Are you planning an upcoming vacation that includes air travel? Do you know when the best time might be to purchase your airline tickets? How do you know if that current airfare is a good price? Should you buy your tickets now, or maybe wait another month? Is there a flight prediction tool that can help save money on your next airfare purchase?
If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, then you, my traveling friend, need Hopper!
What Is Hopper?
Hopper might just have the answers you need to make the most informed flight booking decisions. Hopper combines billions of daily, real-time flight prices to find today’s best airfares, as well as predict what future airfares might be. The end result is an airfare prediction tool that every air traveler needs.
So put that crystal ball away, and let Hopper do the work. Whether it’s based upon price, duration, or destination, Hopper can put together a winning airfare for your next trip. All this information is yours – for free – with a few clicks on your mobile device.
- Airfare best price predictions – so you know when to buy.
- Real-time price alerts – keeping you on top of price changes.
- Insider tips – helping you make informed flight booking decisions.
- Quicktap Booking – letting you book that fare in a moment’s notice.
Hopper does it all within one, easy to use app. Check it out and see for yourself just how easy Hopper is for finding your optimal fares the next time you take to the skies.
Using Hopper To Find Your Best Airfare
Start by telling Hopper where you are flying from, and where you want to go. That’s it. You don’t even need dates to start a search. Once you’ve entered the basics, click on Search, and Hopper sets off to find the best currently available fares for your destination. Once Hopper has gathered up the fares, it reports back to you.
Use the color coded calendar to identify which dates offer the best fares. Have specific travel dates in mind? Great! Add them into Hopper for a date-specific search. Once Hopper finds matching flight options, it provides you with a detailed report that includes:
- Lowest available price right now.
- Whether or not you should book now, or keep looking.
- Price predictions from now until your departure date.
Like what you see? Click on the blue banner across the top that says, Lowest available price right now, and Hopper provides a breakdown of flight options and corresponding prices.
Hopper also lets you further refine the search by Departure and Arrival times as well as number of Stops. Sweet! If you only want direct flights to your destination, click on Stops and ask for No Stops. Arrival time important? Click on Arrive, tell Hopper when you want to get there, and it will find the closest possible flights for that time.
But that’s not all! Click on Tips at the bottom of the app and Hopper provides even more valuable flight decision making information. Find out if there is a cheaper departure airport nearby, as well as whether or not your dates and arrival airports are good choices.
Not quite ready to book that flight? Want to watch fares for a better price? Hopper’s got you covered here too, with it’s real-time flight alert feature. Set an alert in the Hopper app for the flight you want to watch. Hopper will then let you know how the fare is trending, and whether you should book that flight now or hold out for a better deal. Awesome!!
Found your flight? Hopper’s newest feature, QuickTap Booking, let’s you book that flight directly from it’s mobile app as rapidly as you can enter your purchase information. I have yet to use the QuickTap Booking feature, so I can’t speak directly about it. But it sure sounds like the final compliment to an already awesome flight finding app.
Do You Use Hopper To Find Your Best Airfare?
Now that’s a lot of helpful flight finding information, isn’t it! I recently used Hopper to help find flights for our 2016 family vacation. By setting alerts for three different flight options found on my initial search in Hopper, I was able to pinpoint when to book my flight. Following Hopper’s advice, I booked, and so far, that price has only gone up!
Over to you. Have you used Hopper to find your best airfare options? What did you think of it? Did you find it very helpful? Share your experiences with us in the Comments below.
Let Hopper help you decide if you should buy now, or buy later.
Images by C.Biederman and Hopper.