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I've been looking for cheap air and came across this site. I found some good prices but have had problems booking through non-airline sites in the past, so I haven't bit the bullet yet. I keep going back and checking, though, so would appreciate an feedback.

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Used them once for a 2-legged international flight last year - encountered no issues with them directly and the price beat anything else I could find at the time.
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Thanks for the info. What airlines? How far in advance of your trip did you find your flight?
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The way Kiwi.com works is by combining separate tickets from non-partner airlines into one booking. You can usually buy the tickets shown in the itinerary separately to get it cheaper than the Kiwi price yourself, but you'll get the insurance protection from Kiwi, in case one of your flights is delayed or cancelled and you don't make the second flight. Kiwi will buy you a new ticket at their expense. Airlines will not protect you in most cases because they are bought on separate tickets and they're likely not partners.
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The way Kiwi.com works is by combining separate tickets from non-partner airlines into one booking. You can usually buy the tickets shown in the itinerary separately to get it cheaper than the Kiwi price yourself, but you'll get the insurance protection from Kiwi, in case one of your flights is delayed or cancelled and you don't make the second flight. Kiwi will buy you a new ticket at their expense. Airlines will not protect you in most cases because they are bought on separate tickets and they're likely not partners.
Thanks. That's good -- hacker fares with insurance. I saw that they guarantee you will get to your destination. I have been hesitant to buy until after cyber-Monday unless I come across something I can't pass up. We'd really like direct -- traveling with a 5 year old -- but we could live with a short layover if it's on our route.

Have you flown using their tickets?
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