Weekendflights

Find the cheapest weekend flights with one click

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#1 Product of the DayAugust 03, 2018

Booking cheap weekend​ flights is challenging. When is the best date to fly back home? When is the best weekend to visit my friends? When should I travel with my family? 🤔

Compare all-year weekend and long weekend prices. Filter relevant departure hours. Direct flights only.

Reviews

  • 614581
    Duarte MartinsFounder, thenoocoffee.com
    Pros: 

    Great Concept, decent UI.

    Cons: 

    Doesn't load with ublock and privacy badger on. Loads far too slowly with them off.

    I love the concept and I like the UI but it needs to improve on functionality and I would like to be able to use the website without being tracked. I sure hope you don't have hotjar's session recordings on, that's just creepy and not consented.

    Duarte Martins has used this product for one day.
  • 844780
    Bhargav GollaSoftware Dev
    Pros: 

    Idea is very helpful, looking at travel habits

    Cons: 

    Tool is not working

    I am hoping this is a temporary bug that will be resolved, but the page does not load any results. The search for airport doesn't work either. I would like to revisit this when makers fix the issue.

    Bhargav Golla has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Carlos VallsMaker@carlos_valls · Expat Traveler
Hey, ProductHunt 👋 after months of hard work, we are super pumped to say we are launching on PH! As an expat I had to learn the art of finding cheap weekend flights the hard way. Why is there no simple alternative to book and compare relevant flights? Problem: 👎 Existing booking solutions are too generic 🔍 It is difficult to compare multiple dates 🕓 Users spend hours comparing prices and searching for the best deals Solution: ✈️ Weekendflights allows you to compare all-year flights in an extremely simple way Features: 📅 Compare all-year weekend and long weekend flights 🎯 Filter departure days and times with a simple click ⭐ Direct return flights only ☑️ Clean and simple interface 🚥 Weekend prices mapped by colors 🔖 Cheapest price for each weekend
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Davis BaerHunter@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
Congrats on the launch guys! Awesome idea, and great design 😊
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Eloy RubioMaker@eloyrubio · weekendflights
@daviswbaer many thanks for hunting and the nice words Davis!
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Yosi Rahimi@rahimiyosi · Founder, MoneyCompass
Congrats on the launch! I liked the really simple and clean interface :) My 2 cents after using the website: 1. When choosing an origin/destination I'd prefer to choose the city itself rather than the airport. 2. I'd add a tooltip with the name of the company 3. When planning a vacation, sometimes the dates are fixed, but the destination isn't. I'd allow the users to change destination on the search result page. Good luck!
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Carlos VallsMaker@carlos_valls · Expat Traveler
@rahimiyosi many thanks Yosi. Glad the hard work pays off and we can bring a clean and simple way for you to travel more! Regarding your comments: 1. Noted. There is also people for instance that search by airport code… We will definitely add the feature of searching by city name 2. Great. We will add more info in the tooltip, departure hours seems limited 3. This is on our pending list, you will be able to change the destination. Plus, I think it would be great for a user to type in the origin airport and they show both the different destination prices for a specific weekend and the cheapest destination for every weekend. I hate spending hours playing with filters!
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Yosi Rahimi@rahimiyosi · Founder, MoneyCompass
@carlos_valls #3 sounds awesome! Looking forward to test it :)
Congratulations on the launch! Here's some initial feedback that may help you improve on what works and looks great so far. Hope you find it useful! "Book Cheap Weekend Flights" is a powerful value proposition, but I would definitely do some A/B testing with Facebook Ads or Unbounce to see which one resonates the most with your target audience. You might want to experiment a little with subtle variations like 'The easiest way to book cheap weekend flights' or 'Book the cheapest weekend flights'. Some testimonials may help to provide some validation with early users while you are gaining early traction and establishing your brand. You can remove them later on. The simple two colour design of the homepage reflects ease of use and simplicity, but in many cases a third colour helps to draw the users eye to key information and CTAs. Again, something to A/B test, but in my experience it definitely helps with Conversion Rate Optimisation. I would suggest to put the text "Mobile Apps coming very soon!" on the click instead of the rollover on the app store download buttons, this way you track the number of users who are interested in each OS. Alternatively, if you redirect them to temporary landing page and include a Facebook pixel, you will be able to retarget these same users later on with mobile ads. I have a feeling that the number displayed in "Comparing XXXXXXX weekend flights" is faked. The number increases so smoothly, it feels more like a timer than a true representation of actual processing. It may be better just to put "calculating..." Personally, I don't believe that there are 650,000+ flights for the weekend I searched, many users might also disbelieve this too. Establish trust is key. ;) I would use a combination of IP detection and flight origin to determine the logic for the initial currency selection and then allow users to change should they need to. I'm in Barcelona and searched for flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam, but was given flight costs in USD. The 3 colour traffic light system is nice way to communicate the cost of flights, but it might be better to allow a full range of tonality between red and green, in order to allow users to instantly zoom in on the cheapest flights. Also a nice symbol or badge to highlight the cheapest flight on the page will give the users a quick and simple visual reference to understand the relative cost of the flights they are looking at. Although your primary focus is weekends, I wouldn't necessarily prevent users from being able to search for flights that left or returned on other days. If a user is happy with your service, they may want to use it to for mid week trips too. Recurrent revenue is so much easier and profitable than new business. It would be useful to be able to filter the flight combinations that are displayed in the search results by departure, arrival and airline. Are there cheaper multi-stop flight options for longer haul destinations? ..and finally, the jump from the weekendflights.co website to the kiwi.com affiliate is quite abrupt. I would recommend some kind of delay and redirection prompt or some reskinning of the payment page to help transition users to help reduce drop-off in funnel conversion. Overall, great job. Wish you guys the best of luck! Barry @Growthclub.io
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Eloy RubioMaker@eloyrubio · weekendflights
@growthclub @bwhite Congratulations on the launch! Here's some initial feedback that may help you improve on what works and looks great so far. Hope you find it useful! Thanks a lot! We are really glad you like it :) "Book Cheap Weekend Flights" is a powerful value proposition, but I would definitely do some A/B testing with Facebook Ads or Unbounce to see which one resonates the most with your target audience. You might want to experiment a little with subtle variations like 'The easiest way to book cheap weekend flights' or 'Book the cheapest weekend flights'. Awesome idea, we might even need to think about moving away from just weekends if we allow selecting any day of the week as @anna_0x pointed out. Some A/B testing will help us for sure on that. Some testimonials may help to provide some validation with early users while you are gaining early traction and establishing your brand. You can remove them later on. Agree, IMHO the whole home needs a redisign, I thought about adding an "as seen on" section but testimonials will definetely help build some trust as well. I'd like alsoto focus on usability and improve the search fields as @rahimiyosi mentioned. The simple two colour design of the homepage reflects ease of use and simplicity, but in many cases a third colour helps to draw the users eye to key information and CTAs. Again, something to A/B test, but in my experience it definitely helps with Conversion Rate Optimisation. Thanks for the tip, we will play with that as well. We could show the apps buttons in a more prominent color (as soon as they are ready...). I would suggest to put the text "Mobile Apps coming very soon!" on the click instead of the rollover on the app store download buttons, this way you track the number of users who are interested in each OS. Alternatively, if you redirect them to temporary landing page and include a Facebook pixel, you will be able to retarget these same users later on with mobile ads. Good point, initially I thought about displaying a dialog on click and ask the user for his email in case he wanted to be notified when the apps are ready. We did not know about the Facebook trick, genius. I have a feeling that the number displayed in "Comparing XXXXXXX weekend flights" is faked. The number increases so smoothly, it feels more like a timer than a true representation of actual processing. It may be better just to put "calculating..." Personally, I don't believe that there are 650,000+ flights for the weekend I searched, many users might also disbelieve this too. Establish trust is key. ;) hehe it is fake... we just wanted to show the user the website was actually searching for flights and not just hanging. But you are right, we will replace it with a loading bar. I would use a combination of IP detection and flight origin to determine the logic for the initial currency selection and then allow users to change should they need to. I'm in Barcelona and searched for flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam, but was given flight costs in USD. Good point, it's already on our TODO list to set the users local location and currency. At the moment we just add a cookie and preload departure airport and currency. The 3 colour traffic light system is nice way to communicate the cost of flights, but it might be better to allow a full range of tonality between red and green, in order to allow users to instantly zoom in on the cheapest flights. Also a nice symbol or badge to highlight the cheapest flight on the page will give the users a quick and simple visual reference to understand the relative cost of the flights they are looking at. We totally agree on having a legend with the color codes and price ranges. But we will discuss about the full range tonality too, thanks! Although your primary focus is weekends, I wouldn't necessarily prevent users from being able to search for flights that left or returned on other days. If a user is happy with your service, they may want to use it to for mid week trips too. Recurrent revenue is so much easier and profitable than new business. That's a very valid point too. It would be useful to be able to filter the flight combinations that are displayed in the search results by departure, arrival and airline. Are there cheaper multi-stop flight options for longer haul destinations? Noted, we will improve the filters and add indirect flights too. ..and finally, the jump from the weekendflights.co website to the kiwi.com affiliate is quite abrupt. I would recommend some kind of delay and redirection prompt or some reskinning of the payment page to help transition users to help reduce drop-off in funnel conversion. We did not think about that but it makes a lot of sense. We will add a transition to it. Overall, great job. Wish you guys the best of luck! Thank you so much to you @bwhite for taking the time to write such a great review!
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Neelam Parmar@neelam_parmar · Customer Success
Amazing idea. It would be great if you would decrease the time it takes to show the flights.
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Carlos VallsMaker@carlos_valls · Expat Traveler
@neelam_parmar totally agree Neelam. The average searching time is 30 sec, too much! The two main objectives we wanted to get from PH were: (1) market validation. Are we building something that is meaningful and relevant for the user; (2) which routes and filters are people searching for. then we can find formulas to speed the loading process by a 3 times factor. Thank you so much for the valuable feedback!
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Neelam Parmar@neelam_parmar · Customer Success
@carlos_valls It took more than 1 minute.