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    Published: 2013-10-25, by .

    Search, compare, and book flights and hotels

    8.3
    • Sorts flight by "agony"
    • Runs smoothly
    • Can book right through the app
    • Attractive design
    • Can be difficult to navigate so many details on a small screen
    • Lacking some features (like a flight tracker)
    • No "anywhere" destination option

    "Are you hip to the munk?"

    Gone are the days of stuffy travel agency oligopolies. The modern savvy traveler knows to shop around, and the best way to do that is through an app that lets you search and compare many different options for flights and hotels at once. Hipmunk Hotels & Flights is one such app, and a nice one too.

    Enter in your desired details (destination, arrival/departure dates, how many people, etc.) and Hipmunk will get to work on a personalized search. During the wait time, you get to check out a very cute chipmunk grooving as though it were an airplane, which is a sweet plus.

    The results screen consists of colored blocks on a timeline representing possible combinations of flights, a translation from the display used on the Hipmunk website. These can be ordered by traditional factors like price and number of stops, but also, usefully, by "agony." Let's face it, that's what we're all really attempting to minimize when we travel - so the least "agonizing" flights have the best combination of low prices, few stops, and non-extreme departure/arrival times. Nice!

    A few extra pluses Hipmunk offers over its competition: AirBnb and Homeaway rentals are available as results on the "hotel" search feature, something I haven't seen anywhere else. There are also "tonight only deals," which can offer last-minute discounts of up to 60% if you love flying by the seat of your pants.

    And a few negatives: the time-based comparison might be rather strange if you've never used the Hipmunk site, and the small screen on your device is probably not the best way to familiarize yourself with them. You also must choose the first leg of your journey before seeing the possibilities for the second, which just isn't convenient for planning some trips. There are fewer features than some similar comparison apps (for example, it lacks a flight tracker). Finally, there is no option to select "anywhere" as a destination, which I've always loved as a feature of certain flight search engines.

    Hipmunk Hotels & Flights is more than fairly decent, despite glossing over a few things I'd put in my ideal flight/hotel search app. And that flying chipmunk is legitimately adorable.

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    Oct 25, 2013

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    Lauren Shadle

    by Lauren Shadle

    Aug 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    So easy to use! I love using this to look up flights ?

    Steve Placzek

    by Steve Placzek

    Aug 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Does not include resort fees! Completely destroyed my vacation plans!

    Homer B

    by Homer B

    Aug 14, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Slow

    Jason Elias

    by Jason Elias

    Aug 13, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great option for booking flights

    Ajay Gowrissankar

    by Ajay Gowrissankar

    Aug 12, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Nice little app. Super easy

    rowena c-learn

    by rowena c-learn

    Aug 11, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Used this app to find cheap airfare to asia!