Hopper is a travel startup dedicated to bringing joy and inspiration back to travel through crowdsourcing and big data.

The research and data team at Hopper helps consumers make smart travel choices backed by data and quantitative analysis.

Using our vast datasets, we create reports that make sense of travel news and trends. We build sophisticated tools that allow for flexible searching and offer interactive and information-rich results. We provide a wealth of data about pricing, scheduling, and airlines for every origin-destination combination.

Our aim is to explain and demystify travel, and we use data as our guide.

Airfare Increases 4.5% as Americans Search for Deals

Published on September 22, 2014
Airfare Increases 4.5% as Americans Search for Deals

Summary

  • Americans typically start searching for domestic flights 39 days before departure and book 27 days before
  • That means that, overall, Americans spend 12 days searching for flights and comparing prices before ultimately booking
  • Over these 12 days, prices typically increase 4.5%
  • Generally, the more stable the prices ...
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Thanksgiving Flight Prices Are Constant Until Ten Days Before Departure

Published on September 9, 2014
Thanksgiving Flight Prices Are Constant Until Ten Days Before Departure

Summary

  • With less than 80 days left to Thanksgiving 2014, prices for flights around the holiday are currently 14% cheaper than last year.
  • While it’s typically better to book in advance, we know Americans like to procrastinate, but never fear -  Prices were constant until ten days before ...
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Travel to Munich for Oktoberfest up 130%

Published on September 4, 2014
Travel to Munich for Oktoberfest up 130%

Summary

  • Travel interest for Munich for Oktoberfest is up 130% compared to surrounding weeks
  • Fares to Munich are 1.5% lower than last year
  • The cheapest day to fly to Munich from the US is October 1st for $964, followed closely by September 30th for $970
  • Mid-Atlantic (BWI, IAD, ...
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Follow your NFL team on the road

Published on September 2, 2014
Follow your NFL team on the road

Summary

  • Plan a great trip to see your team on the road with Hopper’s NFL Travel Planner  
  • Or if you’re a displaced fan, you can find a bargain to catch up with an away game

 

Following your team

  • Each of ...
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Bargain Destinations for a Labor Day Getaway

Published on August 18, 2014
Bargain Destinations for a Labor Day Getaway

Summary

  • Labor Day weekend prices are about 4% lower this year than last year.  This is great news for travelers, especially considering that overall summer travel was more expensive this year than last year.
  • Travel demand is up 22.8% compared to last year.
  • If you have flexibility and can ...
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Need To Unplug? Plan a Trip Around Your Favorite Outdoor Activities

Published on August 8, 2014
Need To Unplug? Plan a Trip Around Your Favorite Outdoor Activities
  • Americans are addicted to technology; 90% of us check in with the office while on vacation [1].
  • Hopper’s new adventure planning tool helps you unplug by finding the cheapest destinations to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and discover hidden gems all over the United States.
  • Did you know you ...
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How Much Did Everyone on Your Flight Pay?

Published on August 5, 2014
How Much Did Everyone on Your Flight Pay?

Every traveler fears being the person on a flight who paid the most for their plane ticket.

Since you can’t really ask every person how much their plane ticket cost, Hopper took a look at the range of prices that are quoted in search results. We looked at the minimum ...

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Hopper Announces the Flight Tonight App for Spontaneous Travelers

Published on July 28, 2014

According to recent studies, 92% of travelers consider themselves at least a little spontaneous. There has certainly been a rise in last-minute hotel booking apps that cater to spontaneous travelers.

However, there aren’t many options available if you’re looking for a last-minute flight. We all know that in ...

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Marijuana tourism is not as strong in Washington state

Published on July 24, 2014
  • Travel search interest to Seattle was down 2% in week following dispensary opening compared to the same week last year
  • Travel search interest to Denver is still up 20% since January 1st
  • The lack of travel interest may  be due to the threat of a ‘recreational weed shortage’ as only 79 ...
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‘9/11 Security Fee’ increases to $11.20 for roundtrip non-stop

Published on July 22, 2014
‘9/11 Security Fee’ increases to $11.20 for roundtrip non-stop
  • While this is a 140% increase in the fee, it only leads to a less than 2% overall increase in the cost of a typical ticket price, which includes the base fare as well as a host of other taxes flyers are already paying
  • The additional $5.60 consumers will ...
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