Momondo Introduces Ratings System for Flights
Travel search engine Momondo has introduced a rating system that takes both price and convenience into account when presenting possible flight options.
Momondo’s new system ranks flights by balancing cost and time spent getting to your destination. Take the example of the following flights. The first is a round-trip flight on October 10, returning five days later, from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles, at $407 with a flight time of 6 hours and 9 minutes there and 7 hours and 2 minutes back, including a stop in Minneapolis. That flight would be ranked below a $424 nonstop flight with a flight time of 5 hours and 55 minutes there, and 5 hours and 15 minutes back, because by paying only a $17 increase, 2 hours of time is saved and one transfer is avoided.
Customers can edit their search results on Momondo so they can find the flight that truly suits their needs. Each result is rated with a smiling or frowning face icon, and is given a score between 0 and 10. The new system can be used at www.momondo.com, and ratings can be viewed by clicking on ‘Show ratings’ after searching for a flight.