We just released a new version (2.2) of our iPhone app or rather, the App Store approved it and made it available on the store. The big news? Well, this version adds a baggage fees tool that we’ve already had at kayak.com/airline-fees.
This version comes out only two months after we launched a major upgrade with version 2.0. When you have the Greatest Travel App of All Time (G.T.A.O.A.T.), you have to keep cranking out new innovations.
There are tons of articles about baggage fees, and one airline has made it their ad campaign. I guess people what to know how much different airlines are going to charge for checking bags. So, we figured we’d add it to our app. We wanted to make the icon a big screw, but our business development team told me that some airlines might get mad. Plus, apparently there are some valid arguments for the fees.
We also added a bunch of new flight, hotel, and car rental search capabilities, most of which were actually a lot harder to program than the baggage fees tool, but the baggage fees tool seems to be more newsworthy.
Here are a few of the other additions and upgrades to KAYAK for iPhone 2.2
- Flight tracking
- Additional flight search filters
- Hotel search by name
- Hotel photos
- Maps for hotel and car rental searches
- Faster search results for flight, hotel, and car rental search
- E-mail share for search results
- Visit kayak.com/iphone or the App Store to download KAYAK for iPhone version 2.2.
(Preview photo cred: iStock.com/Franck-Boston)