One stop shopping for travel deals
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Aug 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, modern design
Lags a bit
Kayak for Android is your one-stop travel agent right in the palm of your hand. Book flights, hotels cars and easily find the best prices for your next trip.
Kayak helps you streamline your travel plans. The strength of this app is in its ability to compare prices at a glance for all your travel needs. Just type in your destination, set the date and length of stay, then search for the best air, hotel and car rates, all in one place. Search results can be displayed in a number of ways; by rating, price high to low, low to high, or location. Results are displayed on an easy to read list. Just tap the result you like to research or even make your booking direct form the app. You can also keep an itinerary of all your upcoming travel plans, so you'll have them saved in one convenient location.
The interface is very clean and modern. The fonts are large so it's all easy to see and read. Prices are all displayed in a column so you can quickly compare rates and make selections based on your needs and budget. I recently booked a hotel online, so I was curious to see how the prices compared to this app, and they were offering similar deals to what I found online. So at least the prices were accurate to my own research.
The app functions well, but some of the pages did hang a lot. Mostly, it was the redirects to 3rd party sites that loaded slowest. The app functioned nicely otherwise.
Kayak is a fast and easy way to search for the best travel prices and deals. You can even setup price alerts to be emailed of deals that fall within your budget. Happy travels!