I’m a fan of the flight search engine Kayak — it’s slickly designed and seems to find genuinely good deals by searching a bunch of different airlines and a few select online agents. Still, both last summer and this summer, in the end the cheapest deal I could find to fly from the UK to Vancouver was with ebookers.com, which seems to undercut the airlines published fares by a considerable margin. Moreover, it’s well-designed too, especially the final itinerary page and email it sends.
Finding a cheap international flight these days is an exercise in frustration and [im]patience, but score one for ebookers in my books.
Flash content in Firefox on Linux pokes through any HTML content even if it’s supposed to be higher in the stacking order. On Windows and Mac, using the wmode="transparent" parameter solves this, but the parameter is ignored in Linux. The only solution I found was to put a hidden <iframe> behind the content with the same dimensions.
This makes me weep inside, but it’s the same technique I use to make Internet Explorer 6 behave with <select> widgets that also refuse to behave.