If you're taking a trip, an airplane is usually the fastest way to get to your destination. Unfortunately, airline travel can be expensive.
While there are many sites that help you find airline tickets and flight deals, one company supplies most of the information that feeds those sites. That company is Google-owned ITA Software.
It's no surprise then that Google has its own travel site called Flight Search. Google bills it as the easiest way to find inexpensive and convenient flights, and it is actually quite easy to use.
You can quickly pick starting points and destinations on a map. When you've clicked on the airports you want, click on the tabs under the destination information to filter the results by length, price and date by. You can also click the red "Show Flights" button.
When you find a flight you like, you can book it directly on the airline's site. You can even get information about checking luggage for that particular airline.
Google Flight Finder is a great way to lower the cost of airfare, but I bet there's a few more tricks that you don't know about. Click here to learn three secrets to getting the lowest airfare.