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Hipmunk Android app let's you see how agonizing your next flight could be

by Caitlin M. Foyt

The app is similar to other popular travel booking sites out there, in that it certainly makes scheduling flights quick and easy. But Hipmunk Flight Search is a special service all it's own —it's set up to find flights that will be the most comfortable for you.

After you've entered your flight information (your departure city, destination and date you plan to leave) the results are sorted by “agony.” This means that the app takes into account how long you'll be traveling and how many stops you'll make, and then uses special algorithms to locate flights that will be most enjoyable.

Users can also sort by price, duration of flight, departure and arrival time, view if there’s Wi-Fi on board and book travel directly with airlines or popular third-party services like Orbitz or Travelocity.

The app has its own color-coding system, with a different color for each airline. It makes sense if you click around or pay a quick visit to the app's mother site. The trouble is though, it can be a bit confusing and overwhelming when you first conduct a search.

Hipmunk is otherwise easy to navigate, and makes booking flights easy. Because it makes your comfort and pocketbook a priority, it is definitely worth straying from your usual service in order to give this one a try.

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