Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of traveling… well, maybe not a lot, but more than usual. When I’m looking for a flight, I typically check the big sites that you see all of the advertisements for – expedia.com, travelocity.com, etc – but when I don’t find the rate that I’m looking for, I always resort to kayak.com because they provide the best search interface that allows you to narrow down available flights by all sorts of criteria.
Interestingly enough, I just found out that Google now offers a similar service. Just go to google.com and type in your departure airport code and your destination airport code. For instance, if I wanted to lookup a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago (O’Hare) I’d simply type in:
Google will then return results from 6 of the “big guns”: CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity. Then all you have to do is punch in your travel dates and click on the site that you want to shop for tickets at. I’ll admit, this one definitely isn’t too helpful. Compared to kayak.com, I’d have to give this one a 2 – sorry Google. And the only reason its getting a 2 is because Google is my homepage, so it makes it kinda convenient for me.