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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.

Fox Business News

August 14, 2014 - Travel site Hopper just realsed a new app, Flight Tongiht, for those looking for last minute deals.

Marijuana Tourists - Are More Flocking to Washington and Colorado?

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.

Good Morning America

August 11, 2014 - Hopper has crunched the numbers and found that prices on a route are all over the map.

Air passengers may pay 8 times as much as their seatmates, study finds

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.

You Could Be Paying $1,000 More For Your Plane Ticket Than The Person Sitting Next To You

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.

The Most (and Least) Expensive Airports to Fly From

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.

Prepare to get gouged on airfare in these 5 cities

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.

Need to get away? Flight Tonight handles last-minute booking with a few taps

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.

Cheap Tickets And Flights - Is The Passenger Next To You Paying Less Than You Are?

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.

Average Airfare Soars Past $500! 5 Tips to Save on Flights

August 5, 2014 - Hopper.com has also drawn accolades for its combination of flexible searches and data available about pricing history.

Same-day travel apps cater to last-minute travelers

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.

New App Targets Last Minute Flight Deals

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.

Do caged pigs get more space than airline passengers?

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.

Flight Tonight App Lets You Book, Fly, and Arrive on the Same 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.

Flight Tonight App Lets You Book, Fly, and Arrive on the Same 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.

Today Show

July 29, 2014 - Veags? Do you want to go right now? There is a new app, Flight Tonight, that finds on demand flights...

Hopper launches app for the truly spontaneous traveler

July 28, 2014 - all the deals on Flight Tonight are round-trip flights leaving from a user’s home airport that day.

New Travel App Finds Last-Minute Flight Deals for the Spontaneous

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."

The Flight Tonight app aims to bring spontaneity to the masses

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.

Tourism interest in Washington down slightly after pot sales

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.

Hopper Flight Explorer Helps You Plan in Advance for Deals on Airfare

July 14, 2014 - Hopper Flight Explorer can help you pin down the best time to vacate based on your budget.

Traveling for July 4 Holiday? Be Prepared for Busy Airports

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...

Busiest Airports for July 4 Travel

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.

Loyalty rewards overhaul means fewer miles for fliers, study says

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

When Travel For Leisure Is An Obligation

June 26, 2014 - Hopper.com offers insights on when to book and with whom. Also consider creating fare alerts with travel search engines.

You'll Get The Most Space For Your Dollar On AirTran, But JetBlue Is The 'Best,' Study Says

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).

New study ranks airlines based on different traveler types

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.

Know Before You Go - All the Airline Fees by Carrier

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.

Air Travelers Feel the Squeeze

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.

How to get the best price on summer airfares

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.

Yes, You Can Still Go to the World Cup Without Going Broke

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%.

New Tool Reveals What Your Flight Actually Costs

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).

Compare the True Costs of Flights, Fees and All, with This Calculator

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.

Fees on Flights Are a Drag. This New Pricing Tool Helps

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.

Hopper Figures Out How to Fly to All 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums

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.

Travel Tip - Cost of World Cup dream - $3,000 to $30,000

May 14, 2014 - Hopper.com estimates that flying to watch Japan play its first three games will cost roughly $800.

Travel Tip - How to Save Money by Booking Online

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.

Best Days to Travel, Buy Airfare

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.

Today Show

May 7, 2014 - Instead of dreaming about particular destinations and then hunting for deals, take advantage of trip-planning sites such as Hopper...

More fun, fewer fees, for your summer vacation

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...

Good Morning America

May 1, 2014 - Hopper leaping up the New York Times most email list. Helps you find deals on Flights.

Hopper Shows the Very Best Time to Fly and Buy a Ticket for Your Route

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.

Crunching the Numbers to Find the Best Airfare

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.

Low-cost airlines can drive down fares as much as 67%, study says

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%.

Best Travel Sites - What to Do and Where to Eat

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.

Plan Your 2014 Festival Binge With This Interactive Map

April 21, 2014 - Type in your artists and your airport, then let Hopper.com do the work.

How To Book Your Next Plane Ticket To Get The Best Deal

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).

Fox Business Broadcast

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.

Don't Buy Plane Tickets on the Weekend If You Want a Good Deal

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.

For the Cheapest Airfares, Don't Shop on Sundays

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.

Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire among cheapest states to fly from, study finds

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.

How Where You Live Affects What You Pay to Fly

March 25, 2014 - Average airfares are higher in U.S. states with lower median household incomes.

3 Easy Ways To Save Money On Plane Tickets

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.

People in Poor States Actually Pay Higher Airfares

March 21, 2014 - For every increase of $1,000 in median household income, Hopper found that round-trip ticket prices dropped by $2.30.

Why Your Last Flight Was So Expensive

March 21, 2014 - Hopper.com, a trip planning engine and data analysis company that publishes a detailed global flight map displaying average fares...

Best Travel Hacks and Steals

March 21, 2014 - Trip planning engine Hopper found Wednesday to be the cheapest day to book flights, for domestic or international travel.

The Secret to Saving 30 Percent on Your Next Flight

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

Spring break escapes that avoid the college crowds

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.

Which Sunny Destinations Do Americans Lust for Most When It's Cold?

March 5, 2014 - Hooper examined which destinations were searched the most as temperatures dropped...

Spring break 2014 - How to score the best travel deals

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.

The Best Spring Vacation Deals

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...

Data analysis shows big Marathon weekend interest for bombings anniversary

February 25, 2014 - Travel-planning website Hopper found a 42 percent increase in traveler interest this year compared to the same time last year.

Timing Is Everything - How to Save the Most Money on a Spring Break Trip

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."

After @SochiProblems, searches for next-day flights soared

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%."

Flight Searches Show Americans Have No Interest In Going To Sochi

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.

Legal Weed Causing Sky-High Travel Demand To Denver

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.

Americans stay away from expensive Sochi

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

New Yorkers Renting Out Homes Find Few Super-Bowl Takers

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.

Ever Since Colorado Legalized Weed, There's Been A Big Spike In People Traveling To Denver

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.

Why Travel Startup Hopper, Founded in 2007, Took So Long To “Launch”

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.

Hopper opens to all, also fires up data research service

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”.

Deep Freeze May Have Cost The Economy About $5 Billion

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.

Lured by the talent, start-up travel site picks Cambridge

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.

Founded By Former Expedia Engineers, Stealthy Travel Startup Hopper Closes $12 Million Series B

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.

Hopper gets another $12M to organize the web’s travel data

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.

Hopper Hauls In $12M More, Harnesses Big Data for Travel Discovery

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.

“We are the opposite of a meta search site”: Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde

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.

Former Expedia Employees Raise $8 Million For Travel Search Startup Hopper

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’.

Big data is stealth travel site’s secret weapon

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.

Stealth startup Hopper gets $8M for travel search

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.

Hopper aims to inspire with $8M in funding and 600 servers

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.”

The Daily Start-Up

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.

Hopper, With $8M in New VC Bucks, Looks to Leapfrog Online Travel Search Via Big Data

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.

Hopper confirms $8M fundraise, Boston move plans

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.

Website hopes to add retro to travel planning

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.

Hopper ready to unleash full text travel search system

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.