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Cheap fares with Kiwi.com

By KAREN BRADBURY | STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 22, 2017

Ready to board a plane at the drop of the hat, with or without a fixed destination in mind? Would-be travelers wishing to check out their options might want to visit Kiwi.com, a global online travel agency with ambitious plans for global expansion.

Kiwi.com’s search algorithms combine the flights of over 200 low-cost carriers with the offerings of other travel providers to create itineraries you’ll find nowhere else.

Extreme flexibility seems key in nailing down the site’s best deals: for example, suggested itineraries will often feature different departure and return airports and an assortment of carriers who do not normally collaborate, along with long layovers in far-flung cities.  Some of the proposed routings warn the traveler that only hand baggage is allowed.

Although the site offers a guarantee protecting passengers from flight delays, cancelations and schedule changes, numerous online travel chat forums reveal customer dissatisfaction with the way in which the company has handled complaints or requests for refunds. However, proceeding with extreme caution, going over proposed itineraries with an eagle eye, and knowing the terms and conditions of your ticket might just net you a fare you can’t resist.

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