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Expedia Flights Review

05 January 2016

Expedia is one of the most visited travel agents online at the moment. According to Hitwise it recently nudged Thomson off the top spot and now ranks as the most visited travel agent website in the UK. It enjoys 6.12% of the travel agent market share in the United Kingdom and 13.36% in the USA.

In this article, we look at the value that Expedia flights provide and whether or not it is always the best source to turn to when looking for the cheapest online flight deals.

We reviewed Expedia flight results on a few test routes against those provided by other travel agents and comparison sites.

We tested 3 routes – 1 short-haul, 1 long haul and 1 multi-city flight route:

Here are our findings:

Expedia Flights Review – Price Results

Short Haul Test

London to Barcelona – from 18th to 22nd February 2016 (peak season – school half term).

The following prices were found on Expedia, Lastminute.com, Skyscanner and Kelkoo respectively:

  • Expedia: £90.98 – flying with Monarch (available to buy)
  • Lastminute.com: £90.98 – again flying with Monarch (available to buy)
  • Skyscanner – £78 – flying with Ryanair – (unavailable to buy- sold out)
  • Kayak – £77.68 – flying with Easyjet (available to buy)

On this occasion, Kayak won finding the best deal with Easyjet.

Long Haul Test

Manchester to New York – from 5TH of April to 12th of April 2016 (Easter break)

The following prices were found on Expedia, Lastminute.com, Skyscanner and Kelkoo respectively:

  • Expedia: £489 – flying with Delta and Air France (available to buy)
  • Lastminute.com: £466.66 – again flying with KLM and Delta (available to buy)
  • Skyscanner – £457 – flying with KLM – (available to buy)
  • Kayak – £480.95 – flying with Swissair (available to buy)

On this occasion, Skyscanner won finding the best deal with KLM.

We Tested One Multi-City Flight Route:

London to Orlando from 4th to 11th August– Orlando to Los Angeles from 11th August – Los Angeles to London 18th August

  • Expedia: £901.05 – flying with Delta (available to buy)
  • Lastminute.com: £988.55 – flying with Delta (available to buy)
  • Ebookers – £987.05 – flying with American Airlines – (available to buy)
  • Travelocity – £988.55 – flying with Delta (available to buy)

Expedia found the cheapest flight when compared to other OTA's for this multi-city flight.

In conclusion –

Our Expedia flights review reveals that the travel giant does not always come up with the best price on single route short haul and long haul flights. Comparison sites such as Skyscanner and Kayak almost always do a better job on these routes.

However, on multi-city flight routes, Expedia can sometimes land you a great deal. It beat the other agents comprehensively on our multi-city route test.

We conclude that it is always best to check a few different sites and not only Expedia to be sure you are finding the absolute best online deals.

In fact – it was this very reason that prompted us to develop the flight search engine you see at FlightsFinder.com.

We allow you to compare the best online travel agents and comparison sites in seconds and see prices from each travel agent and comparison site side by side.

Our search includes Skyscanner, Kayak, momondo, Cheapflights & more which effectively search over 1200 different websites. We offer comprehensive flight comparison on single flights and multi-leg trips so you can always be sure of getting the best available flight.

Why not try it out now – FlightsFinder.com

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