Are you familiar with Hopper? Well unless you are a habitual traveler, the answer is probably not. Well if you aren’t living in airports, like some of us, Hopper is a fare finding application that attempts to find the lowest prices for trips that you’re taking.
The relatively new service is on the radar for those of us looking for the cheapest airfare possible to the places they are going. It will send you a notification when the app determines it is the right time to buy a ticket. The way they find that particular airfare is based on algorithms that predict if the prices are likely to go up or down in the near future.
Hopper works with all the airlines directly. What that means is you probably won’t see all of the low-cost airfares, unless the airline has been willing to give Hopper access to their database in real time. So although you may not have access to all the exotic destinations with only a couple of layovers to get there, it looks like most of the important points are going to be covered.
The application is quick to download, and looks easy to use. No special class is required to use this. Which is already one step further than some other offerings in this area.
Some interesting points about this application are:
The When To Fly Calendar is a feature within the new application that will help you with the best times of the day/ week or month to book certain fares.
For example, if you’re looking for the best time to book a trip to Italy, the When to Fly feature would tell you what days or weeks would be best.
The Price Prediction feature of Hopper for Android, will tell you when a fare will change in price. Hopper has been up to 95% accurate in telling the user of the service when an airfare will go up and when the same airfare will go back down, thereby saving hundreds of dollars on certain trips.
Hopper also has a great feature called Watch a Trip, which is watching the trips you want to book. Also at what price you booked any trip similar to that in the past or have planned for. If that trip’s price drops greatly then the app will notify the customer of the rate drop immediately, because the price won’t stay there long.
So, before you go somewhere like Orbitz or some other second rate website, try Hopper to book your next trip to… well, maybe CES? Go check out this great way to save on airfares. It’s available in the Google Play Store now!