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How to Book Airfare

Booking Airfare

Momondo is a mainstay for the cheap flight community. Simply put, it is one of the best flight search engines for getting the cheapest fare possible.

As opposed to better-known sites like Expedia and Priceline, Momondo does not actually sell flights. Instead, Momondo operates as a meta-search engine, scouring hundreds of online flights to find the cheapest possible fare.

What Momondo is good at

Momondo excels in a number of areas:
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  • Searching everywhere at once: Instead of searching various online travel agencies one-by-one, it’s far quicker and easier to search them all simultaneously in Momondo.
  • Finding the cheapest fares: Many times the cheapest fare for a given flight is found not at Orbitz or Travelocity, but rather with a small upstart online travel agency

What Momondo is bad at

Here’s where Momondo lags:

  • Searching a range of dates: Though Momondo is really good at finding the cheapest price for a specific date, there’s no good way to see the cheapest fare over a number of weeks or months. (Put zero stock in the fare graph they pull up when you’re running a search, it’s fare estimates and bad ones at that.)
  • Flexible destinations: You can only search one specific destination city at a time rather than multiple. Though you can put in regions like “Western Europe” we’ve found the results to be unreliable.
  • Completing searches quickly: Whereas Google Flights takes a fraction of a second to pull up fares, it can take upwards of a minute for results on Momondo to load because it’s searching hundreds of sites at once.

Eagle-eyed readers will notice that Momondo’s weaknesses mirror Google Flights’ strengths and vice versa. This is why we recommend checking with bother services will get you’re the best deal available.

How to use Momondo

Best practice when searching for flights is to start your search on Google Flights, find the best route and dates, then check those dates in Momondo to see if there’s a lower price there.

Let’s walk through an example together. Its 35 degrees outside and you need something warm shinning on your face.

Start with Momondo Select your departure airport, but don’t put in a date, leave it open.

Start looking for warm places that have an attractive price.

That $97 flight is to Fort Myers, which is just outside Naples, FL. Next Click on the $97 and the details for this deal will come up.
Click on the find flights
Click on the link and it will take you to the Frontier booking site
Double checking on Google Flights will show me the same flight and same price

I know Frontier is not the top of the line airline, but the next best flight it $304. which is $414 more for 2 people and the Frontier flight is a non-stop flight.

Don’t forget to include Southwest in your search, they do not publish their prices in the same search engines.

All fares shown include taxes.

By the way, if you have not been to Naples, you will love it and make it a return destination.

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