Besides the convenience, the best part of Hyper is that it's free -- at least when it comes to planning and booking. However, there are also a pair of premium paid versions that get you an even higher level of service. The $20-per-month Pro plan provides 24/7 access, the ability to cancel reservations or change your itinerary with a text, and the perk of having Hyper handle any customer service requests (lost luggage, etc.) on your behalf. There's also a $25-a-month Business option, which gets you everything in Pro, plus quite a few extras that make it easier to book group travel and manage your expenses.
What it's missing: Hyper should extend its utility by notifying frequent flyers when there are cheap flights or hotel deals in the cities they most regularly jet off to. For users who opt into the paid plans, integrating concierge services or the ability to request a driver would make travel even more seamless. Also on the wish list? Given the way Hyper's interface is designed, restaurant recommendations seem like a no-brainer -- you could shoot a text like "I need a great steakhouse in NYC to take clients" and the app could provide photos and reviews to swipe through. Then again, you have Thrillist for that.
Similar apps you might like:
- Hotel Tonight: Gets you last-minute deals at hotels you'll actually want to stay in
- Hipmunk: Compares hotel and flight prices across the web and finds you the ideal time to fly
- Hopper: Constantly monitors flight prices for the best deals and alerts you when to buy tickets
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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist. He prefers to book all travel via telegram.