How to Find Cheap International Flights Using Kiwi

MakeUseOf | 6/25/2019 | Alice Kotlyarenko
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Traveling overseas may sound like a luxury you’ll never be able to afford, so you pull out that hammock and have an underwhelming staycation in your own backyard. But here’s the thing: you can travel to Europe and even Asia without breaking the bank, if you just know how to find cheap flights.

As vacation season is kicking in, we’re sharing our hacks for getting cheap international flights with a lesser-known flight finder that’s worth checking out: Kiwi.

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How Does Kiwi Find Cheap Flights?

The secret sauce behind Kiwi’s cheap international flights has several ingredients—among them mixing and matching flights in an unconventional way and being more creative with dates and destinations. In a nutshell, here’s how Kiwi gets you those dirt cheap flight results.

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Searches for the cheapest route, regardless of codeshares. A codeshare is an agreement between airlines to share a flight and market it on both their websites. But Kiwi often combines flights from airlines that aren’t affiliated in any way, if that combination results in a lower fare.

Gives you more flexibility with dates and destinations. Many flight finders are rigid about specific departure dates and cities. Kiwi is more flexible about that, which allows you to book cheaper dates like the weekdays or have different arrival and return airports.

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Includes many low-cost airlines. Vast access to cheap airlines is one of Kiwi’s biggest strengths. Smaller carriers that fly under the radar of Expedia and Skyscanner can pop up on Kiwi with wonderfully low fare.

Now, the key to finding affordable flights on Kiwi is taking full advantage of the aforementioned flexibility. Here are a few hacks you should try to land the lowest fare.

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