While handy, airline ticket meta-searches focus strictly on the bottom line -- ignoring the fact that you'd spend millions not to curl up overnight in the basket of a Smarte Carte. Get tickets on your terms, with InsideTrip.
Created by an airline-pricing insider, IT's a ticket search that's powered by and shares functionality with Orbitz, but further rates each prospective flight with a "Trip Quality" score to determine if a given itinerary meets your convenience standards (though it can't nail down 'ports that're perfumed with the heavenly reek of Cinnabon). This 0-100 metric's based on 12 factors in three categories: Speed (e.g., on-time stats, security wait time), Comfort (passenger loads, aircraft age), and Ease (lost bags rank, gate distance, with each stride personally measured by OJ Simpson -- you know, the Hertz guy). If any of the 12 factors don't matter to you, uncheck their boxes and IT'll recalculate, handy for people who don't care about connect time (shuttle commuters), or legroom (or, in the case of the "I have no legs" guy from Kids, skateboard room).
IT also rocks other features, like a slider to set your min/max connection time range, and the option to rule out flights routed through any despised connection airports -- meaning you'll never have to return to O'Hare, where desperate off-duty Hudson News cashiers beat you for your 25¢ Smarte Carte refund.