Finding and booking cheap flights at the airport can be time-consuming. You wait in line for several hours only to find out that your preferred flight time is already complete, and you would have to wait a few more hours to book another flight you like to be in. But you can save yourself from all these hassles with a flight booking app. Aside from saving you the hassle of waiting in line, flight booking apps allow you to find fantastic deals and will enable you to convert your miles into points. Chances are, you may also find low fares and other passenger perks. This article looks at the top 5 apps for booking a flight.
Developed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2003, Skyscanner is one of the most significant travel search engines globally by traffic, with 50 million monthly users. It was recently acquired by Ctrip, China’s most prominent online travel firm, for £1.4 billion. The app features a price chart and intuitive search results per day, and an interactive monthly chart allowing users to immediately decide on the cheapest date to book flights within a period. Skyscanner also has the Best Deals of the Month feature for travelers to find the most excellent and most affordable destinations at any time of the year. Upon selecting a flight, you will be transferred to the airline’s website or an online travel agency for booking. In addition, the app can also be used for shopping for rental cars and hotels. Download the app for free on iTunes and Google Play.
Kiwi.com is a one-stop-shop for exploring new destinations, flights, hotels, car rentals, and activities and tours. The app lets you click on specific airports you’ll be flying into and out of to locate lounges, ATMs, and luggage storage areas. Another exciting feature of the app is measuring your bags with your phone camera. Kiwi.com offers travelers guarantees for covering flight delays, cancellations, and schedule changes. The good thing about Kiwi is that booking flight is pretty simple as you can choose from round-trip, one-way, multicity, and Nomad feature that maps out flight itineraries in packs. It can be downloaded for free on iTunes and Google Play.
Like Skyscanner and Kiwi.com, Momondo is another airfare metasearch tool for finding the most affordable airfare and will reroute you to other booking websites. The only difference is that the app focuses on cheap fares and not travel inspiration. Using the app, you will be able to search for the best price from over 1,000 different airlines and online travel agencies. Momondo also has a price calendar so travelers with flexible dates can find the cheapest flight to book. Momondo’s flight results yield tabs across the top screen that allow travelers to move between the most affordable, quickest, and best value flights. The results are straightforward to read and provides all the information that you need at a quick glance, such as the airline logo and total transit time. Momondo is a very unique and neat looking app delivering solid results. You can download the app on iTunes or Google Play.
Kayak is another dependable flight search app for finding affordable airfare. It provides flight information from a number of airlines. Upon clicking on your desired flight, you have an option to book on the airline itself or from other online travel agencies. In most cases, you will receive mobile-only rates unique to the app. With Kayak, you can also book hotels and car rentals, track the status of your flight, and measure your bag. Another feature of Kayak is that you can add flights, hotels, and car rentals to your watchlist. You will also be notified about price drops. A new feature of Kiwi allows the creation of destination guides to recommend to other users. You can download Kayak for free on iTunes or Google Play.
With Hopper, you can track flight prices to a given destination and monitor the price until you find a good deal. Travelers can generate a color calendar to search for the best dates to book your flight: green for the cheapest and red for the most expensive. The app is also an ideal tool for travelers with a flexible trip date. Hopper has a Watch This Trip feature that notifies travelers of price changes and lets you know if the price is the same for nonstop flights. Hopper also gives the option to exclude basic fares from the results. Its best feature is the price predictor, which explains if and when the price will increase and by approximately how much. This way, you can decide whether or not to book or wait. The app can be downloaded for free on iTunes and Google Play.