Exploring Interstate 90

Officials are warning summer travelers to be on alert about phony websites appearing as major airlines and hotels. Some OTAs even offer perks that might make it worth booking someplace other than the airline’s site. She cautions travelers to do the points-versus-discount comparison across different OTA sites to determine which option yields the most benefit. But specialty business travel agencies can help their clients with corporate events, meetings, and special services that online travel sites don’t deal with—and are often able to negotiate better rates with airlines and hotels.

To find out, you have to do some research and read the reviews and the travelers’ experiences shared in these sites. The deals tab displays the best flight and hotel deals at airports near you and popular travel destinations. With these vacations, you get roundtrip airfare, hotel stay, and transport from the airport to the hotel.

focuses on international flights, and there are always good last-minute deals to be found right on the homepage, so you don’t have to go clicking around. Use Skyscanner to stay on top of the best airline prices, get recommendations for cheap deals from your destination (based on month), and read the newsletter for helpful hints on getting the best deals.

These deals usually feature travel that no one wants, like flights with multiple layovers. Online travel agency crunched the numbers from more than 900 million airfares advertised in 2017 to find the cheapest flights between the U.S. and more than 3,000 locations.

Of the eight sites tested, Checkbook found that Priceline had the most claims about room shortages — 21 of the first 25 listings had low-availability warnings, on average. We made our searches using an incognito window since most travel sites use cookies to track your behavior and the routes you’re interested in, which sometimes leads to price hikes.