There are apps that let you call a car at a moment’s notice, or book a hotel for tonight, but last-minute airfare deals haven’t yet seen the same level of success.
And for good reason: The best airfare prices are usually found more than three weeks before a flight departs. But travelers who have some flexibility could take advantage of falling prices the day of departure.
Travel site Hopper launched the Flight Tonight app “to help runaways, outlaws and impulse travelers find the best last-minute flight deals from their city.”
After downloading the app, users can set their home airport and will then see a list of the best prices to a variety of destinations.
Even though the app looks for deals, the prices are unlikely to be better than those available far ahead of departure. But, as Hopper highlights, sometimes you just really, really need to get away.
Flight Tonight is currently available for iOS 7 only.