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As someone who is always on the go, I do everything I can tornsave money on flights. This used to mean spending lots of time price checkingrnand comparison shopping on various travel sites. But today, a number of apps canrnhelp travelers score a good deal on a flight.
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Yapta is a basic butrnuseful app for saving money on airfare. The idea behind Yapta is simple. Yournenter the details for the flights that you want to take, as well as the currentrnprice for each flight. Yapta then watches the price for you and lets you knowrnwhen the price changes.
AirfareWatchdogrncan also help you get a good price on a flight. When you enter your destinationrnand travel dates, it compares several of the more popular travel sites so thatrnyou can see who has the best price.
You’ve probably seen commercials for Kayak. And those commercials always seem tornmention that Kayak checks various travel websites for the best prices onrnflights and hotels so that you don’t have to manually comparison shop. ThernKayak app can certainly help you find flight and hotel prices, but there isrnmore to it than that.
It also features a flight tracker you can use to see whetherrnyour flight is on time, obtain contact information for the airlines, and get airportrninformation. A My Trips section lets you manage multiple trips. More important,rnthe Kayak app can track airfare and alert you when the ticket price changes.
The free Kayak app is available on iOS, Android, Windows,rnand Amazon Kindle Fire.
Hopperrnis a free iOS app with a specialized goal: It keeps an eye on flight prices forrnyou and predicts the best time to book your flight.
There are three things that I really like about this app.rnFirst, it shows you the cheapest days to travel. Second, the interface isrnreally simple to use. Unlike some travel apps, it doesn’t really have arnlearning curve. Third, this app will tell you straight up whether you shouldrnbook now or wait to book. Some travel apps will show you the price change butrndon’t provide any recommendations for the best time to book. This one isrndifferent. It makes a definitive recommendation.