Welcome and thanks for your interest in Mapified Kayak. This web application is the result of a sub-project which is part of the more global one called GMapify. Feel free to explore this website full of maps and geodata. Maybe you could find other interesting stuff ;)
MapifiedKayak is a presentation layer above the travel metasearch engine Kayak and also a wrapper above Kayak allowing multiple destinations and/or multiple dates search (it's not a meta-metasearch engine! ;). It uses Google Map to display search results in a more 'mapified' way.
#Why should I use MapifiedKayak instead of Kayak?
If you want to perform searches for several destinations and/or for several dates in one shot, MapifiedKayak is designed for you.
#Why should I choose a Kayak country before launching a search?
Kayak is available in different countries (currently US, France, Germany, Spain and UK) and the engine combines results from a list of travel sites depending of the country. An other reason is the currency used to display prices.
#Why is my favorite airport not available?
The map display the most busiest airports in the world. I will add more in the future.
#What do C, Q and B mean in marker labels? And L ans R?
C stands for Cheapest. It gives the cheapest possible price for a route. Q stands for Quickest. It gives the price of the quickest flight for a route. B stands for Best. It gives the flight with the minimal (price*total duration) product. L stands for Leave and R stands for Return.
#Are there limits?
Yes. Kayak does not permit more than 41 searches/h based on a developer key and MapifiedKayak does not permit more then 20 Kayak searches per MapifiedKayak search.
#Why does it need so long to perform a search?
Kayak needs time to build a valid answer. Don't forget it's a metaengine so it needs time to request travel site engines and aggregates the answer.
#How MapifiedKayak works?