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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Finding Flights to One of Many Cities

Currently planning a trip to see multiple cities in relatively close proximity. I expect to be travelling by land between them, so it does not matter so much which city I travel to and back from. It ...
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Track flight prices based on route, not specific dates, on Google Flights

Using the new Google Flights, is it possible to track prices for certain routes (e.g. New York to Madrid), but without specific dates in mind? For example, my schedule is flexible enough that I can ...
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List of flight routes where Air India flies the Boeing 747-400 and/or Boeing 787-800

I am looking for routes where the Air India flies the 787 and 747 since i heard they are being used for domestic routes, i would like to try my luck. I know a few for each, Frankfurt/London gets the ...
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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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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 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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What countries does a Calafia Airlines flight from Mexico to Brazil pass through?

The cheapest flights from Mexico to Brazil are with Calafia Airlines. However, I can't understand what countries it flies through. From Mexico to Brazil directly? Or via the USA? In Wikipedia, CSL ...
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How should be read the date and times on flights from skyscanner?

I'm looking for a flight, Bucharest - Buenos Aires for 3rd of January 2019. I found some flights with layovers but I don't understand the time and date on them. Look at this screenshot: The first ...
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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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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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English-language meta-search engine with good coverage of Korean airlines?

When I search for flights from South Korea to nearby countries on Google Flights, there are usually many flights from airlines which don't share fare data with Google, for example: T'Way, Eastar Jet, ...
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Where can I make complex queries for airplane tickets?

I am an experienced programmer. I would like to make complex searches such as "Travel from Stockholm to Vancouver between February 14th and 19th and back between March 12th and 18th. I want to avoid ...
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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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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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Why does Google Flights show train stations?

When I enter a city name, Google Flights often suggests train stations. For example, I mostly see central stations (hauptbahnhofs) for German cities. None of the combinations I have tried so far ...
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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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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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How to search for specific flight numbers?

I am planning a trip from Melbourne to Seattle. I would like as much of it as possible to be on an AA ticket (even if on another airline's plane). I can buy tickets with Qantas that go MEL-SYD-LAX-...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a platform that would let me automatically buy a plane ticket given a certain set of conditions?

Let's say I want to fly from Prague to New York, with 1 stop or direct, on a route that takes less than 16 hours. I don't particularly care about the airline, the exact times, the exact airports in ...
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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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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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First time traveler: how do I book flights?

Is it easier to buy round trip tickets? I'm going on a 5-day trip to Freetown [Sierra Leone] from Cincinnati, Ohio in the US. The online system is confusing. I'm 46 years old, and my family used to ...
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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 ...
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Are there any alternatives to Azuon?

Until early October, the Azuon tool was worth the subscription fee to me. But it has been non-functional since then. Former use: put in an entire country for origin, box populates with all the ...
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Airline changed itinerary due to cancelled flight, travel time tripled - what can I do?

I booked a flight (san Andres to Medellin) months ago with a rather cheap fare over atrapalo (booking website) with avianca. Atrapalo sent me an e-mail that the flight was cancelled and the ...
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How to find flights leaving an airport on a specific date?

How can you find all flights leaving an airport on a specific date? The date may be more than a month ahead.
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Help a nervous flyer plan routes that minimise flight changes and time spent in the air

I'm new here! I'm just looking for some advice and some guidance. So, I feel like it's just better if I cut to the chase. I'm from Scotland and this year I was accepted to study abroad in the USA ...
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Flight search for 3+/4+ stops

I often search multiple-hop flight routes from a source to a destination. it is very important that the flight route fits my schedule and budget. that includes adjustments or constraints due to ...
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What to do when no search engine can find a connection that clearly exists

For about six months now, it seems that flights to Iceland, where I live, from very many places in the US, including where I go to visit my family, just don't show up in any search engine I've tried (...
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Why are there price differences between country sites on flight search engines?

Why can prices vary wildly between two country versions of the same engine (for example, Expedia US vs JP, or Kayak US vs SG)? I sometimes even find that not all the airlines available in one are ...
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Flight search for road trip

I want to make a road trip in Italy. This is what I know: My departure city (Paris) My destination country (Italy, no specific city) My departure and return dates to Paris. Everything in between is ...
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Negotiating prices with airlines?

I'm traveling Toronto -> Chicago -> Tokyo -> Havana -> Toronto, all immediately after each other. Skyscanner and Google Flights both (surprisingly) say that it's CHEAPER to do three separate 2-way ...
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Return trip flight search with fixed takeoff/departure date and landing/arrival date

When I search for flights from A to B flying on X and returning from B to A on Y, often the date of departure and date of arrival differs due to distance and time of flight. Therefore, lots of results ...
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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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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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Could I have found this flight plan without knowing to look for it?

I want to fly from Sydney to Osaka (not necessarily KIX), leaving after business hours on Friday 1 September, or any time on subsequent days without eating into my holiday too much. There are no ...
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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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How to search for a flight when dates and cities are flexible but non-direct flights must not pass through a particular country?

Sometimes when booking a trip you can be very flexible with many factors but any route passing through a certain country cannot be considered. Say you're going from country A to country B either ...
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Finding an inexpensive long stopover “anywhere”

This is not the same as what is the most advanced flight search engine besides Azuon and Matrix? but I would hope an engine "advanced" enough for that one would satisfy this one as well. The scenario ...
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How do I find the registration or serial number for the aircraft I flew on specific trips in the past?

I understand that there are various paid subscription services that allow me to search back up to a year in the past for the IDs of any flight and the histories of any aircraft. Is there a free (or ...