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Kill It With Tech: 5 Ways To Beat Back Audacious Airfare

Business Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | December 10, 2015

Kill It With Tech: 5 Ways To Beat Back Audacious Airfare

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The last thing you want to do is search the Internet for the cheapest airfare. Thankfully, we live in a wonderful time of apps, websites and other innovations that take the sting away from the search.

Welcome back to another edition of Kill It With Tech, where we use newfangled technology to make our lives exponentially easier.

With the holidays in full swing, we thought it apropos to feature some of the apps out there that make finding airfare a breeze.

Now if you have something you find invaluable that didn’t make the list feel free to holler at us, because we love to hear about items you brilliant travelers use regularly.

For the moment, enjoy our brief list.


One of the newest kids on the block, Skypicker will pore over various flights and offer the cheapest for your itinerary.

Conde Nast Traveler recently found that many of its flights come in cheaper than places like Kayak.


You may have seen this app in previous roundups.

It remains one of the easiest and most intuitive tools on the market when it comes to airfare.

Consumers can simply input a range of when they plan on traveling and monitor in vivid color when they should pull the trigger and buy that airplane ticket. The app offers percentages on if or when the prices might rise or fall.

It’s always going to be a guessing game out there on the Internet. However, now you have some added info for your search.


Much like most airfare search engines, you can input your time frame and get back a list of various flights. Skyscanner also offers a window of availability as well as price alerts, so you know the minute the price drops.


Hipmunk, like Kayak and so many other engines, will get you great prices efficiently. However, you may want to try out its new service called Hello Hipmunk.

Now you can get searches sent to your calendar or vacation email chain, taking the rigmarole out of the equation.


If you are more into the hands-off approach, you can always set up your itinerary for alerts on when the best prices become available.

It’s sort of like going on vacation mentally before you go on vacation physically.


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