Our handy flight price tracker will keep an eye on your chosen flight and let you know as soon as the price drops - or if it starts to climb. Skyscanner Price Alerts are free, and you'll be sent an email informing you of any price changes as soon as they happen so you won't miss out on a cheap deal.
Why do I need Price Alerts?
Sometimes you might be planning a trip but can’t fully commit to buying the tickets just yet. Price Alerts let you monitor the price history of your chosen flight so you can pounce if the airfares suddenly start to creep up. Or perhaps you want to go away on a specific weekend but the flights are far too expensive. Set a Price Alert and you’ll be sent an email immediately if there’s a price drop. Flight prices change frequently, but Price Alerts mean you won’t be caught on the hop if flight prices skyrocket – and you won’t miss out on a deal if prices plummet.
How do I get Price Alerts?
Search for a flight on Skyscanner, then click the ‘Get Price Alerts’ button and enter your email address. If the price of your flight goes up or down, we’ll send you an email to let you know of the change. This service is totally free of charge, and you can change your alerts or unsubscribe at any time. Note that you must select the exact airports and dates to set up a Price Alert.
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When is the best time to book my flight?
This is a much debated topic! Our latest Twitter poll revealed that 86% of British travellers don’t know when they should be booking their flights to bag the best deals. By creating Price Alerts, you’ll be able to check the price of your chosen flight, and book when the flight ticket is the lowest. In general, you should be looking to book your flight no later than seven weeks before you want to jet off. However, the exact time frame does differ according to your chosen destination. To get exact timings on when to book the cheapest flights, have a read of our full report.
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