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Kayak Consolidated Information and Help Thread

Old Jun 19, 11, 9:58 am
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Kayak's version of "Dream Maps"

Not sure exactly how new this is. I just read about it in today's New York Times.

http://www.kayak.com/explore/

The default departure city is San Francisco. I can't get it to default from my home city - I'd love to make THAT my home page.

Has anyone had a chance to test it's up-to-dateness? I LOVE the concept - just hoping for true availability on what is shown.

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Old Jun 19, 11, 10:08 am
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Really nice, IMO.

My default was ORD and it shows many cities around the world.

I tested ORD-ANC at $430 and selected CO. it gave me test dates and went to CO.COM and sure enough price matched.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by thepla View Post
Really nice, IMO.

My default was ORD and it shows many cities around the world.

I tested ORD-ANC at $430 and selected CO. it gave me test dates and went to CO.COM and sure enough price matched.
Thanks....I happen to BE in San Francisco now, so I guess the departure city defaults to the server location of where one happens to be. It will be nice when I'm at home and it defaults to HNL.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 10:23 am
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Nice tool, probably should be in MR Discussion

When I clicked on it, it defaulted to New Orleans.

Thanks for posting
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Old Jun 19, 11, 10:57 am
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Pretty fast and accurate for so many simultaneous destinations. Nice tool.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 1:06 pm
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I'm a teacher and used it to help decide on a place to travel cheap during July or August. I found a $460 fare to BOS to ANC through IAH, slept on it for 2 nights, and eventually got it for $485 on CO. About 9700 miles for 5 cpm. I think it's a great site for inspiration. Enjoy!
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Old Jun 19, 11, 1:35 pm
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I use it all the time. Great tool.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 2:07 pm
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Wow, that is slick! Great for quickly planning a combination getaway/MR.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by clublounger View Post
Not sure exactly how new this is. I just read about it in today's New York Times.

http://www.kayak.com/explore/
It's been around.

Originally Posted by bucketlist View Post
Nice tool, probably should be in MR Discussion
Pretty sure it's in one of the MR tool stickies.

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Old Jun 19, 11, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by USAF Flyboy View Post
Pretty fast and accurate for so many simultaneous destinations. Nice tool.
Yeah, the speed is amazing.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 5:03 pm
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This has been around for a while. Another tool they have that's awesome is Insight. I've found several deals randomly watching this

http://www.kayak.com/insight
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Old Jun 19, 11, 5:45 pm
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Searching from LAX, on the side it says "Australia/Oceania $570" but the lowest I see on the map is $1200 ... broken? Or am I just looking in the wrong place?
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Old Jun 19, 11, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by amolkold View Post
Searching from LAX, on the side it says "Australia/Oceania $570" but the lowest I see on the map is $1200 ... broken? Or am I just looking in the wrong place?
On my search, Hawaii was in "Australia/Oceania."
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Old Jun 19, 11, 9:43 pm
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Probably looking in the wrong place. HI is considered Oceania on this tool, & HA has several discounts now
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Old Jun 20, 11, 12:06 am
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DELTA lookup

I used this and found a trip to MCI for $260ai. However, when I tried to compare with delta.com which had the same flights for $480. When I went to delta via the kayak link, the flight was back down to $260.
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