I always book our own travel and I've collected a few sites that I use. Most of the sites
here I have personally used. A few are recommended by the
Frugal Traveler Blog.
I am quoted in Chris Elliott's article on fall travel deals.
A very cool way of searching for flights. The interface is probably the best view of flights. Its
Gantt Chart like
display is intuitive and allows the user to quickly and easily see all of the available flights. iPhone/iPad app
RouteHappy assigns a Happiness rating to all flights. The Hapiness rating
is a combination of amenities. It is quick view of information that is usually spread over many sites. In addition to
the airline generated information, user reviews are also used. Great interface and use case. iPhone app
Online free service that keeps all of the your itinerary in one convenient place. TripIt integrates with GMail, so
you no longer have to forward emails. TripIt will automatically detect new travel related emails in your GMail inbox.
TripIt is one of the best websites and
iPhone/iPad app, highly recommended.
TravelMuse bills itself as a travel planning organizer. The site mostly works, but I have
run into some small snags. TravelMuse allows you to save your travel information
in a single place. It is an improvement over my use of Google Bookmarks.