Posts Tagged with "airline"
I imagine some were shaking in their boots at online travel booking sites today when Google announced their $700 million acquisition of ITA Software. As previously mentioned the search giant has been working on a deal with the travel search engine for some time now.
Airfare search is a huge business. If Google becomes the defacto airfare search engine, as it is now for web searches, it will play a game changing role in the online airline ticketing business. Even if Google continues to ...
Hate those hidden airline fees? A provision was added to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, passed by the Senate earlier this week, that would require airlines and online travel agencies to clearly disclose all fees associated with the cost of a ticket, including holiday surcharges, baggage fees and seat assignments.
I think bait and switch tactics constitute fraud, so despite my general laissez faire attitude, I support the goal of this bill.
We discuss some of our favorite travel websites this week. Specifically we discuss:
- TripIt for travel itinerary organization
- FareCompare for price comparison including their flyertalk tool designed for finding fares that might make good mileage runs
- FlightCaster for ontime flight predictions
Please comment below or email us your tech tools for making traveling simpler and more rewarding.
We will be recording our next podcast live in LA next weekend. Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming show.