Kayak app: If you fly, you need this app!
kayak, a site that helps you search for flights and such has a blackberry app which is really, a very simple, easy to use, and helpful tool.
you can check flight status, search for cheap flights, as well as hotels, and a buzz feature which i find cool...the buzz tells the trend of prices for a certain flight path (boston to chicago for example)
some cool things with the search for flights feature is the ability to filter by airline, stops, and where you could stop; sort by cheapest, shortest, and soonest; and in my eyes the best feature, is to call directly from the app to the site offering that flight, ie orbitz, or the airline itself.
the hotel search gives you an address, a rating out of 5 stars, and the cheapest price directly in the search field. you can obviously sort by price, stars, etc but the cool thing is when you click view details, it gives you the prices from a variety of websites and allows you to choose which you would want to book from and gives you their website and phone, as well as the hotels phone number which can be very useful.
it also has a directory of every airline with their webpage address and phone number allowing you to call or go to their site directly from the app!
im really surprised i havent seen this app mentioned anywhere but i have to say, this could be a very essential, free app for any traveler!
here is the OTA: Download OTA HERE
Last edited by olta777; 08-04-2009 at 04:52 AM.
That's looks like an awesome app for travelers!!! Great find!!! :arms:
This is a great find, thank you.
I use Kayak all the time, it will be very handy to have it on my BB.
Just downloaded, will let you know how it works
Works fine on my Storm.
Originally Posted by gordtm
It works through Orbitz and Cheap Tickets. You find the flight you want, either by the cheapest, shortest route or least amount of travel time and then it connects you by phone to Orbitz or Cheap Tickets (your choice).
You can't book the tickets with your credit card directly through the app.
Good app for locating the right flight, but would have liked the booking option instead of having to make a phone call.
I'll give it a B-
OK, I changed my mind: B+,
the search hotels, flight schedule and other features are a real plus.
Last edited by gordtm; 08-04-2009 at 05:41 AM.
Great find! I am downloading now
I put this on the front page great job again B
Last edited by Bryan; 08-04-2009 at 10:22 AM.
Now if only I had money to fly somewhere. Hawaii would be nice.
haha thanks bryan.
i emailed the developers about new features and especially booking within the app. they said their main focus is search speeds right now but that it is on the roadmap of the app, they also said they plan to have a new release every couple months
Great news :35: thanks for keeping us posted
Originally Posted by bdube
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