13 May, 2004
Flights & Fares
Best Fares Quick Fare Finder
Best Fares has been promising this for months. It's finally arrived
and better than I thought it would be. Just find the Quickfare finder
box on the right-hand side of the page, use the dropdown menu to
select your departure and arrival city, and click Search Now.
Lots of sites may do this, but this one automatically selects alternate
departure and arrival cities, searches Internet only fares, and
gives you all of the details you need to select a flight. It's a
Save some time and search qixo.com. Like a meta-search engine for
travel websites, qixo searches over 20 major Internet sites to give
you the best prices from all of the sites. The site is easy to use
and the information is presented clearly.
This site is a little bit different than some of the others. It
uses a new search engine, and enables you to sort your results by
cheapest fares, shortest flight, or other options. It also allows
you to specify how flexible you are on departure and arrival times
and cities. You have to be careful that your departure city isn't
different from the city you return to, but it can find some great
fares. I booked my last flight here.
Other Airfare Sources - Almost all
of the travel supersites offer online flight searching and booking.
For an interesting discussion of how these services work, read John
Levine's guide to route
and schedule services. Here are some you can try that do not
Airport Directories - None of these
seem to be comprehensive, so if you don't find the airport you're
looking for, try another directory.
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More interesting sites you might want to try.
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