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The idea of weekengo
You enjoy taking time off to get out there and discover the world? But most of the time, weekends are the only option for you to do that?
Hey, we have something in common here!
Have you ever gotten really excited about some hot travel deal only to later find out it didn’t really fit your weekend agenda? Are you looking to strike a deal when it comes to weekend city trips?
Then we have another thing in common, yay!
When gone for the weekend, are clean, top rated lodging and a good location important to you? Are you grown up enough to know how to book trips with Booking, Expedia & Co. on your own?
Dang, we should get to know each other. ;)
As you start getting to know weekengo, you’ll notice that we’re passionate travelers ourselves. Therefore, we’ve already spent countless hours rummaging the Internet for offers, and browsing through online travel agencies, airlines’, and other providers’ websites. And even though we ended up finding some nice weekend break deals, we always had to separately search for each destination and respective date. This is the thing we wanted to change.
We wanted to create a platform for you to immediately be able to see where you spend the weekend. Simple, well arranged, and, most of all, with suitable deals. Take a non-stop flight, departing from your airport of choice, add a decent hotel, and voilà – you’re good to go!
How does weekengo work?
Weekengo proves that it’s very much possible to find great deals that’ll take you to extraordinary places for little money – even from Friday to Sunday. All we do is search through hundreds of thousands of flight and hotel deals, filter them to find the ones that meet your criteria, and lead you there.
We’re an independent search service that highly values your personal idea of a “weekend”, inspires you, and saves you a lot of time and nerves.
Who is behind weekengo?
We’re a team of travel experts, technology all-rounders, and smartphone junkies. We’re obsessed with travel data, and we want to break it down for you in a sensible and aesthetically pleasing way. We’re happy if you enjoy browsing through the weekengo app, let it inspire you, and experience unforgettable weekend getaways. Our office is based in Düsseldorf – and that’s where the magic happens.
How does weekengo make profit?
Just like any comparison-shopping engine, we receive a commission for successful customer referrals. We get rewarded if you see a deal you like on our platform, click through to our booking partners, and end up booking a trip. This commission allows us to keep our service running and provide you with deals. It’s a give and take.
Where do the deals come from?
The weekengo platform is based on our own, self-developed technology. It browses through different providers multiple times a day and scans for relevant flight and hotel offers. We’re constantly developing and improving this technology – the quality of the deals being paramount. Not only should they be affordable, but also suit our idea of an enjoyable weekend trip.
Are the deals really available?
All deals shown in our app are real and were available by the time they went online. The deals get updated several times a day. But since they’re mostly smoking hot deals offered by airlines or hotel sites, they surely can be booked out after a while, or become more expensive over time. We therefore suggest you not hesitate booking a deal you love. If for any reason you should find yourself unsatisfied with the availability of our offered deals, please send feedback. Your opinion is very important to us!
What do the flight deals include?
You get deals on non-stop flights only, departing at the respective times you’ve chosen from the airports you’ve selected. Also, since you won’t be dragging a lot of luggage around with you for just the weekend, the deals all include carry-on baggage only. In case you should be needing more luggage (for example for a big shopping tour), you can add an extra piece of luggage right on the website of our booking partners. In this case you will be charged an extra baggage fee. Please also note that some online travel agencies or airlines apply a surcharge for certain payment methods (for example credit card payment).
What do the hotel deals include?
All of our hotels have a minimum of three stars, have been rated 75/100 or more at least once, offer free WiFi, and are centrally located. We only recommend hotels you’d probably have searched for yourself. After all, you don’t get to spend too much time on location, so we want you to feel at home the minute you get there! Those of you who fancy a little more comfort can choose their hotel from the “high standards” or “luxury” categories. The board basis and other hotel features are up to you.
Why does the search allow 1 or 2 people only?
In fact, people who book weekend trips are mostly single travelers or couples. We have a lot of data to scan, so we just have to focus on our target audience. Tip: If you want to travel with more than two people, you can still use our app to find great deals. Click through to the respective booking partner and then just manually change the number of people there. This way you can still save a lot of time and money!
Why can’t I seem to find certain destinations?
The menu item “destinations” will only show available trips to destinations that match your search settings and are served by a non-stop flight from your selected airport of departure. If you don’t see a certain destination it’s mostly because either your search settings are too specific or there are no non-stop flights serving the destination from your airport of departure.
How do I change my settings?
We get this question from iOS users occasionally. Please go to Home View and click the top middle button (“Friday – Sunday”). There you’ll find all the options you could wish for.
Why does weekengo offer non-stop flights only?
Traveling should be simple! You only have a few days to get away, come on – you have to seize the time, experience new things, and relax. Long flights with transfers and connections would only complicate your journey. And there are amazing destinations served by non-stop flights from almost every airport.
Why does the prices sometimes change?
Our service is to scan different providers for current fares and prices several times a day, then show them to you on our website and in the app. Should you end up seeing a different price on our booking partner’s website it’s because hotels and airlines change their prices and fares according to supply and demand, and sometimes do so on very short notice. Basically remember: The more last minute and the cheaper a deal is, the more likely it is for its price to change soon.
How do I book a deal?
If you like one of ours offers, we’ll direct you to the respective booking partners’ websites to seal the deal. Our partners are well-known online travel agencies like Expedia or Opodo, hotel sites like Booking, or airlines like Eurowings, Lufthansa, and Ryanair. All of our partners are legitimate, reputable, and offer great services and high quality.
Why do I have to book the flights and the hotel separately?
We did a lot of research on this and have come to the conclusion that individually booked trips are mostly cheaper than package tours. Since it’s our goal to find the best deals for you, we simply combine the cheapest flights and hotel offers.
What if I book a flight and then the hotel isn’t available anymore?
Should this unlikely event ever occur to you, it’s no reason to worry – pretty much every destination has more than one suitable hotel to offer. First, try the “alternative hotels” button for alternatives to your first choice. In case you don’t like these, you’ll also be shown a list of different hotels on our booking partner’s website.
Tip: Several hotel sites have generous cancellation terms. Sometimes it could work out in your favor to book the hotel first and the flights after that.