Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 by Will Hagle
PaperFlies is a platform offering the easiest way to find and compare flights.
PaperFlies is a flight search engine, allowing users to compare airfare from hundreds of travel sites. The basic function of the site is similar to Kayak or Priceline. You enter the details of your trip — round-trip or one-way, where you’re leaving from, where you’re going, and when you want to depart and return — and PaperFlies returns a list of options. The site searches through multiple airline databases as well as booking sites like Expedia and Skyscanner in order to find the best deals based on your customizable filters. The company is based in the Netherlands, so its most effective for travelers within Europe. It does, however, display options for flights around the world.
PaperFlies claims that its unique algorithm makes the flight-searching process more user-friendly, but at times the site is more cumbersome to use than established sites like Kayak. A search for flights from New York to Amsterdam, for instance, returned no results. The site is also exclusively a search engine, and all booking must be completed on the third-party airline sites. There are, however, a few advantages to PaperFlies. The site offers an e-mail newsletter that consists of the best deals for flights around the world, and it’s worth subscribing in order to stay on top of all your options. There’s also the ability to search for flights by theme — like Citytrip Europe or Bounty Islands — which offer inspiration for vacations to be booked by adventurous or flexible travelers. The site is also useful for its simple comparison of the varying price points that you’ll find by searching around the web. In that sense, it saves time and is worth using.