How to Sign Up for Kayak

Last updated: November 21, 2016 - 11:49am EST

Now that you know a little about what Kayak is, and have read our review of Kayak, you may be ready to start using Kayak to book your upcoming vacations. You can simply go to www.kayak.com in your web browser and start searching for the best prices on travel accommodations. To learn more about how to do this, visit our tutorial on how to book travel with Kayak. However, signing up for Kayak can get you exclusive deals, so read below to find out how to do this in a few simple steps.

To sign up for Kayak.com

  1. Enter www.kayak.com in your web browser’s address bar.
  2. Click My Kayak, and then select Sign Up from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Continue with Facebook or Continue with Google to sign up using either account, or enter your email address and a password in the appropriate boxes.
  4. Click the grey Sign Up button.

You are now signed up for a Kayak account! Do you want a little more detail about the process of signing up? Check out our step-by-step instructions below (with pictures) to learn exactly how to sign up for Kayak.

Detailed instructions on how to create a Kayak account

1. Go to “www.kayak.com” into your web browser of choice.

In this tutorial, we will be using Google Chrome as our web browser, but you can choose your favourite.

Visit Kayak.com in your web browser.

2. Click My Kayak to access the user menu, and then click Sign Up.

At the top-right corner of the screen, click My Kayak. This will open a drop-down menu, where you can click Sign Up to begin creating your Kayak account.

Click My Kayak and Sign up to access the Kayak user menu.

3. Choose a method of signing up, and enter your information.

On the screen that pops up, you can choose to sign up with your Facebook account, Google account, or other email account. To choose Facebook, click Continue with Facebook; to choose Google, click Continue with Google. Either of these options will provide you with further instructions that will help you create your Kayak account by automatically filling it in with information from the account that you chose.

To choose to sign up with your email account instead, click in the box labelled "Email Address" and type in your email account address.  Then click in the box labelled "Password" and type in a password to protect your Kayak account with.

Choose to sign up with Facebook, Google, or with a valid email address.

4. Click Sign Up to create your Kayak account.

If you chose to sign up for a Kayak account with your email account, click the grey Sign Up button at the bottom of the screen to finish the process. You have now created your Kayak account!

Click the Sign Up button to create your Kayak account.

5. Confirm the email address you used to sign up for Kayak (if you chose this method).

Again, if you signed up for Kayak an email account, you will receive an email from "service@email.kayak.com" to ensure you have a valid email address to use with your Kayak account.  Open the email and click the orange Confirm Your Account button to confirm your email address. You will then be automatically signed in to your new Kayak account for the first time.

Check your email and click the orange button to confirm your email address.

What does a Kayak.com account get me?

Anyone can go to www.kayak.com and see the best travel deals; you do not need to create an account to use the website. However, by signing up for a Kayak account, you are able to receive members-only prices, or alerts from Kayak on last-minute deals. Therefore, creating an account is another way to save even more money while using Kayak.

You can also set up flight and hotel alerts on the website to be notified of the price of a particular flight or hotel you are keeping track of. You can create the alerts to be sent weekly, so you can watch the ongoing price of a flight or hotel you may be interested in booking in the near future.

Though you do not need to create a Kayak account to book travel accommodations with Kayak (or any of its partner websites), it can save you time to do so.  This is because you can save your credit card information to your account, which makes booking much easier in the future.

 

That’s how you sign up for an account on Kayak.com!  Now that you have a Kayak account, you probably want to start using it to save money while booking travel. Read our next tutorial on how to book travel with Kayak to learn how to do this by using the Kayak.com website. We can also teach you about the alternatives to Kayak that are available to you -- like Orbitz and Hotwire -- in our Kayak competitors article.

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