(CNBC) — In 2013, Scott Keyes found a nonstop, round-trip plane ticket from New York City to Milan for $130. He knew the deal was a massive score. What he didn’t know at the time was that his cyber bargain-hunting would turn into almost seven figures, a five-employee startup, and an email newsletter with almost 250,000 subscribers.
When Keyes, now 29 years old, returned from Milan, his friends were desperate to know how they, too, could secure such jaw-dropping deals.
Some of his most brag-worthy finds include round-trip tickets to Kenya for $310, Rio for $363, Azores for $271, Copenhagen or Oslo for $279, and Bali for $348. (Azores, in case you are wondering, is an island that’s part of a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.)