Everybody loves travelling. We all need to get away from the routine of our everyday lives, and planning this getaway shouldn’t have to be expensive or stressful. Using a travelling website can be incredibly helpful in terms of reducing the cost and amount of planning that goes into travelling. This is why I’m going to show you the four best travelling websites that will help you plan a cheap, stress-free vacation.
Hipmunk was one of the first travelling websites to focus on making the whole process of booking a flight simpler. Their easy-to-navigate website exemplifies that, and you can tell by their layout that their number one priority is finding you the cheapest flight possible. They highlight the most affordable flight in green, and also offer to compare rates with other popular travel websites such as Expedia and Travelocity. They even add fare alerts that are constantly being updated to let you know about any price drops that are occurring.
Hipmunk also helps you plan in terms of convenience. It lets you know how long each flight will be, where you will have layovers and how long they will be, and even if your flight will have wifi or not. It has also recently added hotel price comparison to its utilities, meaning that it is still expanding in terms of convenience.
Google flights is probably the best travelling website for people who are new to planning trips. It has a simple, minimalist design and people who are used to using Google Drive will feel right at home with the template. At the press of a button it lets you distinguish between round trip, one way and multi-city flights. It also groups what it believes to be the three best available flights, in terms of both price and convenience, at the top of the list so you don’t have to scroll through the dozens of options to find the best ones.
It also lets you distinguish between economy, premium, business and first-class flights so you can choose according to your price range. It will even put a price cap on your list of options of you are really on a budget. It also provides you with a variety of discount destinations and travel deals right on the front page, making it perfect for someone who is planning a trip for the first time and trying to save money.
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Skiplagged will save you money on your flight by using a smart, if not completely convenient, move. Instead of finding you flights that’s final destination is the place you want to go, it finds flights that make stops or layovers in the city you want to go to while it moves on to its final destination after you leave. This means that you end up paying only a fraction of the price that you would for the full trip.
Although it saves you a lot of money, the one downside to this is that you will only be able to bring carry-on luggage, due to the fact that any luggage you check will be going to the plane’s final destination, which will not be yours. You can also book direct flights on the website, however, the half-flight method is what the website is most famous (or, if you are United Airlines, infamous) for. If you’re willing to give up time and luggage to save money, then this website is for you.
Skyscanner is another easy-to-use travel website that provides you with deals on flights as well as hotels and rental cars. Its major focus is on affordability, so although it may not provide as many details or as much information as other websites, it will always make sure you’re saving the most money possible. One thing this site does really well is find ticket combinations, which is an option that is non-existent on many other travel websites and can be very complicated to do on your own.
Travelling shouldn’t be a hassle, financially or otherwise. If you know about any travelling websites that weren’t mentioned that you feel are better, let us know in the comment section.
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