ANALYSING TRAVEL APPS

Skiplagged

Skiplagged is an amazing travel app which provides many useful features making it easier for the user to experience the world. Skiplagged allows you to find cheap hotel rates aswell as showing the best airlines and worst, showing how much money you can save due to this app. Skiplagged also allows you to see the best rates on hotels and the most popular. Skiplagged is a more advanced app making it a little harder to navigate with only 4 buttons on the home screen but many different categories.

There are many features that make this app a 4.4/5 rating on TripAdvisor, it allows you to;
• Find flights other search engines won’t show you – including hidden-city flights and arbitrary round-trips
• Filter flights by duration, number of layovers, takeoff/landing time and more
• Explore lowest priced travel dates and see fare changes for flights
• Receive alerts when fare prices drop
• Book hotels as well, including last-minute hotels and special deals
• Filter hotels, read reviews and view traveler ratings

A hidden flight is one of the main reasons this app is recognisable and unique compared to other travel apps.

A hidden-city flight is a flight where you get off at the layover rather than the final destination. For example, a flight from New York to San Francisco might be $300, but a similar flight from New York to Seattle with a layover in San Francisco might be $200. If you’re going to San Francisco we’ll show you both flights, and if you choose the cheaper one, you get off the plane at the layover (San Francisco) rather than going to the final destination (Seattle).

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