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January 12, 2013

BootsnAll Introduces World’s First Multi-Country Flight Finder

Vagabond – a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.

While vagabonders may not have a permanent home, they do still need a way to get around. Most of us vagabonders who decide to take off, whether it’s for a couple months, a year, or permanently, utilize some combination of flights, buses, trains, and any other number of ways to get from point A to point B.

If you’ve ever planned this type of trip, you know that flights are going to be the most expensive part of the trip. Not only that, but trying to decide between buying a multi-stop flight prior to leaving or one-ways as you go, then trying to decide which website/company to go with, can be a time-consuming and maddening process.

BootsnAll is hoping to make that part of the planning process much easier for you.

For the past two years, we have been hard at work on a new product that we think is going to change how people plan long-term trips. It’s a multi-country flight finder that allows travelers to get instant prices, with no rules, and book up to 25-leg trips online. Surprisingly, this has not been done before. Try to book a trip online (Travelocity, Expedia, Kayak, Airtreks etc), with more than 6 legs. It can’t be done…. until now!

You may have noticed us linking to Indie in past posts on Vagablogging, and that’s because we’ve had it in beta testing mode for a few months. So that means that people have been searching and buying on Indie. See what some industry experts and customers have to say about Indie:

Rolf Potts says, “BootsnAll’s Indie allows you to explore the possibilities of long-term travel in a way that actually reflects the flexibility of independent travel. It enables you to research international multi-stop and around-the-world flights with instant pricing, online booking, and none of the cumbersome rules and restrictions that come with airline-alliance bookings. If you’re only planning a trip from Point A to Point B you might not need Indie — but if your journey entails onward travel to Points C or D or Z, Indie is an essential research tool.”

Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity, says “Around the world travel planning has never been easy. For years this has been a manual task. When I went around the world in 1970 it took forever to get a price and it was manual. When I ran programming for SABRE air fare pricing, we always avoided RTW as it was just too hard. BootsnAll is a great answer for RTW fares in just a few minutes. I don’t know any other site that can do so many legs so quickly.”

“We travelled around the world last year and are looking to go again in 2013… We have had a number of quotes again using Star Alliance, etc. (that we used last time), but this system [Indie] seems a thousand times easier and lets us get to exactly where we want to go without the usual restrictions placed on you with other round the world ticket companies.” says Brian Kelly, an Australian traveler who is planning a round the world trip for his family of four.

Jamie Boud says, “Although I’ve never done an “around the world” trip, it’s something I think about often. It’s fun to plot out various trips just to see what the prices are, and then day dream about putting it all together.”

To start checking prices and building trips, all you have to do is register, enter cities and dates, click search, and Voila! Live pricing. See something you like? Go ahead and book.

To get you started, here are a few cool trips we’ve found recently:

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