Airline Travel Booking Is Ridiculous

Admittedly, I do not pay much attention to the travel commercials on a daily basis as I have not flown in a little over a year.  I know who they are and I pulled them out this week looking for a flight to Seattle.  Here is what I have found, they are a joke.  The only one I would recommend is hipmunk.com, which I heard about through my friend Kendal Van Dyke (blog | twitter).  It is useful for seeing the flights visually across the times along with their price and a feature they call agony (as in how long you are travelling in addition to price).

Another thing that I have learned is that Priceline.com is cheaper at the cost of airline mileage.  If you do not care about frequent flyer miles, then Priceline.com is probably your best option.  All of the other major sites seemed to have to same prices as the airlines for the same flight.  AAA, was the exception, they would charge me $25 for booking through them at the same cost.  So, they would cost me more money to book the same flight.

Maybe it is because I live in the land of Mickey Mouse that flights from here and to here rarely discounted.  Other people have told me that they have had success with some of these sites, so maybe it is just my limited window that is not flexible.  I will try again next time.  Enjoy your weekend and see you tomorrow at SQL Saturday 151.

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About SQLGator

Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on September 28, 2012, in Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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