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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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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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 verify, with different airlines, that the broker booked the flight correctly?

I bought 3 interconnected flights via Kiwi.com, but have been reading so many negative reviews and experiences with this online broker. Many of the problems look to be connected to the booking not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Way to avoid two bookings for a flight?

I'm using DoHop to find flights but I notice that some of the best/cheapest flights for me require two bookings. For example, I found the following: This raises some questions for me: Why are 2 ...
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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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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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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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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 can I book flights online with separate airlines? [closed]

I want to travel to Ibiza again this summer. I want to go there from Tehran, Iran via connecting flights. For example, I would like to fly from Tehran to Frankfurt on Lufthansa, and then from ...
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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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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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Price difference on Matrix ITA and Google Flights

While checking for a flight at Matrix, I got the following price, http://matrix.itasoftware.com/#view-details:research=LHELON-LONLHE;solution=03gZAa16LIJDMteAykMJSHV/fMeQKy66yx6TmRFQ9x40TT001 For ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there any “hack” to determine the exact itinerary of an Orbitz Bargain Fare flight?

Orbits often shows "Bargain Fare" flights above the normal search results: The trick is, of course, they don't tell you the details of the flight, including the exact departure or arrival times, or ...
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How to search for weekend flights?

I'd like to search for flights departing either Fri PM or Sat AM, and returning either Sun PM or Mon AM. In Google Flights, this requires 4 separate searches. Is there another site/tool that allows ...
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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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Search engine that not only considers public transport and flights but also options like car sharing (e.g. BlaBlaCar) and renting a car?

This would be pretty helpful for people travelling on a tight budget in order to find the cheapest option to get from A to B. Example: Going to the next biggest city with an airport by car sharing and ...
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Is there a flight booking site that allows no specific destination? [duplicate]

If I want to fly from departure location and return to departure location on specified date but no specific destination. Is there a flight booking site that allows no specific destination?
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Flight traveling from Glasgow to Kolkata [closed]

I am going to Kolkata,India for my marriage and after marriage I would like to bring my wife with me here in Glasgow,UK. If I book ticket for my wife with me together from Kolkata to Glasgow , price ...
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A flight website offered me change/cancellation for a fee, now refuses and blames airline [closed]

I recently used a website (mytrip.com) to book a round-trip flight (with 1 stop in each direction). The website I used for booking is not the airline's own website. Now, I was not sure I would ...
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Are airline prices to Paris impacted by Valentine's Day, i.e. would the prices drop after Valentine's Day (June trip planning now)? [closed]

I guess this question could be asked in regards to all airfares purchased in the weeks prior to Valentine's Day, but I specifically wonder about flights purchased to Paris because of it's romantic ...
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How to find the cheapest destination for a meetup of friends from several countries?

From time to time a few friends of mine and I are meeting in a European place. And time and time again, finding the best airfares is a problem. Basically, we're trying to assess a possible destination ...
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Why does searching for flights from a computer in the US give different results from the same search from the UK?

If I search Virgin Atlantic's website for return flights LHR-PDX in August 2017 I can see the direct flights it offers (operated by Delta as a codeshare) if I'm looking from a UK IP address. But if I ...
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ITA Matrix search — how do I force a connection point to be in a country?

So, I'm trying to search for a round-trip flight from a CONUS domestic origin to Keflavik, Iceland on ITA Matrix. However, one of the people I want to take on the trip won't be very happy after a ...
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Can I find Southwest flights on sites like Skyscanner?

Historically, Southwest Airlines' flights would never show up on aggregate flight search engines like Skyscanner, Hipmunk, Expedia, etc. So when flying from city A to city B within the US, my process ...
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How can I see which Economy classes (Q,O,P,N, etc) while booking in Momondo?

The booking screen is like this: I can't see anywhere that indicates the booking class in Momondo while booking.
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Searching Flights [duplicate]

Planning a trip overseas that goes from A to B; B to C; C home to A. How do I search flights for this if I don't know best cities for multiple stops on each leg of trip.
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Search engines for cheapest flight to a specific location from anywhere? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a flight search engine that would show me the cheapest flight to a specific destination from anywhere. I know there's skyscanner and google flights to find the cheapest flight FROM a ...
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Price alert for a specific flight or set of flights [duplicate]

Is there any search engine or price alert engine that let you specify a specific flight or set of flights and receive alerts when the price goes up or down? All sites I know let you do this but it is ...
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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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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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Looking for search-engine with flexible dates and single airline operated for layovers. [duplicate]

I have been looking for a search-engine which can do the following route India to Montreal (Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - YUL) . I had been trying to have the following ...
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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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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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Is there any app that notifies me when there is a flight from my location to the rest of the world under a fixed amount of money?

I would like to be notified daily of the flights available under 500USD for example. Update: closest thing I've found is Skyscanner app where you can set your location and specify "Europe" or "...
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Is Sydney - Papeete - Easter Island - Santiago possible on a round the world ticket?

Is Sydney - Papeete - Easter Island - Santiago possible on a round the world ticket? I've looked at the rules for RTW tickets and can see no reason why not. However, I've not been able to put ...