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Hipmunk Flight Search
We all know traveling is a pain, and Hipmunk agrees. Hipmunk Flight Search is one of our favorite travel apps, thanks to its cynical way of searching for airfare.
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There are tons of travel apps out there that make it easy to find the cheapest flights. Hipmunk Flight Search goes one step further—it helps you find the flights that cause you the least amount of misery.
The simple flight search app takes into account all kinds of factors—price, travel time and layovers, to name a few—and then recommends the best trip for you. It also displays the amount of discomfort you’re willing to endure to get where you’re going at the cost you want to pay. This is part of the travel app’s “Agony” filter, a unique sorting feature that shows you how long your travel time will be and the amount of stops you’ll endure along the way. It’s a bit of a cynical way to look at air travel, but it is also highly convenient and lets you set the priorities of the kind of trip you want to take.
Not only does Hipmunk show concern for your comfort, it also excels at being easy to use. The no-frills interface isn’t the prettiest, but it is extremely easy to navigate and search. Once you find a flight that suits your needs, you can book it through this free travel app quickly and easily. It’s extremely convenient, taking all the pain (except for the price tag) out of booking plane tickets.
There are a lot of travel alternatives in the iTunes App Store, but Hipmunk gets four stars in our book for taking a different approach, both in its searches and its simplicity.
Reviewed: Jan 03, 2012 | Phil HornshawAlso featured on: The Webby Awards Spotlight Best of the Best Apps
This app is included in a scenario called Best iPhone Apps of 2011