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Hipmunk launches new Trip Planning tool

Hipmunk is one of my favourite travel sites that I often use to find the best suited flight for me. The travel portal has pioneered the concept of ranking flights based on “agony” which I find very interesting and useful for people who specially travel long-haul or on connecting flights. Hipmunk has now launched a tool called Trip planning that helps manage the tedious process of planning all details of your trip such as hotel and flight bookings all in one place and in an easy to manage format. I can’t emphasize how important this feature proves to be specially in situations where you have to make multiple bookings for your trip and all that jumble of figuring out dates and everything can make your…

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Google Flight search is promising but still has a long way to go

Earlier this week Google launched its flight search , the groundwork for this feature had been laid by Google’s acquisition of ITA Software earlier this year. Immediately after the acquisition it was pretty clear that eventually this product will be integrated into the Google search functionality, the search results had already started showing the flight data but now Google has gone a step further and launched a full fledged search functionality (although currently they are only supporting U.S. and plan to expand to its footprint in the future. Here is my take on the functionality: Interface: Google as it is, is known for its simplified interfaces to make things easier for people. Full marks to Google for that. They have integrated many of the ITA search filters and…

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