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Does SkyScanner really Scan?
Member Name: JayBarn
Advantages: Quick comparison of some low cost airlines
Disadvantages: Does not compare all flights...does not show some cheaper
SkyScanner.net is a very useful tool when you are looking to book a holiday to go somewhere, and want to compare the local prices. It is easy to use, as you just fill in where you want to fly from and to, select the dates and then it does the rest for you, even gives you live price updates. However, one must be very careful.
I was looking to go to Berlin at the end of the summer, and using SkyScanner.net, I found some flights with EasyJet and German Wings. The average lowest price return was around 210 euros. I was naive enough to think, well, hey, that's great! I confirmed with my Dad and he told me to look on AirBerlin.de and check those prices. I argued that it is a waste of time, SkyScanner compares all the lowest prices around. I was very wrong.
AirBerlin.com had return flight for just 114euros, a price, or even airline that never came up on SkyScanner. So, in the end, I saved myself a lot of money, and flew with a great airline.
So, I'm not saying do not use SkyScanner, because it is very useful a lot of the times, but just be aware, there may always be cheaper flights available.
Summary: Overall quite good, they need to change their database!