Monday, October 13, 2008

Cheap Flights Widget for Your Website

My friend Peggy and I work together on a website listing Feast* sites around the world. We do our best to make sure feastgoers everywhere can find the perfect Feast site. I just became aware of this Cheap Flights Map Widget today, and I think it would be a great addition to the site. It's a Flash widget that can be fully customized using the simple controls and the Maps Code Wizard. You can either select both a departure and a destination point, only one of them, or leave both ends open. Then the widget can be added to any website so that visitors can find cheap flights right from the website. The size of the map widget can also be customized, so that it fits nicely on the web page, and there are 20 languages to choose from.

I think it would be really handy to have a widget on each page, with the destination selected so that visitors can input their local airport and search for cheap flights to that destination. It would be an added convenience to help people choose the site they want to attend and to find the best price for their flights.

The widget is free, and it uses Skyscanner, which is the most powerful and flexible flight search engine in Europe. Skyscanner provides instant online price comparisons on over 300,000 flights and over 600 airlines. Also, with Skyscanner, users can browse flights without having to enter specific dates, departures or even destinations. I love that part. Sometimes I don't really have a destination in mind, but if the right flight came available, you just never know... I might decide to plan a trip.

You can even add this widget to your desktop so you can easily keep an eye out for cheap flights.

*Feast of Tabernacles - a yearly religious observance as listed in Leviticus 23. Visit to find out more.