Flights are a strange commodity in the travel industry. They are very personal and much more detailed than they appear to be on the surface. Our purpose here is to make you understand that while we can make flight suggestions, flights can be tricky. If you through one of the consolidated search sites, be sure to compare carefully and check the airline site directly, as well.

If you are booking a cruise or a packaged holiday, the cruise line or holiday vendor will often have an air department to book airfare. This is worth looking into, because they will ensure you arrive on time for your holiday, and it usually comes with airport transfers, making your trip more seamless.

Why would you book directly with the airline?  Well, it turns out that not all the sites bring up all the airlines, so you may be missing some visibility into fares on the airlines you like.  Plus, you will get a few extra points if you are a member of a frequent flyer program and book on the airline’s site. And, there are now services like Expert Flyer that will help you make the most of those points or miles:

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Flight Resources – Here are some air travel links you may find useful:

  • The go-to fare checker is Google Flights. We find it pretty accurate and use it fairly often to get a quick view of flight options.
  • Kayak is another good option but won’t always show you every airline unless you force it to.
  • We use Seat Guru often. It will help you find the best seats.
  • FareCompare can help you find the best international airfares.
  • Find low intra-Europe fares at WeGoLo and Dohop.
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