Why are all flight buying tools so damn clunky.
>I don't care when I go from A to B, and only a vague idea of for how long, I just want to find the cheapest flights.
This is such a hard task. The best thing is the ITA matrix but even that you have to fix an exact trip length time to get your 2D matrix of dates. So then you have to now play with the trip duration. Fuck.
Do you not know how to sort by price? This is a 2 second thing on kayak or skyscanner.
> I just want to find the cheapest flights.
Oh you mean you just aren't seeing the prices YOU want. Maybe learn to move airports and dates around, the closest airport to you may not be the cheapest way to get there.
Sort by price... under what search criteria? Exactly. You plug in your stupid start date and end date and it gives you the cheapest with those criteria fixed. Woop dee doo.
If you're too stupid to build a plan out for when to travel of course nothing will make sense.
>If you're too stupid to build a plan out for when to travel
Then why even reply since ambivalence towards travel dates is the entire point of this thread moron
>why can't I find specifics to vague information I look for
hey dipshit you're doing it wrong
>UHHHH WHY REPLY DUMBASS I JUST WANT NUMBERS
this is your thread
>You plug in your stupid start date and end date and it gives you the cheapest with those criteria fixed.
Skyscanner can let you see prices for a whole month?
Kiwi lets you input whatever range you want and move around the date as much as you want to see all possible options?
Rome2Rio lets you see other options such as rail or boat and compare?
Have you ever thought that if this is still not enough for you you can at least use it as a base to figure out trends? Such as which days of the week/times of year are cheaper to travel, or seeing which airlines fly the route you want in the first place, then figure out which ones out of those are lower cost so you can focus your search on them?
A lot of the skyscanner style sites are really pissing me off lately with the whole "shows $300 for a flight in monthly then I view the day and it only shows $500 flights" I'm assuming its bullshit manipulation from the thirdparty sites but still, cmon. But in general yes its a good thing that you have to put work into finding a good flight because it keeps out the idiots/lazy/poor crowd.
>Skyscanner can let you see prices for a whole month?
No they don't, they don't actually search for *any* result when you click on monthly view. Every time a user searches for a flight from X to Y they log that information and display it to others so they don't have to run a costly search every time. If no one has searched you get no results on the monthly view. Skyscanner in 90% of cases give me a blank page which ends up with me having to check every day of the month manually, so I've basically stopped using it.
This one works at least as far as you can find the cheapest airlines and check with them directly.
Often caused by third-party sites, sometimes caused by outdated indexing
Just use Google flights explore feature then.
Because 99.9% of people searching for flights know when they want to go, where they want to go and for how long. .
Turns out they don't build tools for autistic sighseeners who knew
Google Flights is the best