MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyscanner, the global travel search engine, today announced the launch of its Football Flight Finder tool just in time for the start of the season. The Skyscanner Football Flight Finder makes it easier than ever for fans to identify flight deals to be able to watch their favorite teams in-person.
Fans like Tim Bollinger, a die-hard New York Giants fan and Miami resident, who has had season tickets in his family since 1954. Rather than give-up the chance to see his beloved Giants in-stadium, Bollinger flies to the games every weekend. In the 2014-15 season he attended 11 games, spending roughly $2,500 on airfare. Bollinger is one example of the modern-day committed fan, and teams across the nation have fans just like him. The Minnesota Vikings confirmed that 47.5% of their season ticket holders live out of the area and a ticket reseller reported that 40% of all pro football tickets sold were to out-of-region fans.
“Skyscanner is seeing a travel demand from devoted football fans to be able to easily identify flight deals, and in response developed the Skyscanner Football Flight Finder to meet the needs of this specific traveler,” said Randi Wolfson, Head of Communications, Skyscanner. “This tool combines the benefit of Skyscanner’s direct airlines and online travel agent partnerships with it’s very popular planning tools, to provide fans with a simple way to uncover flight deals, matching their favorite team’s season schedule.”
The Skyscanner Football Flight Finder tool is available on skyscanner.com/football. Football fans simply choose a home airport and favorite team. The tool then filters the best flight options matching the team’s full season game schedule. Alternatively, if the fan has a preferred game, the tool can sort games by stadium, matching flight deals accordingly. The Skyscanner Football Flight Finder suggests a few flight options, varying by length of trips from one-day to up-to a four-day trip.
Skyscanner’s very popular Price Alert feature is integrated into the tool, offering a quick-click option for fans to set-up an alert that provides notification on changes in ticket price. Fans can also easily share flight itineraries found through the Skyscanner tool directly with fellow fans via Facebook, Twitter and a link for email sharing.
“We anticipate the majority of the selected flights through the Football Flight Finder tool to reflect a 3-day weekend vacation,” says Wolfson. “With that prediction, our data shows that departing on a Saturday, or returning on a Tuesday, offers the best prices in airline tickets, and actually booking the flight on a Friday saves you money compared to booking any other day of the week.”
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