Being a kind of travel maniac, looking for flights is something I find myself doing almost everyday. Skyscanner, Kayak, Hipmunk, Expedia, Rumbo, Google’s ITA Matrix, eDreams, Drungli and many others have been doing the job just fine till now. But they are all pretty much the same. Some fresh air was needed and momondo, who’s been around since 2006, has just came with a great new feature that, in our opinion, makes the difference in a truly Social Media era: Friend Compass. So when the folks at the company approached us to check their new Travel App we were all ears and decided to give it a go.
momondo App Review
Let us show you what’s this new feature about in the following clip:
Extremely pleasing to the eye and user-friendly; it does actually work when in need of travel inspiration too!
Friend Compass feature
Not being a mandatory option (the App can also rule without the Facebook integration), making the most of the cool Friend Compass tool as well as the smartphone’s integrated GPS is what caught our attention indeed: Our device became a compass pointing all our friends’s locations and how much could it be to actually pay them a visit showing a great number of flight searches to the places they live. Isn’t that awesome?
Well, on top of that, the app tells you which one of your Facebook friends lives in the hottest and coldest destination and who is the farthest away from you. You can also figure out who to visit if you are on a budget or, if you feel like spending a few more bucks, who would be the most expensive of them all to visit by plane.
Last, but not least, you can setup Friend Compass to look for your friends ‘regionally’, ‘nationally’ or ‘globally’. Switching to City View and enabling you to locate all the top destinations worldwide relative to your current position as well as finding the best flights to these places is also possible.
momondo App Specifications
- App operating systems supported: Android and iOS. We couldn’t install it on our Windows 8 Phone though. Hopefully this will be available for WP soon.
- App size: 34,5 MB
- Languages supported: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
momondo App Features
- Search, compare and find flight tickets and a number of accommodation options.
- Sort results by price, airport, route, airline, departure and arrival hours, reviews, property types, facilities and themes.
- Mobile app redirects you to the website where you can book directly without additional fees
- The App including Friend Compass can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play easily and 100% free of charge.
I coulnd’t find this Friend Compass feature neither on the iOS nor on the android Momondo apps. How can I access it? Is it still available?
Thanks for your update. This feature was available when we firstly published this but Momondo might have removed it. Will have a look now.