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What's Your Favorite Discount Travel Website?

What's Your Favorite Discount Travel Website?

With the offensively high price of gas, and airlines beginning to charge for checked baggage, I'm almost in favor of a staycation this Summer. It's depressing really, because summertime is the best time to skip town and waste away again in Margaritaville.

If you're not going to take my prodding for a Smart Car, and you'll be flying the friendly skies, then I'm asking you as much for advice as curiosity; when you book airfare online, what's your favorite discount travel website?
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sreece sreece 7 years
I just found out about this recently and really like it. This is a mega search tool that checks all the other sites and comes up with the best prices on everything.
jennacyde jennacyde 7 years
i use to be hardcore for kayak. but lately i've found the prices turn out to be inaccurate. i think that's more about the airlines and other travel sites putting the kibosh on competitive pricing and them giving bad info to kayak.
simrend simrend 7 years
http://www.airfarewatchdog.com It's pretty cool if you don't know where you want to go.
ValenCina ValenCina 7 years
expedia
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Expedia or British Air's own website. Within Europe, Ryanair and Easy Jet.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
I use Expedia.
neko neko 7 years
I tend to stick to airlines more often than travel sites. I'm especially fond of Jet Blue and Virgin America.
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
cheapoair.com is pretty good. i'm a student so i use www.studentuniverse.com or statravel.com (but the latter is usually better)
TheBunny TheBunny 7 years
Actually, as far as plane tickets go, I find the actual airline's websites to be just as cheap at priceline or any of that BS... it's the same rates. I use those sites just to check the fares in one place, and then I book directly through the airline to avoid nasty third party fees and stipulations. Ever try to move the date for a flight to Tokyo booked through Travelocity? Not possible. Trust me.
beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
Orbitz! I travelled throughout Asia for 6 weeks back in Nov/Dec. and couldn't have done it without Orbitz! I got a deal where they took $200US off of the price of 5 nights in a hotel and $75 off of 3 nights - so i looked for the cheapest hotels and sometimes ended up paying only $20 or so (total) for 5 nights, like in Singapore. I basically planned my trip based on 5 or 3 nights in cities so i could get the best deals, and ended up having a nice long vacation because of it, for super cheap! I also like to check the flyertalk forums for deals that people talk about - like often times hotels have price matching deals where if you find a cheaper fare anywhere they give you a night for free, and you can often do this if you check the forums. it is a bit time consuming, but worth it if you don't have money to waste.
azulskies azulskies 7 years
mobissimo
haydee haydee 7 years
most of these popular sites have gotten expensive, I usually just go to travel agents.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 7 years
Hotels and airfare are usually cheaper direct from the source. I use discount travel sites more for activities once I am at a spot. Like liftopia.com.
alangenh alangenh 7 years
http://www.smartertravel.com/
Jane26 Jane26 7 years
if you're a student or a teacher, studentuniverse.com is a great site! i always buy my tickets back home there and i can save more than 200 bucks each time.
verily verily 7 years
None of the above? I have found that I get better deals if I go straight to the airline/rental car company's website or use one of my membership discounts.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 7 years
KAYAK!!!! Because it always seems to find me the cheapest and best flights (no crazy 10hr lay overs). Also I work at hotel for the reservations dept and if you call me I will give you the best rate available and if you rub me the right way you might be even able to get a free upgrade or amenity!
TheMissus TheMissus 7 years
I LOVE Cheapflights.com... Because it scans all the sites listed above and allows you to find the best deal in one place.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 7 years
I usually check all of them at once. I find it really varies where you find the best deal. I check Southwest too.
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 7 years
When I plan my ever-dreamed trip to London, I'll surf till I find the best possible deal.
JJMarie JJMarie 7 years
Hotwire!!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
based on my fav commercials i like travelocity and expedia. orbitz has some good ones too. i use southwest all the time because they fly where i fly. if i was going somewhere else, i'd pick based on commercial. i'm a marketing sucker.
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
supercoolnat is right. i always fly continental and most of the time find their prices slightly lower than discount sites and when I buy my tix they update my frequent flyer miles automatically. :)
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 7 years
Cheap hotel travel tip: Check the discount hotel prices on one of the sites like hotels.com or expedia, find what you like, then look for the hotel's own website. You will always find the cheapest deal directly from the hotel -- the discounters signed an agreement a few years back stating that they couldn't undercut the hotels. So the cheapest hotel deals will always be directly through the hotels, sometimes if you call, you will even get an even better deal -- we only travel internationally, and to spend maybe $5 on a phone call, we've saved hundreds!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
KAYAK
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