Search for flights with ITA OnTheFly

by Volker Weber


I discovered ITA OnTheFly this morning after reading Ed's tweet. It's indeed pretty good, especially because you can select your location for flights between destinations with all close-by airports or specific ones. It presents you a matrix that lets you drill down into individual flights with their prices:


When you are done, you can email the itinerary:


This company is being bought by Google.


The concept is nice, too bad that they don't have a version for Android (yet).
Also their databse/algorithms don't seem to be to well, I tried to search for a flight within Germany with their webseite tool. They basically only presented me with expensive flights via Mallorca (haha), but I know that direct flights for much less money should be available..
Does anyone know a really good website for looking for cheap flights worldwide and in Europe/Germany?

I always have to look through four or five flight search tools as well as several websites from airlines in order to find a good deal.

Daniel Haferkorn, 2010-08-24

I checked the tweet as well this morning and installed it. Like.

Armin Roth, 2010-08-24

Daniel try, it uses most of the cheap airlines that aren't found on things like Travelocity.

Bryan McDade, 2010-08-24

Thanks Bryan, this website seems to be really good! The only thing that I can't seem to find is a +/- 1 day search. But I found that the day can be relatively easy changed as well in the search results. A matrix would still have it's benefits though. :)

Daniel Haferkorn, 2010-08-24

Had a look at the website after I read that Google bought it. Looks nice, simple yet powerful.
Last time I had to book a flight I used, which actually looks quite similar.

Timo Stamm, 2010-08-24

@Daniel: I use to search for inexpensive flights. It is usually very good.

Karl-Henry Martinsson, 2010-08-24

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