New Mobile App for Travel: Hopper

By cody

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With fall events quickly approaching such as Maison & Objet (September 4-8 in Paris, France), Cersaie (September 28-October 2 in Bologna, Italy) and BDNY (November 8-9 in NYC), it’s time to start planning my travel. If you are like me, you have tried every trick in the book to find the best flight deal. I’ve heard many theories of when flights are at their lowest, the most popular one being “Tuesday after 3:00PM” – which I’m still skeptical about.   But now, there is a new mobile app that will track the fares for you and let you know when to pull the trigger. Hopper, otherwise known as my new best friend, will give you advice and predictions about when you should book your flight. Similar to any Expedia or Travelocity booking site, you will set the parameters of your trip (departing airport, destination, dates) and throughout that process the app lets you know which departing and returning days are cheaper. You can then set the flight for tracking, where the app will then follow it and notify you when it hits its cheapest fare. There is also a column that shows you all of the airline fares available at the moment you check the app. Thank you Hopper for creating a useful tool that will help me schedule my travel for…more design events!

 

For a test trip to Bologna, the app asked me to choose my travel dates. Hopper color codes the calendar based on when the cheapest fares will be.

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After selecting my dates, Hopper provides me with advice and predictions for when I should book my flight.

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Hopper also lets me know if there is a cheaper destination airport for my flight.

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The app then provides me with the current fares from multiple airlines.

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