Welcome to the third week of Flight hacking Friday, my weekly blog post series on how to find the cheapest flight tickets!
Woohoo, it’s week 3 already! Today I will show you my favourite search engine! But before I do, check the week one and two where I talked about how NOT to search for flights and about one hack that saves big bucks on flights! Here is the recap:
Flight hacking Friday (Week 1): Do you really know how to find cheap flights?
Flight hacking Friday (Week 2): One hack that saves big bucks!
Flight hacking Friday (Week 3): The best flight search engine to book extremely cheap flights
Flight hacking Friday (Week 4): active on 19.05
Where to book the cheapest flights to anywhere!
I have actually said before that it doesn’t matter which search engine you use, as far as you know how to search. As this is true to some point, there is this one flight search engine that makes you find cheap flights in an extremely easy and fast way.
Let me introduce you to Kiwi.com!
Kiwi.com goes an extra mile to show us the best connections and the best alternative airports. And it is extremely easy to use too! As you can see above, Kiwi homepage is a flight map, a feature that is a hidden option in other search engines. This is not a sponsored post, I am just this excited about Kiwi.com search engine 😉
Kiwi.com works a bit different than other search engines due to its advanced algorithm combining all the possible flights, whether those are low-cost airlines or full-service carriers. It allows you to find all possible combinations within the area that you determine.
Let’s have a look at this example: searching for a flight from Barcelona to Bali. As you can see Kiwi.com suggests few different options: fly with Wizzair through Sofia, fly with Pegasus through Istanbul or fly Qatar Airways directly. You can choose the recommended route, the cheapest route or the shortest one.
What you can do with Kiwi.com
One of my favourite features that Kiwi.com offers is the radius search. It is perfect for travellers planning a longer trip in a region. How does it work? Easy peasy! If for example, you are interested in making a trip to South-East Asia, Kiwi.com offers you to create a circle of alternative airports to find out which one is the cheapest. In this case, you might be better off with flying to Singapore instead of Bangkok and then catching a low-budget airline to Phuket or Vietnam.
Or let’s say, you live in New York City and you want to go backpacking in Europe. You simply create a circle on New York City to select all the airports and another huge circle on Europe. Just like this:
Other cool features
Let’s stay with this example of travelling around Europe. Another great way to book the cheapest flights is to use the multi-city search connected to the map.
The idea is simple, just continue adding the cheapest flights you see on the map until you have enough 😉 Here is a sample: Madrid-London-Paris-Milan-Palermo-Venice-Barcelona for 200 euros.
Need inspiration? Try the fly anywhere option. Simple, clean and it will give you many choices for the little money. How about a quick trip Madrid-Miami for 206 euros?
I know, I know. You probably are thinking “ok, but what happens when one of my flights is delayed?” or “how do I proceed with luggage if I travel on two separate airlines?”.
Do not worry! Kiwi.com has a special guarantee and will get you on the next flight available in case you miss the flight due to cancellation or delay. I haven’t personally dealt with delays but according to my friends to whom I recommended Kiwi.com, the support was super fast and helpful.
So… what are you waiting for? Awesome flight deals are waiting!
Ah, and don’t forget to download the complete list of airlines that offer free stopovers!