The cheapest flight isn’t always the best option – especially when it comes to long-haul trips, family vacations, and business travel – since the time of day, seat positions, and onboard entertainment options can play a huge role in how comfortable a given flight might be. Unfortunately, most airfare websites limit the options that travelers can search by when looking for flights. Rather than forcing people to sort flights by price and time, Routehappy takes a different approach.
When you use Routehappy, you can sort flights by “quality” instead of price. In determining quality, Routehappy looks at a number of factors, including comfort, entertainment options, and aircraft safety records. Search for a flight just as you would on any other airfare website – making sure to enter your departure and arrival locations, as well as your travel dates – and Routehappy will present you with a list of flight options. In addition to the flight number, airline, and departure and arrival times, Routehappy also provides information on the seat comfort, luggage storage options, and number of electrical outlets onboard. The web-app also shows you which flights on the route you’ve selected have Wi-Fi, and which have the best onboard entertainment options.
When you’re not looking for specific flights, you can also use Routehappy to learn tips and tricks to make your future trips run more smoothly. Check out the web-app to get “hidden gems” and “flyer bewares” from real travelers who’ve earned the title of “Routehappy Experts.” You can also share your own travel experiences with Routehappy, which should ultimately serve to improve the accuracy of information on the site.
- Make sure you’ll have access to Wi-Fi on your next business trip
- Choose the flight with the most comfortable seats
- Book a flight with onboard entertainment options when traveling with your kids
- Avoid taking any flights on planes with poor safety records
- Search for seats in economy, premium economy, business, or the best premium class
- Review the flights you’ve taken recently on Routehappy
- Routehappy power users can earn the title of “Routehappy Experts”
- iPhone users can download the Routehappy mobile app
What we liked:
- Each flight is given an overall quality rating
- Travelers can sort flights based on comfort level
- Business travelers can make sure they’ll have access to electrical outlets to plug in their computers
- Routehappy users can read tips from fellow travelers, sorted by airline or airport
What we didn’t like:
- The flight search function was not working properly on the day we tested the site
- Launched: March 2012 (Beta)
- Privately Held
- Headquarters: New York, New York
- Founded by: Robert Albert and Adam Gwosdof
- Web site: https://www.routehappy.com