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What's Your Preferred Travel Website?

I'm Asking: What's Your Preferred Travel Website?

How did we ever make travel plans before the Internet? Now it seems there are more websites where you can book reservations for flights, hotels, and cruises than we can even keep track of. Competition has become so intense that Orbitz and Expedia announced this week their decisions to permanently drop flight booking fees.

The best way to search is to check a few aggregate travel sites along with the direct airline and hotel sites to compare prices. Where do you typically start your search? Sidestep, Kayak, Travelocity, or one of the other helpful sites out there?

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itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
studentuniverse.com or statravel.com... I don't know what I'm going to do when I stop being able to get student discounts!
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i start at kayak and let it lead me on where to go next. i occasionally use farecast too.
mek123 mek123 8 years
Yapta to track airfares and then Orbitz to see how many seats are left...paid off big time for my trip this summer, booked the last 2 seats at the lower fare and it's been going up since.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I love travelzoo right now.
Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
I was playing with Microsoft's "new" search engine Bing this morning. It has a "Travel" link that kicks some series butt. Granted, it's new and I haven't played with it too much but I was impressed by what I saw.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 8 years
Usually Travelocity, then sometimes directly with the airlines. I avoid Expedia, we had an extremely bad experience with them and will never go back.
muchacha muchacha 8 years
I do a lot of my research on Kayak - usually book through the airline's website though.
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 8 years
I always get the best prices on Expedia.
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
yapta & kayak :) Farecast is pretty good too.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i typically go directly to an airline or to a hotel franchise site but if i want to compare rates etc, my FAV airfare site is FARECAST.COM and i like hotels.come too. that way i get a sense of what costs are and then i can negotiate on my own :)
booglass booglass 8 years
I typically start with Travelocity and use the flights offered (fare, schedule, etc.) as a guide. I often look up the itinerary I like on the airline's site. From time to time it is cheaper and makes keeping track of my miles earned easier. When comparing prices I also consider charges such not included in th fees such as luggage charges. This can really add up and make your bargain ticket more expensive.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
yapta!
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