Fly.com's delayed beta launch in Germany quietly took place this week.
Travelzoo's metasearch offering initially had been projected to arrive in Germany in late March and then was to be unveiled within a few weeks.
Here's an image of the Fly.com site in Germany. Notice that the Google ads in the image below appear in English because I accessed the Germany site from the U.S. The Google ads appear in German in Germany.
So, Fly.com now has a presence in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany and it's on track to plant roots in the same European countries where it's parent company, Travelzoo, has a presence.
The URL for the Germany site is http://www.fly.com/de/.
Fly.com Deutschland -- and Fly.com UK -- still use a U.S.-style calendar, where the first day of the week begins on a Sunday. Here's a screenshot from the Germany site:
In contrast, Kayak's Swoodo, for example, goes with the conventional European calendar display with the week beginning on a Monday, like this:
Glitches like these for Fly.com's German-speaking customers could be a big turn-off and may accentuate the fact that the site is a U.S. import.
There are probably some slight differences between the three websites -- in addition to the languages and default currencies -- but the templates are similar.
However, one difference is that the U.S. Fly.com website gives users the ability to search for roundtrip, one-way and multi-city flights, while the Germany and U.K. sites offer return and one-way only.
Both the U.K and Germany sites offer flights from major carriers as well as low-cost airlines, including Ryanair, easyJet, Air Berlin and others.