Orbitz’s flexible search feature captures the 20% of travelers who are likely to change dates for a lower airfare.
The feature on the Orbitz homepage is for travelers who want to fly within and between the U.S. and Canada.
The feature begins working when users click the “My dates are flexible” tab. The tool offers three ways to expand your flexible flight search and helps you find lower ticket prices in the process.
Orbitz flexible offers three varying search features. To take advantage of them, follow these instructions:
Log on to the Orbitz homepage. When you do so, Orbitz’s home page defaults to a Quick Search for a Flight.
Enter the two cities or the appropriate three-letter airport codes. “Cities” means the cities you are flying from and to.
Click Flexible dates at the bottom of the blue box to begin your flexible date search.
Note that the Quick Search box offers you three options.
Choose one of the three available options.
After you’ve chosen the best option to accommodate your travel plans, key in the traveler details at the bottom of the search box.
You can also opt for non-stop flights by checking the appropriate box on this screen.
Click the Find button to receive your flexible search results.
At this point a table of all possible airfares will appear. Click the airfare price that fits your itinerary. You will see all the flights that meet your criteria and can view multiple airlines and flights on the grid.
Click the airline and the number of stops of your choice.
Continue the steps on the next page(s) to complete booking your flight.