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How to flight cheaper

How to flight cheaper

When you need to travel somewhere with plane, it doesn’t matter how much do you pay for it. One of the best free option is the Skyscanner.net.

About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is the world’s travel search site, saving you time and money by finding the best travel options wherever you want to go. We are free and unbiased – over 50 million travelers around the world trust us each month to help them find the best flights, hotels and car hire. Our secret is in our self-built technology and global reach, connecting you directly to everything the travel industry has to offer. Available online and through our popular app, we can help you find inspiration for your next trip as well as the best travel deals.[1]

The company was formed in 2001 by three information technology professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes, after one of them was frustrated by the difficulties of finding cheap flights to ski resorts.

Short History

  • Skyscanner was first developed and released in 2002. In 2003, the first employee was hired to assist with site development. The Edinburgh office was opened in 2004.
  • In 2011, Skyscanner acquired the door-to-door travel site Zoombu for an undisclosed amount.
  • Skyscanner opened an office in Singapore in September 2011, which is headquarters for its Asia-Pacific operations.
  • In 2012, a Beijing office was added, as Skyscanner began a partnership with Baidu, China’s largest search engine.
  • By 2013, the company employed over 180 people.
  • In February 2013, Skyscanner announced plans to open a US base in Miami.
  • In October 2013, Sequoia Capital announced it had purchased an interest in Skyscanner that valued the company at $800 million.
  • In June 2014, Skyscanner acquired Youbibi, a travel search engine company based in Shenzen, China.
  • In August 2014, a market research study found that, in comparison to other travel websites, Skyscanner tended to have more users aged 16–34. The same study found that 64% of those who have used Skyscanner trust the platform.
  • In October 2014, Skyscanner acquired the Budapest-based mobile app developer Distinction.
  • In January 2016, Skyscanner announced that it had raised $192 million based on a $1.6 billion valuation for the company.
  • By February 2015, the company employed 600 people, double the employment of 18 months earlier.
  • In November 2016, Ctrip, the largest travel firm in China, bought Skyscanner for $1.75 billion. At the time, the company had 674 employees, who had an average stake of £166,172 in the firm.[2]

Skyscanner in use

After you reached the site, you can start to search for flights.

You can see it in the first picture, so you just need to add from where to where do you would like to travel, the date of travel, how many of you want to travel.

After you added the important informations, you will get the prices (picture 2), you can ask for alerts from the prices or you can change the searching conditions, and you can sort it many ways (picture 3).

After you found the perfect flight for you, you can book your flight. The next step  is to choose which site do you want to buy the tickets (picture 4). After that you will get redirected to the chosen site (picture 5).[3-4]

 

 

Sources

[1] https://pl.trustpilot.com/review/www.skyscanner.net

[2] http://www.businessinsider.de/quick-history-skyscanner-scottish-travel-search-startup-ctrip-1-4-billion-sale-acquisition-2016-11

[3] pictures 1-4 captured from: skyscanner.net

[4] picture 5 captured from: budgetair.co.uk

Made by: Anna Galica-Michalak, Mariusz Kusmierz, Peter Hegyes

Peter Hegyes
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