There are many popular travel discount sites, but none are quite like Expedia. Jill Fergus Travel Editor Jill is the former travel editor at , showing her expertise on everything from the Best Rooftop Bars in NYC to the 30 Most Beautiful Cities in the World; the NYC native has previously worked at Travel & Leisure and has written articles for The New York Times , InStyle, Huffington Post , and Fodors Recent trips have included the Bahamas and Natchez, and Patagonia and Vietnam are high on the bucket list.
Frequently checking fares for your preferred route over a fixed period of time (e.g., once or twice per day over a week or two) gives you an in-depth, realistic understanding of what your airfare costs should be. Then, when you see a price you think is fair, book with confidence, knowing you’ve locked in the best fare for your route and budget.
For one itinerary, a nonstop flight that the other sites offered was not available when booking a Hotwire package (though it was available when booking a separate flight on Hotwire), and the pricing on some searches was a little higher than on the other sites.
But if you’re looking for cheap flights first and foremost, the flight search bar is right on the homepage, and the search bar always ends up at the top of each section you’re looking at. So on your computer, or on mobile, just try to keep from scrolling down until you’ve started your search; you’ll keep yourself from being confused, and you’ll find the best deals faster.
The Fuel 2019 Leisure Travel Trends study, which had more than 3,000 respondents, also reveals search engines such as Google as the main place to begin planning a holiday for 44%, followed by online travel agencies for 18% and a hotel’s own website for 10%.