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Skyscanner Updates App With Improved Search Features

November 11, 2015 - Written By Diego Macias

When thinking of travelling, you might check a bunch of sites to find the best deals and offers on air tickets or you might use an app like Skyscanner, which compares millions of flights across hundreds of airlines. It has been available since 2011 and it has been downloaded over 40 million times and it is available in over 30 languages. It doesn’t matter if you plan to travel a few months from now or in a date that’s very close to today, Skyscanner will search with several airlines from all categories to help you find the best price. The app will show all the available options and once the user has selected the flight they want to book, they can visit the provided link for the airline or travel agent.

If you just want to see some available flights from your destination, just search for Everywhere and you will be provided with several countries and the lowest price of the flight, then you will see all the destinations available from that specific country and their respective prices. Users can filter any result by price, cabin class, airline or take-off and landing times. Chart View lets users see the prices across a week or month for those who have flexible dates. On the Settings menu, users can choose the currency to display the prices and you can watch some flights to see if they change their price.

Last year, they saw an increase of 77% of mobile visitors globally, and they have now updated the app optimizing a few aspects. The Everywhere search has been updated to be more accessible and interactive. Flights can now be ordered by rating, taking into account the price, number of stops and duration, highlighting the shortest and cheapest flights. The home screen now features recent searches at the bottom, so users can pick up where they left off and if they are signed in, this information will sync across other platforms. The Top Offers section will also show the best deals leaving from the closest airports, so users can start planning on these low prices without even having to type anything.