Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we keep track of flight prices with Skyscanner.
An intro to Skyscanner
If you’re in charge of your company’s travel arrangements and don’t use a travel management company, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting the best deal. Skyscanner takes some of the pressure off by searching a wealth of booking sites to display the best prices on flights. You can also save searches so that you’ll be alerted if the price goes up or down.
I use Skyscanner to keep track of flights to the States. Since I go home to visit my family once or twice a year, travel can get pretty expensive, so finding really good deals is essential to me. It might not be too useful if your company has a strict policy regarding suppliers, but it’s still handy to keep up to date with the going rate in case your firm could be spending less.
Skyscanner is available online or you can download a handy app for your phone, which sends you push notifications when ticket prices change. Using the app, you can personalise your search with a selection of filters, including number of stops, trip duration, airlines and airports. You can even save searches so that you can look up flights again with a single tap.
Skyscanner is worth a download if you’re in the market for better deals on flights and don’t have to stick to a strict set of providers. It’s really easy to use and keeps you updated as ticket prices fluctuate, taking the guess work out of whether you could be paying less.
You can download the app for free on Apple and Android devices, and you can find more info on the website