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It actually excelled or failed on the same searches as the last time we ran our tests two years ago, which suggests it hasn’t done much to change its methods or algorithms, allowing other companies to outpace it. Yes, there are six other sites that fared even more poorly and didn’t even make this list, but still: Expedia may have a famous brand name, but we see little reason to bother using it.

Results list the cheapest available packages from sites such as Priceline (Kayak’s parent company), Expedia, and There’s a map view available, and the results page shows both air- and hotel-related filters to make it easy to find nonstop flights, free breakfast, or a specific hotel.

For example, apps like HotelsTonight, which will help you find cheap hotel rooms on extremely short notice, and SitOrSquat, which will direct you to nearby restrooms while you’re already on the road, should be a part of the essential toolkit for any travelers.

Thanks to its user-friendly interface, Google Flights is the easiest and quickest place to search for great deals on airfare, said Scott Keyes, a travel expert and writer who flies tens of thousands of miles per year and runs flight deal email service ScottsCheapFlights.