Winter is upon us, Spring will be here in a few months, and Summer feels oh so far away. Now is a great time for people who haven’t done any vacation planning to find some good deals on early bird trips and flights to go somewhere and unwind without breaking the bank. Even though it’s generally recommended that you plan your vacations far ahead of time in order to save the most money possible, there are deals to be found even if you are putting your plans together in a rush, perfect for a Winter break. Here is a list of eight fantastic applications for Android-based smartphone users that will help you easily and quickly locate cheap flights and travel deals all from the comfort of your smartphone or tablet computer.
TripAdvisor Hotels Flights
TripAdvisor is already highly regarded as being one of the best all-encompassing travel tools for your phone. One of the many features it has is the ability to seek out cheap hotel rooms and cheap flights to most any destination. As most travelers will tell you, TripAdvisor is one of the best designed and easiest to use travel apps on the market. When you are looking for cheap flights, you will be able to search all international airlines, define your desired departure and arrival times and maximize the search in order to find exactly what you are looking for in terms of travel plans. Just set a price range that you are interested in and the search results will return with the flights that are in your price range highlighted for you to see clearly.
Another great mobile app with an incredibly user-friendly interface. The filter option in the search enables you to compare flight prices effectively and quickly. All of the best and most popular applications feature excellent filters that let you determine how much you want to spend and the have the results very clearly highlight the flights that are in your price range. KAYAK is no exception. Not only can you find cheap flights using KAYAK, but you can also book them right from the application.
While most of these applications are full-on travel planners, easyJet is one that solely focuses on flights and finding you the cheapest plan tickets. The application is also excellent for managing and keeping track of all of your flights if you are a frequent flyer or a businessperson who is always on the go. You can also add your passport information and all other necessary details to your account in order to book flights directly through the app.
BookMe Travel Compare
Search on Google for this app, as BookMe have a few apps available for hotels and flights.
BookMe is an app that is fantastic for contrasting and comparing flight prices in order to find the best deals, but it is equally good to find cheap hotels, car rentals, cruises, and pretty much anything else you can save money on when planning your vacation. BookMe is great because it searches all of the best travel websites and compiles all of the results into an easy-to-follow interface that allows you to see what the best deals on plan tickets are for your destination at the time you are looking to fly.
Hipmunk Hotel & Flight Search
This app not only helps you to find the cheapest flights, if you are strapped for time and you want to figure out which flight plan will get you to your destination in the shortest amount of time, this app can help you out with that as well. The app has something that its makers have jokingly coined the “agony” filter which not only finds you the cheapest available flights, but also the shortest ones as well. If you want to save money, but aren’t interested in travelling all day and having to transfer more than once to your destination, Hipmunk is a great app for you to check out.
OnTheFly has a simple interface and it is one of the most easy to follow apps for locating the cheapest flights available. The user interface is very intuitive and gives you just about every piece of information you would be interesting in knowing when booking a flight. One setback of this app is that you are not able to book a flight directly through it. It is a great search engine for finding cheap flights, but booking is not integrated into it.
Other than the fact that you can search for and find cheap flights with it, this app has many more very handy features. You can keep track of your flight status, gate and baggage claim information with this app as well. You will also be able to store information any information you might need about your flights offline so that you can have access to this information whenever you need it.
Skyscanner is one of the best websites for finding cheap flights and this is just a version of the website made for smartphones, which means it’s just as good. Skyscanner really does a great job at looking at all of the airlines and flights available, never overlooking the smaller low-cost companies either. If you are looking for a complete filter for finding flights that are within your budget without having to access your computer, this is one of the best apps to check out.
Cheap Flights Search
Momondo is another great application that gives you a great filter function which lets you really narrow down your searches and find exactly what you are looking for in terms of both money and travel time. The app also allows you to book directly through it with very little hassle.
With these great tools on your Android-equipped smart phone, you will be able to search for and find the cheapest flights and make travel plans that stick within your allotted budget even when you are on the move and away from your home or personal computer.
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