Frequently Asked Questions

What is a "hidden city" flight?

A hidden-city flight is a flight where you get off at the layover rather than the final destination. For example, a flight from New York to San Francisco might be $300, but a similar flight from New York to Seattle with a layover in San Francisco might be $200. If you’re going to San Francisco we’ll show you both flights, and if you choose the cheaper one, you get off the plane at the layover (San Francisco) rather than going to the final destination (Seattle).

This is perfectly legal and the savings can be significant, but there are some things to be aware of:

Why are flight prices sometimes more expensive than listed?

Our quoted prices are usually available somewhere, but certain flights may require more research than others. If you can't directly book the flight you want, there are a few things you can try:

Why don't I see any search results?

First, make sure your travel dates are valid — searching for flights in the past won't work since you can't book a flight that's already happened!

Also: during times of high load, our website search may be unavailable. Try the app for iOS or Android and see if that fixes it for you!

Can I talk to a representative?

We only show flight prices, but we don't actually book them. If you're having trouble with a flight you've already booked: