Turns Out This Is the Smartest (and Easiest) Way to Score Cheap Flights

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Ideally, we'd be able to jet across the world for every long weekend, but in reality, the cost of travel can be a major deterrent. Once you've settled on the destination, finding a reasonable flight that doesn't involve multiple stopovers or cost your entire paycheck is the next big hurdle. If you've exhausted Hopper and The Flight Deal and still can't find a good deal, don't worry—there's one more hack worth trying.

Frequent flyers swear by one handy method that could cut the cost of your flight in half: booking "neighbor" airports. By flying into a lesser-known nearby airport, rather than a central city hub, you're able to access cheaper flights for the slight inconvenience. For example, those who fly to Fort Lauderdale instead of Miami and take a quick ride-share often pay less (saving more money for poolside margaritas).

Not sure how to hone your search? We tapped travel forums and Facebook groups to find out about the lesser-known cheap airports to fly into. Your next vacation awaits…

Have you flown into any of these airports? Tell us if you saved money.