide wasn’t right as we’re not US based. Kara’s editing course was a little out of my price range, and I wondered how much additional value I’d get from it.

So, when Fare Drop was announced, well… it was perfect. However, I already used a number of discount / error fare alert websites so I was left wondering whether or not it would be worth subscribing to.

I should mention I’ve gained nothing financially from this write-up. I don’t know Kara or Nate personally. I’m not an affiliate of the service so if you sign up I won’t receive anything. I paid for the service with my own hard $$$. I just figured, people similar to me might want to know a bit more about the service and I hoped to answer that in this post.

Sign Up

Signing up for Fare Drop was simple and straight forward. Enter some basic details such as your name, email address and phone number then personalise the deals you want to be alerted to.

Finally, you’ll need to enter your payment details. You get 30 days free, so there’s nothing to lose when it comes to simply try the service for 30 days to find out if it’s for you. After that, you’ll be billed $3.99 a month annually ($47.88 a year)

As I signed up to the service pretty quickly, I got a discounted price of $2.99 a month.

How The Service Works

As I mentioned when singing up you’ll want to add your phone number. This is optional but for me, I read texts much more often than I do emails (they often relate to boring work stuff)

When a deal comes through that matches your criteria you’ll be alerted by text. It’ll look just like this…

Simultaneously as this text arrives so will an email that will provide you with a direct link to book the flight as well as any details you might need to know.

30 Days Of The FareDrop Service

On average I received 1.6 deals a day over the course of 30 days. Of course, this number is set to heavily fluctuate. Kara and Nate don’t create the deals, they just share them so if there are no deals to be had they’ve nothing to share.

Of those deals, 23% cost less than ?100 to book. So, there’s certainly affordable short-haul flights as well as heavily discounted long haul flights. Sadly, I didn’t book any of the flight deals I was sent – however, I did come very close on more than one occasion.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I think the Fare Drop service is great and has a large market for those interested in booking discounted flights without putting in the leg work. If you don’t know many deal sites, don’t enjoy playing with the ITA Matrix but still want to maximise your value for money when it comes to flights then yeah – sign up for FareDrop!

If you’re like me – an AVNerd who loves a bargain, and knows more airport codes than you probably should then this isn’t for you.

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