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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qasJdFtLrtc?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=281] Here’s a quick demo of Hipmunk flight search, and what’s going on in the background. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

Give the Gift of Hipmunk

Bells are ringing, lights are twinkling, fingers are freezing, and warm hot cocoa has never tasted so good. The holidays are rapidly approaching, but finding the *perfect* gift for all your special someones can be agonizing. Welp, we’re here to ease some of that pain and help check a name off your shopping list.  Tell…

PhoCusWright 2011 Recap, Awards, and Video

Before Thanksgiving, a few of us from the Hipmunk team attended the 2011 PhoCusWright Travel Conference in Hollywood, FL at which co-founders Steve and Adam represented Hipmunk as one of the chosen few in the Travel Innovation Summit.  For those of you not in the travel industry, the PhoCusWright conference is kind of a big deal.…

How Badly Do You Want A Free Flight Home for Thanksgiving?

With oil prices rising and airline capacity decreasing, Thanksgiving airfare is only on the up and up. Coincidentally, one of the few times a year when we should be nowhere other than with friends, family, and loved ones, airfare increases so much. It’s not reasonable that everyone can afford a flight home, and for those…

New: Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Availability and Free Blacksmith Membership

We are thrilled to have added Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels into the Hipmunk Hotel experience, offering you a broader range of hotels. Whether you’re jonesing for a weekend in Paris, an adventure in Morocco, or a getaway within your own city, Hipmunk and Smith Hotels has you covered with some of the hippest boutique…

We’ve Packed Up and Moved!

We’ve been growing a bit, and after cramming too many people into a bullpen and a small, windowless office, we’ve found sunnier, more spacious digs in SOMA. Not only is the office bigger and brighter with nooks, lofts, and alcoves, but it’s located in a very cool part of town—blocks away from AT&T park (home…

New: Walk Score Heatmap and Hotel Sort

It’s official! Now, when searching for hotels, you can layer a unique Walk Score heatmap over your search results highlighting the neighborhood hotspots for walkability. Walk Score measures how easy it is to get from one location (in this case a hotel) to amenities such as grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, banks, parks, schools,…

New: Find flights and hotels that fit into your schedule

The Internet has made thousands of things easier—everything from searching for travel to keeping your calendar. However, no site has made it easy to do both at the same time. Today, we’ve just made this process much simpler.  If you’re a businessperson with lots of meetings, a student with lots of classes, a shift-worker whose…

We’ve got our Train Trak Photo Winner!

We launched our Amtrak Train Trak Photo Contest alongside our Amtrak partnership a few weeks ago and asked you to send your best pics of trains, train platforms, train stations, or any photo you’ve taken with a train in it. You are certainly a creative, well-traveled bunch, and the submissions were all amazing! After a…

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