Upgrd Podcast

Upgrd 59: Flyer Tech

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.

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Comments

#1
Steve March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Guys, I LOVE your show however, you guys have been really slipping lately. No intro to start the show, no introduction of who is on the show, it starts very strange. Maybe it's a time thing and I would rather you guys do it like this than not at all but I definitely liked it better when you had a more professional flow to the show and when people were properly introduced etc.

#2
Mike March 23, 2010 at 01:17 pm

@Steve, we've been trying the less formal opening for the past three episodes. Admittedly this opening was very informal. We've gotten good feedback, but I understand that this is very different from the way we do The Crew Lounge and our old shows.

We'll probably end up with some compromise - informal but still announce the show topics and make it more obvious who is on each show. Thanks for the feedback.

Mike

#3
Sam March 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I like the new intro, and i guess it means less editing, so less delay between show tapings and being put on the website.

Josh, can i ask you how you managed to route through ord and dfw, whenever i try that, the price ends up being three times as much.

#4
Josh March 31, 2010 at 05:00 pm

@Sam - I found it by playing on ITA. A lot. For my trips from LAX to the east coast, I can very rarely find a way to add some extra stops without severely upping the price. But once in awhile I get lucky.

Wow. Love the Fare compare search engine. Thanks for the tip. Keep up the good work, Guys.

#6
Dan April 11, 2010 at 01:22 pm

I thought you guys were taking a one week break but it's been three? Is this moving to a monthly podcast?

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