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Finding the best prices for flights to Morocco





My secrets for finding the cheapest flights to Morocco


I'm often asked, "How do you fly so frequently for so cheap?" or "How do you travel often with work?"

This question makes me laugh a little, because it took a long time for me to figure out who had the best flight services to suit my needs, and makes me think of all of the nightmare flights I've had.

Today, I'll teach you about finding the cheapest flights to and from Morocco on a shoestring budget, as well as share my experiences on various airlines, and how to get to Morocco in the cheapest way possible.

It absolutely matters who you book your flight from

My biggest tip is to steer clear of major airlines, unless you're part of their rewards program and you're cashing in on miles. Tickets are oftentimes higher. For example, A friend of mine recently booked a trip via Delta/Air France from Rabat to OKC recently, for around 2,000usd. Had he booked this in seperate tickets via Momondo a couple of weeks in advance, He'd have saved well over half of that. 


Be flexible in your dates

One of my other biggest secrets for flying cheap is to be a little flexble in your dates. Certain airline ticket sites will show you the deals on caldendar view, which can be super helpful when flying on a budget.



When possible, book multiple tickets!

 It's going to save you tons when booking multiple airline tickets, and flying through major cities as much as possible. Oftentimes, you can find a great price on flights to Paris or London, and from these cities you can get to Morocco for cheap.


Look for last minute deals


 For example, my first flight to Morocco was around $800 total, this included a direct flight to Casablanca from New York City on Royal Air Maroc, and an additional ticket for a 30 minute flight to Fes from Casablanca which was quite possibly the most comfortable flight I've ever flown. I ended up getting this so cheap because it was one of the last seats on the plane. 



Where to search for cheap flights



To start, I usually go to Momondo and check the absolute minimum I can fly for. On Momondo, they offer deals that you won't find as much on the more mainstream travel sites. I like booking through them most, because they have amazing support, and you can often purchase the last couple of tickets for a particular plane trip for pretty cheap. Please keep in mind, these flights can sometimes be very long, but if you're taking a leisure trip, might as well save some money flying!

After checking out Momondo, you can take a peek at Justfly and Kiwi, who offer budget flight tickets as well, although their support isn't as great. Kiwi does have a guarantee when booking multiple tickets, which will allow you some insurance in the event that you miss your flight.


When flying to Morocco, the cheapest route is usually either NYC to Casablanca, which is also the only direct flight to Morocco. From there, you can either take the train, taxi, or another flight to your destination for under $100 usually. The only thing about booking multiple flight tickets would be to beware of long layovers though, and research the amenities the airport you're flying into has when you plan on spending a long layover there.





Royal air Maroc for a fun cultural experience!


 My first long layover was 16 hours overnight in JFK on Donald Trump's Election day and a total nightmare. I was harassed by taxi drivers offering to show me NYC, creepy men, and absolutely dirty and tired, and mean by the time I caught my flight to Casablanca. They do have little jetblue sleeping stations in JFK, though!

 The flight itself was awesome, I made some lady friends from Gambia on the way here, and always get a laugh at the music Royal Air Maroc plays before departure. You can listen to traditional Andalusian music built into the tablets in their headrests, or even listen to Quran on the plane. 

If you live in Morocco or travel frequently, their frequent flier program can't be beat. I also believe they have the highest luggage allowance, which is ideal for those planning an extended stay in Morocco, or coming home to visit family in Morocco.

Regardless of who you book with, if you're flying anywhere in the Maghreb, you'll likely have a layover at the enormous Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, France. When there, I like to do some duty free shopping for french perfume (Hello, Jean Paul Gautlier and Guerlain!) Catch a manicure at a bliss spa, take a shower in the air france lounge, buy gifts for the family in Morocco, and have a quick lunch at famous LaDuree, where the Macarons are amazing. If you're a makeup lover, you'll also find Benefit Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Dior, Chanel, and many other amazing finds you won't be able to obtain real versions of in Morocco. My only regret out of flying from Charles De Gaulle is not stocking up on more high end cosmetics on the way home to Morocco from the USA.


Do you fly to Morocco often? If so, which routes do you take? What are your inexpensive flying secrets?








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  1. Thank you! I'll be sure to use these tips on my next flight!

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  2. That was a awesome tips for people who want to travel cheap and frequent. You’ve found the perfect ticket at a cheap price from Faredepot.

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