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taigeair

Exploring the world. Product manager at tech company. Mapmaker at Wellingtons Travel Co.

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    Travel Sites For Finding Your Next Flight

    Flight Search

    This is a handy list of travel sites and apps I like. I wrote this post as a quick reference for myself and for sharing with friends when they ask me about travel sites. Feel free to bookmark it and comment if you know of other great sites.


    Get ideas for traveling.

    Hitlist - see where your friends have been and want to go.

    Kakay Explore - see places to travel to with estimated prices on a map.

    ZapTravel - get travel inspiration (see my review).

    Drungli - see places to travel to with estimated prices on a map.


    Know when to book a flight.

    Hopper - get airfare predictions and advice on when to book.

    Flyr - lock in airfare without committing to buy.


    Search for traditional flights.

    Kayak - vast selection of flights.

    Skyscanner - vast selection of flights.

    Hipmunk - great user interface for flight search.

    Google Flights - great user interface for flight search.

    Cheapoair - good prices.

    JetRadar - great selection and user interface on mobile app. I like it but haven't booked anything on it yet.

    DO NOT USE Opodo because their confirmed bookings sometimes fail and you will be stranded. See: Opodo Review: Worst Online Travel Agency Ever


    Search budget airlines.

    Skypicker - find cheap flights from budget airlines.

    Whichairline - search low cost airlines.


    Save money on travel by being flexible.

    Skiplagged - get to your final destination cheaper by skipping the final leg.

    Tripdelta - check for detours and get suggetions for alternative routes or times.


    Fly anywhere.

    "If the price is good and I’m free, I’ll go. I don’t even really care where" - if this sounds like you, read about secret flights. For example, Adioso.


    Find travel deals.

    Urlaubspiraten - see travel deals for Germany.

    Secret Flying - see travel deals.


    Search for ground transport

    CheckMyBus - checks trains, buses, and even rideshares such as BlaBlaCar.

    Kayak Cars - great car rental search.


    Lastly, I want to highlight a new startup TripRebel for hotel search. Book through it and if the price drops, you will get the lower price! For accommodations, I also frequently use Wimdu, Airbnb, Booking, and Hostelbookers.

    Have a great summer!

    A Simple Zoom App to Showcase Images

    Want to showcase your artwork but don't want to give away the image?

    I have a business called Wellingtons Travel and the only product at the moment is an old-fashioned London wall map. However; it's hard to show all the details of the map without giving away the high resolution image, which is why I created a mobile app designed to showroom images.

    WT app

    With the help of two developer friends (Inam and Matej), I made an iOS app that can showcase a single high resolution image in a powerful and branded way. You can play around with the app here.

    Features include:

    *pan and zoom an image

    *link out to a website or store

    *share functionality

    *annotation of artwork

    *iAds (disabled)

    *splash screen

    *custom fonts

    *welcome screen

    *custom popup message

    So if this sounds like something that you could use, I'd be happy to offer this as a white label solution. I'd just swap out the image, customise the app a bit with your style, and publish it for you. Contact me for a quote @taigeair!