Online travel consolidators

The internet is the best place to find cheap airfares. While online travel agencies, or 'travel consolidators', lack the attention and service of a traditional travel agent, the ease of price comparison is unbeatable.

Online travel consolidators are able to undercut traditional agents because they can market to a wider audience online, attracting more customers, and cut their overheads by avoiding the expensive high-street rents and print advertising traditional travel agents have to spend.

Online travel consolidators

  • is one of the oldest independently owned travel agencies on the web. Includes all the major airlines and the U.S. domestic flight search provides price comparisons from 3 major flight engines at the same time.
  • CheapTickets is one of the leading travel consolidators, part of the large Travelport Inc. group of companies.
  • cFares offers you access to wholesale tickets not normally available to the public. Also the unique cAgent service which will search and hold tickets matching your itinerary and desired price point for 24 hours while you comparison shop. Full review of cFares on
  • Cheap Flights has more than 700 travel companies displaying over one million deals each day.
  • provides a range of special deals airfares for travellers engaged in humanitarian roles such as aid, volunteering, church groups, and many more.
  • Expedia is the net's biggest travel consolidator offering flight prices from all the major and most smaller airlines.
  • Farecast is a new site aiming to forecast air ticket prices, whether the cost goes up or down, and give you buying recommendations within a 90-day window. The service is currently limited to 38 major airports in the United States but the concept is very interesting. Unfortunately, the service has been closed.
  • Kayak's meta-search engine helps you search across more than 100 airfare sites with just one click. This is a seriously good site if you like cheaper air tickets.
  • The online travel bookings granddaddy. The site's been around since 1995 and has morphed into a meta search engine that's very effective. Full review at
  • Orbitz is an award-winning flight search engine with more than 455 airlines included.
  • Skyscanner uses search engine technology to obtain ticket information from airline websites. This gives visitors a single site to budget airline flight prices throughout Europe.
  • STA Travel is a specialist student travel agent offering discount flight deals for students and travellers under 26. STA Travel compares flight prices across all major airline groups.
  • Travelsupermarket provides flight comparison for budget airlines that are not usually included on some of the bigger sites. Also enables you to submit multiple departure airports for the same flight.
  • Travelocity searches the lowest fares from hundreds of airlines, and gives you access to special web fares from major airlines. The site is nowadays owned by and some features have been removed.
  • Travel Secrets is the oldest online travel agency (est. 1996) and offers low cost consolidator airfare tickets; discount hotel bookings at low wholesale prices; villas, apartment and chalet rentals at popular resorts throughout US and Europe.
  • TravelZoo focuses on providing good deals and travel information to travelers. Tickets aren’t bought on the site, but rather directly from the providers, but the deals on the site are picked by a team of 35 travel specialists. Very strong on packaged holidays and well worth a look.

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Hello, as isn't B2C it isn't in the same category as the other consolidators listed.

Jack on 03 June, 2019

Can you please add our Web Portal ( on that list, we are largest consolidator for airline tickets in USA.

Goran on 29 May, 2019

Nice post.Thanks for sharing.

Diego Johnson on 23 March, 2018 is also a good airfare consolidator website with a simple to use search engine for the public.

Peter on 27 April, 2012

Thanks Brian

I wasn't aware of until now. I'll take a look and include in my roundup!

Jack on 12 May, 2008

Lowfares Search dozens of travel websites all at one time to find the cheapest flights, hotels and rental cars for your business and vacation travel needs.

Brian on 12 May, 2008



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