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How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site - The New York Times Jan 2014
"The sites you've certainly heard of - Travelocity, Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz - were all dependably similar, their lowest offerings rarely differing more than a few dollars.
Most of the bigger sites (notable exception: Expedia) offer to find you cheaper flights if you're willing to fly one to three days earlier or later. but these days their systems seem inflexible, and the resulting grids dizzying. Much better are the far more intuitive bar graphs you get on Momondo and Google Flight Explorer.
Some sites are particularly pleasant to use, in both superficial and substantive ways: Hipmunk's graphic displays of flights and layovers; Kayak's input simplicity; Momondo's clear presentation of great information about options. The Best Online Travel Sites 2017 | Top Ten Reviews - Best for Airfare - Orbitz.

The 5 Best Airfare Sites of 2017 - - Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Kayak ,

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(From top 100 e-commerce sites PC Computing July '99. Travel sites are the top e-commerce category. They will account for 25% of the $8 M in online shopping revenue this year.

25 Best Travel Sites at Oct. 2006

  • Aggregators.
  • - fetches fares (plus hotel rates and other travel products, if you ask) from more than 120 sources. Click on the best deal, and will send you to a site where you can buy the ticket.
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  • Fares for Southwest and ATA aren't shown on and most other Web sites. But at, you can check fares for both Southwest and its partner airline ATA.
  • predicts whether fares on most domestic routes will go up or down.
  • offers international tickets on more than 60 airlines and generally a broader selection than rival sites.

In a 2005 USA Today article "SideStep displayed flights and fares from 18 airlines; Orbitz displayed 13, Kayak 10, and MSN Expedia and Travelocity only six each." consolidates searches from other sites, Kayak, Mobissimo, Qixo, SideStep or do the same thing. will notify you when rates change.

Ranked according to rataings ([Score = 9-25] by Mobile Computing & Communications (defunct now) Nov. 2001
* - Can bid on tickets.

European sites like often return better rates than US sites.

Best for Car Rental: ,   PriceLine, Orbitz
  See also Car Rental
Best for Hotel: will search other travel sites for you.

Best for hotels:

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last updated 12 Aug 2010