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KAYAK searches hundreds of other travel sites so you don’t have to. Book the perfect flight, hotel or rental car and save money with mobile-only rates and Private Deals. KAYAK Trips lets you organize all of your travel plans in one place including free flight status updates, airport terminal maps and security wait times. KAYAK is the only app you need for planning, booking and traveling. SEARCH: Find great deals on flights, hotels and rental cars • Unlock Private Deals and exclusive mobile-only rates for even more savings. • Effortlessly and securely book via the app without the need to re-enter your traveler data and credit card information. • Pick a destination and choose flexible dates to find out when it’s best to fly. • Filter options based on stops, airlines, departure times, amenities and much more. • Book at the right time. Price Forecasts let you know whether your airfare is likely to go up. Price history charts show airfare trends over the last 90 days. • Planning a group trip? Share search results, hotels, flights and more using iMessage -- where everyone can view and vote. • Have big travel dreams but can’t decide on a destination? Use Explore to set your max airfare and see all the amazing places in the world where you can travel (whatever your budget, let us help you search!). TRIPS: Your free personal travel assistant • Organize your travel plans in one place, regardless of where you booked. • Book on KAYAK or forward your booking confirmation emails to trips@kayak.com to begin building your trip. Optionally auto-import bookings from your Gmail account. • Stay up-to-date with real-time flight status, gate change and baggage claim notifications. • Get security wait time estimates for your flight. • Navigate your way around the airport with step-by-step directions. • Find shops, duty free, food, coffee, chargers, restrooms, lounges and more. See actual photos of each and learn whether they are before or after security. • Countdown timers keep track of your flight’s progress and remaining layover time. • Share your travel plans with family and friends. • No internet access, no problem. View your itinerary and airport maps with no internet connection. • Use the Trips Today widget to get a quick overview of your day’s itinerary. APPLE WATCH: KAYAK on the go • Keep your travel plans right on your wrist. • Receive alerts on your watch when your flight status changes. • Add the KAYAK complication to your watchface to see your next trip event. • Use Force Touch to toggle between your current, upcoming or shared trips. • Leave your phone behind on your next jog/swim. Trips are stored locally on your watch. PRICE ALERTS: Never miss a deal • Let us do the searching for you. Create a flight or hotel Price Alert and we’ll notify you when the price changes. • Not sure where to go? Create a Price Alert for top world cities or specific regions and let the deal determine your next adventure. • Use the Price Alert Today widget to get a quick overview of your latest alert updates. FLIGHT TRACKER: Track the status of any flight • Know if you’re arriving early or late by viewing the status of departure and arrival times. • Monitor the flight’s progress in the air with the convenient map view. • Easily track friends and family with their flight number or the airline. AWARDS Winner of 10 Webby Awards including: • People's Voice Award for Travel Mobile Apps & Other Handheld Devices (2015) • Webby and People's Voice Award for Travel Tablet Apps & all Other Handheld Devices (2014) • Time Magazine: 50 Best iPhone Apps (2014) • Wired Magazine: The 8 Best Apps for World Travelers (2014) Discover helpful travel tips, tools and information by following our blog: https://www.kayak.com/news/ We'd love to hear from you: https://twitter.com/kayak mobile@kayak.com
Battery hog
by NAIRBO on 2017/07/26 08:33
Oof - chewed through battery life in the background. No idea what it was doing but ran my phone dead.
Where are the boxes!!!
by Daveydav1 on 2017/07/26 07:04
I loved the boxes you checked as you search. Those were clutch! I am going to Germany and have a transfer. I wanted to select the first intercontinental flight but also wanted to see my options for the layover part. Now, because there are no boxes that then create a filter... I have a lot less control. Please bring them back!
Awesome site!
by Rnewman98 on 2017/07/26 04:06
Easy to use app. Finds the best deals without you doing the work!
Kayak is the way to book
by LabCabinColorado on 2017/07/25 21:16
I can't think of any other way to book out flights other then through Kayak. Thank you for making it easy. Jen Maui
Atención !!
by Euris Arzeno on 2017/07/25 15:50
Las 5 estrella sería cuando uno pueda poner los vuelos de ida y vuelta a cualquier hora.
Very accurate
by Sum1381 on 2017/07/25 13:04
The new updates makes it so much easier to search for flight because it keeps a history of your search, also you can click on flexible departing and arriving dates which helps find flights that arent scheduled daily... give you all options available. Now also it has a three taps to identify the cheapest way and the shortest way... excellent.
Searching for flights is easy!
by Commute inATL on 2017/07/25 12:25
I love the search capability and the ease of setting up alerts! Multi-city searches are super easy and very helpful too.
Great searches, find the deals
by Infreq flyer on 2017/07/25 10:36
Long a favorite of mine, Kayak meta search has come through for me time and again when I travel on a budget. Now in app form- it's intuitive and flexible. I use it for flight and hotels.
Fabulous
by Farbodjs on 2017/07/25 05:45
I have installed Skyscanner, Cheapoair, and Kayak but Im going to delete those two. kayak is surprisingly showing the best and cheapest travel options
Kayak's Explore feature
by Crusingflying4life on 2017/07/24 06:09
Best Please keep it safe
Handy
by Frizzle BEE on 2017/07/22 23:08
Wife is in labor and her mother is in the DR, I got on Kayak & in minutes reviewed & purchased tickets. EASY & lightWEIGHT peasEeeee
Pretty good
by Aaakkkkkkgggggg on 2017/07/22 20:35
With the had a flex month matrix option
I want to give it 5 stars, but I can't
by Jvnice on 2017/07/22 13:35
I am a constant traveler and I like finding out cheapest flights. Kayak does a wonderful job with their watchlist "cheapest airfair" ROUNDTRIP! They don't have an option for watchlist cheapest fair one way. Sometimes I want to just travel one way and depending after I am in that place if a cheapest flight appears for somewhere else oneway, I would buy that one next. For example. Let's say I do a watchlist for the cheapest fair to Germany 1-way, meanwhile I would also have a watchlist 1-way from Germany to Denmark or Germany to Spain or Germany to Italy, the cheaper 1 way watchlist from those places, I would then go with, instead their lowest fair watchlist options are all roundtrip, so I can't do a euro trip if I wanted, i would have to comeback to the states then another lowest fair watchlist to go to another part of Europe. All I ask is on the watchlist option for lowest fair give an option for 1 way flights. It would give us more flexibility and allow us to travel to more places for a cheap price.
Good
by Stallion5323 on 2017/07/22 05:34
Awesome she needs one
Luis Salgado
by Dj louie love on 2017/07/22 00:55
Kayak es mi app favorito para comprar pasajes de avión. Siempre busco en otros sitios y kayak siempre tiene el mejor precio. Totalmente recomendado!
Bait and switch
by Mitchul on 2017/07/21 23:10
I find a flight for $150, select it and then...the flight is 200, not including taxes and fees.
Flight tracker
by Cancan12 on 2017/07/21 16:37
I get the best deals when I plan ahead using the tracker
Good App
by apurvashah6 on 2017/07/21 15:47
Easy to use, responsive UI, fast performance.
Not Many Options
by daddysgirlp31 on 2017/07/21 00:17
On the website you can look for package deals where they include flights, hotels, and cars. This app you can only look for one at a time.
My go-to app for flights
by edwhug on 2017/07/20 19:59
It's so easy and responsive to navigate and to play the what-if game. I especially like the price alert future, since I plan trips well ahead of time and can wait for a price window.
Great!
by Bootbooo on 2017/07/20 10:42
Great!
Great app
by reneraven on 2017/07/20 09:46
Direct, concise and reliable. Makes travel much easier!!
Ticket purchase
by Tall drink of Sailor on 2017/07/20 03:16
Please tell me why in 2017 I am not able to purchase my ticket from the app??? Getting redirected to the website has to be the most frustrating, time consuming, unreliable process I have ever had to deal with.
Excellent app
by DocNateKY on 2017/07/19 18:30
Always check flight and hotel prices on Kayak!!
Fix It!
by Britethorn on 2017/07/19 02:57
The newest version of the app constantly crashes. I've used their mobile app for years and never had a problem - - but this new version is literally unusable.
Grid not shown.
by jldlr on 2017/07/18 21:06
Can't see the grid if you select various departure and arrival. Not easy friendly as the web browser.
Always impressed
by SkyTraveler22 on 2017/07/18 13:43
I'm thrilled to default Kayak to my preferred trip planning app. Every detail is taken care of: from the easy to search, recommended buy feature, showing competitors and even down to the graphics- no one does it better. Highly recommend this company!
Best Flight Travel options available
by Chad J. Henry on 2017/07/18 07:57
After Priceline killed their bid your own fairs, This site has since provided the easiest user friendly platform and the absolute best prices available online to date. Thanks for being the one stop traveling shopping company I've found to date! //SIGNED// ChadJHenry
Great app
by Woodstock2014 on 2017/07/18 04:36
Very convenient!
Love it
by diegoooarmando on 2017/07/18 00:08
Great way to search !
Save Bundle
by Giibone on 2017/07/17 23:20
I find it easy to use
BK
by King of backgammon on 2017/07/17 23:18
Not as friendly as used to be
Great
by kuauhtli on 2017/07/17 15:28
I love that it stores my payment info.
2 times in row!!
by Gorillausmc on 2017/07/17 05:48
I made 2 bookings for hotels on this app, it went through on my card but neither hotel had any record of my reservation. Beyond frustrated.
Found a cheap flight
by Blaajdjsk on 2017/07/17 03:16
^
never thought i'd write one of these
by graemeearly on 2017/07/16 22:50
recently the app underwent a huge design refresh that sadly ruined it both functionally and made it less pleasant to use. it regularly errors out now even performing routine tasks. i used to be a big kayak enthusiast but this experience is making it hard to recommend the app and site. Why Kayak why!?? :( Signed, Formerly Happy User
Professor of medicine
by Haq1 on 2017/07/16 18:04
An excellent app, easy to operate even for a learner and the best way to find out fastest and cheapest air tickets and hotels reservations.
Why won't this app update
by kfhen on 2017/07/16 16:05
My go-to travel all and then with this latest "update", the update crashes before complete and the app is now dead. Fix this quick.
Really nice app for finding flights
by Gelert22 on 2017/07/16 14:12
Introduced a ton of bugs
I like the new look, but harder to use
by 99bb on 2017/07/16 13:36
Much harder to specify which flexible days I want on tickets now. Please bring back the +/- 1 or 2 days thing. That's a useful option. Without it, the app is pretty useless for me
Comparing prices
by dogscott on 2017/07/16 12:39
I read an article that kayak is trolling to see how prices can be raised. Is that true? I do notice that prices here are typically higher than what I can find elsewhere. How about doing consumers a favor?
Can't select date...
by MonuMohan on 2017/07/16 10:48
This version has a bug. I am unable to select a date. Tried several times. Finally I used the website. Bad version. Need upgrade.
Continues to shut down
by Melvtvvtvtvt on 2017/07/16 00:42
The previous version gave me no problem this one just closes and closes and closes
A couple missing key features
by imhoReviewer on 2017/07/16 00:15
In the search results of every hotel the review rating should also have the number of reviews. A high review score with low number of reviewers just isn't the same as a high review score with a high number of reviewers. It's a key value that needs to be known up front, not after a few clicks. I know space is at a premium in displaying search results, but 1-4 extra digits is worth it for this info. Also, in flights, an 'explore' or 'any' destination when you have chosen your "From where?" would be good to locate a candidate "To where?" when you just don't know where you want to go (but need Kayak to help sort possibilities based on price, time, etc). See Skyscanner and Googleflights for similar functionality.
What the hell happened to this app
by Bloodsucking on 2017/07/15 20:28
Another attempt to make a great app pretty and cut all the features . Used to get prices on cars and flight and hotels including taxes etc. fix it or I'm removing this now useless app.
Easy to use, but stay vigilant
by Hq1959 on 2017/07/15 17:32
I noticed "price creep" as I browsed bookings but didn't actually book. Not an uncommon practice as most consolidator sites try to "scare" you into buying.
Crashing Crashing Crashing
by Faristuta on 2017/07/15 00:50
Kayak has been crashing on me the past 2 days. All other apps work well. Hope they fix that. Otherwise it's been a great application.
Recent update does not work on any mobile device!
by Artichoke123 on 2017/07/14 18:47
Major issues and it's incredibly frustrating!
New layout is MUCH better!
by Ripwalk2 on 2017/07/14 12:10
I love this app for storing my trips. Have used it for many years. A couple years ago I did a personal comparison using 3 other trip apps. Kayak was the best! And I love the new layout - great improvement. Thank you !
Bug
by Gant60 on 2017/07/14 12:03
Installed the latest version ok. When opened you see the Kayak screen and it closes. Tried a few times. Deleted app and reinstalled. Worked a few times then same issue. Needs a fix ASAP.
Awesome
by kayakuaer on 2017/07/14 11:38
Awesome
Best APP ever!!!
by Jugno Bajwa on 2017/07/14 00:55
Been using it since it came out and read it in a computer magazine... almost 7 years I guess and never let me down
Latest version continually crashes
by Christie321 on 2017/07/14 00:34
I love Kayak and the Kayak app for tracking my trips, but the latest version continually crashes on my wife's iPhone 6 and my iPhone 6s. And we discovered this (unfortunately) while relying on the app during a trip. We've relied upon the Kayak app for years, but this is concerning.
Best
by Jason Sayed on 2017/07/13 22:53
Not just the app but the prices are unbeatable
Uninstalled it after recent update.
by No more nemo on 2017/07/13 22:21
The latest update makes the app close out as soon as opening it. There are plenty of hotel apps out there, don't need the headache of this one.
Matt
by Matsus c on 2017/07/13 20:45
Excellent site!!
Best app for flying deals!!!
by acampadordehonor on 2017/07/13 20:26
Best app for flying deals!!!
Can't login
by jedimasterkyle on 2017/07/13 19:45
Updated to the newest version and now I can't login. It acts like it's going to log in and then it just quits.
JB
by JJ Badman on 2017/07/13 19:43
App is just constantly crashing on IPhone after 7/12/17 update. Please correct asap.
The current version is crashing on open.
by dieseldriver56-iphone on 2017/07/13 19:00
I uninstalled and reinstalled, still crashing.
After Update Crashes on Open
by Reddy Kilowatt on 2017/07/13 14:56
Now useless. Back to Tripit!
Update Crashing Immediately!!
by jillevans on 2017/07/13 14:20
Very disappointed! On a trip and used to relying on Kayak for flight tracking, taxi instructions, etc! Please fix!
Easy Does It
by SexeSenior on 2017/07/13 10:08
I love it and it saves me money!!
Fix it
by PacoG1 on 2017/07/13 01:40
Its not working after todays update
Trips feature is amazing
by Kona1272011 on 2017/07/13 00:57
7/12/2017 Update: Stopped working after update, but uninstalling and reinstalling did the trick. Original review: Sending your trip emails to Kayak (e.g., flight, hotel, rental car receipts) creates a customized travel itinerary that you can check in the app. One of the most useful features in a free app.
Crashes immediately
by andrewk04 on 2017/07/12 23:49
Crashes immediately on this new update. Don't update! I'm running Iphone 7 and latest iOS
Great App, Trip Planner Needs Work
by indyuser on 2017/07/12 23:49
Update: 12-Jul-2017: today's update constantly crashes the app. QA team let it go by. This app has improved over time and gone from good to excellent. However the trip planner functionality needs work. That feature does not consistently import trips.
Instacrash
by mrchezem on 2017/07/12 22:03
Opens and immediately crashes. Otherwise, useful.
New update crashes every time. Not useable.
by Deca112575 on 2017/07/12 21:08
I travel extensively and have been using Kayak for years with no issues. But the update released today crashes before it even opens. Please fix soon! I'm dependent on Kayak and I have a trip leaving in 3days. I need you!
Update crashes the app
by J.Lev on 2017/07/12 19:21
I'm currently traveling....bad timing for Kayak!
Kayak keeps crashing
by SeanNelson on 2017/07/12 18:19
Kayak app keeps crashing when view planned trips. Please fix.
This app is buggy.
by jnauls on 2017/07/12 16:19
The only good thing about this app is that it will present the total cost with taxes and all whereas most others will only show you the ticket price per person. Otherwise, the UX is very sloppy and it's full of bugs that affect the usability of the app overall. If you must use Kyak, I'd recommend using their (soon to be discontinued) Kyak Pro app.
Big League Savings
by Ado M on 2017/07/12 14:25
Amazing. Very very good app with many SMART people working on it. My favorite way to book flights to and from Mar-a-Lago. The competition, they can't compete!!
App vs website
by Epic1234567890 on 2017/07/12 13:22
Website is better than the app! I prefer to see the chart, so I can choose the cheapest date, since I have flexible travel. On the app, it's not as easily visible.
Gets Crush...... :-(
by Parag09 on 2017/07/12 13:05
I am using KAYAK for a long time... Both in Android and iOS... But today I installed (latest ver of KAYAK) on my iPad 2 iOS 9.3.5 and it gets crush each time I open it..... Please fix it ( yr latest version) as soon as possible.... N.B. : I am running yr v52 on my iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 and its running very well..... Best Wishes....
New update crashes instantly
by ForumDiver on 2017/07/12 12:45
Just started using this app a week ago. It worked well until this morning when I downloaded the new update. Now it crashes immediately after launch.
New update crashes
by JRod310 on 2017/07/12 11:16
Flashes on screen then disappears
Horrible
by Mixenfeeley on 2017/07/12 02:48
This new app is horrible. Crashes, freezes.
Bhgvn gfh
by andiii500 on 2017/07/12 02:38
Hfyj hui bruin gyruv thug. Guinness. Ghhh.
New update
by .BeLleSwARd. on 2017/07/12 00:00
This supposedly new version keeps crashing.
Great app
by Mnkmnjmnh on 2017/07/11 23:49
Use it all the time. Quick and easy review of prices and easy to use filters
Current Version - Constantly Crashes
by Giapiemunstra on 2017/07/11 23:45
I can't select dates when I log onto the app. The current version of this app is not useable at all, unfortunately. I have been going to other websites to book my flights.
Great
by Nduf on 2017/07/11 23:19
Great app
Bugs
by Amberc1991 on 2017/07/11 20:36
I love kayak but this version of the app will not let me change the days
Can't pick the dates I want
by MelBergy201 on 2017/07/11 16:10
I just recently downloaded the app for my iPad. Picked the flight locations, moved on to the date...and have been unable to pick a date. XD App is just not working right, I try and click the date I want, it picks a random date months before or after, and no amount of clicking around changes this. It's constantly picking a random date. Not sure what the problem is, I'd love to give the app a try because I heard Kayak has good ratings all around, but since I can't move beyond the date, that's kinda hard. :| If its fixed soon I'll be happy to check it out more and leave a better review, if not I'll just delete it and use other sites.
Crashed every single time
by FunGirly57636 on 2017/07/11 16:07
Every time the app is opened, I click one thing and it crashes. Completely useless now.
Current version issues
by Kurtswfl on 2017/07/11 14:12
Tried to look at flights in April 2018 and you can not use the calendar portion. The app is useless at this point.
Super-Saver & Go-To Cheap Ticket Finder
by yaaaaaaskween on 2017/07/11 06:57
Kayak.com is so user-friendly and I've had the app for a while now and find it so helpful. Last year I snagged a round-trip ticket from Portland to Hawaii for $375 and a round-trip ticket to Paris for $300. Tell me where else you can beat that. I never write reviews and this is an app that I tell everybody about!
Great App
by jaskras on 2017/07/11 00:35
The best travel booking app I know of.
Awesome
by JGNeese on 2017/07/10 20:13
Kayak is the bomb.
Date Selector in Flights
by Jenna1350 on 2017/07/10 14:19
Current date selector in the flight section gives no feedback. I have to press Apply to see what dates were actually selected. I would expect to see a sample trip range when I am in the date selector.
Can't choose dates for 2018
by Ezgoezit on 2017/07/10 12:33
I noticed a new design in June but had no occasion to use the app to book anything at that time. Just went to try to use the app to book flights in 2018 and can't change the dates from my last search in June. Without being able to change dates, the app is not usable to me and I am considering deleting the app from my phone.
Ricky patel
by Ruchit3797 on 2017/07/10 12:12
Best and cheapest website!!
Bugs
by casatest on 2017/07/10 12:09
I'm not able to select the range I want in the calendar. Please fix and don't forget qa before you go in production.
Cool app, ok website
by Lowquo on 2017/07/10 03:50
I really like that this app hooks up to your email and has all your booking confirmation information in one place. That's so cool! The website is ok it's hard to book flights sometimes but whatever. Even if I never use kayak to book a flight again ( although their flights are the cheapest) I would continue to use the app
Awesome!
by Pramod-R on 2017/07/09 22:48
Awesome!
Keeps crashing
by Bill77zxcvbnm on 2017/07/09 19:37
App keeps crashing on this version. Hopefully they find a fix soon
👍🏼
by Me19835 on 2017/07/09 17:24
Love it! So easy to use
Rewards Programs (Flights)
by Curious as hell on 2017/07/09 16:21
I have a brilliant idea! On the menu of flight rewards programs how about having one of the most popular Airlines on the planet as an option? You have all of these obscure airlines but you don't have southwest?
Buyout to sell out
by TheLongCourse on 2013/07/23 10:49
I've used this app a lot of times in a lot of situations, and it used to rule. I once used it while stuck on a remote section of the Alaska highway in the Yukon, while traveling by bicycle, with the road washed out on both sides, to switch a flight departure from Anchorage to Prince Rupert. Didn't matter that my satellited-in Internet was slower than the local glaciers; I waited, it worked. Ironically, I now live in an area just outside of the sf Bay Area where service is sketchy. Sometimes I get LTE, often HSPA+, usually just EDGE, sometimes nought. Since the orbitz buyout and redesign, timeouts have been shortened so instead of waiting and having the app work albeit slowly, it says the flight may have expired and just quits on me. If this were 13 months ago, I'd have missed my return flight, the best layover and weekend of my life, and possibly my engagement which happened two days later! Gotta give credit to the old kayak that was slownet-friendly, and disparage the new assumed-fast-connectivity app a little. It's like designers these days are unwilling to push the limits of where existing tech can be used, and instead design for future tech that leaves the interesting, laudable fringe cases by the wayside. Stranded, if you will. In the Yukon.
Very useful!
by Starshadow on 2011/07/10 12:25
I am using it as a trip planner/organizer more than anything, but I am amazed at how helpful this is! I did do a hotel search with it, but I ended up booking directly through the chain's site by choice. Prices were accurate, though, and VERY helpful. The currency converter, airport info, airline fees, airline directory and checklists are a great addition. The ability to email your confirmations in is simply amazing and works very well. All of them were recognized (even my Amtrak connection) and automatically added to My Trips with an extremely high degree of accuracy. Even if there are a few errors, you can simply log in to the website quickly and fix them. But that brings me to the reason why I took away a star from a full 5 - you cannot currently edit or delete any of the My Trips entries from the app. I used the in-app contact form to ask, and they confirmed this (within 30 minutes of my asking early on a Saturday, BTW! Wow!). You must do it from the website. If they add this in the future, I will definitely give it a full 5. I might even consider buying the paid version to get rid of the ads! :)
The WORST customer service EVER!
by Mr Hoffmeister on 2017/05/19 20:23
This company (Kayak) has honestly wasted the past 48 hours of our family's life. Please be aware of how unprofessional this company is and their are liars that hold a seat with this company in their "small office". I had a reservation set up for a rental car on 5/18. We were unable to obtain a rental due to new company credit card policies. That's totally understandable. I then called back and spoke with a nice gentleman who fixed the reservation for me, for the following day. As I was about to hang up, I asked him all the necessary questions and received those answers....answers that I thought was needed for the reservation the following day. Here we are the following day and I still don't have a rental. I was LIED TO BY THE REP THAT "fixed" our reservation. Today, I was also hung up on by 4 different agents/supervisors. No one knows who screwed up and no one is willing to help us from Kayak nor Hertz. One of the supervisors in the the Kayak office is a very dishonest person. She lied directly to me today on the phone and she also has no clue on how the Kayak message system is set up. Everyone might need some additional training KAYAK!
Terrible App
by Shadowzrock on 2016/02/05 12:53
I used this for the first time by attempting to find cheap airfare. I found a very cheap airfare and attempted to purchase. After I entered all my information and went to seat selection, after this...I received an error message from the app. I thought it might have been from me taking too long so I tried again. I received the same message again about URL none sense. I closed out the app, reopened and searched again. It failed 5x's when I attempted to purchase a cheap airfare. I emailed customer support and they claimed there was nothing wrong with their app. I have a iPhone 6S Plus and have the most up to date software that I should not have any problems. So customer service rating is 1 star rating, app is 1 star rating as well because if I am able to find cheap airfare on mobile site, I should be able to find the exact same price on their regular main website. I have deleted this app and will not use this feature anymore. Do not attempt to purchase an airfare through the app., but I do not know if there is a problem making a hotel reservation because I did not use this feature.
I want to give it 5 stars, but I can't
by Jvnice on 2017/07/22 13:35
I am a constant traveler and I like finding out cheapest flights. Kayak does a wonderful job with their watchlist "cheapest airfair" ROUNDTRIP! They don't have an option for watchlist cheapest fair one way. Sometimes I want to just travel one way and depending after I am in that place if a cheapest flight appears for somewhere else oneway, I would buy that one next. For example. Let's say I do a watchlist for the cheapest fair to Germany 1-way, meanwhile I would also have a watchlist 1-way from Germany to Denmark or Germany to Spain or Germany to Italy, the cheaper 1 way watchlist from those places, I would then go with, instead their lowest fair watchlist options are all roundtrip, so I can't do a euro trip if I wanted, i would have to comeback to the states then another lowest fair watchlist to go to another part of Europe. All I ask is on the watchlist option for lowest fair give an option for 1 way flights. It would give us more flexibility and allow us to travel to more places for a cheap price.
Watch for travel agents
by PeterSchildh on 2017/07/04 21:41
I recently purchased a ticket through Kayak but it was handled by Webjet. I needed to change the flight due to serious illness in the family. Due to the circumstances, the airline was willing to allow a postponement of the departure but the new booking needed to be made by Webjet. After 6 or 8 calls and constant reassurances that in 24, then 4, then 2 hours (48 hours of wasted time during which alternative flights increased in price by $600) and still they were unable to change the flight. Airline gave me 800 number that Webjet could call to change the flight, but they insisted electronically was how they would do it ( I'm sure I spent over an hour talking to agent on phone). Whatever, do not ever think of using Webjet. You will save yourself grief and money by only dealing directly with Airlines.
Better than TripIt
by Rosemary Z. on 2017/03/20 00:24
I book through Kayak too, but my favorite part of the app, hands down, is the trip organization feature that collates one's flights, trains, hotel stays, car rentals, even tickets for events, into one elegant timeline. It does a pretty good job sucking the relevant date from emails, but it is flexible enough to take manual entries as well. The most recent update finally fixed the one thing I never liked about it — that it would show airplane departure times on the main timeline, but one had to click through into the details to get the arrival times. Fixing that prompted me to come here and say nice things! It really is incredibly useful; I travel a lot both for work and pleasure, and I couldn't get by without it. Oh, and like it says on the tin, I tried tripit too, but Kayak is a hella lot better.
GM
by AHotelGM on 2010/03/06 16:06
I'm a hotel GM, and the Kayak app is pretty cool, but there are some issues you should know about. Kayak partners with hotels in sometimes very round-about ways, and many times the rates they quote for my hotel are fairly unrelated to what I've actually authorized (usually much more expensive). Additionally, there seems to be an affiliated travel site (ReserveTravel) that marks the prices up astronomically, and does things like trick you into calling an 800 number supposedly to book a reservation, but you end up calling a "service" that'll cost 9.95/mo if you hit the wrong button. They're using my brand to try to scam you... not cool to say the least. Always use the "call hotel directly" button and not other numbers to be safe. Bottom line: It's a cool app to learn about hotels but you will be safer and always get a better deal if you call or book on our website (and it's likely the same for all hotels). I'd use the Yelp app first.
Great App
by Go Kayak! on 2016/09/28 14:52
The best app for flights I've used. The timing filters don't always seem to work perfectly but good enough. Also for the longest time the multi-city option did not work for me in the mobile app, but I just tried one before writing this review and it seems to be working now. Being able to jump from looking at the cheapest flights at a given airport, to seeing only those at what are convenient times for you with a few taps to see if the savings are worth it or the convenience is affordable is great. Same thing when comparing non-stops vs connecting flights or leaving from a different airport or the penalty if any from trying to stick with your preferred carrier. A few taps and your options are laid out along with a prediction on whether and the fares are likely to change before your travel dates. All in all, pretty slick.
Love explorer mode.
by librariandreamer on 2016/01/29 15:13
Kyak's app is super easy to use. I really enjoy the "explorer" feature where I can navigate across the globe to see prices/options to get to tons of destinations. If looking for a cheap flight you can use the filters to show, for example, all flights under $150 from your hometown. Then just swipe across the globe to see where you can go! The only thing I would change is that it doesn't always store trip info in My Trips when bought through a third party...I've had a couple of times where I've had to backtrack to find my itinerary after losing a confirmation email; but this really isn't Kyak's fault, more a result of my disorganization. I just wish the App had a fail safe where any trip booked through them would always appear under My Trips :)
Love the filter
by hhjjcce on 2015/10/25 23:01
I love the filter function of flight. It was very easy way to filter time, location and airline when I look for flight. However, I wish it is a function that I can switch departure and arrival flight easily. Say, I was searching for from San Francisco to New York one way. And now I want to search from New York to San Francisco one way. Just like your website, you should have a function allow me to switch. I do so because I was not looking for the cheapest fly, instead. I wasn't looking for the perfect timing flight. In addition, I think your hotel search was not very friendly. I think the map function is not very easy to use. Also, as a member of specific hotel group, I would like to have a filter function where I can filter for the specific hotel group. E.g. I want to looking for any hotel that belong to SPG, Hyatt group, HHHoner etc.
Hope you know the area very well
by 621789481 on 2014/07/30 04:56
1st. Doesn't save you anything. Same prices that are right on each hotels website. 2. You filter by distance. Well a stones throw from a city shows hotels within about 20 miles in other city's. A short drive - forget it. Could be an hour away from your location. Also, the don't list some hotels by the proper names. Took me 20 minutes to find a hotel that I know and have stayed at many times. A short walk didn't show it. A short drive did, but I had to scroll through dozens of hotels that aren't even located in the city I chose first. The eventually showed the one in the correct city, said it was in a different city, but after 20 minutes I figured I would just start clicking every one till it come up with the right one. Absolutely horrible program. May take you hours away from your destination and save you nothing. Just aggregate you and cost you more money in gas and time programming GPS figuring out where the heck you are.
Great app, but don't get the alerts
by 01jeremy on 2012/08/06 22:09
I think this is one of the best apps out there for any category because it allows you to do everything the website can do. How many web companies can boast that? And kayak is great for flights, hotels (I just got rid of expedia's hotel app because kayak works better), travel plans (I also don't use tripit anymore), etc. So great app. The reason I'm giving it only three stars is that the flight alerts that kayak emails you (a service that you'd think is very useful) will send you prices that someone else got beforehand and are probably no longer available. How absurd is that. I mean, seriously, how can that possibly be useful? I like Bing Travel because they have a price predictor to tell you if prices are likely to go up or down. I like the idea of getting alerts to find out when prices go down. But Kayak's implementation is idiotic.
It's Kayak, on your phone
by illcommunicatiom on 2011/12/28 21:19
Kayak is an incredibly useful website that allows you to search for flights, hotels, cars, and virtually any other travel reservations you may need. I recommend you you use the website before you use the app. The app gives you basic access to the website. It is the kind of app that I continually delete and re-install: every couple of months I clean out my applications and think to myself, why in the world do I need an app to look-up and book travel? Then, inevitably, a couple of weeks later I find myself re-installing the app because I need it. If you ever need to book (or re-book) travel on the road, or just get a quick price check on travel, this is the app to get.
Going back to Priceline.
by Sg419 on 2016/07/31 00:30
Tried Kayak to book a motel room on the road. They subcontracted out the booking to a company I've never heard of, which gave me pause but I went ahead with it because of all the high ratings (for Kayak, not this third party who was supposed to actually book the room). When my 2 kids & I arrived at the hotel, it had no record of the booking. The front desk said this particular company that Kayak uses only communicates with them via fax (!) and they had not received the fax. Now really, how can a smartphone app end up doing business via fax? After spending an inordinate amount of time getting through to the customer service Dept (which was clearly in another country, and cut me off twice, necessitating more calls and typing in of order numbers and CC numbers, etc just to get back to a person I could barely hear or understand), they made it right by, you guessed it, FAXING the motel the order... Of course the room I'd booked was gone, probably booked instantly through a computer, like you do in 2016... So, here I sit in a room with one bed for the 3 of us, wishing I'd just used Priceline, which has never let me down since 2002. Kayak, if your business model is to subcontract out- fine, but you're gonna have to vet these jokers way better than you did this time. You lost me.
Budgeting for travel is huge but so is quality.
by Thorick 56 on 2015/03/07 21:37
I think the app does a fine job. Could it be better? Oh yes like what correlation with a set of standards price location quality and service. I would like the app to tell me everything in 2 seconds to make a reservation. Sure low price for a hotel room is great. It doesn't mean anything if everybody reviews the hotel and says the room are dirty. Waste of time. Let me be blunt. You want my business show me what I need to know. I know most people buy low price but if you tell me quickly everything I need. Have you prioritized my decision process do you think I like dirty rooms. NO Get with the app and show me how good you are Kayak show me how to get me me a reservation without wasting my time. This is the world we live in now prove it.
Slick App
by BHarvie64 on 2012/01/23 21:33
I've only just started using this app, so this is a preliminary review. I was a little skeptical at first but curious, so I decided to try it. I have always wanted an app like this to keep my trip information organized in one place so I can find details like confirmation numbers, flight times, etc. very quickly. I sent my flight and hotel email confirmations and I was blown away by how accurately Kayak parsed out the information and place it into their in a simple and logical way. You can still pull up your email within the app, but it wouldn't typically be necessary. I'm looking forward to trying some other features but even if it only does this, it would be an awesome app for any traveler.
Missing fav feature
by Jccruises on 2012/01/15 02:01
My favorite feature is gone. On flight searches, there used to be a slider for departing times and landing times. Now you have to choose between crazy early, early morning, late morning and so on. For example, I need to depart noon or later. I used to put the slider at noon and it displayed ALL flights departing at noon or later. Now... You have to select the early afternoon timeframe, which shows only flights in that several hour time window. So, for example a 4:30pm flight will not be shown. To make it worse, The time filter will not let you select multiple timeframes to include,say, early afternoon, late afternoon and early evening. So, you have to manually go in and research each timeframe. Taking away the sliders is a huge step backward and makes this app a no-go for me. I hope the old version will continue to work. Maybe in the next release, the sliders can be an option. They were great on the iPad.
New version, icon fixed, seems stable
by EdiPhone on 2009/10/11 14:24
1.6.1 fixes the icon great. I couldn't stand to look at it before. How about the title Kayak instead of KAYAK to be even more consistent with other apps. At least it doesn't start with lower case. Seems pretty stable so far the few times I used it. Look forward to future UI and functionality improvements. For ex some infrequent routes could use some helpful hints such as what days if the week have any flights possible for ex from SFO to BON (I had to read some web articles to figure the possible days out) ================ It was a decent app before, a sometimes useful interface to the kayak site. The new app however crashed several times in a row before finally starting up properly. And the icon, as others already pointed out, is woeful to look at - they've decided in the interest of their new "branding" that they will use some rectangular shape that is painfully out of place on the iPhone screen. I do not understand, sympathize, or have any tolerance for vendors who insist on their own crazy, zany icon shapes with no respect for the consistency users value on their iPhone (round or other funky shaped icons with black backgrounds, I'm looking at you also). Deleted and goodbye.
Wonderful.
by BeeBumR on 2012/03/18 12:15
I have never been compelled to write an app review before but as this app is close to perfect, I felt I should! The ability to search airfare for a variety of itineraries is unmatched. I am planning a trip and looking for the lowest fare in and out of several potential cities and I really feel that the comprehensive flight search and intuitive layout of the search results made it possible for me to save several hundred dollars. At a glance I could see carrier, departure times, duration of flight and number of stops (and of course, price!). Fare alerts let me watch the trends and the airport guides helped me to decide if that 13 hour layover was worth it. Overall an easy to use and helpful app.
Awesome!
by Squeakyspuds on 2012/03/23 15:52
The most difficult thing I've used is the car rental section. Emailing myself a reminder was all the way at the bottom of the web page. I finally found it, but it was just easier in the flight section where everything was incredibly well laid out. Really, I haven't seen anything to complain about. A nice feature would be to compare selections instead of using emails for later comparison use. That list could be compiled in-app and then emailed or saved somehow. Also being able to search further away from the airports or near a specific address would be nice for car rentals. Thank you for creating a great one-stop shop!
Cabo bound!!!
by Perra_Style on 2013/04/06 19:14
I really like this app! I'm currently looking for flights for a trip I'm taking in July so I really like the option to create notifications for numerous dates and/or departure cities. The downside to the alert is that it only seems to tell you the pricing that comes out early that morning because there are times I've clicked on it to look at current pricing and cheaper options pop up so I wish it would update throughout the day so I wouldn't have to go the extra steps to make sure the pricing is correct. I've even tried the refresh button on the alert page but it doesn't seem to do anything. All that said, I really like the app and love that kayak is my one stop shop when planning a trip.
So easy and so helpful!
by MollyCycles on 2013/11/13 04:17
Don't know how anyone travels anywhere without this app! I love that I can put my friends and family members flights in the flight tracker too and at the tap of a finger see if I need to leave early or late to pick them up. You can forward trip or flight confirmation emails to the app and it automatically uploads them into a My Trips section where your confirmation number and details are right there at your finger tips. It even has simple packing lists that you can keep or edit if you travel often. You can look up flight costs, vehicle rental costs, etc. at any time day or night. This app makes traveling fun again!
Good one stop shop for fare research
by Sheepie12 on 2017/03/16 15:33
This app has been working well no bugs and is easy to use. Very intuitive and user friendly, ads are not in your face and annoying. I have been using kayak for 8 years now to research flights and hotels and I love the great fares you can find. This app doesn't have all the features of the website and sometimes you save a fare and go back to look at it only a few minutes later and it is not available, this is a little frustrating. Also I have been able to call the airline on one occasion and they gave me an even cheaper fare not listed on kayak. This only happened once. Overall good app, I will keep using it and would recommend it to others
For Traveling Professionals: an essential
by DannyRu on 2010/11/24 16:20
The Kayak application is definitely the most powerful and thorough flight search application I have ever used. When combined with the unique features of the iPhone interface, and real-time search updating with intuitive search modifications for people with most any need, be it time or price or airport options, airline restrictions and more, it just doesnt get any better than this. Personally, I am in a place in life right now where I am traveling almost constantly and I can't put this app down. When combined with the southwest, priceline, flight update and weather app, you really have a powerhouse travel agency at your fingertips.
I just lost $650 for searching and booking through this app.
by Crazykiru on 2012/06/27 23:14
BEWARE: The flight search result that you see listed is totally for DIFFERENT DATE than what you originally selected. So be very careful, always keep an eye on the date until you purchase tickets. The problem occurs because we are used to taking for granted that once we choose exact dates while searching for flights, we tend to ignore the dates and concentrate on price and timing in the search result. But this app "automatically" assumes that we are searching for flexible dates and gives the best price for a different date than what you originally wanted for. Although it shows the date in the results, most likely it will be for a different day, often we ignore to look at it carefully. Please be extremely careful if you want to use this app. Hey Kayak folks, Please don't ASSUME flexible dates while searching and displaying results!
Best app for travel!
by robin3z on 2016/04/23 15:33
I have used this app for the past three years for everything related to travel; flights, hotels, and rental cars. Every time, they give me the cheapest price compared to other websites or apps. I love the flight tracker option because they send me price notifications on trips when the price gets lower or higher. I also love that the app advices you to wait to purchase because the price is likely to go down or purchase soon because the price is likely to go up. I have to fly a lot with my three year old to visit my husband in Hawaii who is in the military so this app makes the travel process so much simpler! Thank you Kayak!
Only use this app for research
by The 'R' on 2017/03/09 17:28
Do not purchase through this app. I purchased a flight from Las Vegas to Chicago. When I arrived at the airport, I was informed that I was too late to board the airplane, since it was taking off less than 45 minutes from departure time. I told the agent I wasn't informed of that, to which he replied 'It's in our Terms of conditions on our website. I told him I booked through Kayak and he then said I need to talk to them. I emailed Kayak about my experience and they emailed me back saying they couldn't help me because my reservation was not in their system so I must've booked it with the airline and to contact them. I then emailed my confirmation and then I was emailed back saying basically it's not their fault. No, apology or any concern whatsoever. I suggest you book directly with the airline because if anything goes wrong the airline can't help you and Kayak doesn't care.
Like TripAdvisor & TripIt in 1 app
by ORHobbes on 2017/01/26 16:23
This is easily my favorite app for comparing travel prices and even booking tickets. It also has airport maps and amenities to check during your travel. It even has a TripIt like feature to allow you to save all your receipts and automatically build a travel itinerary for you to save in the app. The only thing it's missing is city travel guides, like Trip Advisor has. This allows you to not only keep track of your travel plans, but also build a full itinerary with things to do and assign which days during your trip you want to do them. Then print out or share the full detailed itinerary.
A couple missing key features
by imhoReviewer on 2017/07/16 00:15
In the search results of every hotel the review rating should also have the number of reviews. A high review score with low number of reviewers just isn't the same as a high review score with a high number of reviewers. It's a key value that needs to be known up front, not after a few clicks. I know space is at a premium in displaying search results, but 1-4 extra digits is worth it for this info. Also, in flights, an 'explore' or 'any' destination when you have chosen your "From where?" would be good to locate a candidate "To where?" when you just don't know where you want to go (but need Kayak to help sort possibilities based on price, time, etc). See Skyscanner and Googleflights for similar functionality.
Glad I Came Back
by Johnny Forensic on 2016/10/28 23:51
I had all but given-up on KAYAK a long time ago (when they took out packing list support, which I still miss). At that time, the app was unstable, went through a number of bad revisions, and was terrible on its notification of travel delays, gate changes, and the like. When I saw this new update come up that told me to drop KAYAK Pro for this, I thought "Here we go again," but I did make the change with the intention of just deleting it entirely from my iPad. I'm glad I didn't. The new KAYAK app is extremely clean, offers almost-as-good-if-not-as-good trip importing to TripIT, and the alerting that I pay a fortune every year to TripIT for is apparently free within KAYAK. I'm going to let both keep full notifications on for my next trip to see what alerts I get from both, which notifies me faster, which gives me more information, but this release is CLEARLY gunning to take out TripIT with the clean design, good functionality, and Apple Watch app (fantastic for travel). (Just bring back the packing list. Please.)
Best App Ever
by Sam Cates on 2010/05/28 19:02
On top of being incredibly useful, this app has the best user interface of any app I've ever seen. I get frustrated with a lot of apps because the user interfaces are slow or lacking small but helpful features. The writers of the Kayak have paid attention to every single detail. I was blown away. It did crash on me but, being a software engineer myself, I understand that bugs happen. I'm sure they'll fix them. One feature request: in the airports view where different venders are listed and searchable, you should add airlines so we look up which terminal a particular airline is in when we're on the way to the airport.
Came through in the clutch!
by Jim Jizzle on 2012/12/23 06:53
Flights are overpriced, Megabus was sold out, last resort was renting a car. My friends checked multiple websites but we couldn't find a rental car we could take a one-way trip with out-of-state. So I decided "I finally have a reason to use Kayak!" Low and behold Kayak found us several cars that we could drive out-of-state that were well within our budget! Crazy thing is that they were all from the same companies that tried to charge us MORE in the beginning! I am more than satisfied :) Oh and the price they give you? Taxes were already included #win
It just works well
by snowbdr440 on 2013/04/05 01:01
Kayak is the easiest and fastest way to search and book travel. The Interface is clean and easy to use. Two stellar features are: 1. the ability to save searches in your account, and pin flights that you want to buy. and 2. the "My trips" feature is simply awesome. By sending an email of your itinerary to Kayak, it reads the email and saves all the relevant data to your account. Now all my trip info is located in one convenient place - my phone. I also LOVE that they will send updates and trip warnings to my email. Thank you for such a great product! keep up the good work
Great for everything I needed
by Alexwellsphoto on 2015/04/06 16:17
I only need to be set for a few things like booking my flight which by the way it was very easy, kayak seems to be the only place where I can book my flight in a way where I can search for the cheapest flights with in a month. I also needed it for checking my flight schedule to see if it was on time or not and I was very impressed with how accurate it was. The moment my flight was delayed kayak knew. I don't travel much and rarely stay at hotels but I'm sure that the other features in this app work great as well. I would recommend it for sure.
What happened?
by MartinHK on 2012/07/22 12:56
It used to be the best app to compare airfares, however for about a week I just can't search for any cities (airport or city for car rental). The search doesn't pop up any result: I can't select my origin and destination. The app has Internet connection as I can perform a search if I keep the current field values (and I get different prices for different airlines). Please fix ASAP! Update: I'm in Hong Kong and the issue has been ongoing for several months now! Update 2: When I use a VPN to get a US internet access, the app works fine. So basically when connecting from Hong kong, the app can't retrieve cities list....
Inaccurate flight information!
by Old-Fashioned in Green Bay on 2015/04/27 22:37
I used to use the Kayak app, but didn't travel much last year so haven't needed it until recently. Used to love it, but now I'm going to delete it. I have three problems with it: 1) The import function for the "my trips" doesn't work as it only included two of the four flights and left out the hotel, 2) the flight numbers/information is wrong- I tried to manually enter my flights and Kayak's flight numbers don't even match the cities let alone the correct times, and 3) the app no longer has the packing list function. Maybe they got so invested in having people book travel through their app that they neglected what they were already doing right, but I would be terrified to use this to book anything since their flight numbers are not matching up with the airlines.
Makes finding hotel effortless
by NicolekRose on 2016/01/29 14:31
Kayak makes finding hotels, best rates and all the information on hotels you need in order to make the best decision regarding your reservation. I love that you can sort based on the stars, pricing, etc. Plus, it shows photos of the hotels and reviews from guests who have stayed there. That really helped me with my decision. If the hotel had four stars but many said rooms were not clean, staff not friendly, etc. I moved on to the next hotel until I found the one that had great ratings from top to bottom. Kayak really made my search almost completely effortless! Love it!!!
Great research tool, but...
by Azhrei_FJE on 2017/03/10 18:13
I always start my search with Kayak. Their UI makes it easy to narrow down the list of flights based on my requirements. I travel on business A LOT, so filtering by departure time and by number of stops, then sorting based on duration is my typical M.O. They don't interface with Southwest very well (this is SWA's fault) and that extends into the filtering. For example, if I want a multi city booking that uses SWA for one leg, Kayak can't do it. 😟 Otherwise, I've been using them since they first debuted as a web site (and I worked thru some UI and bug issues directly with David back in those days!) but I don't have experience with current service and support.
Not impressed
by catshovel on 2011/09/08 00:21
If you want to know what hotels are in a certain area, then yay- you'll have a lot to choose from, but after that it gets dicey. The prices aren't that great (or even accurate, when you get to the actual booking stage), it lists a lot of B&B's that you have to either call or email for rates (if I wanted to spend time hunting them down I'd have done it before I left town) and some of the descriptions of the nearby attractions aren't close to being accurate. I don't know who writes those, so it may not be fair to penalize Kayak for that, but I don't consider an attraction 2.5 miles away from my hotel to be "walking distance", particularly in the summertime. The app is easy to use- too bad the info's not more reliable.
One of the best travel apps
by LonghornEX on 2016/01/12 20:30
Great app to research, find, track and book most travel. We travel to very remote areas and have been able to find air, hotel and cars in most of our travels. The explore feature is great for planning and the alerts have helped us find great deals when your plans are still flexible. The flight tracker has saved us headache of finding out about delays before the airline even show them. Because of that feature we have been able to rebook flights before the mad dash to the counter or even leaving or connection flight.
Amazazing!
by James Herrin on 2011/11/07 04:38
The app is soso... It works great but I feel it could be simpler. But the real deal is the site. These guys have it nailed!!! Multiple takeoff and landing cities and many other features that allow you to find the best flight for your money!!! When I saw that google was starting to do flights I just thought that I hope there half as good as kayak! But I'll still use kayak of course!!! I asked like 5 friends where they go for flight tickets and they all said kayak for sure!!! You guys are amazing! Because of you I will get to see my gf in Japan more often! Thanks again for something do amazing!!!
Pretty Good - Makes Things Easier
by KidKlassic on 2011/04/24 15:04
One feature I appreciate in this app is the map feature when finding hotels. You can look for hotels based on their price AND location simultaneously. That's pretty great. Flights are easy to find as well. The app works great , nice and smooth. I haven't used it over cellular data yet so I'm not sure how it quickly it finds information. I've been on the website a few months ago but this app may be a viable replacement. However I haven't booked with Kayak yet so I'm not sure how booking hotels and flight is like. 5 stars for the ease of use of the app.
Good interface but flight search missing key filter
by Jmack55 on 2015/07/19 14:52
This review is for the flight search part of the Kayak app, the only feature I use. The app has a simple interface and the app remembers your last search, even if you closed it. When the flight results are returned, the label at the top reminds you what itinerary was searched for. I like to fly Houston to Seattle - a route that takes a very long time unless non-stop. I submitted customer feedback through the app requesting a non-stop option in the flight search (Ex. a non-stop checkbox). Maybe I wasn't clear enough. Although I got a rapid reply to my feedback, the answer seemed totally unrelated to my question. I am aware "NON-STOP is tagged in the results for the few airlines that do non-stop for this route. But, you have to scroll through a list of multi-stop results to find it. Also missing is any "advanced" filter menu that would let you narrow by time of day, such as "evening." Sometimes time is more important than money. Three stars for a clean flight search missing at least one key filter.
So convenient!
by SolanaM. on 2015/12/29 20:28
I really like this app. I travel a lot and it is so convenient to be able to pull up flights whenever I need to and find the best deal. There are customizing options that allow you to filter the flights to your preference based on departure time, arrival time, layover length, etc. Once in a while I'll check other websites and compare the prices to what I've found on Kayak, and Kayak also comes out on top with the cheapest flights. Booking flights is easy as well and the app always runs smoothly for me. This is where I book all of my flights!
Love this app but
by Kitty bike yellow on 2017/04/22 14:49
The price alerts are often inaccurate and don't update for several hours (even if the price has changed significantly). For example, this morning the price alert said tickets had dropped to $115 an hour ago. I click on it, ticket prices are $200. In the past 2 months, not once have I clicked on the price alert and found that the tickets were even close to that price. :/ Otherwise the app is great. I love checking the price alerts and explore section every day. And I've gotten a lot of cheap tickets home because of the app.
Addithisnicknameisalreadytaken
by Addithisnicknameisalreadytaken on 2012/02/27 08:08
Great app never crashes , user friendly fast and has a lot of other options Didn't like that there is no option of hotel and flight or hotel flight and car combined. It's just give u one item at the time. Also doesn't help u spell check the airport name like other sites And lastly I would love if I can only type the city or country and it would give me all the options of the airports in that region, but here I have to know the name of the airport and that's limiting. Other than that its really fast and never crashes, also great features like currency exchange and packing "don't forget"list.
This is my go-to app for travel
by PNG Kanaka on 2016/01/23 14:54
I travel a lot, mostly for work but also 4-5 times a year for leisure, and Kayak serves me well for finding hotels, rental cars, and flights when my preferred airline doesn't serve a particular location. I cut one star because I'd like to be able to type in the name of the hotel I want in the city I want and have it find any & all locations in that city. Instead you just enter the city and it gives a long (or short) list of everything available. Or perhaps I've simply never been smart enough to find the feature I want? Regardless, very useful app I use nearly every week.
Best deals on flights
by Dr. Kareem on 2016/09/05 02:03
In the last 7 years, I've traveled close to 4 entire years when you add it all up. During that time, I only bought flights outside of this app a few times, because it's almost always been the best deal and easiest to use. Recently, Kayak started allowing companies to show one price and then update their cart with a much higher price when you click over. This should be banned, as Kayak has the ability to be the best in the business, and this is an extremely poor customer experience.
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kayak flights, Hotels & Cars
Description
KAYAK searches hundreds of other travel sites so you don’t have to. Book the perfect flight, hotel or rental car and save money with mobile-only rates and Private Deals. KAYAK Trips lets you organize all of your travel plans in one place including free flight status updates, airport terminal maps and security wait times. KAYAK is the only app you need for planning, booking and traveling. SEARCH: Find great deals on flights, hotels and rental cars • Unlock Private Deals and exclusive mobile-only rates for even more savings. • Effortlessly and securely book via the app without the need to re-enter your traveler data and credit card information. • Pick a destination and choose flexible dates to find out when it’s best to fly. • Filter options based on stops, airlines, departure times, amenities and much more. • Book at the right time. Price Forecasts let you know whether your airfare is likely to go up. Price history charts show airfare trends over the last 90 days. • Planning a group trip? Share search results, hotels, flights and more using iMessage -- where everyone can view and vote. • Have big travel dreams but can’t decide on a destination? Use Explore to set your max airfare and see all the amazing places in the world where you can travel (whatever your budget, let us help you search!). TRIPS: Your free personal travel assistant • Organize your travel plans in one place, regardless of where you booked. • Book on KAYAK or forward your booking confirmation emails to trips@kayak.com to begin building your trip. Optionally auto-import bookings from your Gmail account. • Stay up-to-date with real-time flight status, gate change and baggage claim notifications. • Get security wait time estimates for your flight. • Navigate your way around the airport with step-by-step directions. • Find shops, duty free, food, coffee, chargers, restrooms, lounges and more. See actual photos of each and learn whether they are before or after security. • Countdown timers keep track of your flight’s progress and remaining layover time. • Share your travel plans with family and friends. • No internet access, no problem. View your itinerary and airport maps with no internet connection. • Use the Trips Today widget to get a quick overview of your day’s itinerary. APPLE WATCH: KAYAK on the go • Keep your travel plans right on your wrist. • Receive alerts on your watch when your flight status changes. • Add the KAYAK complication to your watchface to see your next trip event. • Use Force Touch to toggle between your current, upcoming or shared trips. • Leave your phone behind on your next jog/swim. Trips are stored locally on your watch. PRICE ALERTS: Never miss a deal • Let us do the searching for you. Create a flight or hotel Price Alert and we’ll notify you when the price changes. • Not sure where to go? Create a Price Alert for top world cities or specific regions and let the deal determine your next adventure. • Use the Price Alert Today widget to get a quick overview of your latest alert updates. FLIGHT TRACKER: Track the status of any flight • Know if you’re arriving early or late by viewing the status of departure and arrival times. • Monitor the flight’s progress in the air with the convenient map view. • Easily track friends and family with their flight number or the airline. AWARDS Winner of 10 Webby Awards including: • People's Voice Award for Travel Mobile Apps & Other Handheld Devices (2015) • Webby and People's Voice Award for Travel Tablet Apps & all Other Handheld Devices (2014) • Time Magazine: 50 Best iPhone Apps (2014) • Wired Magazine: The 8 Best Apps for World Travelers (2014) Discover helpful travel tips, tools and information by following our blog: https://www.kayak.com/news/ We'd love to hear from you: https://twitter.com/kayak mobile@kayak.com
Battery hog
by NAIRBO on 2017/07/26 08:33
Oof - chewed through battery life in the background. No idea what it was doing but ran my phone dead.
Where are the boxes!!!
by Daveydav1 on 2017/07/26 07:04
I loved the boxes you checked as you search. Those were clutch! I am going to Germany and have a transfer. I wanted to select the first intercontinental flight but also wanted to see my options for the layover part. Now, because there are no boxes that then create a filter... I have a lot less control. Please bring them back!
Awesome site!
by Rnewman98 on 2017/07/26 04:06
Easy to use app. Finds the best deals without you doing the work!
Kayak is the way to book
by LabCabinColorado on 2017/07/25 21:16
I can't think of any other way to book out flights other then through Kayak. Thank you for making it easy. Jen Maui
Atención !!
by Euris Arzeno on 2017/07/25 15:50
Las 5 estrella sería cuando uno pueda poner los vuelos de ida y vuelta a cualquier hora.
Very accurate
by Sum1381 on 2017/07/25 13:04
The new updates makes it so much easier to search for flight because it keeps a history of your search, also you can click on flexible departing and arriving dates which helps find flights that arent scheduled daily... give you all options available. Now also it has a three taps to identify the cheapest way and the shortest way... excellent.
Searching for flights is easy!
by Commute inATL on 2017/07/25 12:25
I love the search capability and the ease of setting up alerts! Multi-city searches are super easy and very helpful too.
Great searches, find the deals
by Infreq flyer on 2017/07/25 10:36
Long a favorite of mine, Kayak meta search has come through for me time and again when I travel on a budget. Now in app form- it's intuitive and flexible. I use it for flight and hotels.
Fabulous
by Farbodjs on 2017/07/25 05:45
I have installed Skyscanner, Cheapoair, and Kayak but Im going to delete those two. kayak is surprisingly showing the best and cheapest travel options
Kayak's Explore feature
by Crusingflying4life on 2017/07/24 06:09
Best Please keep it safe
Handy
by Frizzle BEE on 2017/07/22 23:08
Wife is in labor and her mother is in the DR, I got on Kayak & in minutes reviewed & purchased tickets. EASY & lightWEIGHT peasEeeee
Pretty good
by Aaakkkkkkgggggg on 2017/07/22 20:35
With the had a flex month matrix option
I want to give it 5 stars, but I can't
by Jvnice on 2017/07/22 13:35
I am a constant traveler and I like finding out cheapest flights. Kayak does a wonderful job with their watchlist "cheapest airfair" ROUNDTRIP! They don't have an option for watchlist cheapest fair one way. Sometimes I want to just travel one way and depending after I am in that place if a cheapest flight appears for somewhere else oneway, I would buy that one next. For example. Let's say I do a watchlist for the cheapest fair to Germany 1-way, meanwhile I would also have a watchlist 1-way from Germany to Denmark or Germany to Spain or Germany to Italy, the cheaper 1 way watchlist from those places, I would then go with, instead their lowest fair watchlist options are all roundtrip, so I can't do a euro trip if I wanted, i would have to comeback to the states then another lowest fair watchlist to go to another part of Europe. All I ask is on the watchlist option for lowest fair give an option for 1 way flights. It would give us more flexibility and allow us to travel to more places for a cheap price.
Good
by Stallion5323 on 2017/07/22 05:34
Awesome she needs one
Luis Salgado
by Dj louie love on 2017/07/22 00:55
Kayak es mi app favorito para comprar pasajes de avión. Siempre busco en otros sitios y kayak siempre tiene el mejor precio. Totalmente recomendado!
Bait and switch
by Mitchul on 2017/07/21 23:10
I find a flight for $150, select it and then...the flight is 200, not including taxes and fees.
Flight tracker
by Cancan12 on 2017/07/21 16:37
I get the best deals when I plan ahead using the tracker
Good App
by apurvashah6 on 2017/07/21 15:47
Easy to use, responsive UI, fast performance.
Not Many Options
by daddysgirlp31 on 2017/07/21 00:17
On the website you can look for package deals where they include flights, hotels, and cars. This app you can only look for one at a time.
My go-to app for flights
by edwhug on 2017/07/20 19:59
It's so easy and responsive to navigate and to play the what-if game. I especially like the price alert future, since I plan trips well ahead of time and can wait for a price window.
Great!
by Bootbooo on 2017/07/20 10:42
Great!
Great app
by reneraven on 2017/07/20 09:46
Direct, concise and reliable. Makes travel much easier!!
Ticket purchase
by Tall drink of Sailor on 2017/07/20 03:16
Please tell me why in 2017 I am not able to purchase my ticket from the app??? Getting redirected to the website has to be the most frustrating, time consuming, unreliable process I have ever had to deal with.
Excellent app
by DocNateKY on 2017/07/19 18:30
Always check flight and hotel prices on Kayak!!
Fix It!
by Britethorn on 2017/07/19 02:57
The newest version of the app constantly crashes. I've used their mobile app for years and never had a problem - - but this new version is literally unusable.
Grid not shown.
by jldlr on 2017/07/18 21:06
Can't see the grid if you select various departure and arrival. Not easy friendly as the web browser.
Always impressed
by SkyTraveler22 on 2017/07/18 13:43
I'm thrilled to default Kayak to my preferred trip planning app. Every detail is taken care of: from the easy to search, recommended buy feature, showing competitors and even down to the graphics- no one does it better. Highly recommend this company!
Best Flight Travel options available
by Chad J. Henry on 2017/07/18 07:57
After Priceline killed their bid your own fairs, This site has since provided the easiest user friendly platform and the absolute best prices available online to date. Thanks for being the one stop traveling shopping company I've found to date! //SIGNED// ChadJHenry
Great app
by Woodstock2014 on 2017/07/18 04:36
Very convenient!
Love it
by diegoooarmando on 2017/07/18 00:08
Great way to search !
Save Bundle
by Giibone on 2017/07/17 23:20
I find it easy to use
BK
by King of backgammon on 2017/07/17 23:18
Not as friendly as used to be
Great
by kuauhtli on 2017/07/17 15:28
I love that it stores my payment info.
2 times in row!!
by Gorillausmc on 2017/07/17 05:48
I made 2 bookings for hotels on this app, it went through on my card but neither hotel had any record of my reservation. Beyond frustrated.
Found a cheap flight
by Blaajdjsk on 2017/07/17 03:16
^
never thought i'd write one of these
by graemeearly on 2017/07/16 22:50
recently the app underwent a huge design refresh that sadly ruined it both functionally and made it less pleasant to use. it regularly errors out now even performing routine tasks. i used to be a big kayak enthusiast but this experience is making it hard to recommend the app and site. Why Kayak why!?? :( Signed, Formerly Happy User
Professor of medicine
by Haq1 on 2017/07/16 18:04
An excellent app, easy to operate even for a learner and the best way to find out fastest and cheapest air tickets and hotels reservations.
Why won't this app update
by kfhen on 2017/07/16 16:05
My go-to travel all and then with this latest "update", the update crashes before complete and the app is now dead. Fix this quick.
Really nice app for finding flights
by Gelert22 on 2017/07/16 14:12
Introduced a ton of bugs
I like the new look, but harder to use
by 99bb on 2017/07/16 13:36
Much harder to specify which flexible days I want on tickets now. Please bring back the +/- 1 or 2 days thing. That's a useful option. Without it, the app is pretty useless for me
Comparing prices
by dogscott on 2017/07/16 12:39
I read an article that kayak is trolling to see how prices can be raised. Is that true? I do notice that prices here are typically higher than what I can find elsewhere. How about doing consumers a favor?
Can't select date...
by MonuMohan on 2017/07/16 10:48
This version has a bug. I am unable to select a date. Tried several times. Finally I used the website. Bad version. Need upgrade.
Continues to shut down
by Melvtvvtvtvt on 2017/07/16 00:42
The previous version gave me no problem this one just closes and closes and closes
A couple missing key features
by imhoReviewer on 2017/07/16 00:15
In the search results of every hotel the review rating should also have the number of reviews. A high review score with low number of reviewers just isn't the same as a high review score with a high number of reviewers. It's a key value that needs to be known up front, not after a few clicks. I know space is at a premium in displaying search results, but 1-4 extra digits is worth it for this info. Also, in flights, an 'explore' or 'any' destination when you have chosen your "From where?" would be good to locate a candidate "To where?" when you just don't know where you want to go (but need Kayak to help sort possibilities based on price, time, etc). See Skyscanner and Googleflights for similar functionality.
What the hell happened to this app
by Bloodsucking on 2017/07/15 20:28
Another attempt to make a great app pretty and cut all the features . Used to get prices on cars and flight and hotels including taxes etc. fix it or I'm removing this now useless app.
Easy to use, but stay vigilant
by Hq1959 on 2017/07/15 17:32
I noticed "price creep" as I browsed bookings but didn't actually book. Not an uncommon practice as most consolidator sites try to "scare" you into buying.
Crashing Crashing Crashing
by Faristuta on 2017/07/15 00:50
Kayak has been crashing on me the past 2 days. All other apps work well. Hope they fix that. Otherwise it's been a great application.
Recent update does not work on any mobile device!
by Artichoke123 on 2017/07/14 18:47
Major issues and it's incredibly frustrating!
New layout is MUCH better!
by Ripwalk2 on 2017/07/14 12:10
I love this app for storing my trips. Have used it for many years. A couple years ago I did a personal comparison using 3 other trip apps. Kayak was the best! And I love the new layout - great improvement. Thank you !
Bug
by Gant60 on 2017/07/14 12:03
Installed the latest version ok. When opened you see the Kayak screen and it closes. Tried a few times. Deleted app and reinstalled. Worked a few times then same issue. Needs a fix ASAP.
Awesome
by kayakuaer on 2017/07/14 11:38
Awesome
Best APP ever!!!
by Jugno Bajwa on 2017/07/14 00:55
Been using it since it came out and read it in a computer magazine... almost 7 years I guess and never let me down
Latest version continually crashes
by Christie321 on 2017/07/14 00:34
I love Kayak and the Kayak app for tracking my trips, but the latest version continually crashes on my wife's iPhone 6 and my iPhone 6s. And we discovered this (unfortunately) while relying on the app during a trip. We've relied upon the Kayak app for years, but this is concerning.
Best
by Jason Sayed on 2017/07/13 22:53
Not just the app but the prices are unbeatable
Uninstalled it after recent update.
by No more nemo on 2017/07/13 22:21
The latest update makes the app close out as soon as opening it. There are plenty of hotel apps out there, don't need the headache of this one.
Matt
by Matsus c on 2017/07/13 20:45
Excellent site!!
Best app for flying deals!!!
by acampadordehonor on 2017/07/13 20:26
Best app for flying deals!!!
Can't login
by jedimasterkyle on 2017/07/13 19:45
Updated to the newest version and now I can't login. It acts like it's going to log in and then it just quits.
JB
by JJ Badman on 2017/07/13 19:43
App is just constantly crashing on IPhone after 7/12/17 update. Please correct asap.
The current version is crashing on open.
by dieseldriver56-iphone on 2017/07/13 19:00
I uninstalled and reinstalled, still crashing.
After Update Crashes on Open
by Reddy Kilowatt on 2017/07/13 14:56
Now useless. Back to Tripit!
Update Crashing Immediately!!
by jillevans on 2017/07/13 14:20
Very disappointed! On a trip and used to relying on Kayak for flight tracking, taxi instructions, etc! Please fix!
Easy Does It
by SexeSenior on 2017/07/13 10:08
I love it and it saves me money!!
Fix it
by PacoG1 on 2017/07/13 01:40
Its not working after todays update
Trips feature is amazing
by Kona1272011 on 2017/07/13 00:57
7/12/2017 Update: Stopped working after update, but uninstalling and reinstalling did the trick. Original review: Sending your trip emails to Kayak (e.g., flight, hotel, rental car receipts) creates a customized travel itinerary that you can check in the app. One of the most useful features in a free app.
Crashes immediately
by andrewk04 on 2017/07/12 23:49
Crashes immediately on this new update. Don't update! I'm running Iphone 7 and latest iOS
Great App, Trip Planner Needs Work
by indyuser on 2017/07/12 23:49
Update: 12-Jul-2017: today's update constantly crashes the app. QA team let it go by. This app has improved over time and gone from good to excellent. However the trip planner functionality needs work. That feature does not consistently import trips.
Instacrash
by mrchezem on 2017/07/12 22:03
Opens and immediately crashes. Otherwise, useful.
New update crashes every time. Not useable.
by Deca112575 on 2017/07/12 21:08
I travel extensively and have been using Kayak for years with no issues. But the update released today crashes before it even opens. Please fix soon! I'm dependent on Kayak and I have a trip leaving in 3days. I need you!
Update crashes the app
by J.Lev on 2017/07/12 19:21
I'm currently traveling....bad timing for Kayak!
Kayak keeps crashing
by SeanNelson on 2017/07/12 18:19
Kayak app keeps crashing when view planned trips. Please fix.
This app is buggy.
by jnauls on 2017/07/12 16:19
The only good thing about this app is that it will present the total cost with taxes and all whereas most others will only show you the ticket price per person. Otherwise, the UX is very sloppy and it's full of bugs that affect the usability of the app overall. If you must use Kyak, I'd recommend using their (soon to be discontinued) Kyak Pro app.
Big League Savings
by Ado M on 2017/07/12 14:25
Amazing. Very very good app with many SMART people working on it. My favorite way to book flights to and from Mar-a-Lago. The competition, they can't compete!!
App vs website
by Epic1234567890 on 2017/07/12 13:22
Website is better than the app! I prefer to see the chart, so I can choose the cheapest date, since I have flexible travel. On the app, it's not as easily visible.
Gets Crush...... :-(
by Parag09 on 2017/07/12 13:05
I am using KAYAK for a long time... Both in Android and iOS... But today I installed (latest ver of KAYAK) on my iPad 2 iOS 9.3.5 and it gets crush each time I open it..... Please fix it ( yr latest version) as soon as possible.... N.B. : I am running yr v52 on my iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.2 and its running very well..... Best Wishes....
New update crashes instantly
by ForumDiver on 2017/07/12 12:45
Just started using this app a week ago. It worked well until this morning when I downloaded the new update. Now it crashes immediately after launch.
New update crashes
by JRod310 on 2017/07/12 11:16
Flashes on screen then disappears
Horrible
by Mixenfeeley on 2017/07/12 02:48
This new app is horrible. Crashes, freezes.
Bhgvn gfh
by andiii500 on 2017/07/12 02:38
Hfyj hui bruin gyruv thug. Guinness. Ghhh.
New update
by .BeLleSwARd. on 2017/07/12 00:00
This supposedly new version keeps crashing.
Great app
by Mnkmnjmnh on 2017/07/11 23:49
Use it all the time. Quick and easy review of prices and easy to use filters
Current Version - Constantly Crashes
by Giapiemunstra on 2017/07/11 23:45
I can't select dates when I log onto the app. The current version of this app is not useable at all, unfortunately. I have been going to other websites to book my flights.
Great
by Nduf on 2017/07/11 23:19
Great app
Bugs
by Amberc1991 on 2017/07/11 20:36
I love kayak but this version of the app will not let me change the days
Can't pick the dates I want
by MelBergy201 on 2017/07/11 16:10
I just recently downloaded the app for my iPad. Picked the flight locations, moved on to the date...and have been unable to pick a date. XD App is just not working right, I try and click the date I want, it picks a random date months before or after, and no amount of clicking around changes this. It's constantly picking a random date. Not sure what the problem is, I'd love to give the app a try because I heard Kayak has good ratings all around, but since I can't move beyond the date, that's kinda hard. :| If its fixed soon I'll be happy to check it out more and leave a better review, if not I'll just delete it and use other sites.
Crashed every single time
by FunGirly57636 on 2017/07/11 16:07
Every time the app is opened, I click one thing and it crashes. Completely useless now.
Current version issues
by Kurtswfl on 2017/07/11 14:12
Tried to look at flights in April 2018 and you can not use the calendar portion. The app is useless at this point.
Super-Saver & Go-To Cheap Ticket Finder
by yaaaaaaskween on 2017/07/11 06:57
Kayak.com is so user-friendly and I've had the app for a while now and find it so helpful. Last year I snagged a round-trip ticket from Portland to Hawaii for $375 and a round-trip ticket to Paris for $300. Tell me where else you can beat that. I never write reviews and this is an app that I tell everybody about!
Great App
by jaskras on 2017/07/11 00:35
The best travel booking app I know of.
Awesome
by JGNeese on 2017/07/10 20:13
Kayak is the bomb.
Date Selector in Flights
by Jenna1350 on 2017/07/10 14:19
Current date selector in the flight section gives no feedback. I have to press Apply to see what dates were actually selected. I would expect to see a sample trip range when I am in the date selector.
Can't choose dates for 2018
by Ezgoezit on 2017/07/10 12:33
I noticed a new design in June but had no occasion to use the app to book anything at that time. Just went to try to use the app to book flights in 2018 and can't change the dates from my last search in June. Without being able to change dates, the app is not usable to me and I am considering deleting the app from my phone.
Ricky patel
by Ruchit3797 on 2017/07/10 12:12
Best and cheapest website!!
Bugs
by casatest on 2017/07/10 12:09
I'm not able to select the range I want in the calendar. Please fix and don't forget qa before you go in production.
Cool app, ok website
by Lowquo on 2017/07/10 03:50
I really like that this app hooks up to your email and has all your booking confirmation information in one place. That's so cool! The website is ok it's hard to book flights sometimes but whatever. Even if I never use kayak to book a flight again ( although their flights are the cheapest) I would continue to use the app
Awesome!
by Pramod-R on 2017/07/09 22:48
Awesome!
Keeps crashing
by Bill77zxcvbnm on 2017/07/09 19:37
App keeps crashing on this version. Hopefully they find a fix soon
👍🏼
by Me19835 on 2017/07/09 17:24
Love it! So easy to use
Rewards Programs (Flights)
by Curious as hell on 2017/07/09 16:21
I have a brilliant idea! On the menu of flight rewards programs how about having one of the most popular Airlines on the planet as an option? You have all of these obscure airlines but you don't have southwest?
Buyout to sell out
by TheLongCourse on 2013/07/23 10:49
I've used this app a lot of times in a lot of situations, and it used to rule. I once used it while stuck on a remote section of the Alaska highway in the Yukon, while traveling by bicycle, with the road washed out on both sides, to switch a flight departure from Anchorage to Prince Rupert. Didn't matter that my satellited-in Internet was slower than the local glaciers; I waited, it worked. Ironically, I now live in an area just outside of the sf Bay Area where service is sketchy. Sometimes I get LTE, often HSPA+, usually just EDGE, sometimes nought. Since the orbitz buyout and redesign, timeouts have been shortened so instead of waiting and having the app work albeit slowly, it says the flight may have expired and just quits on me. If this were 13 months ago, I'd have missed my return flight, the best layover and weekend of my life, and possibly my engagement which happened two days later! Gotta give credit to the old kayak that was slownet-friendly, and disparage the new assumed-fast-connectivity app a little. It's like designers these days are unwilling to push the limits of where existing tech can be used, and instead design for future tech that leaves the interesting, laudable fringe cases by the wayside. Stranded, if you will. In the Yukon.
Very useful!
by Starshadow on 2011/07/10 12:25
I am using it as a trip planner/organizer more than anything, but I am amazed at how helpful this is! I did do a hotel search with it, but I ended up booking directly through the chain's site by choice. Prices were accurate, though, and VERY helpful. The currency converter, airport info, airline fees, airline directory and checklists are a great addition. The ability to email your confirmations in is simply amazing and works very well. All of them were recognized (even my Amtrak connection) and automatically added to My Trips with an extremely high degree of accuracy. Even if there are a few errors, you can simply log in to the website quickly and fix them. But that brings me to the reason why I took away a star from a full 5 - you cannot currently edit or delete any of the My Trips entries from the app. I used the in-app contact form to ask, and they confirmed this (within 30 minutes of my asking early on a Saturday, BTW! Wow!). You must do it from the website. If they add this in the future, I will definitely give it a full 5. I might even consider buying the paid version to get rid of the ads! :)
The WORST customer service EVER!
by Mr Hoffmeister on 2017/05/19 20:23
This company (Kayak) has honestly wasted the past 48 hours of our family's life. Please be aware of how unprofessional this company is and their are liars that hold a seat with this company in their "small office". I had a reservation set up for a rental car on 5/18. We were unable to obtain a rental due to new company credit card policies. That's totally understandable. I then called back and spoke with a nice gentleman who fixed the reservation for me, for the following day. As I was about to hang up, I asked him all the necessary questions and received those answers....answers that I thought was needed for the reservation the following day. Here we are the following day and I still don't have a rental. I was LIED TO BY THE REP THAT "fixed" our reservation. Today, I was also hung up on by 4 different agents/supervisors. No one knows who screwed up and no one is willing to help us from Kayak nor Hertz. One of the supervisors in the the Kayak office is a very dishonest person. She lied directly to me today on the phone and she also has no clue on how the Kayak message system is set up. Everyone might need some additional training KAYAK!
Terrible App
by Shadowzrock on 2016/02/05 12:53
I used this for the first time by attempting to find cheap airfare. I found a very cheap airfare and attempted to purchase. After I entered all my information and went to seat selection, after this...I received an error message from the app. I thought it might have been from me taking too long so I tried again. I received the same message again about URL none sense. I closed out the app, reopened and searched again. It failed 5x's when I attempted to purchase a cheap airfare. I emailed customer support and they claimed there was nothing wrong with their app. I have a iPhone 6S Plus and have the most up to date software that I should not have any problems. So customer service rating is 1 star rating, app is 1 star rating as well because if I am able to find cheap airfare on mobile site, I should be able to find the exact same price on their regular main website. I have deleted this app and will not use this feature anymore. Do not attempt to purchase an airfare through the app., but I do not know if there is a problem making a hotel reservation because I did not use this feature.
I want to give it 5 stars, but I can't
by Jvnice on 2017/07/22 13:35
I am a constant traveler and I like finding out cheapest flights. Kayak does a wonderful job with their watchlist "cheapest airfair" ROUNDTRIP! They don't have an option for watchlist cheapest fair one way. Sometimes I want to just travel one way and depending after I am in that place if a cheapest flight appears for somewhere else oneway, I would buy that one next. For example. Let's say I do a watchlist for the cheapest fair to Germany 1-way, meanwhile I would also have a watchlist 1-way from Germany to Denmark or Germany to Spain or Germany to Italy, the cheaper 1 way watchlist from those places, I would then go with, instead their lowest fair watchlist options are all roundtrip, so I can't do a euro trip if I wanted, i would have to comeback to the states then another lowest fair watchlist to go to another part of Europe. All I ask is on the watchlist option for lowest fair give an option for 1 way flights. It would give us more flexibility and allow us to travel to more places for a cheap price.
Watch for travel agents
by PeterSchildh on 2017/07/04 21:41
I recently purchased a ticket through Kayak but it was handled by Webjet. I needed to change the flight due to serious illness in the family. Due to the circumstances, the airline was willing to allow a postponement of the departure but the new booking needed to be made by Webjet. After 6 or 8 calls and constant reassurances that in 24, then 4, then 2 hours (48 hours of wasted time during which alternative flights increased in price by $600) and still they were unable to change the flight. Airline gave me 800 number that Webjet could call to change the flight, but they insisted electronically was how they would do it ( I'm sure I spent over an hour talking to agent on phone). Whatever, do not ever think of using Webjet. You will save yourself grief and money by only dealing directly with Airlines.
Better than TripIt
by Rosemary Z. on 2017/03/20 00:24
I book through Kayak too, but my favorite part of the app, hands down, is the trip organization feature that collates one's flights, trains, hotel stays, car rentals, even tickets for events, into one elegant timeline. It does a pretty good job sucking the relevant date from emails, but it is flexible enough to take manual entries as well. The most recent update finally fixed the one thing I never liked about it — that it would show airplane departure times on the main timeline, but one had to click through into the details to get the arrival times. Fixing that prompted me to come here and say nice things! It really is incredibly useful; I travel a lot both for work and pleasure, and I couldn't get by without it. Oh, and like it says on the tin, I tried tripit too, but Kayak is a hella lot better.
GM
by AHotelGM on 2010/03/06 16:06
I'm a hotel GM, and the Kayak app is pretty cool, but there are some issues you should know about. Kayak partners with hotels in sometimes very round-about ways, and many times the rates they quote for my hotel are fairly unrelated to what I've actually authorized (usually much more expensive). Additionally, there seems to be an affiliated travel site (ReserveTravel) that marks the prices up astronomically, and does things like trick you into calling an 800 number supposedly to book a reservation, but you end up calling a "service" that'll cost 9.95/mo if you hit the wrong button. They're using my brand to try to scam you... not cool to say the least. Always use the "call hotel directly" button and not other numbers to be safe. Bottom line: It's a cool app to learn about hotels but you will be safer and always get a better deal if you call or book on our website (and it's likely the same for all hotels). I'd use the Yelp app first.
Great App
by Go Kayak! on 2016/09/28 14:52
The best app for flights I've used. The timing filters don't always seem to work perfectly but good enough. Also for the longest time the multi-city option did not work for me in the mobile app, but I just tried one before writing this review and it seems to be working now. Being able to jump from looking at the cheapest flights at a given airport, to seeing only those at what are convenient times for you with a few taps to see if the savings are worth it or the convenience is affordable is great. Same thing when comparing non-stops vs connecting flights or leaving from a different airport or the penalty if any from trying to stick with your preferred carrier. A few taps and your options are laid out along with a prediction on whether and the fares are likely to change before your travel dates. All in all, pretty slick.
Love explorer mode.
by librariandreamer on 2016/01/29 15:13
Kyak's app is super easy to use. I really enjoy the "explorer" feature where I can navigate across the globe to see prices/options to get to tons of destinations. If looking for a cheap flight you can use the filters to show, for example, all flights under $150 from your hometown. Then just swipe across the globe to see where you can go! The only thing I would change is that it doesn't always store trip info in My Trips when bought through a third party...I've had a couple of times where I've had to backtrack to find my itinerary after losing a confirmation email; but this really isn't Kyak's fault, more a result of my disorganization. I just wish the App had a fail safe where any trip booked through them would always appear under My Trips :)
Love the filter
by hhjjcce on 2015/10/25 23:01
I love the filter function of flight. It was very easy way to filter time, location and airline when I look for flight. However, I wish it is a function that I can switch departure and arrival flight easily. Say, I was searching for from San Francisco to New York one way. And now I want to search from New York to San Francisco one way. Just like your website, you should have a function allow me to switch. I do so because I was not looking for the cheapest fly, instead. I wasn't looking for the perfect timing flight. In addition, I think your hotel search was not very friendly. I think the map function is not very easy to use. Also, as a member of specific hotel group, I would like to have a filter function where I can filter for the specific hotel group. E.g. I want to looking for any hotel that belong to SPG, Hyatt group, HHHoner etc.
Hope you know the area very well
by 621789481 on 2014/07/30 04:56
1st. Doesn't save you anything. Same prices that are right on each hotels website. 2. You filter by distance. Well a stones throw from a city shows hotels within about 20 miles in other city's. A short drive - forget it. Could be an hour away from your location. Also, the don't list some hotels by the proper names. Took me 20 minutes to find a hotel that I know and have stayed at many times. A short walk didn't show it. A short drive did, but I had to scroll through dozens of hotels that aren't even located in the city I chose first. The eventually showed the one in the correct city, said it was in a different city, but after 20 minutes I figured I would just start clicking every one till it come up with the right one. Absolutely horrible program. May take you hours away from your destination and save you nothing. Just aggregate you and cost you more money in gas and time programming GPS figuring out where the heck you are.
Great app, but don't get the alerts
by 01jeremy on 2012/08/06 22:09
I think this is one of the best apps out there for any category because it allows you to do everything the website can do. How many web companies can boast that? And kayak is great for flights, hotels (I just got rid of expedia's hotel app because kayak works better), travel plans (I also don't use tripit anymore), etc. So great app. The reason I'm giving it only three stars is that the flight alerts that kayak emails you (a service that you'd think is very useful) will send you prices that someone else got beforehand and are probably no longer available. How absurd is that. I mean, seriously, how can that possibly be useful? I like Bing Travel because they have a price predictor to tell you if prices are likely to go up or down. I like the idea of getting alerts to find out when prices go down. But Kayak's implementation is idiotic.
It's Kayak, on your phone
by illcommunicatiom on 2011/12/28 21:19
Kayak is an incredibly useful website that allows you to search for flights, hotels, cars, and virtually any other travel reservations you may need. I recommend you you use the website before you use the app. The app gives you basic access to the website. It is the kind of app that I continually delete and re-install: every couple of months I clean out my applications and think to myself, why in the world do I need an app to look-up and book travel? Then, inevitably, a couple of weeks later I find myself re-installing the app because I need it. If you ever need to book (or re-book) travel on the road, or just get a quick price check on travel, this is the app to get.
Going back to Priceline.
by Sg419 on 2016/07/31 00:30
Tried Kayak to book a motel room on the road. They subcontracted out the booking to a company I've never heard of, which gave me pause but I went ahead with it because of all the high ratings (for Kayak, not this third party who was supposed to actually book the room). When my 2 kids & I arrived at the hotel, it had no record of the booking. The front desk said this particular company that Kayak uses only communicates with them via fax (!) and they had not received the fax. Now really, how can a smartphone app end up doing business via fax? After spending an inordinate amount of time getting through to the customer service Dept (which was clearly in another country, and cut me off twice, necessitating more calls and typing in of order numbers and CC numbers, etc just to get back to a person I could barely hear or understand), they made it right by, you guessed it, FAXING the motel the order... Of course the room I'd booked was gone, probably booked instantly through a computer, like you do in 2016... So, here I sit in a room with one bed for the 3 of us, wishing I'd just used Priceline, which has never let me down since 2002. Kayak, if your business model is to subcontract out- fine, but you're gonna have to vet these jokers way better than you did this time. You lost me.
Budgeting for travel is huge but so is quality.
by Thorick 56 on 2015/03/07 21:37
I think the app does a fine job. Could it be better? Oh yes like what correlation with a set of standards price location quality and service. I would like the app to tell me everything in 2 seconds to make a reservation. Sure low price for a hotel room is great. It doesn't mean anything if everybody reviews the hotel and says the room are dirty. Waste of time. Let me be blunt. You want my business show me what I need to know. I know most people buy low price but if you tell me quickly everything I need. Have you prioritized my decision process do you think I like dirty rooms. NO Get with the app and show me how good you are Kayak show me how to get me me a reservation without wasting my time. This is the world we live in now prove it.
Slick App
by BHarvie64 on 2012/01/23 21:33
I've only just started using this app, so this is a preliminary review. I was a little skeptical at first but curious, so I decided to try it. I have always wanted an app like this to keep my trip information organized in one place so I can find details like confirmation numbers, flight times, etc. very quickly. I sent my flight and hotel email confirmations and I was blown away by how accurately Kayak parsed out the information and place it into their in a simple and logical way. You can still pull up your email within the app, but it wouldn't typically be necessary. I'm looking forward to trying some other features but even if it only does this, it would be an awesome app for any traveler.
Missing fav feature
by Jccruises on 2012/01/15 02:01
My favorite feature is gone. On flight searches, there used to be a slider for departing times and landing times. Now you have to choose between crazy early, early morning, late morning and so on. For example, I need to depart noon or later. I used to put the slider at noon and it displayed ALL flights departing at noon or later. Now... You have to select the early afternoon timeframe, which shows only flights in that several hour time window. So, for example a 4:30pm flight will not be shown. To make it worse, The time filter will not let you select multiple timeframes to include,say, early afternoon, late afternoon and early evening. So, you have to manually go in and research each timeframe. Taking away the sliders is a huge step backward and makes this app a no-go for me. I hope the old version will continue to work. Maybe in the next release, the sliders can be an option. They were great on the iPad.
New version, icon fixed, seems stable
by EdiPhone on 2009/10/11 14:24
1.6.1 fixes the icon great. I couldn't stand to look at it before. How about the title Kayak instead of KAYAK to be even more consistent with other apps. At least it doesn't start with lower case. Seems pretty stable so far the few times I used it. Look forward to future UI and functionality improvements. For ex some infrequent routes could use some helpful hints such as what days if the week have any flights possible for ex from SFO to BON (I had to read some web articles to figure the possible days out) ================ It was a decent app before, a sometimes useful interface to the kayak site. The new app however crashed several times in a row before finally starting up properly. And the icon, as others already pointed out, is woeful to look at - they've decided in the interest of their new "branding" that they will use some rectangular shape that is painfully out of place on the iPhone screen. I do not understand, sympathize, or have any tolerance for vendors who insist on their own crazy, zany icon shapes with no respect for the consistency users value on their iPhone (round or other funky shaped icons with black backgrounds, I'm looking at you also). Deleted and goodbye.
Wonderful.
by BeeBumR on 2012/03/18 12:15
I have never been compelled to write an app review before but as this app is close to perfect, I felt I should! The ability to search airfare for a variety of itineraries is unmatched. I am planning a trip and looking for the lowest fare in and out of several potential cities and I really feel that the comprehensive flight search and intuitive layout of the search results made it possible for me to save several hundred dollars. At a glance I could see carrier, departure times, duration of flight and number of stops (and of course, price!). Fare alerts let me watch the trends and the airport guides helped me to decide if that 13 hour layover was worth it. Overall an easy to use and helpful app.
Awesome!
by Squeakyspuds on 2012/03/23 15:52
The most difficult thing I've used is the car rental section. Emailing myself a reminder was all the way at the bottom of the web page. I finally found it, but it was just easier in the flight section where everything was incredibly well laid out. Really, I haven't seen anything to complain about. A nice feature would be to compare selections instead of using emails for later comparison use. That list could be compiled in-app and then emailed or saved somehow. Also being able to search further away from the airports or near a specific address would be nice for car rentals. Thank you for creating a great one-stop shop!
Cabo bound!!!
by Perra_Style on 2013/04/06 19:14
I really like this app! I'm currently looking for flights for a trip I'm taking in July so I really like the option to create notifications for numerous dates and/or departure cities. The downside to the alert is that it only seems to tell you the pricing that comes out early that morning because there are times I've clicked on it to look at current pricing and cheaper options pop up so I wish it would update throughout the day so I wouldn't have to go the extra steps to make sure the pricing is correct. I've even tried the refresh button on the alert page but it doesn't seem to do anything. All that said, I really like the app and love that kayak is my one stop shop when planning a trip.
So easy and so helpful!
by MollyCycles on 2013/11/13 04:17
Don't know how anyone travels anywhere without this app! I love that I can put my friends and family members flights in the flight tracker too and at the tap of a finger see if I need to leave early or late to pick them up. You can forward trip or flight confirmation emails to the app and it automatically uploads them into a My Trips section where your confirmation number and details are right there at your finger tips. It even has simple packing lists that you can keep or edit if you travel often. You can look up flight costs, vehicle rental costs, etc. at any time day or night. This app makes traveling fun again!
Good one stop shop for fare research
by Sheepie12 on 2017/03/16 15:33
This app has been working well no bugs and is easy to use. Very intuitive and user friendly, ads are not in your face and annoying. I have been using kayak for 8 years now to research flights and hotels and I love the great fares you can find. This app doesn't have all the features of the website and sometimes you save a fare and go back to look at it only a few minutes later and it is not available, this is a little frustrating. Also I have been able to call the airline on one occasion and they gave me an even cheaper fare not listed on kayak. This only happened once. Overall good app, I will keep using it and would recommend it to others
For Traveling Professionals: an essential
by DannyRu on 2010/11/24 16:20
The Kayak application is definitely the most powerful and thorough flight search application I have ever used. When combined with the unique features of the iPhone interface, and real-time search updating with intuitive search modifications for people with most any need, be it time or price or airport options, airline restrictions and more, it just doesnt get any better than this. Personally, I am in a place in life right now where I am traveling almost constantly and I can't put this app down. When combined with the southwest, priceline, flight update and weather app, you really have a powerhouse travel agency at your fingertips.
I just lost $650 for searching and booking through this app.
by Crazykiru on 2012/06/27 23:14
BEWARE: The flight search result that you see listed is totally for DIFFERENT DATE than what you originally selected. So be very careful, always keep an eye on the date until you purchase tickets. The problem occurs because we are used to taking for granted that once we choose exact dates while searching for flights, we tend to ignore the dates and concentrate on price and timing in the search result. But this app "automatically" assumes that we are searching for flexible dates and gives the best price for a different date than what you originally wanted for. Although it shows the date in the results, most likely it will be for a different day, often we ignore to look at it carefully. Please be extremely careful if you want to use this app. Hey Kayak folks, Please don't ASSUME flexible dates while searching and displaying results!
Best app for travel!
by robin3z on 2016/04/23 15:33
I have used this app for the past three years for everything related to travel; flights, hotels, and rental cars. Every time, they give me the cheapest price compared to other websites or apps. I love the flight tracker option because they send me price notifications on trips when the price gets lower or higher. I also love that the app advices you to wait to purchase because the price is likely to go down or purchase soon because the price is likely to go up. I have to fly a lot with my three year old to visit my husband in Hawaii who is in the military so this app makes the travel process so much simpler! Thank you Kayak!
Only use this app for research
by The 'R' on 2017/03/09 17:28
Do not purchase through this app. I purchased a flight from Las Vegas to Chicago. When I arrived at the airport, I was informed that I was too late to board the airplane, since it was taking off less than 45 minutes from departure time. I told the agent I wasn't informed of that, to which he replied 'It's in our Terms of conditions on our website. I told him I booked through Kayak and he then said I need to talk to them. I emailed Kayak about my experience and they emailed me back saying they couldn't help me because my reservation was not in their system so I must've booked it with the airline and to contact them. I then emailed my confirmation and then I was emailed back saying basically it's not their fault. No, apology or any concern whatsoever. I suggest you book directly with the airline because if anything goes wrong the airline can't help you and Kayak doesn't care.
Like TripAdvisor & TripIt in 1 app
by ORHobbes on 2017/01/26 16:23
This is easily my favorite app for comparing travel prices and even booking tickets. It also has airport maps and amenities to check during your travel. It even has a TripIt like feature to allow you to save all your receipts and automatically build a travel itinerary for you to save in the app. The only thing it's missing is city travel guides, like Trip Advisor has. This allows you to not only keep track of your travel plans, but also build a full itinerary with things to do and assign which days during your trip you want to do them. Then print out or share the full detailed itinerary.
A couple missing key features
by imhoReviewer on 2017/07/16 00:15
In the search results of every hotel the review rating should also have the number of reviews. A high review score with low number of reviewers just isn't the same as a high review score with a high number of reviewers. It's a key value that needs to be known up front, not after a few clicks. I know space is at a premium in displaying search results, but 1-4 extra digits is worth it for this info. Also, in flights, an 'explore' or 'any' destination when you have chosen your "From where?" would be good to locate a candidate "To where?" when you just don't know where you want to go (but need Kayak to help sort possibilities based on price, time, etc). See Skyscanner and Googleflights for similar functionality.
Glad I Came Back
by Johnny Forensic on 2016/10/28 23:51
I had all but given-up on KAYAK a long time ago (when they took out packing list support, which I still miss). At that time, the app was unstable, went through a number of bad revisions, and was terrible on its notification of travel delays, gate changes, and the like. When I saw this new update come up that told me to drop KAYAK Pro for this, I thought "Here we go again," but I did make the change with the intention of just deleting it entirely from my iPad. I'm glad I didn't. The new KAYAK app is extremely clean, offers almost-as-good-if-not-as-good trip importing to TripIT, and the alerting that I pay a fortune every year to TripIT for is apparently free within KAYAK. I'm going to let both keep full notifications on for my next trip to see what alerts I get from both, which notifies me faster, which gives me more information, but this release is CLEARLY gunning to take out TripIT with the clean design, good functionality, and Apple Watch app (fantastic for travel). (Just bring back the packing list. Please.)
Best App Ever
by Sam Cates on 2010/05/28 19:02
On top of being incredibly useful, this app has the best user interface of any app I've ever seen. I get frustrated with a lot of apps because the user interfaces are slow or lacking small but helpful features. The writers of the Kayak have paid attention to every single detail. I was blown away. It did crash on me but, being a software engineer myself, I understand that bugs happen. I'm sure they'll fix them. One feature request: in the airports view where different venders are listed and searchable, you should add airlines so we look up which terminal a particular airline is in when we're on the way to the airport.
Came through in the clutch!
by Jim Jizzle on 2012/12/23 06:53
Flights are overpriced, Megabus was sold out, last resort was renting a car. My friends checked multiple websites but we couldn't find a rental car we could take a one-way trip with out-of-state. So I decided "I finally have a reason to use Kayak!" Low and behold Kayak found us several cars that we could drive out-of-state that were well within our budget! Crazy thing is that they were all from the same companies that tried to charge us MORE in the beginning! I am more than satisfied :) Oh and the price they give you? Taxes were already included #win
It just works well
by snowbdr440 on 2013/04/05 01:01
Kayak is the easiest and fastest way to search and book travel. The Interface is clean and easy to use. Two stellar features are: 1. the ability to save searches in your account, and pin flights that you want to buy. and 2. the "My trips" feature is simply awesome. By sending an email of your itinerary to Kayak, it reads the email and saves all the relevant data to your account. Now all my trip info is located in one convenient place - my phone. I also LOVE that they will send updates and trip warnings to my email. Thank you for such a great product! keep up the good work
Great for everything I needed
by Alexwellsphoto on 2015/04/06 16:17
I only need to be set for a few things like booking my flight which by the way it was very easy, kayak seems to be the only place where I can book my flight in a way where I can search for the cheapest flights with in a month. I also needed it for checking my flight schedule to see if it was on time or not and I was very impressed with how accurate it was. The moment my flight was delayed kayak knew. I don't travel much and rarely stay at hotels but I'm sure that the other features in this app work great as well. I would recommend it for sure.
What happened?
by MartinHK on 2012/07/22 12:56
It used to be the best app to compare airfares, however for about a week I just can't search for any cities (airport or city for car rental). The search doesn't pop up any result: I can't select my origin and destination. The app has Internet connection as I can perform a search if I keep the current field values (and I get different prices for different airlines). Please fix ASAP! Update: I'm in Hong Kong and the issue has been ongoing for several months now! Update 2: When I use a VPN to get a US internet access, the app works fine. So basically when connecting from Hong kong, the app can't retrieve cities list....
Inaccurate flight information!
by Old-Fashioned in Green Bay on 2015/04/27 22:37
I used to use the Kayak app, but didn't travel much last year so haven't needed it until recently. Used to love it, but now I'm going to delete it. I have three problems with it: 1) The import function for the "my trips" doesn't work as it only included two of the four flights and left out the hotel, 2) the flight numbers/information is wrong- I tried to manually enter my flights and Kayak's flight numbers don't even match the cities let alone the correct times, and 3) the app no longer has the packing list function. Maybe they got so invested in having people book travel through their app that they neglected what they were already doing right, but I would be terrified to use this to book anything since their flight numbers are not matching up with the airlines.
Makes finding hotel effortless
by NicolekRose on 2016/01/29 14:31
Kayak makes finding hotels, best rates and all the information on hotels you need in order to make the best decision regarding your reservation. I love that you can sort based on the stars, pricing, etc. Plus, it shows photos of the hotels and reviews from guests who have stayed there. That really helped me with my decision. If the hotel had four stars but many said rooms were not clean, staff not friendly, etc. I moved on to the next hotel until I found the one that had great ratings from top to bottom. Kayak really made my search almost completely effortless! Love it!!!
Great research tool, but...
by Azhrei_FJE on 2017/03/10 18:13
I always start my search with Kayak. Their UI makes it easy to narrow down the list of flights based on my requirements. I travel on business A LOT, so filtering by departure time and by number of stops, then sorting based on duration is my typical M.O. They don't interface with Southwest very well (this is SWA's fault) and that extends into the filtering. For example, if I want a multi city booking that uses SWA for one leg, Kayak can't do it. 😟 Otherwise, I've been using them since they first debuted as a web site (and I worked thru some UI and bug issues directly with David back in those days!) but I don't have experience with current service and support.
Not impressed
by catshovel on 2011/09/08 00:21
If you want to know what hotels are in a certain area, then yay- you'll have a lot to choose from, but after that it gets dicey. The prices aren't that great (or even accurate, when you get to the actual booking stage), it lists a lot of B&B's that you have to either call or email for rates (if I wanted to spend time hunting them down I'd have done it before I left town) and some of the descriptions of the nearby attractions aren't close to being accurate. I don't know who writes those, so it may not be fair to penalize Kayak for that, but I don't consider an attraction 2.5 miles away from my hotel to be "walking distance", particularly in the summertime. The app is easy to use- too bad the info's not more reliable.
One of the best travel apps
by LonghornEX on 2016/01/12 20:30
Great app to research, find, track and book most travel. We travel to very remote areas and have been able to find air, hotel and cars in most of our travels. The explore feature is great for planning and the alerts have helped us find great deals when your plans are still flexible. The flight tracker has saved us headache of finding out about delays before the airline even show them. Because of that feature we have been able to rebook flights before the mad dash to the counter or even leaving or connection flight.
Amazazing!
by James Herrin on 2011/11/07 04:38
The app is soso... It works great but I feel it could be simpler. But the real deal is the site. These guys have it nailed!!! Multiple takeoff and landing cities and many other features that allow you to find the best flight for your money!!! When I saw that google was starting to do flights I just thought that I hope there half as good as kayak! But I'll still use kayak of course!!! I asked like 5 friends where they go for flight tickets and they all said kayak for sure!!! You guys are amazing! Because of you I will get to see my gf in Japan more often! Thanks again for something do amazing!!!
Pretty Good - Makes Things Easier
by KidKlassic on 2011/04/24 15:04
One feature I appreciate in this app is the map feature when finding hotels. You can look for hotels based on their price AND location simultaneously. That's pretty great. Flights are easy to find as well. The app works great , nice and smooth. I haven't used it over cellular data yet so I'm not sure how it quickly it finds information. I've been on the website a few months ago but this app may be a viable replacement. However I haven't booked with Kayak yet so I'm not sure how booking hotels and flight is like. 5 stars for the ease of use of the app.
Good interface but flight search missing key filter
by Jmack55 on 2015/07/19 14:52
This review is for the flight search part of the Kayak app, the only feature I use. The app has a simple interface and the app remembers your last search, even if you closed it. When the flight results are returned, the label at the top reminds you what itinerary was searched for. I like to fly Houston to Seattle - a route that takes a very long time unless non-stop. I submitted customer feedback through the app requesting a non-stop option in the flight search (Ex. a non-stop checkbox). Maybe I wasn't clear enough. Although I got a rapid reply to my feedback, the answer seemed totally unrelated to my question. I am aware "NON-STOP is tagged in the results for the few airlines that do non-stop for this route. But, you have to scroll through a list of multi-stop results to find it. Also missing is any "advanced" filter menu that would let you narrow by time of day, such as "evening." Sometimes time is more important than money. Three stars for a clean flight search missing at least one key filter.
So convenient!
by SolanaM. on 2015/12/29 20:28
I really like this app. I travel a lot and it is so convenient to be able to pull up flights whenever I need to and find the best deal. There are customizing options that allow you to filter the flights to your preference based on departure time, arrival time, layover length, etc. Once in a while I'll check other websites and compare the prices to what I've found on Kayak, and Kayak also comes out on top with the cheapest flights. Booking flights is easy as well and the app always runs smoothly for me. This is where I book all of my flights!
Love this app but
by Kitty bike yellow on 2017/04/22 14:49
The price alerts are often inaccurate and don't update for several hours (even if the price has changed significantly). For example, this morning the price alert said tickets had dropped to $115 an hour ago. I click on it, ticket prices are $200. In the past 2 months, not once have I clicked on the price alert and found that the tickets were even close to that price. :/ Otherwise the app is great. I love checking the price alerts and explore section every day. And I've gotten a lot of cheap tickets home because of the app.
Addithisnicknameisalreadytaken
by Addithisnicknameisalreadytaken on 2012/02/27 08:08
Great app never crashes , user friendly fast and has a lot of other options Didn't like that there is no option of hotel and flight or hotel flight and car combined. It's just give u one item at the time. Also doesn't help u spell check the airport name like other sites And lastly I would love if I can only type the city or country and it would give me all the options of the airports in that region, but here I have to know the name of the airport and that's limiting. Other than that its really fast and never crashes, also great features like currency exchange and packing "don't forget"list.
This is my go-to app for travel
by PNG Kanaka on 2016/01/23 14:54
I travel a lot, mostly for work but also 4-5 times a year for leisure, and Kayak serves me well for finding hotels, rental cars, and flights when my preferred airline doesn't serve a particular location. I cut one star because I'd like to be able to type in the name of the hotel I want in the city I want and have it find any & all locations in that city. Instead you just enter the city and it gives a long (or short) list of everything available. Or perhaps I've simply never been smart enough to find the feature I want? Regardless, very useful app I use nearly every week.
Best deals on flights
by Dr. Kareem on 2016/09/05 02:03
In the last 7 years, I've traveled close to 4 entire years when you add it all up. During that time, I only bought flights outside of this app a few times, because it's almost always been the best deal and easiest to use. Recently, Kayak started allowing companies to show one price and then update their cart with a much higher price when you click over. This should be banned, as Kayak has the ability to be the best in the business, and this is an extremely poor customer experience.
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