Colorful flight searching
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 03 Oct 2014, tested on HTC One S
Nice big text, colorful interface, useful filters
Not fast enough
Momondo for Android is a travel booking app with a bubbly colourful interface, and big friendly text. At the moment you can book flights through the app, and are redirected to the mobile site for hotels (hotel browsing will come to the app soon).
Momondo's interface is quite fun to use, and could be a good way of quickly checking the availability of flights and prices. It suggests nearby airports to fly from, which could save you a little time. Momondo doesn't feature all the complicated options like multistop or stopover tickets that you can check on websites like lastminute; but it does have the ability to view dates in a grid if your travel dates are flexible. However the flexible date view actually shows you the average price of tickets for date combinations, not the lowest prices, which is what you really want to know. It takes a little too long to load, so I would be unlikely to use it for serious flight data crunching.
There's a "friend compass" which picks up your friends' location data from facebook, shows direction they are in and how much it would cost to fly to them. I couldn't get this feature to work personally, but it didn't feel like a big loss.
When you search for flights, you get a nice picture of the city you are flying to, which gives you the feeling that you are really going there. You can filter them in some interesting ways, including quickest (shortest overall duration), cheapest, fewest stops, early out, late back etc. Momondo turns up a list of prices for various online booking agents. It's worth remembering that if there's a only small fare difference, booking with the airline will give you greater flexibility and control.