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Why is 2x one-way fares cheaper than round-trip on Matrix?

I'm searching for flights to NZ and back for some time in Feb-Apr next year. I've been using Matrix to find suitable dates and prices, however I ran into something that I thought was odd - the prices ...
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List flight prices to different cities for specific dates?

I want to visit another US city for a few days at the end of October. I'm open to visiting any city and flying in any airline, as long as it's relatively inexpensive and it's non-stop. Let's say I'm ...
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How to search for airplane lie flat seats

What's the best way search for airplane lie-flat seats ? One of the biggest factors especially for long haul flights is what type of seat you're travelling in with "lie-flat" being by far ...
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Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?

Throw-away ticketing sometimes yields the cheapest flight option. Which flight search engines show the flight options sorted by price and including throw-away ticketing?
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Tracking On-Time Performance for Allegiant: Why do Flight Numbers Keep Changing?

I frequently use services like flightaware to look up flights I am thinking about purchasing. Under normal circumstances (at least in the US) such as this one, searching for a flight number generally ...
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How to search for flights to "anywhere", if the journey starts and ends in different set of airports? [closed]

Is there a website that allows me to find flights from a set of airports (A/B/C) to ANYWHERE to a different set of airports (X/Y/Z)? Essentially, I want to go from origin (A/B/C) to destination (X/Y/Z)...
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Finding a flight with flexible date AND flexible airports

I want to find a roundtrip flight with flexible dates and flexible airports. Flightsfinder.com provided a nice price grid, but the airports are fixed. Does a flight finding service exist where it is ...
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Find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from different airports

I'm looking for a way to find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from two different airports, and given some dates. The meeting airport shouldn't be the same as one of the ...
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Flight change: How to find cheapest return flight in time frame?

I have a United flight CDG-RTB-CDG. Now I already used CDG-RTB, and I want to change the date of RTB-CDG, which my fare allows without fee with price difference only. The problem is that it's a pain ...
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How to search for flights not going through Russian airspace?

My flight from Europe to Japan with stop-over in Finland (Helsinki) was cancelled as it went through Russian air space, and no alternative was given. As far as I know most other flights from London/...
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What services let me track prices of flights to a city at any time?

I see there's some questions on how to find cheap tickets from a city to anywhere for a given date, but I am curious about if any websites let you know when there's a good deal for a given city ...
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Search flights from entire Europe to entire SouthAmerica in a single search?

Which sites exist to search for prices of flights with departure entire Europe and destination entire South America, one way, period from date X to Y, in a single search; besides kiwi.com?
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Included baggage for long haul flight with Lufthansa

I'm searching on Skyscanner for a flight for Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Toronto (YYZ) for the dates 29 May 2021 - 19 June 2021. This is the result's link. I select the cheapest one: Then I go to the page ...
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Flight search for multi-stop with 10 segments [duplicate]

There is a similar question on this site, Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?. But, it's from 2013. And lists just one site - https://airtreks.com, that gives an ...
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Is there a website or a code that will suggest dates for the cheapest flights?

For example, I want to travel from London to New York. My dates are flexible departure (July) and return (September). I want my output to be the dates for which I'll get the cheapest flight (instead ...
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"Book with a travel agent" option on Google Flights

Here is a screenshot from Google Flights: I've encountered similar scenarios multiple times. Google is claiming that one can book these flights for 186 USD with a travel agent. I've checked a few ...
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What are some tips and tricks for finding the cheapest flight when luggage and other fees are not revealed until far into the booking process?

I'm finding it ever more frustrating recently to compare and find the truly cheapest flights. Flight search engines are more and more useless as airlines game the system increasingly to list low ...
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Is there a way to encourage or even force airlines and booking engines to show options with overnight layovers?

Sometimes, airlines and booking engines offer options with overnight layovers, and usually present these as unattractive options (and usually they are, because not many people enjoy sleeping in ...
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Are there any discounts if combining multiple flights?

Let's say I want to fly from Amsterdam, Netherlands to: New Orleans (US), Havana (Cuba) and Quito (Ecuador). And then back to Amsterdam. Are there any chance to combine these flights to get better ...
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Booking with Third Party Sites

So I found a flight on skyscanner for British Airways that I've been eyeing for quite a while. However, it is a basic economy ticket which means that it doesn't come with a checked bag and seat ...
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Any tips on how to get a cheap flight to China [duplicate]

A month ago, I saw US$500 round trip flights from Dallas to Shanghai. Now I can't seem to get anything less than $750, no matter what time of the year pick. I am searching Expedia, and Travelocity. I ...
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Flight search engine offering results ordered by distance flown

Put simply: I'd like to fly more, I'd like to be more in the air than on the ground. I have asked similar questions before, and yes, they sound weird, but please hear me out. Ref: Flight search for ...
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Number of available seats [duplicate]

is there a way to get access to a number of empty seats at different airlines? how do I get this data? Edit: my question is if the OTA's have this access? do they know at every moment how many ...
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Is there a way to view historical flight loads for American Airlines or other airlines? [duplicate]

I work for an airline and I'm able to view flight loads through a company travel portal. What I'm looking for is historical data for American Airlines on a specific flights that flew last year. Even ...
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How future flight fares are gathered by Google flights? [duplicate]

I have checked Google Flights and many other online OTAs, displaying flight fares for future dates (extending upto 1 year). How are these rates decided and from where these data come? Are these rates ...
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Any other airlines that offer a non-stop Madrid-Cairo flight? [closed]

I can only find EgyptAir offering a non-stop flight from MAD-CAI. Are there other options?
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It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself?

I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't ...
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Star Alliance - direct routes

I don't know where I want to go, but I know how I want to get there! I'm looking for an efficient way to search for flights under the following criteria: Operated by any Star Alliance partner From a ...
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Coordinating reverse flight itineraries

I sometimes book flights where I travel from A to B, to pick some people up from B that then follow me back to A. However, I have found that it is extremely difficult to book the same flight from B to ...
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find all outbound flights from specified airport on specified day and time

I need to find all outbound flights to all destinations from a specific airport and after a given time of the day. Is there a website that allows searching outbound flights with these specifications? ...
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Is it possible that no baggage is free for a flight?

I searched on skyscanner for a flight and I booked it using trip.com because it was the cheapest option suggested by the search engine. I paid and I received an e-mail with my booking and it says: ...
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google flights, search without amound of days, trip lenth

in the older version of google flight, when looking at the calendar, it would show the lowest price, no matter the trip length but now we are forced to choose amount of days and it only searches ...
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Search for a flight with a layover in a specific place [duplicate]

I was looking on skyscanner and kayak one week ago for flights. I want to go from Buenos Aires to El Calafate around 8 January 2019 (+-2 days) and come back around 12 January (+-2days). Usually the ...
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How to identify Economy Light fares, or more generally, the booking class, on Skyscanner?

I am booking this flight The second one is served by KLM which if we look on their website we can see that for a flight Cartagena - Amsterdam - Bucharest, if it is Economy Light the checked-in ...
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Any sure information about Air France free allowed baggage

I want to book a multiple flight: around January 3 2019: Bucharest - Buenos Aires around April 16 2019: Barranquila/Cartagena (northern Colombia) or Panama - Bucharest I will take with me a 70 l ...
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Difference between Economy (R) and Economy (L)

I'm trying to book a flight, one of the segments says Economy (R) and the other one Economy (L). They are provided by the same air company, Air France if this information is useful. What is the ...
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How can I search for flights from city A to city B only via city C?

I want to find the cheapest flight options between two cities but I'm not able to transit through some countries and I know at least a couple of airlines have an option through a particular third city....
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Broad flight search with specific stopover

Are there websites that allow for a broad search that passes via specific connection airports? In the case of a one-way flight, I would like to find which flights depart from a certain city (A) and ...
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The difference between STOPS and EXTRA STOPS when using the ITA MATRIX

Using the ITA Matrix for finding flights, I don't understand the difference between the sections stops and extra stops.
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UK-Jamaica flights without transiting the USA or Canada

I am a Nigerian citizen currently in the UK on a student visa with a residence permit valid for 3 years. I am planning a trip to Jamaica in a few days and do not have time to get transit visas for the ...
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Combine Business and Economy flights [duplicate]

I have the weird habit of really enjoying Business class flights while not wanting to spend all of my money on flight tickets. As of now, I have always been using Google Flights or ITA Matrix to ...
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Flight search engine for weekend flights

I'm looking for a flight search engine that lets me search for a flight from a specific origin to a specific destination. I don't care on which weekend the flights take place, but I want to find the ...
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How is it possible that an indirect flight is shorter than a direct one?

Got a very odd result from Kayak when searching for some flights. It claims that the indirect route, including stop-over time, is faster than the direct one. Is this even possible or an error? Going ...
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Is there a search machine that can search for flights A->C and B->C

Person a starts in A and is going to meet person b in C. Person b starts in B, meeting up with person a in C. Is there a service that can find such two flights without too wait time in C?
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What is minimum information required to identify if two people will be on the same flight? [closed]

I have a set of users and their itinerary details. I want to figure out who all will be sharing a common flight. I do not want to rely too much on the "Departure time" as people could have entered an ...
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Is there a way to exclude third-party booking websites on Skyscanner?

Most of the time I purchase tickets from airlines' websites after searching flights on Skyscanner, even if third parties occasionally offer cheaper tickets. Because I don't like signing up for so many ...
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How can I choose FRA without HHN on kiwi.com?

I'm a big fan of the flight search engine kiwi.com but there is one feature of it that annoys me over and over. When I specify as departure airport FRA (Frankfurt International Airport), I am ...
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Is there a website allowing to see arrivals and departures at a specific airport on a specific date months in advance?

There are many websites showing arrivals and departures at a specific airport, but they only show at most a few days in advance from now. Is there any website to show flight even a month or two from ...
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Flight Search Specifying Duration of Stay

A number of Flight Search Engines allow one to specify flexible dates which are a plus or minus offset number of days from the selected departure and return dates. This works nicely when one has a ...
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Which flight search engine lets one filter based on transit/via-point?

I am looking for a flight search engine that lets one filter flights by transit/via-point besides travel destination. Like the one that's shown in the above image. I tried popular travel portals ...