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How to Find the Best Flight for Your Money

by Wendy Perrin | August 12, 2014

The travel problem: Finding the most comfortable, most convenient flight for your dollar.

The tool that solves it: As Routehappy says on its website, “not all flights are created equal.” And that’s exactly why Routehappy was created—to help you determine which flight will give you the best value for your money. On the surface, this site looks like any flight-search tool, but when it spits back your results, you’ll see a lot more information than just times and fares. By combining data on such things as seat size, legroom, in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, baggage fees, and flier reviews (all of which you can expand for more detail), Routehappy creates a Happiness Score for each flight. Once you find the trip that will make you happiest, click the purchase button to be taken to the exact page you need on the airline’s own website. Even if you’ve already booked your flight, this tool can still help: Type in your flight info, and Routehappy—and its growing community of fliers—can tell you what to expect.

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  1. Laura Hawthorn

    Just thought I would mention that Routehappy seems to have taken a turn to an industry focused site. There doesn’t seem to be any consumer functions on the site I found.

    1. Billie Cohen

      Laura, if you type your route and dates into the “Flight search demo” fields, you’ll see from the info that pops up that Routehappy is still a useful tool for consumers.

  2. Diane DeSalvo

    Hi Wendy,
    I just found your web site having read your article in this months Town & Country.
    Awesome! Do you have advice for single women travelers, where, which cruises, etc.
    Thank you,
    Diane , age 65

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