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Questions tagged [flight-search-engines]

Questions about one or more websites designed to help find the best flights for criteria you provide.

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How can I do a “broad” search for flights?

Several airline and trip planning sites will allow you to check "I am flexible with my dates" or a similar option. Is there any way to also search more broadly for location? For example, if you ...
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Is there a flight search engine that combines flights from different airlines?

Is there a search engine that considers "mix&match" flight combinations? My current problem: I need to go from FRA to YLW (Frankfurt/Germany to Kelowna/Canada) on July 29th, and arrive no later ...
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How to find and compare flights carried out by a specific type of plane?

I'd really like to fly with an Airbus A380. But how do I find and compare the price of flights that are carried out by specific kind of plane? I don't want to fly just anywhere; I plan to go from ...
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How can I book a flight plan found on Matrix Airfare Search?

When I find a flight I like on the Matrix Airfare Search, it spits out a bunch of travel agent secret codes™. If I look for the same flight on the airline's web site, I often get much higher rates. ...
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Are there any flight price search engines with baggage allowance included?

I am looking for a flight search engine that includes a luggage calculator in the price. I recently booked a trip and had the choice between two carriers at the time, and not feeling very stupid I ...
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Where to find ferry flights and empty leg flights?

Based on this question Avoiding crew fatigue on empty leg flights I learned that there are "empty leg" flights or "ferry flights". These seem a good option but I would like to know more about them. ...
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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American websites....
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When I know the airline, the flight number, and the airport at each end, but am very flexible with dates, how can I find the cheapest flights?

In my case the airline will be Aeromexico, and it would be from Shanghai, China to Tijuana, Mexico, and the flight numbers are AM98 and AM99. But the dates could be pretty much anywhere from August ...
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How do I search for connecting point-to-point flights?

There are often situations where buying two separate one-way tickets from A to C via B is cheaper than buying a normal multi-leg ticket. This can be especially useful with airlines such as Ryanair, ...
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Travel agents - can they match ITA Travel Matrix prices?

(applies to all travel agents, I'm just using FC as an example) Flight Centre - the world wide travel agent, often boasts "lowest prices guaranteed". I've had trouble getting them to actually hold ...
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what is the most advanced flight search engine besides Azuon and Matrix?

I am looking for a flight search engine which is almost as advanced as Azuon, but includes more airlines. Azuon does what I want, but it does not include many airlines, specifically: Qatar Airways, ...
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What causes experts at sites like FlightFox to be so much cheaper than search engines?

I was looking at this: https://flightfox.com/contest/57321 And I checked the dates on Momondo, and it cost around $1400. (I only checked one set of dates though) The searcher expressed that they'd ...
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Where does Google Flights get its data from?

Has anyone ever booked a flight with Google Flights? I am just wondering where they get their prices and data from, and if I might find a cheaper flight by using something like Expedia or Travelocity....
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List all non-stop flights between any European city and city X? [duplicate]

My friend was asking "from which European cities can you fly non-stop to Mumbai?" Similarly I'd like to know all cities in Europe with non-stops to Hong Kong. (Note too that ideally it would be ...
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How to find flights with a specific layover?

I live in ATL and would like to find flights that have a layover in SLC (where we can leave kids with grandparents). Flexible on dates and potential destinations. Although would also be nice to be ...
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Flights info for Choluteca?

Choluteca (Honduras) has an airport, but that fact is unknown to Kayak, Kiwi, Adioso, and Momondo. How can I find info on flights to/from there? Two-hour drive from TGU. Five hours from SAL but FLL-...
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Resource to find regular flights between given cities

Is there a search engine to find regular service flights between cities ? Given two cities, airline optional, I'd like to see a list of flight numbers and their departure/arrival times. Unlike regular ...
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Low cost airlines search engine?

With wheretowhen.com dying a few years ago and, now, airninja.com having become a regular (non-budget) flight search engine, is there any website left which lists the routes of budget airlines and ...
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Search engine for stop over possibilites

I am planning a flight from Auckland to Europe and am trying to find out which places are convenient to stop over. I once knew a website where you can simply enter the two airports, and it shows you ...
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If I find a cheap flight on a site that doesn't sell tickets, can I buy them online somewhere? [duplicate]

Recently I have learned about the one truly amazing cheap flight finding service, matrix.itasoftware.com. But it's not a travel agent, it's only a search engine. So this site gives you the full and ...
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Is there a website that lists last minute opportunities?

Are there any websites that list last minute travel opportunities? either just flights or flights with travel packs (hotel, etc). I have total freedom and I am situated in Europe. A couple of ...
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Cheapest flight “from any city”

NB the suggested dupe has no working answers. note that the answers here so far are fabulous and work in 2018 I was just looking at flights from "North America" to ICN (Seoul, Korea); I observe that ...
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How to make Skyscanner, Kiwi, Kayak include ground transfer in the search?

I'm looking for how to get from Porto, Portugal to Lviv, Ukraine on December 28th. There is a quite inexpensive and reasonably-long option: Porto — Warsaw around €80 with Wizz Air or Ryanair, and ...
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Where to find ITA Matrix listed prices for MDE to CTG?

On ITA Matrix I found a flight from Medellin to Cartagena for US$36 using Avianca's airline. But when I go to Avianca's website, it doesn't show this price (US$89). I'm fairly certain it's updated, ...
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Websites to buy complex air tickets

Okay. I'm looking for a complex round ticket. Like travel from point a - to point B (stay for 2 days) - then to point C (stay for 2 days) -then to point D (Destination, stay for 2 weeks) - then ...
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What does Flight Pending Government Approval mean?

When searching on Orbitz for round-trip flights, I see a number of results with this note highlighted in yellow when expanding Flight Details: "This flight is pending government approval." What does ...
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What are 'hacker fares' at a flight search-engine?

What are hacker fares on kayak.com? I was looking at the filters and couldn't find either in the FAQ or anywhere as to what hacker fares are all about.
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Does the ITA Matrix work for all destinations?

Playing around with the ITA Matrix and I noticed that I couldn't find any flights between London and Havana, nor between Miami and Havana, Mexico City and Havana, or Madrid (Barrajas) and Havana. I ...
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Help with booking a flight on ITA Matrix

I found this itinerary ITA Matrix: However, I am having trouble booking it online. I've used aggregators Kayak and Hipmunk. Both display the itinerary but they show a much higher price. Kayak: Is ...
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Is SkyScanner's 3D earth interface for flights to “everywhere” only on their smartphone app?

Yesterday a friend who's no longer around showed me how you could look for tickets on SkyScanner from a given city or airport to "everywhere" with a 3D globe interface. It had tags on various ...
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Flight search tool for multiple travelers from different cities to a single destination city

Are there any flight search engines for planning a group get-together with the cheapest flight costs? For instance, suppose a small company gathering (much like the one I'm currently planning!), with ...
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Discrepancies between flight comparison websites and airlines

I have noticed an oddity comparing flight prices between flight comparison websites such as SkyScanner, Google Flights, Travel Trolley and the airlines themselves. Often, prices for a particular ...
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Flexible-date flight search engine with specified weekdays

I would like to search for cheap flights for a week-end out, without specific restrictions on dates or destinations. Is there a flight search engine that allows one to search for all flights leaving ...
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Is there a flight search engine that allows me to pick the departure and return flight separately?

I am looking for a specific route, but unfortunately I have many limitations in terms of schedule. Many search flight search engines give me good options in terms of price but not the ideal ...
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When booking elsewhere, how do you know what Virgin Australia ticket type you will get?

When booking on the Virgin Australia website, it shows there being 4 different kinds of booking classes, along with details of what is and isn't included in them (eg flexibility and bags) However, it ...
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Is SprintAir listed on any flight search engines?

There's this small, Polish airline SprintAir. Is there a way to find a flight search engine that would know about its flights, and include them in separate-tickets itinerary, like Skyscanner or Kiwi ...
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Price search for a weekend flight to a specific city over a few months

I am trying to book flights for a weekend trip from Warsaw to Athens. I would like to fly after work on Friday and return Sunday evening, so I have pretty well defined flight times in terms of ...
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Cheapest way to meet [closed]

I'm looking to meet a friend I originally met in China (she lives there, I'm from the US), ideally around Christmas. We don't need to meet in China, just anywhere in the world we can both get to that ...
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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 ...