The 6 best sites to find cheap flights

With rising airline costs, every penny you can save truly counts -- so when you score a cheap flight, it's a great feeling.

Flight deals may seem few and far in between, but there are alternatives ways to find an affordable ticket to your next destination. You may think the only option you have is Googe Flights, but rest assured, there are tons of smaller sites that cater to your budget needs.

Check out our list of the best sites to book cheap flights:

CheapOAir - If you know exactly where and when you want to go on your next trip, then this is the perfect site for you. CheapOAir helps you find the cheapest flights around the time frame of when you plan on traveling.

Airfarewatchdog- If you know you want to take a trip but are unsure of the destination or time then this is the best site for you. This site does a great job at breaking down the best flight deals of the day and explains why they're a steal.

The Flight Deal- If you're a spontaneous traveler then you should consider checking this site every day. The destinations range from small US cities to Sydney, Australia -- and the prices are unbeatable.

FlyerTalk Mileage Runs- This site is best for savvy travelers as many of the deals posted are in shorthand.

Secret Flying- This site is best for the simplistic traveler. There is no commentary -- just deals.

TravelPirates - If you're looking for fun destinations then this is the site for you. Most of the deals also come with vacation package options.

Now that you've secured a cheap flight, take a look at some affordable luggage options in the slideshow below: