Kayak.com is one of the newer online airline ticketers, and in my opinion is the best.  Kayak is simple to use, seems to find the best prices, and it displays only the final price of the ticket (unlike some sites which give you the price of the ticket, but doesn’t add in the tax and other fees…it’s unbelievably annoying). 

Not only do I find Kayak better than its competitors when they offer the same services, but Kayak sees the future of online travel, particularly for young travelers.  On a traditional site, you have to search for tickets to a specific location and on specific days, but not with Kayak. 

For many people the most expensive part of their trip is the airline ticket itself, they don’t have specific dates they have to fly, and sometimes they don’t care where they go.  But in order to find tickets on a normal travel sight, one needs to know the dates they are flying, where they are flying out of, and where they want to go.  Insert Kayak Buzz.

Kayak Buzz allows you see lowest prices people have found in the last 2 days to a certain destination.  Sometimes these prices aren’t available anymore, but it gives you a good idea of what the prices could be, or what days to search for flights.  You can also search for the lowest prices found in the last few days to regions of the world, like the Caribbean, Europe, etc without specifying dates.   This way if you have a general idea of where you might want to go or when you might want to go, you can find the best ticket prices possible.

Kayak Buzz isn’t perfect, or exactly where the online travel industry will end up, but it is headed in the right direction and is ahead of its competitors. 

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