Best flight search engines & websites

Looking for a cheap flight to escape the winter or flee your country coz your new president is a douchebag?Well, here are a few links to help you reach that goal without ruining yourself: flight search engines, unusual websites & much more.

The more flexible you are with your travel dates the better.

Be aware that if you buy connecting flights yourself (not as part of a one-time payment), you might want to add 24+ hours between these flights.

Note that I have not yet used all these services. In any doubt, I recommend asking feedback from previous customers on travel.stackexchange.com or other online travel forums.

You don’t need a return flight. You need a proof of onward travel though: a ticket proving you will leave the country (by air, land, or sea). A couple of links below will help you for that 😉

I almost forgot: I you really want to flee your country, you may want to become a digital nomad 😉

Enough talking, let’s get down to business.


Unusual flight search websites

Kayak.fr/explore – lets you search for any destination given an departure city & a budget

Matrix.itaSoftware.com – allows 30 days search

Azuon.com – client app to search flights

Fly4Free.com – articles warning you about special deals – i.e. both ways Europe to Southeast Asia for 200€ (recommended by my friend Chris)

ScottsCheapFlights.com – emails you when an airline makes a mistake or offers a great sale (again recommended by my friend Chris)

AirWander.com – “Add stopovers to your flights to discover the world”

MyCape.io – “The ultimate travel hack. Fly on standby”


Regular search engines

Google.com/flights

Kayak.com/flights

SkyScanner.com

Momondo.com

Vayama.com

Mobissimo.com

AirNinja.com

AirAsia.com

SkyPicker.com

Hipmunk.com


People finding incredible flight & travel deals for you

FlightFox.com

Darjeelin.com

AirTreks.com


Around-the-world tickets (RTW)

SkyTeam

Star Alliance

OneWorld and also rtw.oneworld.com/rtw (Firefox only)

AirTreks.com

Indie.BootsNall.comBootsNall.cohttp://bootsnall.com

FlyerTalk.com

You might want to check how flexible are around-the-world ticket regarding flight dates: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/43176/how-flexible-are-around-the-world-tickets-regarding-flight-dates


Fake proof of onward travel

FlyOnward.com

OnwardFlights.com

travel.stackexchange.com/questions/59239/difference-between-onwardflights-com-and-flyonward-com


AirHelp.com – app to claim refunds on late/cancelled flights, up to 3 years old flights 🙂


Track your reward miles

TripIt.com

SuperFly.com


Based in Europe?

Then you might want to consider:

  • The Canary Islands
    • Tapas, Sangria, Tasty food, reminds you something?
    • Famous for its water sports
    • Its fast internet, nice culture, easy language & safety are some of the reasons that made it so popular Digital Nomad community
    • Speaks: Spanish
  • Cape Verde
  • The south of Morocco
    • Essaouira & Agadir are very nice seaside cities offering activities such as surfing, kitesurfing
    • Speaks: Arabic & French

All these places have warm, if not summery weather (Cape Verde). They are very affordable places to travel to from Europe.


Resources

travel.stackexchange.com/q/51265/9395

travel.stackexchange.com/q/730/9395

travelindependent.info/links.htm#_Budget_Airlines

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k7409073-About_round_the_world_RTW_tickets-Air_Travel.html

travel.stackexchange.com/questions/26/what-should-i-know-about-around-the-world-flights/6743

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