Millions of people use a meta search engines or flight comparison sites every day in their quest to get the best air fares possible. They often click onward to an airline website or travel agent to book their ticket. However, Ogabooking.com, the Nigeria first “meta-meta” flight search engine, has discovered that a person's favorite flight aggregator may not be providing them with the cheapest possible option.
selected 20 of the top flight search engines and examined their round trip flight results for popular long-haul summer destinations that involved flying from major Lagos,US and UK airports.
The company analyzed Skyscanner, KAYAK, Momondo, Cheapflights, Google flights, Dohop, Jetcost, Jetradar, Hipmunk and Kiwi.com on the same round trip routes, on the same dates, at exactly the same time and compared the results.
The results revealed huge price differences between the various search engines for last-minute long-haul summer flight routes. The biggest price difference noted was a whopping 38% between Google Flights and Dohop for a return flight in July 2019 from San Francisco to Rome. Dohop's cheapest price was $620 while Google Flights’ cheapest price was $1000.
Other savings scrutinized included 30% off a flight in August 2019 from London to New York, booked through Kiwi.com ($425) instead of Google Flights ($612) and a savings of nearly 20% off a direct flight to New York from London searched through Jetradar ($584) instead of Skyscanner -- which came in the most expensive at $720.