US travel: great deals on cheap flights, travel hacks and more

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Cheap travel across the US, featuring thousands of routes with flexible booking options, means internal travel has many benefits for Kiwi.com customers

Even though international travel is still disrupted, the US has a large market for internal flights. Being such a vast country means that there are hundreds of airlines competing for your business, so how do you know you’re getting the best prices on offer?

Well, Kiwi.com offers a wide selection of ways to search, book and save money on the best travel deals out there, meaning you’ll never have to look anywhere else again!

Save money on popular routes

Prices for Miami–New York flights are incredibly low, starting from $24Prices for Miami–New York flights are incredibly low, starting from $24 — Shutterstock

Prices on some of our most widely-purchased routes are incredibly low, with east coast flights such as Miami to New York from $24, Atlanta to New York City from $29, or Washington, DC to Orlando from $26.

Even longer distances are proving cheap. Flights from Charlotte to Los Angeles are as little as $56. Orlando to Denver? $26. How about Seattle to Chicago? $50. You can get these incredible deals and thousands more at Kiwi.com.

Many of our more popular routes criss-cross the country. Charlotte to Los Angeles, Atlanta to Seattle, and Phoenix to Philadelphia are some of our best sellers, and these make use of something we call self-connect.

Self-connect means that Kiwi.com can connect all your flights into one itinerary and sell it for one single price. Let’s say you’re flying from Charlotte to LA. You have to change planes in Denver, but that’s no problem. You buy the entire trip including both flights for one single price and with one single click. It’s as easy as that. No more messing around trying to find the cheapest options, or checking and double-checking that your connection times work: Kiwi.com does all that for you. You just pick your route and away you go!

Even more ways to connect

Kiwi.com’s clever search engine will highlight Hidden Cities deals with a Travel Hack tag, so you know you’re getting something that extra bit specialKiwi.com’s clever search engine will highlight Hidden Cities deals with a Travel Hack tag, so you know you’re getting something that extra bit special — Shutterstock

Kiwi.com isn’t even just for flights. We provide ground transport connections as well, so if you want to continue your journey by bus or train, it works exactly the same way as if you were just booking a flight.

Let’s take Atlanta to Springfield, IL as an example. There’s no direct flight, but what you can do is fly from Atlanta to Chicago and then take the train to Springfield. Kiwi.com can sell you both the flight ticket and the train journey for one single price (just $65 in this case!), in one single click. Easy as pie.

Want even more flexibility? Sure, no problem. As well as dates, you can even choose which time of day you’d like to leave or arrive, so less popular times — 7am on a Thursday, say — mean even cheaper options.

If you still haven’t found a journey that’s absolutely perfect for you, set up a Price Alert and Kiwi.com will inform you when that route becomes available at a great price. You’ll never miss a bargain again.

For those wanting a bit more adventure, you can simply set your home city in the search bar and select To: Anywhere. This will give you a list of the cheapest destinations available to you, so you could be somewhere you’d never even considered, in a couple of days, for just a few dollars!

Travel hacks galore

Kiwi.com’s clever search engine will highlight the Hidden Cities deal with a Travel Hack tag, so you know you’re getting something that extra bit specialKiwi.com’s clever search engine will highlight the Hidden Cities deal with a Travel Hack tag, so you know you’re getting something that extra bit special — Shutterstock

One money-saving trick that we’re pretty proud of at Kiwi.com is Hidden Cities. What’s that? Well, essentially, airlines are pretty powerful. They can charge high prices, particularly for non-stop flights, and especially on popular routes or where that particular airline has a hub. This means, as a customer, you simply have to pay what the airline demands, right?

Not with Hidden Cities. Let’s use an example again. Let’s say you want to fly from New York to Chicago. It’s a very popular route so, consequently, the price is pushed up because the airlines know that people will pay it.

Well, what if you book a flight from New York to somewhere else that just happens to stop in Chicago? That trip, even with the extra flight from Chicago onwards, costs less, because the whole route overall is less popular. So to save money, all you have to do is book that route, and finish your journey in Chicago without continuing to the final destination. That’s what Hidden Cities is. And again, Kiwi.com’s clever search engine will highlight these deals with a Travel Hack tag, so you know you’re getting something that extra bit special.

Bear in mind you won’t be able to check in any hold luggage: that’ll be tagged with the final destination on the ticket, and end up there, but naturally you can still bring cabin bags. Other than that, you’re free to go!

Fantastic multi-city savings

New York, to Atlanta, onto Miami, then Boston, and back to New York for a mere $117? No problem with NOMADNew York, to Atlanta, onto Miami, then Boston, and back to New York for a mere $117? No problem with NOMAD — Shutterstock

Finally, and this is for those planning a bigger adventure in the future we’d imagine, Kiwi.com has NOMAD, the cheapest and easiest way to plan and book multi-city trips.

Planning a multi-city trip can be a lot of work. Making sure all of your connections fit together, finding the cheapest prices on each leg of the trip, dealing with that nagging doubt that says you might have missed something better somewhere, all the while double- and triple-checking that everything actually fits together.

To demonstrate what we mean, let’s take a few of the most popular cities for travelers in the US, and pretend we want to stay for a couple of nights in each. We put them into NOMAD, and within a couple of seconds you’re presented with an itinerary taking you from New York, to Atlanta, onto Miami, then Boston, and back to New York for a mere $117. How’s that for value?

Finally, you can get all of this — the great prices, the quick search, the travel hacks, self-connection and endless flexibility — on the go with the Kiwi.com app. It’s also where all your travel documents are stored when you book with Kiwi.com, so you can feel confident you’ve got everything you need right there with you.

Want more Kiwi.com travel hacks? Read our ultimate travel hack guide or check out Kiwi.com Stories.