Skyscanner searches and displays airplane travel information for commercial airline flights, resulting in the biggest search results we’ve seen yet.
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There are quite a few “find-a-flight” apps out there, and we thought Skyscanner would be another run-of-the-mill search app. Boy, were we wrong, as our excitement got ready for takeoff while testing this free travel app.
The home screen starts your search in four different ways: departure airport, arrival airport, departure date, and return date. You can also toggle over to lock in direct flights and select the number of passengers. Once you select one of these options, you’re already taxiing down the runway.
The site begins searching after you select your departure city (we chose Austin, TX), your arrival airport (Paris, Charles de Gaulle) and a date (January 17, 2012),. For our search we expected to get four or five results. Try 145! Listed from least expensive to most, you can further filter your search by airline, time of day or flight duration. These filters can be saved as well.
Upon selecting a flight, this travel app displays all the details for your journey: Times, connections, flight numbers, terminals and flight durations were all listed in easy-to-read order. At the bottom of the screen you can share, book by phone or book by Internet. Language, currency and billing country are customizable as well.
Skyscanner is simple in its layout, and very easy to use. The information it finds makes the online experience seem archaic by comparison. Expedia, Kayak, Priceline and Orbitz, look out—Skyscanner users might never return.
Needless to say, we were flying high after using Skyscanner.
Reviewed: Nov 30, 2011 | P.K. LassiterAlso featured on: Get On Board With Skyscanner’s Gareth Williams
This app is included in a scenario called 4 Best Travel Apps of 2011