The Back Door To Cheap Airline Tickets ... If you think you can find cheap airline tickets yourself, then this may surprise you: The lowest price you can get is usually the result of a clever marketing illusion. It's not even close to the REAL lowest price you SHOULD get ... In reality, some well informed passengers pay next to nothing compared to what your perception of a very cheap deal might be. Now think about it ... All those cheap travel sites out there are acting as ticket brokers. When you book your flight through them, they are getting a commission, which is usually a fixed percentage of the amount of money that you spend. Now think a little bit deeper ... Why would those travel sites show you the cheapest fares? The more you needlessly spend on your ticket, the more money they make. It's as simple as that.