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How to Set Price Alerts on Skyscanner to get the Best Airfare Available

Your step-by-step guide to setting up price alerts on Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights and best deals all year round.

Your step-by-step guide to setting up a price alert on Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights and best deals all year round.

Great flight deals should never be missed! We’ll show you how to set up a price alert on your desktop or mobile device so you can be alerted when an airfare rises or falls. Skyscanner price alerts will help you save money on your next flight.


How to Set Up a Price Alert in 5 Simple Steps:

Step 1. Visit Skyscanner on the web or your Skyscanner app.                     
Step 2. Search the flight you would like to take to see all of your travel options. 
Step 3. Within the search results page, click on “Get Price Alerts” in the top left corner.
Step 4. Enter your email address so Skyscanner can notify you when the price drops.
Step 5. Book your flight at the perfect moment and enjoy your trip.

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How Do I Set Up a Price Alert?

Open the Skyscanner app or visit the Skyscanner Canada website, search for the flight you wish to take, and click “Get Price Alerts” button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address so we can send you alerts when the price of your flight has changed. To set up a proper price alert, you must select specific dates to depart and return. You are also able to set up airfare alerts for one-way flights.

Price Alert Tip: If you aren’t sure which airport to fly out of, you can still set up a price alert for the city (not a specific airport) and it will alert you of price changes from the least expensive airport.

Can I Set Up a Price Alert on My Phone?

You can set up a price alert on your phone when you download the Skyscanner app. Simply make a flight search on the app and within the results screen, select the bell icon on the bottom left corner.

You will then be prompted to log in or create an account in order to receive price alert notifications when the price of your flight rises or falls. You will be able to track the flight of your choice and book right when the price drops!

How to Set Price Alerts on Skyscanner to get the Best Airfare Available
How to Set Price Alerts on Skyscanner

Why Should I Use Price Alerts?

Airfare tends to fluctuate quite a bit every day, sometimes it can even fluctuate hourly. Instead of repeatedly searching the same flight over and over, you can let Skyscanner do all the work for you.

Once you sign up for Skyscanner’s price alerts, you will get notified if the price of your desired flight has increased or decreased. This means that you get all the information to book your flight at the right moment, without needing to constantly check if the price has changed.

How Does Skyscanner Monitor My Flight?

The Skyscanner system is constantly monitoring flight routes to help out the millions of travellers that search the site every day. Skyscanner’s flight monitoring system ensures prices stay up to date and accurate. When you set a price alert, Skyscanner knows to email you with any price changes. Think of Skyscanner as your personal flight tracker.

There’s no limit to setting a price alert, so you can follow the price trends for all your favourite destinations until you’re ready to book! You get to fly to your dream destination with hardly any work!


Skyscanner Canada App Reviews & Ratings

Discover why Canadians far and wide love using the Skyscanner app to find cheap flights, and great deals on hotels and car rental.

  • ★★★★★ Rated by Imanuel Gordon on January 9, 2019

    I find it easy to find prices and like the multi-city feature. I also like the suggestions the app provides. I’ve yet to book a flight or hotel but I’m sure it’s straightforward.

  • ★★★★★ Rated by Puneet Jaiswal on January 10, 2019

    Easy to use; scans a large range of travel companies; can create alert.

  • ★★★★★ Rated by Alysia Shanahan-Belisle on January 14, 2019

    This ap is so easy to use! the user friendly model is by far the best I’ve seen! I love that I can select nonstop and see when the best days are to fly in the entire month! I will be using this ap from now on to make sure I’m getting the best airfare!!

  • ★★★★★ Rated by Siobhan Smith on January 14, 2019

    I love that I don’t have to pick a specific destination. I normally plan trips around wherever I can get a cheap flight to, Skyscanner helps with my cheap flight roulette!

  • ★★★★★ Rated by Marta Portela Millan on January 4, 2019

    Great experience! Easy to use. I like that the journey conditions are clearly explained e.g. overnight sleep, change of airport, additional costs on luggage.