Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cheap Flight Hunting

As my moniker suggests, I love budget options. When it comes time for find cheap airfare, I really scrape the bottom of the Internet barrel looking for the tools to aid my search. One thing that I really find is a time waster is having to go from one web site to another. Today, I came across a great site that consolidates the searches. Cheap-Flights.to makes it easy to compare fares, hotels, car rentals and package deals. 

Cheap-Flights.to uses the major consolidators: Kayak, ExpediaOrbitz, and Mobissimosearch engine individually, saving on time and potential typing errors with dates. putting links to each of them directly on your search page. There is no need to put your data into each

Just one example proves the point. I did a sample search for Budapest to Riga for October. On Kayak the cheapest flight was on Polish Lot Airlines for $285 pp, but when going to the final stages, the grand total is $569. 
Orbitz shows the flights as $116 pp, but with taxes $295 for a final total of $59158. 
Mobissimo did the worst, sending me on to Ebookers in the UK. The least expensive flight was 319 BP, which at today's exchange is $492, although there may have been more charges had I gone through with the booking process. Interestingly, they are still using the same Polish Lot flight to Warsaw as the others, but then changing to Lufthansa. 
Expedia has a total fare of $474, making it the champ for this round.

I will certainly be bookmarking Cheap-Flights.to for my future travels.
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