Skyscanner app
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Skyscanner app Photo: Screenshot
Cheapflights app
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Cheapflights app Photo: Screenshot
Flap app
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Flap app Photo: Screenshot
DURBAN - We are living in tough economic times which is especially hard during the festive season, consequently many people will be looking to book cheap flights if they want to travel locally or internationally during the festive season.

According to Skyscanner the best time in the year to buy a Christmas flight is October 22 or eleven weeks out and the best time to buy a New Year's Eve flight is October 29 or eleven weeks out.

Since October has already past there are really good apps that can help you find a cheap flight for the festive season.

1. Skyscanner

The Skyscanner app has great usability and speed. It also allows the user to see their search results per day in an instinctive and interactive way. The app also has a explore tool that displays the where it is the cheapest to fly.

According to Skyscanner the cheapest flight from Durban to Johannesburg for a family of four over the Christmas period is R1244 (cheapest price) and if you want to travel overseas for the festive season to a place like New York it will cost R14012 (cheapest price).

2. Flapp

Flapp is an app from Travelstart. According to the Travelstart website, the app is the easy way to book flights and rent cars. Flapp is like a travel agent in your pocket.

According to the app the cheapest flight for a family of four from Durban to Cape Town will cost R3109 for all the travellers over the festive period. The cheapest flight from Durban to London for a family four according to Flapp is R52003 during the festive period.

3. Cheapflights

With the Cheapflights ap you can search for the cheapest and fastest flights to your desired destination as well as find the flight suits you from 700 airlines and travel providers. You can also track down domestic and international flights.

According to Cheapflights the cheapest flight from Durban to Johannesburg for a family of four will cost R1210 per person for the festive period. The cheapest flight from Durban to Paris for a family of four over the festive period will cost R13590 per person.


- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE