Skyscanner Reviews| Is Skyscanner Legit? [2021]

Do you know every Online booking platform has a particular day and time window where they give their lowest price?

Keep on reading Skyscanner Review to know my experience where I have shared the day and time when Skyscanner offers the cheapest rates.

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    What is Skyscanner?

    Skyscanner is an Online Travel booking platform that provides one of the cheapest rates in Flights, Hotels, and car rental.

    Skyscanner for flights:

    Skyscanner flights is known for their cheapest flights. I have noticed prices are cheapest on Skyscanner on Wednesdays around 5pm to 8pm CET.

    You may find the cheapest rates if your travel day is between Tuesday to Thursday.

    Read the Hacks to get the cheapest flight tickets on Skyscanner


    Flight booking experience on Skyscanner was far better than Priceline. So much so that I do not want to even compare the two.

    Check out this video to experience it out before even opening Skyscanner.



    Skyscanner for Hotels:

    You can book your hotel stay as well from this website. It scans various hotel providers like Booking.com, Trip.com, Hotels.com, Hyatt, Expedia, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, and many more.

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    Like any other Online Travel booking platform, Skyscanner has special business rates with the providers and it passes on some discounts to its customer while keeping their profits.

    It has a very cool "loading" gif that brought a smile to my face while the hotel search was on.

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    Another nice feature that makes Skyscanner different from other platforms is the map view.

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    Here also, all the bookings are done by the actual providers or other agents, Skyscanner's job is just to take you to the site that is offering the cheapest hotel.

    The hotel ratings displayed are that of Tripadvisor.

    To compare Skyscanner Hotel booking with Priceline Hotel booking, I entered the same search criteria in both the sites and found Priceline rates were much higher.

    Priceline Hotel Booking:

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    Skyscanner Hotel Booking:

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    The closest deal that Priceline hotel booking had was via its Pricebreaker Tool.


    Skyscanner Car rental:

    You can get car rental booking done at Skyscanner.
    It scans through 100's of providers and presents options in front of you.

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    It groups the results as per the rate and you can book with any provider of your liking

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    I tried Skyscanner and Priceline car rental by providing the same inputs and found Priceline rates (image below) were almost double that of Skyscanner (image above).

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    Skyscanner website:

    Skyscanner has both a website and app (iOS & Android). It has a very simple and intuitive interface making the booking very easy,


    Skyscanner customer service:

    Surprise, Surprise... Skyscanner does not have customer service. They do not take reservations, instead, they direct you to the actual provider site with special rates.

    Any queries about booking, you will have to connect with the actual service provider. 

    The contact details will be sent by email once you are done with the booking.

    For questions related to Skyscanner, read the articles published by them under various categories.

    No chatbot or human to help here!!!

    Skyscanner API

    Do you want to create your own custom application using Skyscanner API (Application Programming Interface)? You can do that.

    All the business logic will be handled by the api and you can create a UI on top of it with your branding!!


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    Caution while booking through Skyscanner

    Skyscanner does not book tickets on its own, it gives you a list of cheap options that include the actual airline companies/hotels as well as agents.

    If you find the cheapest option is with an agent you have not heard of, better google about it.

    There have been few issues raised with Skyscanner where people booked and paid up the money but on reaching there, their ticket or booking turned out to be non-existent.

    Skyscanner has blacklisted many agents based on customer complaints but by no means it will return the money.


    FAQ:

    1.Is Skyscanner reliable?

    Yes, it is. It scans multiple service providers and displays the results.

    Actual booking is done on the provider's website, it could be another Online booking agent link Expedia, etc, or an Airline like United.

    After booking, full responsibility is of the provider. Skyscanner does not take any responsibility.

    If you understand that Skyscanner is just a "Cheap flight search engine" and not the booking agent, your answer to the question "is Skyscanner reliable" will be a definite Yes.

    2. Is Skyscanner best for flights?

    It is one of the best for getting cheap flight tickets. Having said that, there are days when tickets are cheaper on other websites.

    3. How is Skyscanner cheaper than Airlines?

    Skyscanner searches multiple providers and displays the results. 

    Airlines do offer some cheap tickets to aggregators as part of their business arrangement. 

    Aggregators pass on part of the discount to the customers making the tickets cheaper than Airlines.

    4. Is it Ok to book through Skyscanner?

    Skyscanner connects to the actual service providers and does not take any booking on itself. 

    So when you search Skyscanner and click on the book, you are actually taken to the provider's website and then all the responsibilities are of that provider.

    5. What is the Difference between Skyscanner and other platforms?

    Most of the Online booking platforms scan through the actual service providers but Skyscanner scans through the actual service providers along with other Online booking platforms to bring you the best deal.


    6. Is Skyscanner legit?

    Skyscanner has been around for a very long time now. Whatever transactions you do, it's with the booking agents or actual service provider.

    It's like you Google to buy something and but it from one of the results. If the stuff you bought turns out bad, do you blame Google or the seller?

    Similarly, Skyscanner is a flight search engine & is trustworthy and legit.

    7. Skyscanner.com or Skyscanner.net?

    Both are valid and legit sites. Skyscanner.com is for the US but if you try to open it from the UK, you will be re-directed to skyscanner.net

    Conclusion:

    Skyscanner is reputed to give you the cheapest price on flights, hotel, and car rental but you will have to do some research on what day it gives the lowest rate.

    There are other providers like Priceline that have many tools to get you the best rate. 

    You may want to check rates at multiple sites before making the final decision.

    Do Read Hacks to find Cheap Tickets on Skyscanner Flights


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