An app that predicts the best time to buy that airline ticket!March 31, 2019
Hopper is a free app for best prices on airfare
It is totally free to use. This app basically predicts when is the best time to purchase those plane tickets at the best price.
If you are not quite ready to book that ticket, Hopper will provide you information on when the best time to book it and allow you to set notifications for a certain trip to keep your eyes on the best price. For example, if you are interested in going to Paris, you’ll find out that the best day to fly in and out for the cheapest ticket is on Monday, saving up to $1,190. Also, you’ll get information on the best price, the average price, and the lowest prices others were able to book.
Here is how it works. First, you pick a destination and a calendar pops up. It is color-coded, red being the highest and green being the best-priced fares. From there you pick out which dates you want to fly. Then it will give you what the current fare is and whether you should buy now or wait. Then if you scroll down further it will give you a price prediction forecast. For example, I chose a trip from Phoenix to Newark on July 22nd, one way. The app pulls up a price of $148.00 and states that this is the lowest price you are likely to get and recommends to purchase it. The Hopper also shows prediction of the fare and adds that prices are expected to keep climbing.
I have been using this app for a few years. I can confidently say that its accuracy seems to be pretty consistent. They claim 95% which is what I have experienced. It is a must-have if you are a traveler in my book.