In the beginning, you called an airline or travel agent when you wanted to book a trip. But if you’ve done any traveling at all within the last 15 years, you’ve probably come across a fare aggregator or metasearch site. Hundreds of perfectly legitimate ones exist; you’ve undoubtedly heard of Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire, to name three. Does it matter which site you use, or are they all basically the same?
Which website do you use to search for flights, hotels, etc.? The New York Times, performing an informal study, took a close look at Expedia, Kayak, and Hipmunk to determine which is the best travel search site. The latter is the new kid on the block.