Finding cheap airline tickets

If you’re looking for really cheap airline tickets online you’ll probably head off to Travelocity, and Hotwire. These travel websites offer really cheap airline tickets online to almost ay destination – you find cheap international airline tickets and really cheap local airline tickets. The reason these travel websites are able to offer such cheap airline tickets is because they are able to offer tickets from a range of different and competing Airlines.

Travel websites such as Travelocity and Orbitz are enjoying a considerable share of the airline ticket market currently.

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But in recent month the Airline carries such as United and Southwest have started to take a larger portion of the airline ticket market.

American Airlines and United Airlines are the latest to join Southwest Airline can Continental Airlines in offering to refund the price difference, plus provide a $50 voucher for future travel, to travelers who can prove that they found on the same day the same flight for at least $5 less elsewhere.

Several airlines occasionally offer special airline tickets that can be booked only on their Web sites. Spirit Airlines, for example, recently posted fares from Reagan National starting at $29 each way exclusively through its Web site. And Southwest, which does not sell through third-party booking sites, launched a downloadable feature called Ding! on its Web site that notifies users of special fares.

Airline Websites: Do they meet the grade?

Airlines are trying to beef up their Web sites in order to attract more customers and more revenue. But do these Airline website meet the grade? Can they compete with the likes of Travelocity and Orbitz?

Here is a recent review of the web sites of the top five airlines flying out of the region's three major airports, looking particularly closely at whether the price is right and how easy or difficult it is to book an airline ticket online.

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