If you are using the Skiplagged app on an iOS or Android device and the flight search is not defaulting to your local airport as the origin location, there are two possible reasons:
1. You have not enabled location permissions for the app on your device. When you install the app, you have the option to enable location access, and you can always change your preferences by going to the settings menu on your device.
2. Flight search is defaulting to the last airport that was manually entered (i.e. if your last search was for a flight departing from JFK, then JFK will appear as the origin airport for your next search). You can change your search by entering a new airport to search for a flight departing from a different location.