Hi Frugalistas! More than 50% of Internet access is now mobile so having access to good apps is definitely the way to go. Smart companies are desperate to get on the mobile data train. I’m always looking for ways to make planning and booking travel easier, so when I heard about the Webjet mobile app, I just knew I needed to try it.
Who can use the Webjet mobile app?
The Webjet mobile app is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices. So that should have most Frugalistas covered. I have an iPad and also an Android (Samsung) phone, so I definitely made sure I downloaded both. Both the Webjet mobile app for Apple and the Webjet mobile app for Android were very easy to download.
First impressions of the Webjet mobile app
On both the Apple and Android versions I’m super impressed when I open the app. Colourful and intuitive, the app is easy to navigate around.
Just like webjet.com.au you can book flights, hotels and cars at the click of a mouse – or the tap of a screen in this case.
Booking flights with the Webjet mobile app
This is the bread and butter of all travel booking sites. So it needs to work. It needs to work well. It needs to work fast. I don’t know about you, but I find slow sites for booking flights a chore. I won’t use them. I also hate sites that are hard to work out what information you need to put in to make them go. Some of them just aren’t intuitive…….
There’s none of that with the Webjet mobile app. It’s easy to navigate and easy to work out what to do to get it to work.
For my trial I decide to “book” a Business Class flight to Paris (but you knew I’d say that, didn’t you?). I punch in the info to make my booking and hit search……..
This is the bit where you get some boring little spinning thing, while the wheels crank and the magic happens right? “Searching, searching……” it always reminds me of the online equivalent of being put on hold while you are on the phone. Sometimes it lasts ages…….
Not on the Webjet mobile app. I’m delighted as a pretty photo of Paris flashes up on my screen. I’m delighted at the speed my options come up. I’m thrilled at the nimble filter and sort functionality that allows me to sort the flight options pretty much any way I like. This is impressive.
I try a couple of different destinations, including a multistop journey. It’s always the same. A pretty photo, good search speed and an interactive and responsive filter to sort through and refine my options. It’s easy. Just the way it should be…….
Booking accommodation with the Webjet mobile app
Booking accommodation with the Webjet mobile app is just as simple. Destination, dates, rooms, done. More pretty pictures. More great filtering options. More to impress. I particularly like the clean look of the screen that brings up the search results. It makes it so easy to see and work out what’s what.
Booking a car with the Webjet mobile app
Third time lucky with the car search. Easy to complete search requirements. Quick functionality. Excellent filters and sorting. It’s so easy to compare options. So easy in fact that I wish I was going somewhere that needed a hire car!
Final thoughts on the Webjet mobile app
In a cluttered marketplace, the Webjet mobile app really stands out for its functionality and speed. It’s one of the more impressive booking apps I’ve downloaded and used. It’s fast, nimble and just so pretty. It’s a mobile app I’m delighted to recommend to all Frugalistas.
Author’s note: I was approached by the team at Webjet to review their mobile app, and did receive a Webjet voucher for my review. If you are a regular reader of frugal first class travel, you know I don’t hesitate to call it as I see it.
I agree that the app (and website) make it very easy to compare prices across airlines for the same route. I do however then always go the airlines website or app to book as the Webjet booking fees are very high.
Regardless of what method you use, I always advocate checking multiple sites or using a service like Skyscanner to check the best deals
Yep, Skyscanner rocks. My experience with Webjet is that a magical fee appears that no one else charges at the last minute so goodbye competitive advantage. I stopped using them and started using Skyscanner instead.
Their app might be nice, but at the end of the day its gonna be about price for same same.
Hi Tim, yes, I think there is something to be said for that.