Hipmunk's Cute Little Mascot Introduces Cute Little WiFi Symbols on Flight Search Results
Are travelers getting spoiled now with the increasing availability of in-flight WiFi? The answer is maybe a little, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. We know that for us, booking flights now has the added worry of figuring out whether our options will have in-flight WiFi or not, and having it becomes a larger and larger part of our final decision. Some airlines will tell you straight out on their website which flights have it, but what about travel search engines that comb through lots of airfare from many different airlines? You've got to go figure it out for yourself usually, before clicking "Book It."
Then in swoops our recent crush Hipmunk.com, which has not only swiftly revolutionized the way you search for airfare and hotels, but has just recently saved the days by adding a little WiFi indicator directly onto flight results that definitely have the internet up in the skies. According to Jacqueline over at Hipmunk, this added detail is huge because "we want [travelers] to see all the options, trade-offs, and flight info in one glance without having to click through to the details."
To see the cute little WiFi thingies, simply do a domestic airfare search on Hipmunk.com like normal (of course we always recommend searching with the "Agony" filter). If any flight results have WiFi, you'll see right it right away. The above search is for SFO-IAD, and as you can see, the WiFi flight options are pretty plentiful.
As you can expect from a site launching a fun new feature, Hipmunk is totally psyched. If you're down for getting some free stuff (and who isn't?), stay tuned to their Twitter @thehipmunk because they've promised to giveaway a boatload of free Gogo In-Flight WiFi codes in celebration.