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Most flexible travel website?
July 27, 2014 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a website that will let me look at multi-leg international travel that's also flexible about dates so I can poke around for best fare options.

Surprised I couldn't find something like this in older quesitons. Oribitz has limited partners they search. Travelocity doesn't have flexible date searching. Who has flexible date searching of multiple airlines for multi-leg travel?
posted by colin_l to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Kayak is my usual go-to, although Google's native flight search might be about as good. I believe Kayak has this functionality; at the least it gives some info about fares other searchers have found for adjacent dates.
posted by nat at 12:58 PM on July 27




Skyscanner is my favourite because it lets you choose completely unspecified dates, by entire month, or by day. It also allows you to search for unspecified 'To' airports (so you can choose either the entire world, a whole country or a city) as well as 'From' to be either an airport, city or country.

Basically it makes for very easy exploration for flexible travellers.
posted by nagoya at 4:09 PM on July 27


I have numerous booked flights through the sites mentioned thus far — ITA Matrix, Kayak, and Skyscanner. Skyscanner works great, but be very careful when booking through them. Here's why:

For the past year or so, Skyscanner has been my go to flight search engine. However, it seems that the site — I assume in order to make more money — is increasingly linking to really awful third party booking agents. While these booking sites often advertise the lowest fares, they are rife with hidden fees, criminal exchange rates, impenetrable customer service, and all sorts of other problems that I've encountered.

It's really a shame, as the Skyscanner platform itself was good, but I can't say the same about many of the third party websites that they link to.
posted by ageispolis at 12:56 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


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