Use the Hopper app on your PC. You can watch a trip right in the app and it will send you a notification when it’s the best time to buy recommending you to book now, or maybe wait just a little longer.
What is the Hopper PC app?
Hopper is a mobile app that helps you book flights and hotels at the right time to save you money — claiming 95% accuracy, up to 1 year in advance.
Once you download the app, you will get expert tips that you can use to plan your flight to save time and money as such the cheapest travel dates and a list of cheap airports. It also generates a high definition map that you can use to know the location of various airports, especially when traveling to a foreign country.
The interactive interface is another major attribute that gives the app a higher cutting edge in the market. For example, when planning to travel to New York or other major cities in the U.S., the app will show you the specific dates that you should travel to save time.
How it Works
If you’re unfamiliar with Hopper for PC, here’s how it works: You tell the app where you want to go, and it shows you a calendar with price breakdowns for round trip flights on different dates. You select the round trip flight you want, and you can either choose to book now or watch the trip.
When you choose to watch the trip, it will alert you when the price is about to drop and let you know the date you should book by before the price goes up. Hopper told Tech Insider that it saves a typical user about $50 (and in some cases as much as $1,300) per flight.
It is more or less like a personal travel agent who will work hard to find all great travel deals that you can take advantage of to lower your travel expenses.
What does it Offer
Hopper’s claim to fame is that it can predict the right time to book a flight with up to 95% accuracy. To do this, Hopper for Windows has a team that developed an algorithm to analyze the millions of data points they collect every day. The algorithm looks at pricing trends to predict what flight prices will do. The result, they claim, is that you know the best times to make a purchase to save money.
Once you sign up for notifications about a route, you may not receive notice of every price change. The app won’t notify you of small price changes or about a price change that you’ve already seen (they can track what prices you’ve seen in the app). You’ll get a notification when the price changes drastically or when the app predicts prices are about to rise.
Hopper claims 95% accuracy on their predictions. So while they may be right most of the time, they don’t have the answers all of the time. Because of this, their price predictions aren’t guaranteed.
Hopper features the major airlines in the US, Canada and around the world such as American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Air Transat, WestJet, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM & many more.
It has been a feature in a number of news media platforms such as Mashable, Lifehacker, Time, and New York Times as the most reliable mobile application in the world today. One of the benefits of using this app is that you can use it from anywhere in the world as it is not geo-specific.
How to Install the Hopper app on Windows and Mac
- You will need to install an Android emulator on your PC, I will recommend the BlueStacks emulator.
- Install the Android emulator of your choice, and after the installation is complete open the emulator.
- Look for the PlayStore app on the home screen.
- Search for the Hopper app and click on the install button.
- You will need to log in using your Google ID to start the download process.
You can use the Hopper app in your smartphone as well.
Does Hopper charge a fee?
The tip is shown alongside all airline taxes and fees in your fare breakdown before you “swipe to pay” so no worries about hidden fees! Hopper does not charge any fees to make changes to your booking. All fees for making changes or cancellations will be determined by and charged by the airline directly.
Can you get a refund on Hopper?
With Hopper’s Refundable Ticket Plan, you can cancel your flight for any reason up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure and receive a part of your ticket cost back to re-book a future trip! If airline credit isn’t available, get the guaranteed cash coverage for the amount covered under your plan!