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The Ultimate App Guide to Watching Flights

Traveling can get really expensive. It seems like flight prices can get ridiculous the more you look through the websites as well. We have rounded up the best apps to watch for flights to your favorite destinations!

Hopper

 

I love hopper! It lets you search multiple flights and dates to find the best deals for you. It even helps to predict what might be the best time to purchase a flight based on your travel dates. If you are flexible with your dates, there is a color-coded calendar to find the best price. With more specific dates, you can compare each flights amenities (i.e. baggage prices). Use the filters to find the best flight for you. The filters let you remove long layovers, stops, or basic fares that have lots of extra fees and restrictions.

 

Some of  the major airlines that Hopper shows in the US, Canada and around the world include American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Air Transat, WestJet, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM & many more.

 

Skyscanner

 

Skyscanner is great because it doesn’t just look flight prices, you can also look up hotel and car rentals as well. Not sure where you wanna go? On the app you can explore domestic or international destinations. There are also recommended destination categories for quick getaways, longer trips, last minute, planning ahead, solo or family trip as well as time of year. Not ready to book anything yet? Save the flight search to come back and look at later.

 

Many of the most popular airlines are on Skyscanner. So you get the best deal no matter what airline.

 

Skiplagged

 

Skiplagged is like many of the other apps on this list, it finds the best flight and hotel deals for you based on your destination and time range. The difference is that, according to the website, “Skiplagged exposes loopholes in airfare pricing, such as hidden-city, to find you deals you can’t get anywhere else.”How they do that is find the hidden-city flights. These are the flights that have multiple legs where you exit prior to the final destination. Not only do they show loopholes but also regular flights as well.

 

They also have something called “skiplagged rate” which helps you find the best rates on hotels.  These rates could be up to 50% less than competing apps/sites.

 

Expedia

 

I feel like Expedia has everything! They have flights, hotels, cars, cruises, vacation rentals and even things to do! Bundle everything and it comes out cheaper! I don’t really understand how they do it…. When you book something through Expedia, you become a member and get member pricing on other deals for future trips.

 

I actually like the website better than the app only because you have more options. You can discover new places and deals as well as add on items to your trip easier than through the app. Through the website you can also look at the days top travel deals. Be careful only sticking to searching through one form. We have found different prices for the same flight between the app and website.

 

Priceline

 

Through the priceline app, you can get exclusive deals that are not available through the website. These deals include hotel deals, amazing discounts on flights and rental cars. What is great about Priceline is that they have “express deals” and you can “name your own price”.

 

Kayak

 

With the Kayak app, you can access mobile-only deals, view your trip details on the go, and search hundreds of travel sites. Kayak is nice because you have so many options! It searches hundreds of travel sites so you can find the best deals within your budget. You can also Save searches to your watchlist so you get alerts on when to book at the best price. You can organize all of your travel plans in one place including free flight status updates, airport terminal maps and security wait times. Makes traveling so convenient!

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