{Travel Tips} Top 3 airfare search websites

Hello fellow travel aficionados. I was a little bit reluctant to write posts about the Top 3 or Top 10 whatever, but I guess that this topic is interesting. There are many many manyyyyy websites out there for finding the best plane tickets for you. I don’t like saying cheap tickets because this is something that depends on each person. There are so many things that influence what we consider is the best price that I will just leave at “best plane tickets for you”. So, after a few years of really using and buying tickets through this websites, I think they are the best out there:

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1. Kayak 

You can’t actually buy a ticket directly from Kayak BUT they have the best search engine out there. I get the best prices with the best options on layovers thanks to Kayak. Since I use it practically all the time, both for business and personal travel, I give my absolute seal of approval.

2. Vol24

I found this website via Kayak. I have bought 3 different tickets for different destinations (Mexico, Vietnam…) through it. The website does not look very modern, so the first time I used it I was a little bit worried. However, there is nothing to worry about! One of the nice things about vol24 is that you have several price options depending on your payment method (Visa, Visa debit, Mastercard, American Express). This avoids bad surprises when you are ready to go through the payment: you know upfront that you will pay more fees if you buy with Amex.

Quick pro tip: beware of fees charged by different websites. Expedia, Opodo, Travelocity and all the others have different fees so do not be surprised if they charge you 40 USD for each flight (this would mean 80 USD for a round trip NYC-Paris for example). 

3. Opodo

If it’s not Vol24 or Kayak, I use Opodo. I have used it mostly for buying flight+hotel packages, and also for the usual Paris-Mexico plane tickets. Although the fees are a little bit on the high side, they usually have great prices so it compensates the fees.

There you go! What is your experience using these websites? Do you have others that you think are better for finding great prices?

-Andy

 

 

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