Hipmunk.com Offers a Clever Take on Flight Searching
by Mike Richard | August, 2010
If you like Kayak.com for its no-nonsense interface, you’re going to love Hipmunk.com. Its ultra-lightweight, barebones interface makes finding available flights easier and, we think, much more intuitive by displaying results as colored rows on a timetable.
The usual sort options are available: price, stops, departure time, arrival time, and duration. The site also allows for “tabbed” searching so you can keep multiple queries open and flick through them one at a time.
As Grant Martin noted however:
Running a quick search for an upcoming itinerary from ORD-CDG that we’ve got on the calendar, the proof is in the pudding. Hipmunk returns an (Orbitz available) $823 for roundtrip fare, while metacrawler Kayak (that actually queries aerlingus.com) returns $796.
Sure, it’s not perfect, but it’s definitely a site to watch. I can almost guarantee that other travel meta-search engines will be adopting this interface as a browsing option in the coming months.
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Vagabondish founding editor, Mike Richard, is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).