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Could you recommend a good website that allows comparing prices across different airlines for local US flights? I have been using Kayak for a long time but I am wondering if there is a resource for flights within the US which gives more choice and/or cheaper options.

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  • Define 'better'. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:42
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    Presumably one that produces more flights, cheaper flights and shorter connections. I too was wondering this...
    – Mark Mayo
    Apr 19, 2012 at 18:49
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    @AnkurBanerjee: I've edited the question to make clear what I mean by 'better'.
    – vitaut
    Apr 20, 2012 at 8:46

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Websites for comparing US air travel prices:

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Define "Better".

Kayak performs very well for advertised rates, so does OnCheapAir. You can use Hotwire/Priceline for bidding blindly (you give a day and a price, and you may get a flight on that day for that price, but you don't know at what time). Orbitz and Expedia provide good deals on packages.

Some airlines don't allow external bookings (like Southwest), so you have to go through them to search for their flights.

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  • By 'better' I mean giving more results, say for some local airlines which are not taken into account by generic search engines.
    – vitaut
    Apr 18, 2012 at 18:15
  • Actually Kayak returns some flights for Southwest. However searching southwest.com gives much more results and better prices, so thanks for mentioning it.
    – vitaut
    Apr 18, 2012 at 18:34
  • @vitaut they're all using the same search, in the end, IIRC the ITA (owned now by Google).
    – littleadv
    Apr 18, 2012 at 18:55
  • Some of them do tweak it a bit to try to cover the airlines that don't use the central reservation systems. For instance, Kayak used to load the Southwest timetable into their system so they could show that the flights existed, but they didn't have pricing or availability. Apr 24, 2012 at 13:15
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Google has just released "Google Flight" service last month ( Mar 2012 ).

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  • Google bought ITA. See my comment above.
    – littleadv
    Apr 24, 2012 at 17:37

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