The internet revolutionized the way that we take vacations. These flights are featured at the top of your search results and can offer savings if you have flexibility in your schedule. You can also set up alerts to watch the prices for your specific dates or watch a whole month if you have flexible travel plans. The growing use of online travel booking platforms prompted the CCCS to undertake a nine-month-long market study on the sector here, the findings of which were released yesterday.

Over the last 20 years or so, airlines have experimented with many ways to lure consumers away from online travel agencies (OTAs) and toward their own websites. For instance, looking at the per-room rate when comparing hotel bookings can give you an inaccurate estimate of the cost if you’re not considering additional taxes and hotel fees.

Mobile app discounts: Using a travel site’s mobile app may give you access to exclusive discounts on hotels, air travel, car rentals and other services. Many of these sites also offer bundles, but what they are known for is cheap flights. The travel sites also face tough competition and always try to lure travelers to their sites with cheap airfare deal.

If you’re trying to find the lowest price — and you don’t mind staying an extra day or cutting your trip short to get it — Kayak’s tool is unparalleled for simultaneously comparing the most dates across multiple airlines. There are seemingly endless options when it comes to choosing the best flight booking site these days.

Some of the well known sites, which I have personally used without any problem, are: Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheap tickets, Ebookers and Last minute. I disputed the charge on American Express but was denied when provided proof that I was aware of the Non-Refundable” booking at the time I made the reservation.