More than half of Australian travellers book flights with price as their primary consideration according to Kayak.com.au. Only a third see flight times as a big deal with frequent flyer points relegated to a very minor consideration, with about one in eight of us considering them a major factor in booking flights. Interestingly, we're not big on creating a travel budget when we're away according to their research.
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In 2004, Orbitz alumnus Steve Hafner co-founded Kayak and fixed the aggravating process of shopping for aeroplane tickets. As Kayak's CEO, he managed the company through an IPO in 2012 and its $US2.1 billion ($2.7 billion) acquisition by The Priceline Group in 2013. We asked him how he gets his work done.