Yapta - Track flights and get airline refunds
By Yapta, Inc.
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“It’s not a travel myth-you actually can receive a refund from an airline if a flight price drops after you book.” --Smarter Travel. Yapta tracks flight and hotel prices before or after you book, then pushes real-time alerts to your phone when prices drop. Don't miss an opportunity to book when prices are low or get your airline credit!
Track prices for flights you've booked.
+ Track prices for flights and hotels you have booked.
+ Get push notifications, email alerts, or tweets when prices drop.
+ If the price drops, get an airline credit for the difference good on a future flight.
Planning a trip?
+ Track airfares & availability so you'll know when to buy.
+ Track the rates on specific hotels and know when the price drops.
What people are saying:
@ericMstrauss on Twitter: “Bought tix to Orlando for Feb on @JetBlue for $409. @yapta let me know it's down to $361 today. Got a $50 travel voucher for future flt.”
ProgrammableWeb: “Flight price tracker Yapta's value proposition sounds a bit like Robin Hood of the travel industry. It will not only track travel prices for you, but to help you get a refund should the price of your reservation fall after you've booked it. I wouldn't be surprised if Yapta can also be used to retrieve kittens from high branches, but that part of the Yapta API isn't documented yet.”
What's New in Version 1.2
iPhone 5(s) screen support
It may work and save ppl money but when most ppl who are price conscious buy non-refundable/ non-transferable tickets I'm not sure how that would happen. The interface was so brutal that I gave up after half an hour of trying to put in some flights. It constantly told me my flights we invalid...which they weren't.
I like that it checks price drops in flights. After having this app 4 about a week I can no longer join it again. I tried rebooting it but still can't get back on. Will give it another couple days then dump it.
Lack of Functionality
The app is slow and lacks the functionality of the website. There is no option to check current airline prices for a previously entered flight and there is no option to add additional hotels from the app...Great idea overall but lacks follow through on the actual development of the app.