Trends in mobile flight booking
We use smartphones and tablets every day. We use them both when shopping, but also when organizing holiday trips e.g. booking airline tickets. How Poles use mobile devices for this purpose and what are their preferences? In 2022, the record month for mobile booking of summer flights was April, and the most popular foreign airport was Amsterdam transfer airport.
It was also more common for men to book tickets through mobile devices, reports online travel agency Tripsta.en.
Already nearly 60 percent. Poles own a smartphone, and one in five of us is a tablet user, according to the report USA.IS.MOBI prepared by jestem.mobi in cooperation with TNS USA. – Our customers also use smartphones and tablets to purchase tickets. Of those buying airline tickets for the summer so far, 4.3 percent. have made reservations precisely through a mobile device,” says Phillipp Brinkmann, CEO of online travel agency Tripsta. – Men are definitely more likely to buy tickets using a smartphone or tablet.
They account for as much as 59 percent of. All passengers who have booked a flight for the summer months on Tripsta.pl using them,” he adds.
April a record month for summer bookings
It is worth noting that every year travelers start preparing for summer trips faster and faster. In 2021, we booked the most airline tickets via mobile devices in May. Meanwhile, in 2022, the highest number of tickets via a smartphone or tablet was bought already in April.
Poles are planning trips earlier and earlier, especially if they decide, for example, to. on self-organized vacations. Why? – Flights are worth booking in advance, as this is when the chance to buy a ticket at a promotional price is much higher than during the peak season, says Phillip Brinkmann of Tripsta.en.
Mobile choose Amsterdam
Among mobile bookings made by Tripsta, the most popular foreign destination in 2022 was Amsterdam. In contrast, Poles booked the most tickets via mobile in 2021 to Zurich. – Amsterdam is a hub with other airports. It’s convenient for transfers for short, continental flights and long, transoceanic trips, m. in. because it’s used by more than 100 carriers from all over the world, says Phillip Brinkmann of online travel agency Tripsta.en. Amsterdam airport is an excellent choice if you decide to travel to another continent, e.g. to the USA, Canada, China or Malaysia, but also during European holiday travels.
It is worth noting that both Amsterdam and Zurich are transfer airports with a dense network of connections.
Cheaply around USA
The ability to book a ticket using a smartphone or tablet promotes catching a bargain. The cheapest ticket booked on mobile cost only PLN 45 and was purchased for a flight from Wroclaw to Warsaw. However, it’s worth noting that mobile bookings are not just about cheap domestic flights. In 2021, the most you paid for a trip was 6300 PLN (Warsaw – New York), and in 2022 the most expensive ticket purchased via smartphone or tablet cost almost 1/3 more (8100 PLN).
The flight was booked on the route Warsaw – Bangkok.