Discover Airninja: The Best Discount Airlines Search Tool Around

By: Darlene Berkel

AirNinja.com is a tool that can help you find discount flights for most journeys, worldwide. The site was founded by Dan and John Hostetler, after they took a trip around Europe in 2004 and found that sites such as Orbitz and Expedia were not listing many of the discount airlines.

AirNinja.com is a very simple, fast loading design just like the discount airlines they help you find, the focus of the site is on utility, and finding the information you need as quickly and easily as possible. The site works in all browsers we tested it on and loads quickly.

The discount airlines search tool is the main function of the site, and it does its job very well. As an example, a search on other major travel sites for a trip from London to Barcelona throws up a minimum price of ?174 round trip using the Iberia airline. If you check AirNinja.com, but, you will discover that there are other airlines that offer flights that are similar and can get you the very same journey for as low as ?89, EasyJet, for example, does just that.98, and furthermore, if you are flexible as fas as arrival airports are concerned, then other options such as Ryan Air can get you to Barcelona Girona foras low as ?60.97.

AirNinja.com finds more than just the well known budget operators on this sample search, six budget airlines were found.

There were others that are more expensive than Ryan Air and Easy Jet, but the prices were still lower than the other quotes. For the price, you get extra facilities such as a better baggage allowance and free drinks on the flight, so those operators may suit someone who wants a better price, but is not willing to sacrifice certain things.

For those who prefer to fly with certain airlines, the site offers the ability to view all the routes offered by each airline. This could be useful if your airline does not show in a search for certain airports, as it will give you an 'at a glance' view of the routes they do offer, instead of you having to search each possible route by hand.

In testing the site, we found a handful instances where AirNinja.com stated that an airline offered a certain route, but on visiting the site, that route was not available. This only happened with unusual routes, however, and does not reduce our opinion of the site overall.

AirNinja.com does not focus exclusively on Europe it has a good selection of discount airlines for most countries finding cheap flights to America, South Africa, and Asia, as well as low cost domestic flights within those countries.

The AirNinja web site has some other facilities, including a 'non discount airline' search, although this uses another company for the search engine, a currency converter, and some general advice pages that may help you in your quest for a good deal.

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