*Brings before the io9 hivemind council burritos, gifs and comic books* Oh, io9 hivemind!! I need your help with something!!

My best friend is graduating in May and I'm going to her party. I have to fly to visit however, I'm a 23(soon to be 24) year old adult-shaped idiot who sucks at adulting and has no idea how to book a flight or the best ways to. Does priceline or sites like that work or not worth it? Any tips on doing this, what to avoid or what to do will be much appreciated!

Oh, mighty Hivemind, advise me!!! Here are my finest gifs to appease you...