Planning for a holiday can be a fun yet stressful thing to do. You need to find the best price for flights and accommodations, make sure you are travelling at the right season so you don’t end up stuck in the hotel because of the rain, and you need to list down all the places to visit so you can plan a schedule to fit everything in.
Fortunately, there are many web services and apps that can help you get all the information you need with just a few clicks. We take a look at some of the most popular flight search services available, so you can find the cheapest flight, and have a bigger budget for all your shopping and sightseeing needs.
Kayak is a service that wants to help you plan your vacation from finding the cheapest flights, to the best hotels, and even car rentals. By booking these services using Kayak, you can easily manage your bookings under a single platform. There is also an app so you can review your reservations wherever you are.
Ease of use:
Searching for a flight is fairly easy on Kayak, just enter your departure airport and destination, the dates, flight class and passengers, and you are good to go. You can also find one-way flights, or flights with multiple stops.
Kayak does not do flight bookings directly from its website. Instead, it aggregate prices from airlines and other flight comparison websites and put it in a single page for you to compare. This means that you can easily find all the flights available, and the different prices offered by different services such as Expedia, FlightNetwork, MyTrip, and more.
Results by default are sorted by price (cheapest), but you can manually pick to have it sorted out by duration, recommended flights, and more. In addition to that, you can filter the search results further by number of stops, the take-off time, airlines, and such.
Once you’ve found the airfare/airline that fits your budget, you can compare the price further with other similar services like Expedia, BudgetAir, FlightNetwork and such. Clicking into the result will redirect you to the respective website, whereby you can book the flight.
Other services provided by Kayak include hotel booking, car rental, an app to help you manage your bookings.