Adioso lets you find travel based on price – rather than destination or dates
You know those sites that once you find them, you go back to all the time – that’s Adioso. Since I started using it a year or so ago, it’s become so useful for me personally, that I’ve recommended it to family and friends – so I thought I would also share with you. I last used them while booking my honeymoon trip to Europe – we decided to leave half our itinerary open, and we used it to decide on smaller towns to visit during this time.
Choose where you want to go – it can be ‘anywhere’
Once you select your current location, you can choose your destination – “Anywhere” is usually what I choose. There’s times where I just want to stay in the States – so domestic is also available. Or maybe you want to travel to a specific country, say US but you are open to exploring the different cities.
Weekend, a few days, or a specific time ?
The flexibility is awesome, I can set a date range, anytime or a specific day.
I also allows you to set the trip length or a specific date -this is immensely useful as what I care about isn’t necessarily the length but the price – and I don’t have to try one date at a time to see price differences.
Voila – your travel choices with prices
The results show me that if I’m in Paris, and want to travel this weekend, going to Berlin, Barcelona or Madrid are good options, compared to Rome – which is almost double.
Beautiful & Useful Interface & Experience
I haven’t seen other travel search sites do natural language this as well as Adioso. “Paris FR to Madrid ES between Jun 22 and Jun 25 return about 3 days later” , super easy to edit as well.
Price Difference Visualization
The Detail View visualizes the prices by day, which lets you very easily click through the days to see the changes in price, used a nice and clean dashed line to communicate the average price.
“Best Flights” Algorithm
Inspired by Hipmunk’s “Agony” filter, it shows you the “Best Flights” based on Adioso’s own algorithm that they describe this way: “We sort Best based on cost, flight duration and stops.” . It also has it’s own simple tabs displaying the Cheapest, and Fastest flights – which of course are super useful as they are the top 2 criteria that I would base my decision on.
In- Context Filters
Something beautiful and usable about this is that the filters are clickable within the page, not in a separate area, so for example, if you click on the time “9:26”, it will display a filter for the time.
Complexity is Hidden Away
All the details which aren’t necessary to make a decision are beautifully hidden away – until you need them.
The Australia based Adioso team rebuilt the site from scratch a couple of times, it took them close to 6 years to get to this revolutionary product. No wonder – Beautiful, Usable and free for the user – the human element is apparent everywhere. You can tell it’s built from the ground up with the user as the most important part of the process. Learn about their journey
Check them out – Check out Adioso
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