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App of the Month: SkyScanner

One of the biggest expenses when traveling is purchasing a plane ticket. There are so many different websites that show airfares that constantly checking them for that perfect fare can become daunting. Of course there is an app to help aid the task of finding a great flight deal, SkyScanner! Hopefully this will help to check off that long list of places to visit.

SkyScanner

SkyScanner is a free app. The best way to get great deals on flights is to be flexible. Being flexible not just with dates, but destinations will help with getting great deals. The app allows you to put in your airport and choose Everywhere. Choosing this will show a bunch of different options and the lowest priced fares they have found.

SkyScanner

SkyScanner

SkyScanner

SkyScanner then gives you more options. If there are certain dates that are preferable then put them in. If there is a particular month that holds interest then the app will allow you to choose the month. There is also an overview to see the best fares for the year. A price watch is available if there are specific trip details.

SkyScanner

When attempting to choose the best flight, the app will not only inform of the price, but what airline, how many stops, flying time, which is the shortest trip time, and where to purchase this great deal. It can also sort flights by the above if arriving quickly is a goal, have a preference of what time to fly out, etc. There is also away to see a quick comparison on prices for flights and how to get the best bang for your buck.

SkyScanner

SkyScanner

SkyScanner is a great app to use. It is something that should be used to help look for a great fare for your next flight. It is very simple to use and will help spend your money more at the destination rather than solely on trying to get there. This is why the app of the month is SkyScanner!

Have you ever used SkyScanner? What is the best deal you have gotten by using it?

60 Comments

  • Faymus (@Faymus)

    Damn. This is awesome information. I might have to download this and try it out

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    • Holly Dayz

      I am glad you found it helpful! I hope you find some great flights!

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  • Stefan

    Totally agree – it’s an excellent app and is the first place we go to for flight information. We’re always impressed at the extent of flights included which not other similar sites do – eg it includes budget airlines like Air Asia, Easyjet and Ryanair.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is def a great place to start researching. Yes, they include who they are partnered with, which is why it is important to keep options open.

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  • Traveling Bytes

    Thank you for a solid overview of Skyscanner app. It is a good tool to begin your research. Unlike numerous apps, it does include some budget and regional airlines, which is a big plus. The results also vary depending on location. Obviously, larger well-known destinations are well covered, but in a case of smaller regional airports it might produce less desirable results. Do not take me wrong, Skyscanner is an app that should not be overlooked. However, I generally use it as a first step to narrow down results to 4-5 top choices. Then, I compare these choices with a direct search on airlines’ websites to make sure to catch any “flash sales” or specials that airlines might not share with aggregators like Skyscanner and others. In a case of smaller locations like some county (in the US) or provincial (in the rest of Americas) airports, aggregators fail to be very effective because mom-and-pop airlines’ budgets are too tight to pay for inclusion in aggregators’ databases.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great place to begin. I certainly wouldn’t stop there, but you never know what you may find.

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  • arv8

    Never tried Skyscanner, always used the airline website after checking ITA software, after reading your review, will have to give Skyscanner and compare prices, thanks!!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great app to use to check and see what you can find. Makes a great starting point.

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  • frugalfirstclasstravel

    I’m also a big fan of Skyscanner. I love the filtering/sort capabilities and also how many innovative flight combinations they manage to find. A great timesaver too! Very comprehensive review too

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I like looking sometimes just for fun even.

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  • hcura

    I’ve been using skyscanner for ages, although most of the times I do it on the computer and not using the app. It’s a great tool.

    With google flights coming into play, skyscanner is much slower searching but has some things that google flights doesn’t offer.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You can do it on the go with the app. It is pretty cool. It is always great to check all different areas to see where to get the best deals.

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  • Claudia

    I do use Skyscanner to get a rough idea of how much a flight may cost me, but eventually buy my flights at a trusted travel agency. Although apps like this are useful, nothing can beat softwares such as Amadeus and Galileo when looking for flights.

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    • Holly Dayz

      That is great too! Skyscanner usually leads you to a site to purchase it anyway. It is a great way to gauge how much a flight may cost and is a great starting point.

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  • Natasha Amar

    I love Skyscanner- always gives me the best flight fares unfailingly.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I am glad that it has been finding you great deals.

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  • Fiona @ London-Unattached

    oh I love the ‘everywhere’ feature. I didn’t realise you could do that at all – off to try and dream a bit!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it is a great feature. You never know what deal you may find and where you may end up on another adventure.

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  • Mar Pages

    I find Skyscanner certainly super useful and I love their everywhere option which, when you are flexible, can give great insights into what’s available and cheaper, this is how I booked my recent trip to Sri lanka during a holiday weekend.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh nice. I am sure Sri Lanka was great! Glad you were able to use the app to book a great trip!

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  • Megan

    I haven’t come across this one before. I’ll have to take a look. I love being able to search multiple destinations.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it is a great app to start looking for deals.

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  • carolcolborn

    Thanks for introducing Skyscanner to me. After buying our maximum timeshare points, it is airfare that is now our biggest cost expense. It is the one which we have to tame if we want to optimize our timeshare points.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You are very welcome. I hope this app helps you save some money!

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  • Aileen Adalid

    I actually have been using Skyscanner interchangeably with Kayak just so I can ensure that I get the best deals. The thing I love the most about Skyscanner is that it can show me the cheapest fares on the destination that I’m going to even if it’s not the exact place I’m planning to land since then it also helps me rethink my budget for my air ticket. 😀

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    • Holly Dayz

      That is great. I like that so many people are finding different ways for this app to help.

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  • Allison Jones

    I love Skyscanner! I use it along with Orbitz and it helps me find great deals.

    Happy New Year,
    Allison

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    • Holly Dayz

      Happy New Year to you as well! That is great!

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  • Kita Bryant

    Very nice! I don’t travel by air which will change in the near future. I can’t wait to use something where everything is there and it’s convenient

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    • Holly Dayz

      Well once you start to..I have tips for those who haven’t flown in awhile or at all yet!

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  • Ty

    Wow!!! I am definitely saving this info and downloading this app. I’m super excited!!

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    • Holly Dayz

      So glad..hope you book a flight soon!

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  • Aisha

    I can’t wait to try this App. I am definitely looking forward to traveling more this year.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Go for it! I hope you take some great trips.

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  • Katherine G

    This sounds like a great app. If I flew I would definitely give it a try.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a very helpful app

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  • Chasing Joy

    This sounds like a good app. Saving money on flights makes vacation much more affordable.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Exactly. The more you save on this..the more you can save or spend on something else.

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  • Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    This is right on time for me, I only know old methods of research and I fear I’m paying more for it. Thanks for bringing me up to date.

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    • Holly Dayz

      No problem. I hope you find some great deals

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  • knowledgemaven

    Sweet app! And great timing, I’m planning a trip.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Awesome! Hope it helps in your planning.

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  • Staci

    Wow!! Great app. I will definitely be downloading for my upcoming trip. Thx

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    • Holly Dayz

      Great!

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  • LaVonndra Johnson

    I’ve never heard of this app before but I’m certainly going to check it out!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is def worth a look

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  • tyra

    I love Skyscanner and I have posted on how I am a huge advocate of it. I love the Everywhere feature and if I know I want to go somewhere for specific dates but have no clue where, I use Skyscanner. I actually scan a few times a week.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I am not surprised at your constant scanning lol. I think a lot of people do it several times a day. The everywhere feature is awesome.

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  • Valerie Robinson

    This is too cool! Definitely checking it out!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Hope you find a great deal.

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  • Pamela Davis (2 Chicks and 1Old Lady)

    This is a cool app. I’ve never heard of sky scanner before. But, I definitely will try it out. I have some traveling coming up, and I need a good deal. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I sense some good deals coming your way.

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  • Frugal Flirty N Fab

    Thanks so much for sharing your App of the month! I’m positive it will come in handy really soon!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Very welcome and I am happy to hear that.

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  • Antoinette Cain

    Wow, this sounds like an awesome app. I’ll have to give it a try. I’m sure that it saves a whole lot of time researching from one site to the next.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It does save time and is a great start to finding some good flight deals.

      Reply
  • Vashti@veepeejay.com

    I have heard of Skyscanner but I have not downloaded it or put it to use. I wil now 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great app. At the very least it is fun to see the possibilities.

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  • Donald

    This App is great! Thanks Hollz! I have a trip coming up in 3 weeks and because of this app I found round trip tickets under $100!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Very welcome. That is awesome! Glad it worked for you!!

      Reply

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