Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Dov Herzberg
Skiplagged is an innovative website that allows you to book the cheapest flight possible no matter where you are flying.
With a simple to use interface and great deals on airfare for flights around the world, skiplagged may just be that hassle-free one stop shop for traveling through the skies. For you spontaneous ones out there, the homepage boasts several of the most notable deals available, or it allows you to search for the flight that you need using a simple Origin/Destination and Depart/Return bar. Once you’ve inputted your specifications, this novel website offers you the best deals on airfare that the internet has to offer, better deals than more renowned companies like Kayak or Expedia.
Other websites scour all airlines in order to find the cheapest or quickest flight. While Skiplagged does include these results, it also takes takes an extra step by picking up on an interesting quirk in the world of flying. Oftentimes, flying to City A through City B is cheaper than flying directly to City B. For example, if you want to fly from New York to Charlotte this weekend, it would be cheaper to fly to Florida with a stop-over in Charlotte than it would be to fly directly to Charlotte. All you have to do is “miss” your stopover to Florida and you can enjoy your trip to Charlotte while saving plenty of money.
Too good to be true? Well not exactly, but flying this way does include a small drawback. Because you will be getting off the plane before its “final destination” you can not check-in any luggage that you expect to meet at your “stop-over”. Additionally, while this type of travel is against most airline policies, it is, however, legal. So if ‘bending the rules’ is something you can live with, flying has just become much cheaper.