I first started using the app to track my friends' flights and see if they had saved money. I wanted to also compare it to other travel sites and see whether or not the price predictions were accurate. This is a pretty fantastic application because whatever data sets are being used actually work to predict! I've now used Hopper to help me save money on flights to Vegas and to Atlantic City. Next stop is New Orleans, so I'm hoping to also buy at an opportune time using Hopper.
If you are willing to take any flight at any hour, sure this app will probably be a must. Otherwise you'll end up wasting actually more money to keep waiting for the better price, when it comes you discover is a flight at 6am or midnight you don't want to take it, but then all other flights became too expensive to buy. Good that they added the possibility to show direct flights only, but for me is not enough, if they have all the data then they should be able to add fine filters. Refreshed UI made this app worse, lot of margin added in the dashboard makes everything hard to grasp.
Booked a flight through the app. Seemed to be the right thing to do to reward them. However this resulted in both Hopper and the carrier charging me for the flight. I am now fighting both them and also my bank to get the refund. Meanwhile bank account is empty and bills are being declined. Great, thanks Hopper. My advice use the app for the alert but definitely don't book through it.
At first, I thought it was going to be a good app and had high hopes. The app kept telling me to wait for a better price and then they kept raising their "low price" prediction as the actual price rose. I waited like it said, the prices never went down and I paid more. Hopper sucks!!!
This app is useless! Flying from Newark to San Jose, app told me to purchase tickets now because I most likely won't see a better price. Two days later price of tickets drop $100. Don't waste your time with this one.
Hopper saved my trip! Knowing that prices vary but not being able to pinpoint the best time to buy was frustrating. It was great to have my trip "watched" and get updates or quickly check the status on the app. I tried another popular app and found it bewildering whereas this one was super easy. My only suggestion would be if they could allow you to "watch" your specific flight, not just the trip. The lowest price shown was an indicator, but I had to take the extra step to see what our actual flight cost. Overall a great app though.
Booking with Hopper just got faster!
Hopper for Android now offers automatic credit card scanning when you book. Simply and securely scan your credit card. Then save your card to your Hopper account so future bookings are even easier — just 2 taps and 1 swipe and you're done!
(Note: You will need to allow Hopper to access your camera to enable payment scanning.)
This release also includes a few bug fixes and polish.
Best travel app for hotel & vacation rental deals for your vacation trips!