Hipmunk.com Offers a Clever Take on Flight Searching Mike Richard August 19, 2010 First Look, Modern Vagabond, Transportation 2 Comments 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. 2 Responses Tweets that mention Hipmunk.com Offers a Clever Take on Flight Searching -- Topsy.com August 19, 2010 [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Vagabondish.com, AirlineTickets.org, Shannon Albert's RSS, Ben Wilde, Best Travel Links and others. Best Travel Links said: Hipmunk.com Offers a Clever Take on Flight Searching http://bit.ly/bVVnTw [...] Reply Roger Middleton August 20, 2010 Great site. A true “why hasn’t anyone done this?” moment for me. If they can expand the range of providers to be competitive with Kayak and Skyscanner I’d make this my first and only stop. Speaking of travel visualizations… a shameless plug for my own “Hotels.com hotels on Google Maps” site: http://www.roomatlas.com. Live prices in the markers, Street View and Wikipedia placemarks. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. 6 + = thirteen Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.