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Hipmunk to be shut down by Concur 23 Jan 2020

Hipmunk to be shut down by Concur 23 Jan 2020

Old Jan 14, 20, 3:59 pm
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Hipmunk to be shut down by Concur 23 Jan 2020

Concur, which acquired the travel search site in 2016, announced Tuesday that Hipmunk will shut down on January 23, 2020. — Frequent Business Traveler (link)

Hipmunk was founded in 2010 by computer scientists Steve Huffman, who previously co-founded Reddit, and Adam Goldstein, who previously co-founded BookTour.

The search engine was the first travel site to sort results by duration, the number of stops, and hotel location. It was popular for providing search results via a timetable with colored bars ranked flights in descending order of “agony,” using a formula that the company created to incorporate price, duration, the number of stops, and departure and arrival times.
Yet another useful tool a number of us use being shut down by a company that bought them speculatively.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 7:39 pm
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I loved Hipmunk early on when you could use ITA Matrix style instructions for Hipmunk searches. But that was removed quite a while ago.

Upon reading the news, I decided to check Hipmunk out one more time. And it is not showing me Air Canada flights (except for a few combinations of another airline's flight plus an Air Canada codeshare). Is that a known issue? Done on purpose?
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Old Jan 15, 20, 5:52 am
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Sad. The only aggregator I used.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 11:25 am
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What alternatives does everyone suggest? This was my go-to site.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:59 pm
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To find what's out there, the ITA Matrix and flightsfrom.com.

If you don't want to dig that deep, Google Flights.
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