Everyone wants to travel to an exotic locale, but many people don't want to deal with the hassle of booking plane tickets, hotels, cars and tours.

For flights, many people continue booking directly through airlines believing that they will receive the best deals.

Unless you have frequent flier miles for a particular airline, you're better off using one of these great ticket apps to plan your next vacation.

Not only will it save you money, it will also save you a lot of time as well.


If you don't have a favorite travel app yet, Skyscanner is a great choice to find deals on airline tickets. You can search over 1000 airlines and travel agents for the lowest prices.

Since Skyscanner is a independently owned, it lists all airlines, including low cost carriers and scheduled airlines. With just a couple taps, you can easily find the flights that match your needs by using the filter option on the app. If you're strapped for time, you can email yourself the details for later on.

Once you've booked your flight, you can also share the detail with friends and family members. It's a great way to organize a trip if you're going with other people and to keep your loved ones up-to-date with your itinerary.

Price: Free
Download: for Android  |  for iPhone


Perhaps one of the best known and trusted websites, Kayak is now available as an android app for people on the go who don't have enough time to book their travel plans in front of a computer. Like the site, the Kayak app not only allows you to book flights but hotels, cars and even search vacation deals.

One of the best things about this app is that the listed prices includes all taxes so you will never be surprised at the total cost at the end.

The app has several unique features like tracking your flights, managing itineraries, looking up baggage fees and accessing airline and airport information and telephone numbers.

Price: Free
Download: for Android  |  for iPhone


Although relatively new to the travel deal scene, Hipmunk is gaining a lot of traction thanks to its flexible flight choices. While most of these travel apps help you find the lowest prices, they don't really allow you filter by flight time. Enter Hipmunk. Not only can you search for your favored return and departure times, you can also choose your connecting flight time as well.

You can also book hotels through Hipmunk and arrange where you want to stay based on the app's "heatmaps," which shows you the best areas to stay based on your unique interests.

Price: Free
Download: for Android  |  for iPhone

Avia Scanner

If you're looking for a quick, no frills search for the cheapest airline tickets, Avia Scanner is definitely one of the best out there. It has pretty much all of the same functionality as the big names with less of the fuss. There's nothing else to distract you from finding the best flights. All you need to do is find the date you want to go, choose your price range and departure/arrival time and then you can find the tickets that best suit your needs.

It's a pretty barebones app, but if you want the level of customization that Hipmunk offers with a simpler design, then Avia Scanner is definitely for you.

Price: Free
Download: for Android  |  for iPhone


At first glance, CheapOair might not seem to differ much from all the other cheap air travel aggregation apps. It searches for the cheapest flights available, sometimes saving you up to 65 percent on airfares from various airlines. You can, sort through your search results by price, travel time, airline, stops and airports.

What makes CheapOair stand apart, however, is the extra customization step that they took to make the entire flying process that much more pleasant. When booking your flight, you can choose a specific seat that is available on each flight and even pick out your meal choices.

If you're uncertain about the itinerary, you can email it to yourself and then confirm the booking at a later time through the app. You can also save your flight searches, which is very useful for people who happen to travel to the same places.

Price: Free
Download: for Android  |  for iPhone

Your Turn

Planning your vacation shouldn't be stressful, especially with all of the useful apps that are now available to you on the Android or iPhone.

Check out one or all of them to make the booking process that much easier and start dreaming up your next vacation destination.

Bon Voyage!