Traveling can be great, but just like the occasional hassles one can have when trying to find a hotel, buying the airfare can sometimes be a little bit of a challenge depending on what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a specific airline and you want good seats, certain dates, or the best price, there is usually a task involved that could cause the experience to be a bit of a headache. If you’re someone who wants to save the most money you can on flight prices and tickets, an app called Hopper might be worth checking out as it boasts being able to save you up to 40% on airfare.
While you can certainly go in and find the flight you need and buy the tickets right away, Hopper scans and keeps an eye on flight prices for you on a constant basis to find you the best deal. As it’s watching for the flights you’re looking for, it can recommend to watch a flight instead of buying in hopes to find you a better deal. If it comes through then you’ll be sent a notification that the flight can be found at a better deal and then give you that option. Part of this is also done by predicting the best time to book a flight, as the timing of when you buy tickets can have a big impact on how much you pay for the airfare.
As the app helps you watch flight prices and in many cases can help you save money by waiting, it can also tell you if you’ll end up paying more by waiting and suggest that you book your flight right away. If a price is about to decrease or increase it’ll notify at these times too, so you can always be sure that what you’re paying is going to be the best deal and never miss out on the lowest cost. The UI is nice too with a little a bit of a material design inspiration to it, and it’s also pretty easy to select the airports you’re looking to fly out of and fly into, as well as select the dates you’ll be departing and arriving. Hopper is free and can be picked up in the app store.