The secret life of my last Hipmunk project

Right before I left Hipmunk, I silently ‘launched’ a beta product. It’s something I wanted to use and honestly, no one else really cared about it. Hipmunk wasn’t focused on consumer products after being acquired by Concur (who were acquired by SAP). Business travel was the focus.

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Fly Club

One of the things I enjoyed the most during my time at Hipmunk was Fly Club. It was a service for really cool flight deals delivered by a chatbot. The bot knew the users’ interests and home airport, and using a data model we jerry rigged together, it sniffed out upcoming flights to places that were interesting. On average, the prices were 35-60% below normal.

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