Google Mobile just released the latest version of "OnTheFly," developed by ITA Software, is a airfare shopping mobile app for Android, iOS and BlackBerry.
"OnTheFly offers an advanced and comprehensive way to shop for airfares for any itinerary in the world. Quickly and easily find available flights with optimal fares using a friendly and intuitive interface. Experience a fast, fun way to compare options across airlines, dates, and alternate cites/airports. Savvy road warriors, travel geeks, and novice travel shoppers can rely on ITA Software to plan air travel," reads the description of the app.
"This app does not allow booking. Once a trip is selected you can email or call your preferred travel provider to make the reservation, confident that you have all the information you need to get the best fare for you."
"One of the new features in v1.2 is flexible date search, which enables you to browse 35 days of potential departure dates on a calendar combined with an interactive "temperature" graph," revealed Stefan Frank, Product Manager.
"You can also save and access search history now, including particular itineraries of interest. We'll even check price changes for those itineraries so you can know the best time to plan that dream trip," Frank stated.
OnTheFly gives you control over the mobile shopping experience:
- Flexible airport selection automatically suggests additional airports around origin or destination and allows multiple airports to be selected
- Intuitive travel date selector enables you to specify either single or multiple departure and arrival dates in one calendar interaction
- Fine-grained control over search parameters allows you to specify number and type of passengers (such as adult or child), departure and arrival times, number of permitted stops, cabin class, and others
- Easy-to-read, chart summaries of search results enable easy comparison among airlines, number of stops, travel dates and airports, as well as total mileage and carbon emissions for each trip
- The ability to build an itinerary flight by flight makes it easy to explore multiple options, with controls for sorting flights by airline, price, departure time, arrival time, flight duration, and number of permitted stops
- Full disclosure of exact airfare calculation, including all taxes and fees, provides all information necessary to make a reservation and purchase the ticket
OnTheFly for use with BlackBerry (OS 4.6+) can be accessed at here.
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