Skill Review: Kayak

PROS

  • Provides budget prices of rental cars, flights, and hotels in different locations
  • Up-to-date information on the availability of flights

CONS

  • It does not mention the types of flight classes (economy/business) with no mention of whether it is a non-stop flight
  • Provides information for a single passenger only

VOGO Voice RATING                                4/5

Voice First                                                       3/5
Display Friendly                                              3/5
Performance/Ease of Use                            3/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                  4/5
Value Proposition                                          3/5
Kayak

Verdict

Thinking of planning your travel hands-free, then KAYAK is your go-to skill. No matter what location you are at, you can now plan your trip in an economical way.  Do the phrases non-expensive and budget-friendly appeal to you; then here’s a skill that would tick those boxes and provide you with updated information on availability of flights on your chosen destination. Kayak skill – A voice app exclusively designed to provide travelers with ready-to-use information to track flights, search for rental cars, and book hotels. With the provided information, you can now check for yourself how far you can go on the budget you’ve borne in mind.

Yet, with all the positives put aside for a fraction of a second, there are a few issues that pop up while reviewing the skill. It misses out in delivering some critical information while the user is seeking to purchase a flight ticket. When a user is out there weighing possible options, it would have seemed more beneficial if the user got to know the available types of flight classes that fall within their budget. Kayak voice app fails to classify the available flight classes, namely economy, economy plus, business or first class, and to add to that it does not even mention whether the flights are non-stop or direct. It fails to ask for the number of passengers making the trip, thereby providing information under the presumption the inquiry is for a single passenger. 

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill a 4 out of 5-stars based on our rating system. To book a hotel, access trips or create price alerts, you need to create an account and add your traveler and credit card information to your KAYAK.com account. While it provides great information you will have to try for yourself to see if it will meet your travel planning needs. 

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