Skyscanner Android App, Find Cheap Flights Fast
The Skyscanner Android app helps you find cheap flights, fast. Quickly compare prices from airlines, travel agents, and third party sites.
- Version: 188.8.131.52
- Size: 8.66MB (no apps2SD)
- Category: Travel
- Price: Free
Skyscanner independently searches and compares over 600 budget and scheduled airlines offering a total of more than 700,000 routes around the world.
The app opens to a screen displaying boxes we are all very familiar with. Fill in your departure and destination airports, dates you plan to travel, and the number of passengers flying. Then, hit he search button and let the app do its work (quickly).
The results page automatically updates itself as the search is being performed. Sites searched include official airline websites (e.g. United or Continental Airlines) as well as third party travel sites (e.g. cheapoair or SmartFares). To narrow the results, apply filters to exclude/include specific airlines and choose the time of day of your flights, the number of stops you can tolerate, and the maximum duration of either leg of your trip. Additionally, you have the option to sort the results by various categories, e.g. price, airlines, and duration.
If you’ve found the right flight, tap it to be taken to the “Your Journey” page with a view of the full itinerary. At this point, you can book the flight either by phone or on the web. The phone and web options put you directly in contact with the website or service that generated the fare.
To say that Skyscanner app’s interface is extremely polished would be a gross understatement. It’s been designed with the end-user in mind and there is a very obvious elegance and power to its simplicity of use. You’ll be ready to fly in no time at all!
- Comprehensive, independent search for the cheapest airline fares
- Search results are filterable, sortable, shareable
- Incredibly streamlined user interface and general functionality
Areas for improvement:
- Apps2SD desperately needed for this app (over 8MB in size)
- Distinguish between direct and non-stop flights (and add them to the number of stops filter)
Conclusion: This Android app makes searching for and booking cheap airline fares a breeze with its extensive search capabilities, elegant UI, and overall functionality/flexibility.
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