Hopper - Predict, Watch & Book Flights
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App Store Best of 2015!
Predict. Watch. Buy. Fly.
With Hopper, booking the best flight is just that easy.
Hopper is like a super-fast, all-knowing travel agent that will help you save up to 40% on our next flight by predicting the future lowest price!
PREDICT the best time to fly and buy so you’ll score the cheapest fares
WATCH a trip to receive push notifications the instant prices drop and before they rise, plus travel tips, personalized deals & exclusive sales available from your home airport!
BUY flights in 60 seconds or less with just a few taps and a swipe
FLY with confidence knowing you’ve found the best deal
Now, let’s start planning your trip!
“23 Life-Changing Apps We Downloaded This Year” - BuzzFeed
“The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps” - Tech Insider
“Best Apps of 2015” - Vogue
“8 Things You Can Do Now to Save Money on Travel” - New York Times
“The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies” - TIME
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What's New in Version 3.4.0
Bug fixes and stability improvements!
So far, useless
Started a watch for a Christmas trip back in September. Bought the tickets in September (not from Hopper, found them $100 cheaper elsewhere) based on our own previous experiences despite Hopper saying to wait and that the prices would drop. I kept the watch on because I was intrigued to see if there was some trend I was missing. Is there some kind of Black Friday sale? Last minute tickets? A certain day to buy in the week? Every notification said to wait despite the prices steadily climbing. 6 days from our flight, I got the notification to buy and that it was the best prices. It was 60% higher than when I started the watch back in September! Either they're price gouging, or this app is pretty much useless. Hubby and I fly at least 2-3 times per year for the past 6 years. The same rings true: "buy early". I'd give it one more chance
Two days after writing this review, I received another notification to buy my tickets (for the same trip) only now it was $300 cheaper than when I was prompted to buy the first time. Yet when I originally bought the tickets, my price was still $400 cheaper even after the extra $300 they took off. Yikes. I'm glad everyone else is receiving better experiences than me.
Great and Not So Great
It is a simplistic way to check flight costs and speculate on how much the cost might rise/drop at future dates. However, it is ROUGHLY 50-50 at providing a recommendation to buy before the price changes. So a couple of minor(?) changes might help. For example, it should scan past prices for the lowest/most frequent lowest price for a trip and use that as a benchmark for the customer--and explain that price in a specific/explicit statement. Knowing that should improve the recommendation when-to-buy. It appears that the algorithm may do that already...It so, then it should give %time for several low-prices. Basically, whatever algorithm they are using should be their focus on continually improving the buy-prediction accuracy. This could be an extremely valuable tool. In addition, they should provide a way for the customer to state a range of dates and to identify combinations that are the lowest priced in rank order. This is a fantastic app with tremendous potential! I strongly recommend using this app regularly because it's potential is absolutely amazing!
Hopper has the best interface of any app in this genre bar none, a wonderfully comprehensive list of flights, and most helpful and straightforwardly communicated price prediction tools. I can't say I've stacked it against TOO many others (price wise), but of the research I've done, Hopper comes out within $15 of other sites... I'm really happy to have come across this app; I even find it enjoyable enough to seek it out as a time vacuum. The only qualm I have is the lack of low-budget options—I understand that it may be more difficult to coordinate with them, but I hope to see airlines like Southwest or Norwegian join the pool.