A few weeks ago I was a guest on The Heather Lindsey Show discussing traveling on a budget. One of the first questions Heather asked me was what my go to site is and without missing a beat I immediately said Kiwi.com. It is always the first site I go to when I’m in need of a cheap flight for a last-minute trip, quick weekend getaway or a long vacay. & if you haven’t heard of it or haven’t used it yet, after this you’ll NEED to. Your pockets will thank you.
So how does Kiwi.com work? They search all airlines, including budget airlines which are usually excluded from search engines, and then they combine based on the cheapest route and give us the cheapest prices for flights. Other ITA’s combine based on code shares, which truthfully doesn’t give us the best deals. Quick example, it may be cheaper to fly to your destination with one airline and fly back with another, most sites won’t show you that, but Kiwi.com does. Plus, 99% of the time Kiwi.com has the cheapest flights anyway.
As an example I searched a 6 day flight from Orlando, FL to Atlanta, GA for 7/3 to 7/9 on Kiwi.com it was only $78 roundtrip. (pictured below) If you look at the first flight combo you can see that they combined 2 different airlines to get the cheapest flight.
But, the very same dates on Expedia cost more.
& while I love Skyscanner.com, even they were way higher than Kiwi.com
Why I Love Kiwi.com
Kiwi has tons of great features but what I like most is the radius search. You select all of the airports near you and Kiwi.com tells you which airport is cheapest to fly from each time. You can choose based on range of dates, specific dates, or if you’re flexible you can select ‘anytime’ which literally tells you the cheapest flight for you to fly from the cheapest airport in your area.
Another reason I love Kiwi is because they have an awesome Guarantee, the Kiwi Guarantee, that is made to protect YOU from:
- Missed connecting flights due to flight delays
- Flight Cancellations
- Schedule Changes
If any of the above happens Kiwi.com has a great policy that promises to offer you an alternative flight to your destination, or a REFUND of the unused ticket(s). What’s great is they let you choose which you would like if it’s less than 2 days before departure.
But what if I get stuck?
Don’t worry, Kiwi.com will take care of that, too. How? They provide transportation to another airport, overnight accommodations if the delay is more than 8 hours, and they also provide food, drink and refreshments for delays that are 4 hours or more. Most airlines don’t do this, so it’s impressive to see Kiwi going above and beyond.
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