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Best Websites for Cheap Airfare

Traveling can be expensive. Whether we are flying for pleasure or work, one of the first tasks we set our minds to is finding cheap airfare. There are a growing number of websites dedicated to promising us the cheapest fares, but how do we know which is the best one? The options can be overwhelming so we compiled a list of popular websites:

  1. Expedia is one of the world's largest travel sites offering reduced rates for airfare, hotels, and vacation packages. They also offer reduced rates for last-minute travel, have a wide selection of airlines to choose from, and offer flexible times and dates. The website is easy to navigate, and it only takes a few minutes to book your trip. Their mobile app is very convenient for frequent flyers, and they have excellent vacation destinations to choose from as well.

  2. Orbitz offers worry-free purchasing of their flights with free cancellation for a limited time after buying your ticket. They highlight and describe connecting flight information, including the time elapsing between plane changes. They also tell you whether or not meals are an option, if they are provided, or are available for purchase.

  3. Travelocity offers great deals on flights, vacation packages, cruises, and more. They also offer deep discounts on last-minute travel, and you can change your plans with no extra fees. When booking a roundtrip flight, the departing flights to choose from are listed first, followed by returning flights. This layout seems to provide you with the cost of each flight separately, as opposed to the roundtrip cost only; enabling you to select departing and returning flights that can lower your fare even more.

  4. Kayak has the ability to give you over 1,000 flights to choose from in a single search. To help narrow the results, there is a handy side bar where you can select your filters: times, layovers, airlines, price range, and stops. Their competitive pricing includes taxes and fees, and when you book the flight, you are redirected to the airlines' website to complete your purchase.

All of these travel companies are dedicated to providing the best price when it comes to airfare. Although they seem similar to one another, you are sure to find a great deal based on what you are looking for. They all want to meet your travel needs, offering promotions throughout the year, to keep you coming back for more. Happy travels!

Last Updated: August 13, 2014