How To Get The Best Travel Deals On Skyscanner

by - January 26, 2018

If you don't already know what Skyscanner is, it is an online travel service that provides the best compared deals for flights, hotels, and car rentals. I found Skyscanner years ago on a trip to San Francisco. An airline employee told me about it as I was at the airport purchasing my airline ticket like some kind of rookie, she looked up my destination on the app she had on her phone and booked my flight in seconds. Saved me over $30 on my flight from Las Vegas to good ol' San Fran. Skyscanner has been my go to ever since. From that moment I haven't booked a flight with any other company or third party travel service and I have no regrets. I am a proud Skyscanner!

Not only can you find great deals on the flights you have to take, but you can also find spur of the moment trips to destinations you'll want to go. When traveling, one of the ways I save BIG is not always tying myself down to a date or destination. I feel like trips are more fun for me and my budget when I find the best deal during a particular time or snag a desirable destination at a major discount . If I have a particular destination in mind I search that destination on Skyscanner and find the cheapest times to travel. This may be a particular month or as simple as flying on a Tuesday instead of the weekend. Keep reading for my step - by - step guide to finding the BEST deals on Skyscanner.

Step 1.) Find the cheapest airport 
Not every airport has the same or best prices. When I was in Ohio the Akron - Canton Regional airport was closer but I always flew out of Cleveland Hopkins. These days as I reside in northern Nevada, the Salt Lake City International Airport is closer but I choose to fly out of Las Vegas. Finding the cheapest airport near you may mean you have to drive a little further but spending $30 in fuel and some more time on the road is worth it when you can save hundreds on your flight. You can do this by checking the Add nearby airports  box under your preferred airport search bar. This will not only include searches from your preferred airport, but show results for other airports close to your area. Searching flights this way will generate the best deals.

Step 2.) Surprise Destination
Once you added in your airports and clicked Search you will land on a destination page. This is where you can check out prices for dates and destinations. Adjust the dates you are available for travel by changing the depart and return tabs. If searching for a particular destination click cheapest month under the departure and return sections. Once you make your adjustments the prices per destination or dates will automatically populate. Showing you the best deals, leaving you open to choose your destination or date based on your travel budget. For example I am going to choose to travel from 02/01/2018 - 02/05/2018 and we are going to Mexico.

Once you decide on your destination you will land on a flight page. This is where you can compare deals, airlines, layovers, and even set up price alerts. For the example: I used Las Vegas Mccarran International Airport as my base airport including nearby airports. I changed my departure and return dates to be 02/01/2018 - 02/05/2018 and picked Mexico as my travel destination (the cheapest out of US destination for this time). Now Skyscanner is displaying all the flights and airlines traveling to San Jose Cabo, Mexico from least expensive to most expensive. Along the top you will see the best flight, cheapest flight, and fastest flight prices.

Now you are ready to get out there and explore the world without exploding your wallet. Not only will booking trips this way save you money, but it will also make your travels more exciting. Once you book your flight you can also choose hotels and car rentals all through the Skyscanner website! Easy peasey! Let me know in the comments if you have ever used Skyscanner and where you went! I love hearing from you and am always up for a good travel story. I hope this helps you become more adventurous and nudges you a little to get out there and see the world. You are only a few clicks away from your next adventure. For some of my top traveling hacks check out my post 10 Traveling Life Hacks Mommy Can't Live Without.

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