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Kill It With Tech: 7 Travel Tech Tools To Beat Back Airfare

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | June 08, 2016

Kill It With Tech: 7 Travel Tech Tools To Beat Back Airfare

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Sometimes it feels as if you have to have a secret lair filled with computers and schematics in order to figure out the best time to pull the trigger and purchase an airline ticket.

Thankfully the last few years have been kind to the traveler in the know, because there are myriad apps that simplify the process and bring great value to the discerning consumer.

What follows are just a few apps we think might benefit the potential traveler flabbergasted by the prospect of buying at the right time.

Of course, this is just a sampling and we would love to hear some tips and tools you use to beat back the mystery behind the ebbs and flows of modern airfare.

Hopper: I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. Hopper is the first thing I go to when even contemplating a trip.

In just a few seconds you get a sense of the week or month you should target for your respective holiday.

Skyscanner: This is a far more in-depth app that will have you intrigued for a few minutes as you play with the possibilities.

And, as you might be looking for, there is a price alert feature that will let you know when that airfare just took a dive.

Google: Both Google Flights and its Destinations drastically decrease the amount of time you will be stuck on the Internet searching for the best price.

And it comes with the confidence that you’re indeed looking at quality price ranges from various sources. One tool that you’ve heard about but still warrants a nod here is this website, which will also allow you to receive alerts when that fare comes down to an acceptable level.

Yapta: Yet another way to track flights and airfare. However, this service promises to work to get you some kind of credit if the flight you booked gets a price drop so you can save after the fact.

Groupon Getaways: If you don’t mind a set itinerary, this app allows you to book a full vacation with airfare included.

Splittr: Lastly, we thought it would help if you had a simple way to ensure some equality among you and your friends.

This app lets you essentially split the vacation bill with ease, which also includes that expensive airfare you put on your credit card.


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