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5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

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5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

I fly a lot every year thanks to being a blogger and online freelance writer. I've traveled to New York, to California, to Texas, and this year I am adding a few more destinations on my list.

So you may be wondering — how am I able to afford all that travel and still pay bills? It's simple. For one, I try to start my year by beefing up my travel fun with a no spend month.

But then, the second thing I do is I use certain apps to help me find the cheapest airfare I can. Today — I am going to share those apps with you here!

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

These are the apps that I use the most when I travel. They have helped me find the cheapest flights I can — and sometimes, the price is so amazing, I seriously cannot pass up flying there (like the time I flew to Orlando round trip for $100).

Expedia

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

I use Expedia a lot when I travel simply because they offer some great deals on a combination of flights and hotels together. They have over a million packages on their site and the best part is that there is no cancellation fee if you change your mind (not like a lot of other travel sites out there).

They offer flash sales frequently on the site, so be sure and sign up for the email alerts. I have saved over $200 before on a flight because of a flash sale.

Hopper

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

They say that the best time to buy an airline flight is about 6 weeks before your trip, but I have found this to not always be the case. Sometimes the price is higher, and sometimes it is a little lower.

That is where the Hopper App comes in. Hopper predicts future prices by analyzing historical price data and advance purchase curves for similar trips. Hopper's Price Prediction will advise you whether to book now or wait for a better price. It also provides a timeline of exactly how they expect prices to trend.

I used it not too long ago and was shocked at the difference in days to purchase my flight. They helped me save about $60 per ticket I need to purchase.

Priceline

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

Priceline is one of my all-time favorite apps and the one I use the most. Not only are the prices pretty cheap already, many times they will run a deal that is so insanely cheap, you just cannot say no.

I have used Priceline for car rental, flights, and super duper cheap hotel stays at 4-star hotels.

Skiplagged

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

I love to use Skiplagged to check out all the airline flight prices in one location. They have a tendency to show prices for flights that sometimes get swept under the rug and that don't come up in your normal search.

They expose loopholes in airline pricing to help you save money. Their app says they offer the best deals anywhere — the even have hotel rates as well.

Southwest

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

I saved the best for last! I cannot say enough about Southwest and how much I love their airline. Not only do they offer the best pricing all around, but they offer crazy round trip sales all of the time.

In fact, I just recently purchased flights to Austin for $244 round trip. Y'all I am so pumped about this purchase!

And another great thing about using one airline if you fly a lot is that you get to rack up points in their Rapid Rewards program. I have been able to pay for at least 2 flights a year by using points.

Sometimes, they even offer such a great deal on buying points to pay for your flight that it's even cheaper than the actual flight.

Finally

5 Apps I Use to Help Cut Flight Costs When I Travel

So there you have it! Those are my top 5 apps I have been using to help cut the costs of the flights I take every year. I hope that these tips help you plan your next amazing adventure! Live your life to the fullest — one adventure at a time.

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Alexander Popkov

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

It is a good idea to post reviews about the flying apps. There is just always a place for improvement when it comes to finding budget flights. Looking forward to try those, when I make my next trip.

Mary Brice

Saturday 12th of January 2019

Yeah i used few apps during traveling but most of those are not in my list. Previously i used app for booking hotel room and food. Your tips help to save healthy amount.

Kristin

Thursday 10th of January 2019

We're working on our 2019 travel planning right now and these will be so helpful! Thanks!

Heather W

Thursday 10th of January 2019

Thanks for these tips. I haven't used skiplagged, but will have to check it out. We love Skyscanner and have also found Hopper is a great way to find cheap prices. What is your favourite app to use when you are on the ground in a place? (Ours is Maps.me)

Medha Verma

Thursday 10th of January 2019

I found it really interesting to read about Hopper. I've never heard of it but to get a prediction of what the prices would look like in the coming weeks is a great idea! I usually put a flight alert on Skyscanner but this app sounds really cool and useful. Will try it out next time!

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