Keeping track of flight prices is a full-time job. One day, they're up; the next, they’re down; and the day after that, they’re even higher than the first day. It can be very stressful figuring out when to hit "buy" and get the best price available — especially since airline ticket prices have shot up 25% on average in the last year. However, buying airline tickets doesn’t have to bankrupt you. With the help of a handy travel app, you’ll be able to track flight prices and make travel more affordable.
Hopper is one of the most popular flight price tracker apps. It presents a calendar of prices and lowest possible dates with easy-to-understand color coding that lets you look at the cheapest times of the month to travel. Hopper also lets you set multiple trackers to monitor flights, hotels, and car rentals.
Skyscanner is another popular flight price-tracking app that allows you to track locations and search for the most affordable options. Skyscanner meticulously combs through third-party booking sites to find the best price and then reroutes you to that site to purchase the ticket.
Going is a favorite source for finding affordable flights. The membership-based service sends newsletters with discounts for more than 900 destinations worldwide. Most deals are 40% to 90% off regular prices, saving an average of $550 on economy seats.
Kayak and Momondo
Kayak is one of the oldest flight price tracking services, and in 2017, they acquired the app Momondo. While other apps give you a flexible series of dates to book, Momondo and Kayak require you to consider specific dates when booking affordable travel. Momondo allows users to save their custom itineraries and remember their frequent traveled-to searches and locations to make future travel purchases smoother and more manageable.
While not technically a mobile app, Google’s flight tracking apparatus has become a significant competitor of Hopper, Kayak, and Skyscanner, primarily due to its ease and usability. Like its peers, Google Flights lets you track prices and locations and suggests affordable destinations.
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