Paul Asked, What Are Cheap Airfare Routes Around Planet?
WIKI of worldwide Airline Hubs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hub_airports
Hi Andy - You mention at 5:22 that if you could find a cheap place to stay in New York City, that it would be very convenient as it's a huge hub for air travel.
You could probably find a couchsurfing location for a few days, right? Then all you'd have to spend is food and transportation to and from the airport.
I have sent about 100 request for couch-surfing, and never got a yes. I must be doing something wrong, as for now, I am just going to pay, less time, and effort. Plus, going to New York city with even a shadow of a doubt is too hotel problems for me, in a way, I make too much money to deal with couchsurfing, or even to take free rooms for being a journalist.
AirBnB can have good prices, but certainly not guaranteed. Worth a quick search.