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Hipmunk – Better Flight Search Site

Are You Hip to Hipmunk? -

image Hipmunk is a flight-search site, a rival to Travelocity, Kayak, Expedia or Orbitz. But it’s far less cluttered. Its main screen has only 14 buttons and controls (From, To, Depart and various corporate links). Travelocity and Expedia each have more than 40 — not including ads, which don’t appear on Hipmunk.

So you type in JFK, SFO, 9/30 or whatever, and hit Search. Then, instead of an all-text table, the flights are laid out, color-coded by airline, as bars on a timeline of the day. You see exactly when they leave and land, and how many hours you’re traveling, based on the lengths of the bars.

You can sort by Price, Number of Stops, Departure or Arrival Time, Duration, or — my favorite — by Agony. (That stat factors in price, time in the air and number of stops.)

If you find a flight you like, you click it; Orbitz takes your order from there.

Are You Hip to Hipmunk? -

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