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How to score really cheap flights with Skyscanner

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Skyscanner is my number one travel tool. I really don’t ever travel without it and here is why you should use it, too! Stop what you are doing and download it now and follow along to learn how to use this powerful tool. Cheap flights are a few clicks away.

Download the free skyscanner app:

Skyscanner iOS App Download or Skyscanner Android App Download

My family and I travel a lot. So much so that people ask me questions they would normally be too polite to ask. They ask, “How do you afford to travel all the time?” I understand the question. We are a middle-class family paying for all the things a normal middle-class family pays for: mortgage, sports, music lessons, new shoes, car payments, etc. So now you may ask yourself, “How do you afford to travel all the time?” Well, enter my favorite travel tool…..

Skyscanner. The truth is we rarely choose where we are going to travel, we just choose when we can travel, and skyscanner helps us to find the cheapest flights very easily.

Skyscanner is unique because it allows you to pick you departure city and travel dates, and then it searches everywhere as your arrival city!

This app is my favorite tool for cheap flights and has allowed us to score tickets from the New York area to Copenhagen via Iceland for $230. We have flown to Ireland for $330. We have flown to LA for $196 and Chicago for $70. (These are all roundtrip fares!) It has enabled our family to see the world, and I would be selfish to keep it to myself.

Here is how to use Skyscanner to find cheap flights

For example, let’s say your kids have the week of Thanksgiving off and you want to travel.

If you haven’t done this yet, download the free skyscanner app:

Skyscanner iOS App Download or Skyscanner Android App Download

Then open your app and select the “Flights” button at the top.

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You will need to input your departing city. In this case our family always chooses New York. You input your dates, and then the amazing part, you type in “everywhere”!

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You will then see a lot of countries listed with prices under your search.

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Click in to the country of your choice to explore the deals.

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Once you click into the county of your choice, there will be options of destination cities. In this example I chose Oslo.

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Now I can see the best fares than have been found for the next week to a few months away.

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I scroll down to the dates I’m looking for and find my best deal.

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Then I can pick the airline and flight times that I want!

*If none of those prices are quite where I want them I can also click the bottom left corner on the bell and create a price alert. I will be emailed whenever prices go up or down for the flight I have selected.

Do you want to travel more with your family? Skyscanner is the best way to do it!


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32 Comments

  1. September 18, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I’m in the process of looking for flights to Europe for next Spring. Hopefully, I can find something on Skyscanner. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. Noor
    September 26, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I used to check with Skyscanner before for flights especially the long ones. It’s indeed informative. Thanks for sharing a detailed post.

  3. September 26, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    WOW! I haven’t heard of that one yet and I was just looking for some affordable flights. I ended up with the cheapest airline but I would have rather had cheap seats on a good flight!

    • travelswiththecrew
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      I hope it helps you in the next vacation you plan!

  4. September 26, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Going to use this before we plan book our next trip. Thanks for the tip.

  5. September 26, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    I’m about to plan my next vacation. I’m going to try this out.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. September 26, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    I have used Skyscanner severally.

    It’s really efficient and it works really fine.
    Thanks for the update

  7. September 26, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    How cool is this! I am definitely downloading this app to save on flights for my family!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. September 26, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I’m always looking for cheap anything. I had no idea this existed so i’m glad you had some good infor about this

  9. Jenn
    September 27, 2018 / 1:26 am

    Wow- I have never considered not planning our destination when traveling. What a fun idea- and how cool that you and your family have been able to explore so much of the world!

  10. September 27, 2018 / 5:08 am

    I have the Skyscanner app on my phone too! I love how it’s convenient and I could choose the cheapest flights in just one app. Actually, even if I don’t have plans to go, this is an effective and fun pastime!

  11. September 27, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I didn’t know about the skyscanner before this. I would definitely check this out, thanks for sharing..!!

  12. September 27, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I do book my flights through skyscanner and last year I gotten a really cheap deal, which only cost less than USD $1k to fly direct to Los Angeles from Singapore both ways with United Air. Usual price can cost up to USD $2k

  13. Alexis
    September 27, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Wow, what an amazing travel resource. As a large family I appreciate all the help we can get traveling.

  14. September 27, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I really love Skyscanner. I use it all the time. These are some great tips and I will definitely share this post.

  15. Lisa Rios
    September 28, 2018 / 2:18 am

    I will totally keep this in mind! I could always use more affordable flights. They are very needed haha

    • travelswiththecrew
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 2:19 am

      Agreed

  16. September 28, 2018 / 3:45 am

    I have never tried this … but it sounds so good. I’m gonna follow all of your adivices?

  17. Claire Bear
    September 29, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    I’ve never tried it but I know a lot of apps these days that help lower your flight fare. I’m gonna check this one out for my next travels.

  18. Neil Alvin Nicerio
    September 30, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Very informative article. I now have an alternative for Traveloka. Thanks for this.

  19. September 30, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    This is what i really needed. As a traveler, travelling on a budget is the best. Thank you for sharing.

  20. September 30, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post. I just downloaded the app and will definitely be using this for now on.

  21. September 30, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    I have never heard of skyscanner but its review sounds really amazing. I have to give it a try.

  22. September 30, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I have never heard about Skyscanner before until now, but today I must confess that you have really done a great job for me with this detailed information. I can now feel relax with Skyscanner anytime I intend travelling.

  23. October 1, 2018 / 7:35 am

    Oh yes! The Skyscanner indeed is really useful! Great post, especially for new users who have never tried it. 🙂

  24. seadbeady
    October 1, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Never heard of that one before – gonna check it out later 🙂

  25. October 2, 2018 / 6:11 am

    I am also using skyscanner for flights and hotels and its a huge convenience. My only worry is when I need it and I don’t have wifi access, hahaha.

  26. October 2, 2018 / 9:50 am

    wow… i had no clue about skyscanner.. i am going to check this.Thanks a lot for sharing

  27. October 2, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    Hahhaah Thanks for sharing this! I’ve been also doing this for a long time 🙂

  28. October 3, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I did know the app for Europe but that’s not really optimized for trips. I mean, Easy jet come always first when you need a direct flight…

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