Vacations: Wonderful. Booking vacations: Ugghhhh. In fact, research shows that the average person visits 20 different sites when booking a holiday trip. (And our research shows that we do all the heavy lifting, while our travel companions practice tying pareos.)
Not the case with Fareness, a new flight-search site aiming to reward flexible travelers with the best prices and the least effort.
Though it produces the same results as other flight-search sites, Fareness is tremendously simple to navigate and easy on the eyes, with gorgeous pictures and nary an annoying pop-up in sight. Another thing that sets Fareness apart is that instead of selecting a specific destination and travel dates, you can search on much broader terms, like flights to Europe in the fall, say sometime in October or November. If you’re really flexible, you can even search by general interests, like nightlife and museums.
From there, Fareness culls tons of flight options that fit your parameters and presents them in order of least expensive to most. After you choose a trip, Fareness directs you to a booking site (either CheapOair or Priceline), since it doesn’t have on-site buying capability yet.
Our general search yielded a glorious-sounding six-day trip from New York to Amsterdam in November with $584 round-trip flights. If you must be in Milwaukee for Thanksgiving weekend, well, Fareness might not be for you. But if you have a general sense of what you’d like to do and are willing to compromise, by all means, get booking. We hear Argentina is lovely in the winter.