Skyscanner is one great tool for checking the cheapest prices when booking your flight. The process is simple. Select your currency, punch in your preferred dates and venues and get your quotes. Their useful filters also allow you to compare prices across time of flights, airlines and many others. Besides flight prices, you can also use it to get the best quotes for hotels. They compare over many different sites including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Octopus.com and more. If the site you normally use for booking hotel is not under their radar, it can just serve as an additional tool to get the best hotel deals.
The best part; you can perform these at the comfort of lying down with a smartphone because the Skyscanner App is available to both the Apple and Android markets, for FREE.
See how Skyscanner saved you some money in the following example:
Skyscanner vs Agoda (a popular site used by locals)
Hotel name: Hotel Eclat (Taiwan)
Date chosen: Tue 28 Aug, 2012 – Tue 04 Sep, 2012 (7 Nights)
Skyscanner: – Winner £798 (Tax inclusive) from Lastminute.com
Agoda: £884.79 (Tax inclusive)
Total savings: £86.79
With quick loading and easy navigation, it is a great free tool to use. Do you have a better app to compare holiday deals, share with us too!