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    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 05:52 AM.




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    That's looks like an awesome app for travelers!!! Great find!!! :arms:

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    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.
    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 06:41 AM.

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    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 11:22 AM.

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    Now if only I had money to fly somewhere. Hawaii would be nice.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdube View Post
    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

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    haha i do my best!

    its easy when youre pulling an all nighter and need to find a way to procrastinate for a bit and relax

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdube View Post
    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
    Hi glad to know it. How can I install it? I just download it to my PC and then use DM app loader, but got error message saying it's not compatible with my device (9530). I see it's a jad file. Pls. help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancinca View Post
    Hi glad to know it. How can I install it? I just download it to my PC and then use DM app loader, but got error message saying it's not compatible with my device (9530). I see it's a jad file. Pls. help.

    is there anyone who can tell me how to install this app (jad file) onto my device? Thanks.

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    That is an OTA ancinca.

    Copy and paste that link to an email and send it to your device. Then open the link in the email once you receive it.
    Let us know if this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    That is an OTA ancinca.

    Copy and paste that link to an email and send it to your device. Then open the link in the email once you receive it.
    Let us know if this helps.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your help. I successfully download it to my phone, but have two issues. 1. couldn't use it, got error message saying" Unable to find Internet connection. Pls. enable GPRS/EDGE or WIFI."
    2. It shows only half page with a keyboard underneath (Though I tried 'enable/disable compatibility mode'.

    How to deal with it? Thanks.

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    Yes you need to disable the compatibility mode and adjust the permission settings to allow for the internet connection

    Options>>Advanced Options>>Then highlight the Application and select the Menu(Blackberry)button. This will allow you to take care of the settings I mentioned before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Yes you need to disable the compatibility mode and adjust the permission settings to allow for the internet connection

    Options>>Advanced Options>>Then highlight the Application and select the Menu(Blackberry)button. This will allow you to take care of the settings I mentioned before.
    I did all you mentioned, but get the same result.

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    Have you tried to do a battery pull after you downloaded it to your device?

    If this does not work try and delete the app from your device the send the OTA link back to your device again.

    I have not installed this so I am trying to work with this blindly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Have you tried to do a battery pull after you downloaded it to your device?

    If this does not work try and delete the app from your device the send the OTA link back to your device again.

    I have not installed this so I am trying to work with this blindly.

    I always get this message" Unable to find Internet connection. Pls. enable GPRS/EDGE or WIFI." does it mean this app only be used with GSM phone instead of CDMA?

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    Just found this...


    Kayak for BlackBerry
    Kayak for BlackBerry connects to kayak.com, the best travel search engine in the world.

    Please see our BlackBerry support page for known issues and updates

    Use Kayak for changing your flight at the airport, or finding a hotel at the last minute.

    You can book online with the airline or hotel site of your choice, or you can simply press a button and your BlackBerry will call and you can talk to a human.

    Download Kayak for BlackBerry today by clicking on this direct link from your favorite blackberry browser:

    KayakTravelApp.jad

    Currently we are supporting the following blackberry handheld models:
    Blackberry Storm 9500 (See screenshots)
    Blackberry Bold 9000 (See screenshots)
    Blackberry 8800 Series - all models (See screenshots)
    Blackberry Curve - all models (See screenshots)
    Blackberry Pearl 8100 or better(See screenshots)

    That might explain. I will do more investigation ancinca.

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    I would like to know what carrier you have the device on ancinca.

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    I just loaded it on my 9530 on the VZW network and it works just fine. It is not fully compatible meaning the keyboard takes up half the page but it does work, just a little annoying to use.

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