Kayak.com Announces New iPhone Application
Travel Search Engine's Award-Winning Search Technology goes Mobile Providing Stranded Passengers a Weapon Against Long Lines and Wasted Time
Accessing the Web's Most Comprehensive Flight Search
Kayak.com's application provides iPhone users the ability to search, compare and purchase airfare from hundreds of airlines. Kayak.com's powerful filters enable users to sort results for flights by "cheap" by price, "short" by trip duration and "soon" by time of arrival. Traditional Kayak.com filters for stops, airlines and airports are available on a secondary screen. An airline dialer is built right into the application, so while others are scrambling to find numbers, the Kayak.com iPhone application user will be able to contact the airline by phone within seconds.
The Three C's to Finding the Perfect Hotel
For stranded passengers unable to find a flight out on the day of their original departure, the Kayak.com iPhone application can also find a hotel room from the site's extensive database of more than 200,000 hotels. Consumers can sort results by "cheap" to search by price, "close" to find a hotel near the airport or "classy" to filter by star rating.
Everyone's a Buzz for Kayak.com
For the iPhone enthusiast and traveler always in search of a bargain, an abridged version of the popular Kayak Buzz feature was also included in the new application. Renamed "Trends" for the iPhone, this feature lets travelers see best fares to a destination as found by other Kayak.com users from their home airport. The Best Fares List displays the best prices recently found by other Kayak.com users searching the same route over the past 36 hours. Or the Airfare History Chart displays the best price of departure for every day of the month.
Kayak.com will continue to release new features for the iPhone application and make enhancements to the UI based on user feedback. Enhancements scheduled to launch by the end of the summer include rental car search and phone numbers for hotels and rental cars.
To read more about the innovation process from the developers of the iPhone application, visit the Kayak.com Blog: http://blog.kayak.com/2009/03/02/kayak-on-your-iphone-the-inside-story/.
About Kayak.com | Kayak.com, the largest travel search site in the world, is a global Internet media company operating Kayak.com, Sidestep.com and TravelPost.com. Kayak.com and SideStep.com display results from more than 440 travel brands, providing prices and itineraries for hundreds of airlines, more than 200,000 hotels, all leading rental car companies and 18 cruise lines. Kayak.com has won more awards since launch than any other travel site including the 2008 Webby Awards People's Voice Winner; "Top 25 Budget-Centric Travel Websites", by USA Today; "25 Sites We Can't Live Without" by TIME Magazine; "Best Search Engine" by the Associated Press; and "Best of the Web" by BusinessWeek, Forbes and US News & World Report. Launched in 2005 by co-founders of Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia, Kayak.com's investors include General Catalyst Partners, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Trident Capital, Oak Investment Partners, Lehman Brothers Venture Partners and America Online, Inc. Kayak.com has sites in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, India, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. For more information, visit .