I’m more of an airline loyalist because I like to earn the miles. But I ALWAYS check to see if other airlines are considerably cheaper.
Recently I just discovered two new ways to do that.
This website and app allows you to see the airlines, duration, layovers, and price all in one graph. The feature that makes this site truly unique is that they will show you how you can use layovers and multiple airlines to reduce the cost of your total fare. As someone who has traveled around Europe and can never remember all of their “domestic” options, I love that they index those airlines as well.
I’m not sure how long Google has offered this search. You enter your cities and trip length and then it shows you a graph of each day for a duration of time. If you’re dates are flexible, you can opt to travel on one of the lower cost days. When you scroll over the graph, it will show you which airlines have the lowest fare on that day. Pretty nifty! I’ve been dying to get to NYC to see friends and go to Otto’s new taco shop.
With this search I can see when is the most affordable time for me to do that.
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