Chase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
Just curious, say you want to travel from a small town that's equidistant from the two nearest airports, to another small town that's in the same situation - for instance, from Greensburg, IN (halfway between IND and CVG) to Monroe, LA (about halfway between SHV and JAN).
Is there a booking site where one could specify "IND or CVG" as the origin and "SHV or JAN" as the destination?
I know that many sites have an option called "include nearby airports", but my question refers to "not-so-nearby" airports.
And, for the record, I'm not actually interested in flying the sample itinerary I gave - I'm just curious in general.
I guess another useful application of a feature like this would be for someone who wants to go SCUBA diving, but doesn't care where - they could enter "GCM or CZM or KOA" in the destination field, and just pick the cheapest flight.
N867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
I haven't seen anything like that before, but I know www.kayak.com has a feature where they show the cheapest flights leaving a particular city. Just go to their homepage and choose "Buzz". You can't choose exact dates or even cities, but they give prices to the big cities and some smaller ones.
Chase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
Thanks, all, for your replies.
I hadn't noticed the "buzz" feature at kayak before - that's very cool!
And, I wasn't aware that Travelocity's "nearby airports" had such a broad definition of "nearby" - it was regularly returning ones that were 150 miles away, which is great. I tried getting it to list IND, ORD, MDW, CMI, SBN, and FWA (the 6 airports closest to my house) all on the same page, and couldn't do it, but it would show most of them at the same time.
And the ITA Software site is just awesome. I'll definitely email them regarding the "CZM or GCM or KOA" idea. If I were at a point where I was ready to move, I'd probably also include my resume, as I used to be a developer for TZ's website.