There are a few travel hacks that can save you money when booking your flight, accommodation, and other travel-related purchases.

As a frequent flyer, I have found WayAway to be one of the best and most unique due to the cashback they offer for travel-related purchases.

Let’s take a closer look at why I think anyone who books even a single trip a year should check it out.

What is WayAway?

Whether you’ve used WayAway, Skyscanner, Kayak, or any other platform, I’m sure you’re familiar with flight and hotel aggregators by now, and how they let you easily filter options to find the best prices.

WayAway is no different, in the sense that it is a flight and hotel aggregator.

But what sets it apart is that it almost instantly searches through an extensive list of 728 airlines.

The huge number of airlines that the platform searches through is unique to WayAway compared to other aggregators, and practically guarantees that you are able to find the lowest price for a flight or hotel you want to book.

You can give it a try here:

What is WayAWay Plus?

Besides the greater number of airlines that WayAway searches through to find you the best prices, what really separates it from other platforms is its Plus Membership.

With a WayAway + membership, you can receive a generous amount of cashback for every travel-related booking, whether that be flights, accommodation, tours and tickets, rental cars, and taxis.

By signing up for WayAway +, you receive:


  • Up to 5% cashback on flights
  • 10% on airline compensation (AirHelp)


  • 10% cashback on hotel stays and 20% on selected properties (
  • Up to 6% on hostels (Hostelworld)


  • 10% on taxis (KiwiTaxi)
  • 5% on rental cars (Rentalcars, Qeeq, Klook)

Tours & Attractions

  • Up to 8% on travel experiences (Viator, GetYourGuide)
  • Up to 7% on attractions (Tiqets, Klook)

How WayAway + Works

The best part of this is that you receive cash, not points or miles, which has previously been a huge point of frustration for me and other travelers, even though I’m a frequent flyer and regularly use these points and miles on flight tickets.

Once you have purchased a travel service from one of WayAway’s partners, you receive cashback a few days later in your account, which you can then withdraw to your PayPal account.

Your cashback will never expire, and there is no maximum amount of cashback you can receive.

Other Benefits

There’s no doubting that the main appeal of WayAway + is the cashback on all your travel-related purchases, but there are a couple of other welcome benefits, including:

  1. Being able to ask travel experts all your travel-related questions 24/7
  2. Recommendations from locals about all the best spots at your destination, including restaurants, attractions, hidden gems, the best Instagrammable views, and more.

How Much Does WayAway+ Cost?

WayAway + membership is surprisingly cheap given the generous amount of cashback you will receive from some of the biggest travel-related companies in the world.

WayAway + costs just $49.99 a year.

You can also get a 7-day free trial to test the service out.

If you use this link that I have tested and already has a coupon attached to it, you will save even more.

How Much Cashback Will You Receive?

Let’s take a look at an example of only booking the bare minimum of flights and hotels.

  • Roundtrip flight from New York to Las Vegas for $295 (cashback of $14.75)
  • Hotel for 5 days for $659 (cashback of $65.9)

This means that you will receive cashback of $80.65.

Is WayAway Worth It?

The simple way to figure out if WayAway + is worth it is to know if you will receive more in cashback than the cost of the membership.

As you can see from above, if you only book a single trip consisting of just flights and accommodation, you will already be saving money, as $80.65 is more than the cost of membership.

Considering that cashback is available for several different types of travel-related expenses, including flights, accommodation, tours, attractions, and rental cars, it’s likely that booking a single trip will give you more cashback than the cost of membership.

So, in my opinion, WayAway + is absolutely worth it, especially as you receive cash instead of miles and points that you would only be able to use when booking another trip.

If you don’t sign up for the Plus membership and just use WayAway to book flights, which of course is free to do, you will be able to book your flight for the lowest price.

So WayAway + or not, using the platform in any capacity is a no-brainer.

Ella Dunham, a Freelance Travel Journalist and Marketing Manager, boasts an impressive career spanning eight years in the travel and tourism sectors.

Honored as one of "30 Under 30" by TTG Media (the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper), a "Tour Operator Travel Guru" and "Legend Award" winner, Ella is also a Fellow of the Institute of Travel, a Member of the Association of Women Travel Executives, has completed over 250 travel modules, and hosts travel-focused segments on national radio shows where she provides insights on travel regulations and destinations.

Ella has visited over 40 countries (with 10 more planned this year).