Just the Ticket? Not Quite

CheapTickets delivers most of the time. But it doesn't pull far ahead of the pack, nor is it the cheapest

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Hotel details and descriptions are better than most

The Bad: Entertainment advice isn't all that much help

The Bottom Line: A good place for hotels and flights, but not consistently cheaper than rivals

In late 2000, I was wrapping up one job in Memphis and starting another in Silicon Valley -- a feat that involved several months of flying back and forth. As far as I can remember, it was the first time I had ever booked travel online, and I was wowed. It was actually fun -- trying all the different sites, finding the cheapest deals. It was like scouring second-hand stores for that great vintage purse.

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