Monday, August 21, 2006

Farecast expands coverage to 55+ cities


Back in June, I mentioned an airfare prediction website called Farecast. It's a service that is designed to save you money by predicting whether airfares will rise or fall, helping you decide when you should buy your plane ticket. Back then, it only monitored airfares between Boston, MA and Seattle, WA. Their coverage has now been expanded to just over 55 cities, including:

Albuquerque, NM
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL-MDW
Chicago, IL-ORD
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX-DFW
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Fort Myers, FL
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX-IAH
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY-JFK
New York, NY-LGA
Newark, NJ
Norfold, VA
Oakland, CA
Omaha, NE
Ontario, CA
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC-DCA
Washington, DC-IAD
West Palm Beach, FL

If their fare predictions are accurate, this will be a great tool for saving some money on your next flight. I wonder if Farcast may actually have an impact on the fares that it's trying to predict by messing with supply and demand if it becomes an extremely popular way to buy tickets. If that were to happen, it's likely a long way off, and we'll hopefully enjoy some substantial savings until then.

Link (via Boing Boing)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Senor Cheeseburger said...

"Blog of Note"? Whatever dude.

www.supersexypictures.blogspot.com will make you poop on yourself it's so awesome.

Mon Aug 21, 11:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger R2K said...

Welcome to the blogs of note!

Senor Be nice :P

Mon Aug 21, 12:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger E. M. Atwater said...

Heard about this site on NPR this am - will be interesting to see what it does...

Mon Aug 21, 12:27:00 PM PDT  

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