November 13, 2014 - Does holiday family time make you want to flee the state? With the new Flight Tonight app, you can escape in the next 24 hours (when fares can occasionally be had at bargain prices).
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November 12, 2014 - According to travel site Hopper, skip Fort Lauderdale and Denver, bypass Newark and don’t even think about flying through Chicago's O’Hare which all see more than a third of their flights delayed during winter months.
November 12, 2014 - If you're flying in December, consult hopper.com, says Seth Kugel, travel columnist for The New York Times. "It tells you how far in advance to book and which days are cheapest to fly."
November 11, 2014 - Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the most likely to have delays during the winter months, with 42% of flights delayed, according to Hopper Research's analysis of the nation's 20 most popular airports during winter.
November 8, 2014 - Hopper.com uses datasets and quantitative analysis to create a customized travel report just for you, the best airlines for your particular itinerary, the cheapest times to buy tickets, the best times to fly, and alternate, cheaper routes.
November 7, 2014 - According to an analysis by Hopper (hopper.com), a Cambridge-based airfare data website, Fort Lauderdale is consistently the cheapest Florida fare from Boston, with an average round-trip cost ($240) that’s 18 percent cheaper than Orlando and 25 percent below Miami.
October 29, 2014 - Hopper found that two out of three ticket prices drop at some point within 24 hours and you can save an average of $67 using the little-known free cancellation policy.
October 29, 2014 - A study released this year by Boston flight research site Hopper.com found that United fliers will earn 11% fewer reward points and Delta passengers will earn 22% fewer miles under the new dollar-based system.
October 22, 2014 - On average, prices rise 5% in that typical 12-day shopping window, Hopper said. Leisure markets like Hawaii and Florida tend to have more stable prices, while business-oriented destinations like Washington, D.C., and Chicago have more price volatility, Hopper notes.
October 20, 2014 - Hopper also told us more than "two out of three ticket prices will drop at some point within 24 hours of the original search or booking, with an average saving of 14 percent."
October 13, 2014 - There’s a lot to love about Hopper, a data-driven fare finder that recently launched the Flight Tonight app to search for last-minute airfare.
October 6, 2014 - Hopper travel expert Patrick Surry says you can wait until two weeks before holiday to book flights
October 6, 2014 - Flight Tongiht is all about finding a destination that you can fly to last minute.
October 6, 2014 - If you’ve ever been frustrated booking airline tickets, help is on the way. Hopper, the Cambridge-based travel site, has launched two products in recent months to help consumers navigate the morass of air travel.
October 3, 2014 - Hopper.com can help you find the best deals flying out of your nearby airport. The travel website analyzes millions of flights to create customized reports.
October 3, 2014 - Ok, so a new study by Hopper tried to identify every state's favorite international destination, by comparing their searches (not purchased tickets) to the national average. Residents of Illinois search for Poland at least 239 percent more than people in other states, obviously because Chicago has a crazy number of Poles.
September 27, 2014 - between the day you start looking for flights and the day you actually purchase one, ticket prices increase an average of 4.5 percent.
September 27, 2014 - Most cheap ticket advice neglects the differences markets play...
September 25, 2014 - They found that not only do Americans spend about 12 days looking for and comparing flights before ultimately buying one, but also in that time, flight prices typically rise 4.5% (which usually translates to about $10-$15, depending on the fare).
September 25, 2014 - Travel site Hopper's data shows Americans typically wait 12 days between shopping for flights and actually purchasing them and in that time prices rise an average of 4.5 percent.
September 23, 2014 - While it’s often not the most desirable, Thanksgiving day is the least expensive travel day during Thanksgiving week...
September 20, 2014 - Flights around Thanksgiving are currently 14 percent cheaper than last year's prices, according to Hopper travel data, which analyzes airfare searches from multiple sources.
September 19, 2014 - You'll have to be willing to fly somewhere at the drop of a hat to take advantage of listed fares...
September 13, 2014 - Hopper studied what happened in Thanksgiving 2013 and found that the prices you'll pay now won't really change until 10 days before your departure.
September 9, 2014 - Start with Hopper, which sifts through more than ten million fare searches and more than a billion flights per day, then crunches the data to tell you the average cost of a flight from, say, Denver to Vancouver over the next six months.
September 3, 2014 - ...provides travelers who with a single-search service want to find the most affordable flight leaving from a nearby airport in the next 24 hours.
August 29, 2014 - It's not too late to get out of town for the weekend. Check out Flight Tonight for help planning a spontaneous trip and to take advantage of last minute deals.
August 29, 2014 - Embarking on a spontaneous adventure? Flight Tonight helps impulse travelers track down the best last-minute flight deals from your city.
August 29, 2014 - Use travel sites that let you compare airfares across different days, like hopper.com...
August 29, 2014 - The name pretty much says it all - This app makes it super easy to book last minute flights for the spontaneous traveler.
August 24, 2014 - This summer, Hopper, (Hopper.com) debuted a free online calculator that adds various, selected fees to the basic ticket price, and then allows the passenger to compare the trip's overall cost among airlines.
August 21, 2014 - Even though 2014 summer travel was up overall, Labor Day weekend prices this year are about 4 percent lower, according to a new report from travel site Hopper.
August 19, 2014 - Check out Hopper Flight Explorer, a tool that lets you see what destinations or regions are offering the best deals from your home airport during certain dates or times of the year.
August 15, 2014 - Believe it or not, the unofficial end of summer is near! If you want to sneak in one last trip, you can do it without spending a lot of cash. Patrick Surry explains there are a few things you need to save in order to make it happen.
August 14, 2014 - Travel site Hopper just realsed a new app, Flight Tongiht, for those looking for last minute deals.
August 14, 2014 - Our search data does show that Denver and Colorado have seen more significant search increases in the first seven months of the year.
August 11, 2014 - Hopper has crunched the numbers and found that prices on a route are all over the map.
August 10, 2014 - On any given flight, passengers can pay twice as much as others in the same cabin section, and even as high as eight times more.
August 8, 2014 - The study shows that while airfares can vary tremendously on most airlines, Spirit Airlines and Virgin have the most consistent ticket prices for this flight route.
August 8, 2014 - Flyers, beware. If you’re buying plane tickets to certain cities, you’d better shop around for airfare or risk paying far too much for your tickets.
August 8, 2014 - Surry says that much of this variability among airports depends on whether a place is popular with business travelers or more of a leisure destination.
August 7, 2014 - When you launch Flight Tonight, it finds the closest airport to your current location, but it also gives you backup options for other nearby airports. Tap on an airport to take a look at flights departing that same day that still have seats available.
August 6, 2014 - A new study by travel-planning site Hopper found that the spread between the lowest and highest economy fares on a single return flight in the U.S. can vary by as much at $1,400.
August 5, 2014 - Hopper.com has also drawn accolades for its combination of flexible searches and data available about pricing history.
August 4, 2014 - Hopper's new app, Flight Tonight for iPhones, helps consumers find flights leaving within 24 hours, which could be cheaper than or the same price as flights booked in advance.
August 1, 2014 - Today’s searches pulled up flights from New York to Savannah for $280, Los Angeles to Vancouver for $352, and Miami to the Bahamas for $282—all round trip fares.
July 30, 2014 - Hopper has a feature that lets you search for flights and then sort them by the cost of the ticket and the cost of extra legroom.
July 29, 2014 - If you're a procrastinator, outlaw, or the best long-distance boyfriend ever, you should download Flight Tonight to book your next vacation, incognito location, or surprise visit to buy and fly that day.
July 29, 2014 - If you're a procrastinator, outlaw, or the best long-distance boyfriend ever, you should download Flight Tonight to book your next vacation, incognito location, or surprise visit to buy and fly that day.
July 29, 2014 - Veags? Do you want to go right now? There is a new app, Flight Tonight, that finds on demand flights...
July 28, 2014 - all the deals on Flight Tonight are round-trip flights leaving from a user’s home airport that day.
July 28, 2014 - Travel site Hopper launched the Flight Tonight app to "help runaways, outlaws and impulse travelers find the best last-minute flight deals from their city."
July 28, 2014 - Flight Tonight helps travelers search for the cheapest round-trip flights departing from the US or overseas within the next 2 to 24 hours.
July 25, 2014 - Marijuana tourists continue flocking to Colorado, but Washington has seen a slight decrease in travel interest since it became only the second state to allow recreational pot sales, a new study finds.
July 14, 2014 - Hopper Flight Explorer can help you pin down the best time to vacate based on your budget.
July 1, 2014 - The busiest travel event of the summer will be especially hectic this Friday at Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Atlanta, according to numbers crunched by Hopper...
July 1, 2014 - Travel website Hopper said the volume of travelers headed to the nation's airports this Independence Day will be 60 percent higher than Memorial Day.
June 29, 2014 - Members of United’s MileagePlus program will collect an average of 11% fewer reward miles, flying on the most popular routes, under changes that take effect March 1, according to a study by Boston flight research site Hopper.com
June 26, 2014 - Hopper.com offers insights on when to book and with whom. Also consider creating fare alerts with travel search engines.
June 17, 2014 - travel website Hopper recently analyzed big-name airlines -- on everything from seat width to bag-check prices to customer service scores -- to determine which airline is the "best" for each type of traveler ("budget" travelers, "comfort-focused" travelers, etc).
June 16, 2014 - Hopper has analyzed the value passengers are getting for their ticket price and compared the results to come up with the best and worst airlines for different types of travelers.
June 14, 2014 - Travel-planning site Hopper ranked airlines for different types of travelers by analyzing seat size and pitch, ... customer-satisfaction surveys, fees and ticket prices.
June 13, 2014 - Your satisfaction with your flying experience is a function of both the type of traveler you are and the carrier you choose.
June 10, 2014 - One of my favorite planning websites "Hopper.com" just released an interactive fees calculator that compares the cost of flying on different airlines based on your route and the amenities that matter to you as a traveler.
June 3, 2014 - In May, travel planning site Hopper found that flights from the U.S. during the World Cup were up an average 38%.
June 3, 2014 - Hopper will generate a list of round-trip flights with all of your inclusions, making it easy to compare, for instance, the average price of a flight from Boston to Los Angeles with one checked bag, an advanced seat assignment, and a carry-on puppy (total - a reasonable $569 on JetBlue, a ridiculous $930 on Spirit).
May 29, 2014 - With all the extra fees tacked onto a flight—checked bags and carryon bags, Wi-Fi and more leg room—it's hard to compare the actual costs of one flight against another. This calculator offers an apples-to-apples comparison.
May 29, 2014 - Hopper's new Fee Calculator lets users enter a city pair—say, Boston to San Francisco—and then tick boxes for each extra they plan to purchase.
May 23, 2014 - Hopper does their thing offering up vacation ideas, flight research, and other travel tidbits. Their most recent research was especially interesting, as they’ve revealed the secret on how one can fly to all 30 major league ballparks for around $2,400.
May 14, 2014 - Hopper.com estimates that flying to watch Japan play its first three games will cost roughly $800.
May 13, 2014 - A site called Hopper will tell you when to find the cheapest flights over the next several months. It also tells you the best days of the week to fly—usually midweek.
May 8, 2014 - But a report by Hopper surveying ticket prices may give new insight on your bargain hunting. Hopper looked at popular domestic and international ticket searches (routes that had at least 20 searches a day) since January 2013 to figure out the best days to book, the best days to travel, and how much you can save. With savings of up to 30%, we're definitely interested.
May 7, 2014 - Instead of dreaming about particular destinations and then hunting for deals, take advantage of trip-planning sites such as Hopper...
May 7, 2014 - One way to save is to turn your vacation-planning process on its head. Instead of dreaming about particular destinations and then hunting for deals, take advantage of trip-planning sites such as Hopper...
May 1, 2014 - Hopper leaping up the New York Times most email list. Helps you find deals on Flights.
May 1, 2014 - For specific guidance on a particular route you're going to fly, take a look at the data-driven flight reports from Hopper.
April 29, 2014 - And while static reports provide only broad conclusions, Hopper also provides customizable tools that are as powerful as they are simple to use. Hopper’s detail and customizability mean more specificity, whether you know exactly where you’re flying or still haven’t decided.
April 28, 2014 - A new study shows that when an airline such as JetBlue, Spirit, Frontier, Alaska and Southwest launches service on an existing domestic route, the average price from all carriers drops as much as 67%.
April 23, 2014 - For a more visual experience, try Hopper. The site lets you endlessly scroll through photos and captions linked to reviews and recommendations posted by Hopper’s users. It’s a great place to browse if you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for.
April 21, 2014 - Type in your artists and your airport, then let Hopper.com do the work.
April 21, 2014 - Hopper suggests, the cheapest domestic tickets are more often found on Thursdays (to be fair, international tickets are generally cheaper on weekends).
April 1, 2014 - Finally, if you're looking to save on airfare, research firm Hopper says the best day of the week to buy tickets is ... Thursday.
March 31, 2014 - So when can you find the best fares? Hopper monitored ticket prices from the month of January to find that the answer to that for both domestic and international travel is Thursday.
March 28, 2014 - The latest fare study, by a Boston-area travel-tech startup called Hopper, found that Thursday is the cheapest day to purchase a ticket, with weekends the worst.
March 27, 2014 - Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are the second, third and fourth-cheapest states to fly from in the country, according to a study by travel website Hopper.com.
March 25, 2014 - Average airfares are higher in U.S. states with lower median household incomes.
March 24, 2014 - Simply choosing the right days of the week to buy your tickets and fly can save you as much as 30% on airfare, according to a new report by travel planning site Hopper.
March 21, 2014 - For every increase of $1,000 in median household income, Hopper found that round-trip ticket prices dropped by $2.30.
March 21, 2014 - Hopper.com, a trip planning engine and data analysis company that publishes a detailed global flight map displaying average fares...
March 21, 2014 - Trip planning engine Hopper found Wednesday to be the cheapest day to book flights, for domestic or international travel.
March 19, 2014 - For domestic and international flights, you can save $40 on domestic flights and $60 on international flights by leaving on a Wednesday versus a Sunday, finds a new report from Hopper.com
March 13, 2014 - Hopper.com suggests avoiding the weeks of March 16, April 6 and April 13. That's when more school breaks are scheduled—and prices are as much as 28 percent higher.
March 5, 2014 - Hooper examined which destinations were searched the most as temperatures dropped...
February 25, 2014 - Fares during those periods rise by about 30%, according to research by Hopper, a travel planning site that analyzes millions of daily airfare searches.
February 25, 2014 - We also took a look at Hopper.com's latest spring break travel report and used the site's interactive price flight map to find the best round-trip airfare deals...
February 25, 2014 - Travel-planning website Hopper found a 42 percent increase in traveler interest this year compared to the same time last year.
February 20, 2014 - Importantly, opting for the convenience of a non-stop flight won't save you a lot of money over a multi-stop flight. Because spring break destinations are so popular during this time of year, the site found that "including a Saturday night stay, which often has a large impact on price, did not offer additional savings."
February 10, 2014 - A recent study by travel firm Hopper.com found that on Feb. 4, the same day @SochiProblems exploded, searches for next-day flights out of the city increased by more than 100%."
February 6, 2014 - Travel site Hopper crunched the numbers for October, November, December, and January, and found that the most popular route to Sochi, from New York, was searched only 35 times a day. Overall, Americans look for flights between the U.S. and Sochi as often as they look for flights to Billund, Denmark — home of LEGOLAND.
February 1, 2014 - Hopper's data shows that flight search demand for Denver as a destination has been up at least 10 percent for each of the first three weeks of January, peaking at a 14 percent increase during the first week of the new year.
January 31, 2014 - Even if you booked early or found a great deal, the flights alone would still cost about $1,000, according to data compiled by travel firm Hopper.com
January 30, 2014 - Flight demand for the Super Bowl is down 20 percent from last year, when the National Football League championship game was played at the Superdome in New Orleans, according to vacation-planning website Hopper.com.
January 29, 2014 - According to travel planner Hopper.com, flight search demand to Denver has been 6.3% higher than the national average since December 1st. Marijuana was legalized for recreational use on January 1st.
January 20, 2014 - For consumers, Hopper.com, which anyone can now access, is a well-built, travel-planning utility which allows you to search for places and activities from around the world. Every page on the site is annotated with information about the attraction or locale, including maps, directions, URLs, details on flights and prices, photos, related destinations, and more.
January 13, 2014 - Last week saw the soft launch of Hopper, the long-awaited consumer trip planning engine that claims to be powered by the “world’s largest structured database of travel information”.
January 9, 2014 - Other beneficiaries may be farther away. Boston-based Hopper says the frigid temperatures caused a 52 percent spike in searches for flights to Cancun, Mexico, from people in Minneapolis and Chicago.
August 16, 2012 - Unlike the big brand names in online travel, Hopper won’t sell airline tickets or book hotel rooms. Instead, it will build a site where users can find out about hotels or faraway destinations, based on the millions of pieces of travel data that are scattered across the Web.
August 15, 2012 - To date, Hopper has aggregated half a billion webpages in the travel vertical and has pulled out structured content to create its very large travel database. And that number is set to reach over a billion pages by year-end 2012.
August 15, 2012 - Hopper’s goal is to bring structure to the immense amount of travel data scattered all across the web, so that when people plan trips they won’t have to know exactly what they’re looking for or consult a dozen different travel websites to accomplish their task.
August 15, 2012 - It’s a big day for big data. One of the local flag-bearers of the field has raised a sizable venture round as it prepares to unveil its online travel product to the world.
August 25, 2011 - For a start-up, Hopper believes that to fix the user experience, first there is a need to fix the data. Hopper is built on NoSQL technology, which means it doesn’t have a rigid data schema, and it can scale out easily to store hundreds of millions, even billions of records.
August 22, 2011 - Hopper, a Montreal, Canada-based startup, has raised $8 million in fresh funding from Atlas Venture and previous backer Brightspark Ventures to try and ‘reinvent travel search’.
August 22, 2011 - Montreal-based Hopper wants to make searching for travel options a more complete experience using big data tools, and it has raised another $8 million to do it.
August 22, 2011 - What we do know about Hopper’s product is that it won’t be focused on finding prices and itineraries for folks who already know where they want to go and what they want to do. Rather, Hopper will accept natural language queries from users and return a list of destinations and travel options accordingly.
August 22, 2011 - With $8 million in new funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures, travel startup Hopper hopes to continue building its own servers and to bridge the travel inspiration gap. “To us, it’s a little baffling that it hasn’t happened yet,” says Frederic Lalonde, Hopper CEO, referring to attempts to cross what he terms the “inspiration chasm.”
August 22, 2011 - The “big data” trend is finding its way into many verticals, including travel, where Montreal-based start-up Hopper Inc. plans to use an $8 million Series B round and cluster computing techniques to build the world’s largest database of travel information.
August 22, 2011 - It’s a more open-ended, “discovery” type of search than what has become standard on itinerary comparison sites like Kayak, Bing Travel, Orbitz, and newer sites like Hipmunk, InsideTrip, WaySavvy, and Yapta.
August 22, 2011 - Montreal-born travel website Hopper has confirmed reports it has received $8 million in new funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures, and is looking to relocate to the Greater Boston area.
August 8, 2011 - “We’re interested in adding inspirational stuff, like the best restaurants to try for a particular kind of food, the best places to golf in the Mediterranean, or to see the running of the bulls.
March 14, 2011 - If the future of travel search is something like Hopper, and if Google has something like this in mind for its ITA Software acquisition, then opponents of the deal may have more to worry about than they realize.