Tap That App is a monthly segment where we feature an app our editors think is cool.
Most frequent flyers know that departing on a Tuesday will save you money, but can you guess which single day in August is the cheapest to fly? Hopper can.
An ad-free app designed to help you pay as little as possible for a flight, Hopper lets you compare general prices over time with its color-coded calendar.
Once you lock in travel dates, Hopper will tell you the current lowest price for a flight and suggest that you either “buy now!” or “wait for a better price.”
If it’s time to buy, you can shop for flights directly on the Hopper app. If you’ve been advised to wait, you can choose to ‘watch’ your flight, and Hopper will notify you when the price has dropped.
Want a more detailed prediction? Scroll down to see exactly when Hopper predicts prices will fluctuate and on what date they will begin to rise indefinitely before your departure.
Prefer to avoid a layover? Filter your search so that you’ll only receive notifications about nonstop flights.
Need to get out of China as soon as possible? Check out Hopper Inc.'s sister app: GTFO.
Get the ‘Flight’ Out is perfect for impulse travelers – or outlaws – who need to get out of town in a hurry. GTFO monitors airfares for last-minute deals on round-trips departing today and tomorrow. Just enter your current city and see where you can escape to (remembering, of course, that you probably won't have enough time to get a visa).
Flights are updated every second, so if you don’t see a cool deal in the morning, there’s still a chance you could GTFO by dinnertime.
Hopper is available on iOS and Android devices. GTFO is available on iOS devices only – it’s not the ‘GTFO’ app on Google Play that lets you “get the F#$& out of conversations,” though that’s also pretty darn cool.