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There are a couple of trips looming in my future, 2 business and 1 personal, and I’m always looking for better and easier ways to book the best flight. Farecast represents an interesting option in this never ending battle between airline variable pricing and timing. They answer the question “When is the right time to book my air travel?” Check out a screenshot of a search on flights from San Francisco to New York in the screen shot below:
The service takes advantage of the airline’s “best fair” guarantee such that you can purchase your tickets whenever you’d like, pay Farecast $10, then they’ll watch for better prices. If that happens before your flight, the airline will match the discount refunding you money. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. Thus far, Farecast claims to have saved travelers an average of $35 per ticket, seems like it could be a good deal.
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The thing I like best about this is one simple feature, put your search parameters in and save them. The results are then presented in an RSS feed to your reader of choice on a daily basis (the snapshot above is from my RSS feed this morning.) This business model and approach looks like a winner, at least until the airlines get wise and change their “best fair” policies to prevent this sort of reverse arbitrage in the system.