This article covers how to book a trip with Whim from start to finish, using the Journey Planner. There are two different ways to plan a journey: by using the "Where to?" button in the Home View or by using "Favorite places".
- Planning a Journey Using the "Where to?" Button
- Planning a Journey Using Favourites
Planning a Journey Using the "Where to?" Button
“Where to?” Button
Press "Where to?" button in the Home View (Fig.1). This opens the Journey Planner.
Fig.1. “Where to?” button in the Home View
Set Departure Location and Destination
After pressing the button, "Plan journey" view is opened (Fig.2). Your current location is pre-filled as your departure location into the "enter your starting point". The starting point may be edited: just tap the text field and enter your departure location.
After this, enter your destination address. Once the starting point and destination are correctly filled, journey options will appear (Fig.2).
Fig.2. Plan journey view (From Helsinki)
Choose Location on Map
You can also select your destination from the map by choosing “Select location on map” and setting the map’s pin to where you wish to travel to (Fig. 3 and 4).
Fig. 3. Press select location on map.
Fig. 4. Drop the pin to your chosen destination.
Edit Departure/Arrival Time and Filter Journey Options
You can edit your departure or arrival time by tapping on “Leave right now” and selecting a new departure/arrival time. You can also filter your trip options based on the following options: suggested, fastest, greenest (Fig. 5).
Fig. 5. Adjust your departure or arrival time and filter your trip options.
Book a Trip
Once the app has given you travel options, tap on one of the options that suit you to view the full itinerary and the journey on the map. Once you have chosen your trip, tap “Book trip” (Fig. 6).
Fig.6. Trip options and full trip itinerary.
View Your Active Trip and Itinerary
Your booked trip will show up in your home view under “Trips”. By tapping the trip, you can open the full trip itinerary and find any tickets you may have purchased as part of the trip (Fig. 7). You can also see any tickets you have purchased as part of your trip in the Home View, under Active Tickets (Fig. 8).
Fig.7. Active trip in Home View and travel ticket within the travel itinerary.
Fig. 8. Active trip and tickets in Home View.
Planning a Journey Using Favourites
Click on one of the Favourites from the Home View to open up the Plan Journey view and follow the steps 2-6 mentioned above in Planning a Journey Using Journey Planner (Fig.7). Learn more about saving your favourite destinations here.
*NOTE: The default 'starting point’ is 'destination point. So, any Favorite place you select will be set as the destination address of your trip.
Fig.7. Select a favourite destination from the Home View.