There are a great number of travel Web sites on the Internet that let you search flights, hotel listings, and car rentals, but if you want a quick way to get that info while on the go, check out the new Kayak for iPhone app. Though Kayak has been around for some time, the latest version for iPhone includes a completely redesigned interface and faster search results making it much easier to get your travel plans in order quickly. Like the older version, Kayak works seamlessly with the Kayak.com Web site.
Instead of the older tilelike interface, Kayak has instead gone with a list view in this version that makes it easy to browse flights, hotels, and car rentals. Once you choose the type of info you want, you can enter your travel dates and Kayak goes to work finding you the best deals. As Kayak searches sites, it presents you with a progress bar and updates flights as they come in.
Beyond regular travel searches, Kayak also offers extras like the My Trips section where you can keep all your travel info (flights, hotels, car rentals, etc.) for a specific trip in one place. You also get a Flight Tracker so you can check early to make sure your flight will be on time. Our favorite feature might be the Price Alerts, which uses a specified search and sends you price alerts every week via push notifications so you can hunt down the best deals over time.
Kayak comes with several other useful tools for more info, like baggage fees for specific airlines, airport information, and even a place where you create a checklist of what to pack (with premade general lists you can use) for your vacation or business trip.
Anyone who travels for business or just wants to check prices for various vacation destinations around the globe should check out this latest version. With a streamlined interface and faster searches, Kayak is definitely one of the better travel apps at the iTunes App Store.
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KAYAK searches hundreds of travel sites so you dont need to. Book the cheapest flights, hotels and rental cars and save money with mobile only rates and private deals. Use Trips to organize your travel plans and stay informed with free real-time flight status alerts. Get the KAYAK app now!AWARDSWinner of 10 Webby Awards including: People's Voice Award for Travel Mobile Apps & Other Handheld Devices (2015) Webby and People's Voice Award for Travel Tablet Apps & all Other Handheld Devices (2014)Time Magazine: 50 Best iPhone Apps (2014)Wired Magazine: The 8 Best Apps for World Travelers (2014)
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Faster search. Browse flights, hotels and cars, filter, view details, save or book them even while the search is still in progress. Save even more money with Hacker Fares. By combining multiple bookings, Hacker Fares allow you to find cheaper flights with more departure/arrival times than would otherwise be available. Book flights with confidence. Price forecasts with new price history charts help you make a more informed decision. Better flight results. Excessively long and expensive flights are now hidden by default allowing you find the cheap fast flight you really want. Lots of flight filter power ups including the new Time of Arrival/Departure filter with price histogram, a new Airline Alliance filter, a new red eye filter, and new WiFi filter. Hotel review scores and counts are now prominently displayed for each hotel. You can also sort and filter by review score. Looking for a hotel or car close by? Both can now be sorted by distance from you. Free stuff. Easily find hotels with free breakfast, free cancellation, free internet or free parking with the much improved Price filter. Many other hotel filter upgrades including the new and mighty Neighborhood filter, new Amenity filter, new Ambiance filter, new Property Type filter and new Booking Site filter. Trips now auto-advances your timeline so on long trips you dont need to scroll so much. Major watch app stability improvements.