(Closed) what website do you use to book flights?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: which website?
    Expedia : (4 votes)
    15 %
    Orbitz : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Kayak : (12 votes)
    44 %
    Priceline : (0 votes)
    other... : (8 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3872 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I used to book with Orbitz all the time but now the airlines’ website usually has better deals. Plus lower or no fees.  I check both or I go to kayak to check prices.  I usually end up buying from the airline.

     

    Also, I don’t know if they stil do this but i notice that prices usually goes up if you keep checking the same flight.  This happened to me last year. What I do is I do all my researching on one computer then book with the another computer.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love love love Kayak.

    The best prices almost always end up being through the airline itself, and I feel more comfortable booking directly instead of through a middle company, because I’ve heard too many horror stories (and lived through a few) of people booking through a middle company and their tickets/reservations/etc failing to exist when it comes down to it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I agree with yrret, I’ve been booking my flights/hotels directly through the actual company because that is where I am finding better deals.

    @ttn133: To avoid prices going up every time you check a website make sure you clear the cookies on your computer before you go back.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I usually browse around on the websites and then book with the airline that the website shows the fare I want.

    Post # 8
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    yeah, I book hotels separately or through the airline (for miles)

    Post # 9
    Member
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I now use Bing travel, which actually searches all of those sites and all of the airline sites.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Kayak searches everything as well 🙂 You HAVE to go to one of the other sites to book your tickets.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I pretty much only ever fly Hawaiian, since they usually have the best prices getting off the island, and booking through their site is often the best deal. But Kayak is awesome, that’s what I would use if I were flying from the mainland somewhere.

    Post # 12
    Member
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I usually book directly from Jet blue…I really like the tvs on the plane, plus I’ve found the flight attendants are really friendly.  They also seem to have equal if not cheaper flights than other major airlines.

    In the past though, I’ve used onetravel.com, which is also a great compartive site.  I’ve gotten some really reasonable tickets there (I think once I got roundtrip CA to NYC for like, less than $200.  That was an exciting day)

    Anywho, good luck! 

    Post # 13
    Member
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I search for fares on kayak, but always book directly with the airline.

    I book hotels separately, and love kayak for that too.   

    Post # 14
    Member
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    i use kayak most of the time, but if i am booking a hotel too, i usually check bookit.com before i do anything. i got an awesome package when i went to visit ohio last weekend from bookit!

    Post # 15
    Member
    990 posts
    Busy bee

    my mom works for Orbitz…but I ususally ask her to book for me when I travel somewhere. But she always makes suggestions for the priceline “name your own price” when it comes down to trying to travel on the cheap. I have used it many times before, and havent been disappointed…well once, but that was my fault and it was no biggie

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