Which is Better For Finding the Best Airfare: Kayak or Hipmunk?
Kayak's Explore tool lets you punch in info about the trip you want to take and spits back your options for the amount of airfare you're willing to pay.
"How does Hipmunk compare to Kayak? Anyone know?"
I answered the question on Facebook, then realized I should probably share the answer here too, for those of you wondering the same thing:
"Kayak gives you a more complete choice of flight and fare options. Hipmunk provides fewer options but ranks them from best to worst in terms of flight 'agony.' As I see it, Hipmunk makes fare search simpler, but Kayak gives you more control over it. Because each site is very useful in its own way, I recommend checking both. But, once you've found the right itinerary at the right price, book it directly through the airlineso as to avoid the problems that can occur when you book through an online travel agency."
In my view that's the main difference between the two sites as regards airfare search, but there are many, MANY more differences: