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Impulse Travel Apps

transportationIf you make your travel plans at the last minute, you’ll pay a lot for the privilege. Right?

Not necessarily. A new, free iPhone app called Flight Tonight identifies all plane flights leaving within 24 hours from your home city, and shows you which airlines are willing to sell the unfilled seats at significant discounts. The app sorts all flights by cheapest price. A small number of those flights will be cheaper or the same price as those booked 30 to 50 days in advance.

The spontaneous traveler can then turn to Hotel Tonight or Hotel Quickly, which shows rooms available at a discount for the same night. Recently, Groupon also launched Getaway Tonight, which shows same-day hotel deals in the U.S. The services are ideal for people who want to travel, who have very flexible schedules, and who can pack and get ready for a travel adventure within 24 hours.

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2 Responses to Impulse Travel Apps

  1. Jerry August 20, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    iPhone?

    What about us ‘old-foggies’ who refuse to joined the millennial age. Is there a website for us without an iPhone? Seems many of us are being left behind and discarded…Jerry

    • Rick Kahler August 23, 2014 at 6:41 am #

      Some of the apps do have corresponding websites. It’s easy to check out if they do, just Google the name of the app.