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.

Get Ready For Big Crowds At The Airports This Thanksgiving

Published on November 19, 2014
Get Ready For Big Crowds At The Airports This Thanksgiving

Summary:

  • The usual suspects of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago top the list of busy airports this Thanksgiving
  • Las Vegas, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale will have the biggest influx of visitors over Thanksgiving
  • Boston, DC, and San Francisco have the largest exodus over the holidays
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The Worst Airports for Winter Travel

Published on November 11, 2014

Summary

  • Avoid O’Hare in Chicago! 42% of flights are delayed at O’Hare during the winter
  • Chicago, Newark, Denver, and Fort Lauderdale have more than a third of flights delayed during winter months
  • Airports in warm areas like Florida can also be impacted by winter storm delays in other ...
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To What Extent Are Airlines Passing On Fuel Savings?

Published on November 5, 2014
To What Extent Are Airlines Passing On Fuel Savings?

Summary

  • Airfare tends to rise more and drop less than fuel prices, although there is a correlation between the two

  • Compared to October 2013, jet fuel prices are down 12%, while consumers are only seeing a 1% decrease in airfare

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Book Your Flights for Christmas Now

Published on October 30, 2014
Book Your Flights for Christmas Now

Summary

  • It's not too early to book your holiday travel. We found that prices begin to rise faster for Christmas travel than Thanksgiving travel.
  • Don’t procrastinate! Last year, 59% of people waited until the last 4 weeks to search for Christmas airfare. In order to get the ...
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Giants’ Fans 33% More Dedicated than Royals’ Fans

Published on October 22, 2014
Giants’ Fans 33% More Dedicated than Royals’ Fans

While no one doubts Royals' fans' commitment to their team, especially after a 29-year postseason hiatus, it seems that Giants' fans are more interested in following their team to the World Series.

Looking at total search traffic for the first game each team will host in the World Series (Game ...

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Save an average of $67 on airfare with 24-hour cancellation policy

Published on October 20, 2014

Summary

  • The US Department of Transport requires that all domestic and foreign airlines offer a 24-hour free cancellation policy for tickets purchased at least a week in advance of departure
  • Over two out of three ticket prices will drop at some point within 24 hours of the original ...
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Where You Live Says a Lot About Where You Travel

Published on October 2, 2014
Where You Live Says a Lot About Where You Travel

Summary

  • West Coasters are most likely to travel to Asian countries, specifically The Philippines and Thailand

  • The Midwest prefers travel to Mexico over any other group of states

  • While most East Coasters travel the most to Caribbean ...

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Airfare Increases 4.5% as Americans Search for Deals

Published on September 23, 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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