Clever Layover is a new travel startup that searches for connecting flights on non-partner airlines.
This could be really useful for backpackers. It means that they don't necessarily have to be familiar with every airline, especially the budget airlines, in each city in order to find the cheapest flights.
While business travelers may not think it's worth spending a 12-hour layover in order to save $200, that's solid gold for a budget traveler with a flexible schedule. It represents a significant saving, AND the possibility to squeeze in another city visit. Score!
One of the big advantages of this site over others like Kayak or SkyScanner is that it includes flights offered by budget airlines. Backpackers can take advantage of the cheapest flights for each leg, regardless of which airline they use for the other legs of their trip.