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Updated: On FareCast: Rip Me Off No More

By - June 06, 2006

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Second Update: Hugh has given us unlimited invites (thanks Hugh!) and a process for making this easy. I’ll have this done asap.

Most likely you are painfully aware of how bizarre and seemingly inscrutable the pricing schemes are for airline travel. One day you might get a fare from SF to Boston for $400, the next it’s $335, and the day after that it’s $500. Why? Well, airlines have shitloads of data about historical pricing; they understand the supply and demand curves for every market, and they know when they need to sell more seats, boost margins, or compete to win business. They take advantage of all that data to push a price at you that suits them, and they’re very, very good at leveraging algorithms to drive maximum revenue. It’s frustrating as hell to use an online service like Expedia to try to beat the airlines at their own game – it simply isn’t the right interface. Not to mention, Expedia’s real customers are the travel companies – not you.

I got a chance to talk to Farecast founder Hugh Crean earlier last week, right before I penned this missive on not being able to do reviews. And in fact, this is not a review of Farecast, as much as I wish I had time for that. However, Hugh did spend a few minutes showing me around the site, and I found what it does really interesting, though for different reasons that perhaps others might.

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You can sign up for the private beta on the homepage, it’ll be out later in the year. The basic premise is neat – Farecast pays attention to the market price of all airline fares out of particular cities (it only does Boston and Seattle for now) at all times (it uses an industry data feed that, unfortunately, does not include Southwest). It then uses this data to help forecast when the right time might be for you to buy your ticket (and get the best price). In short, it’s a rip off detector for flights. Farecast leverages the power of data to put you back in charge, or at least more in charge.

What Farecast does is shift the power of information back into the consumer’s hands, and that’s why I like it. I remember when the web was young and the first car buying sites were up and running. Dealers scrambled for that early business, and I bought two cars off the web by forcing dealers in the Bay Area to compete for my business. It really felt like the web was going to change the dynamic of who was in charge in a car buying transaction – because I could force dealers to their best price, I was always going to get the best price. It felt like this would be the model in most large transactions, like travel, loans, etc. Price would stabilize, and folks would differentiate on service, relationship, and approach.

But something funny happened on our way to internet mediated bliss: the big companies figured out how to game our demand. Dealers realized they can make more profit if they cooperate and withhold pricing information from the aggregators, and the aggregators got into bed with the supply side of the equation (if you think AutoByTel or Expedia is on your side, you’re kidding yourself). Nowhere is this more true that in how an airline prices its tickets.

I like how Farecast puts the consumer back in control of the data. The interface is very slick and the idea is quite promising. So I very much wish Farecast well, and I’d love to hear about other services which disrupt other markets where access to data is so one sided.

Hugh has given me 25 invitations to the private beta, if you’re interested, let me know in comments below.

Update: Hugh has emailed me and upped my invite limit to 150. But give me some time to get them out to you….

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434 thoughts on “Updated: On FareCast: Rip Me Off No More

  1. AK says:

    I too got an invite to Farecast but the fact that it is only useful for flights originating SEA or BOS at the moment really kills its usefulness for me, I’m based in CLE.

    Love the idea but until their originating airport list opens up a little I am unable to see what everyone is raving about.

  2. KING TROLL says:

    FIRST!

    John, I want to try it. My fake email is alexthegreatmma@hotmail.com

    I travel to apparel trade shows all the time. This would be great.

  3. Jon Steinberg says:

    Would love a beta invite-thx

  4. Chris says:

    Would appreciate an invite…thanks!!

  5. I would be delighted to try this out. The powers of the internet to aggregate data and use it to foster competition by empowering customers has long been an interest of mine. I have previously analysed on http://www.mindthis.net how this is true for airline punctuality.
    Thank you.

  6. Patrick says:

    An invite would be great!
    thanks

  7. JG says:

    [sigh] Now, if only someone would do the same sort of thing for the Web.. wouldn’t that be a great thing? Imagine a search engine where, after typing your query, you got all sorts of information about trends on the web related to your query: how many new pages on your topic have been added to the web in the past n days? What is the distribution over other query terms that are related/relevant to your query terms? In what clusters do many of the returned results belong?

    At the moment, all the big search engines cling bitterly to this dogma about users being lazy and users only wanting to see “the one best” result at the top of the list. They don’t understand that sometimes we the searchers want to see the big picture.

    As a result, I feel kinda like John.. the web was supposed to change the dynamic of who was in charge.. but it ended up being coopted by big companies. Today when I search for anything of any potential commercial interest on, say, Google, I feel like I am being held hostage by the advertisers in the right column, and the SEOs in the left column. Even if they are white-hat SEOs, they are very good at what they do, and they work for commercial interests, not my for interests. My ability to “take back the web” by controlling the flow of information.. by getting all the good statistics and visualizations and overviews of my topic area.. unmitigated by SEO and advertising.. currently does not exist in any of the major search engines.

    It is nice to see yet another company try to shift the balance of power back to the users. I hope this succeeds.

  8. michael says:

    If you have extra invites I’d love one! Keep up the great work on the blog and, as always, thanks for the scoop.

  9. Alan says:

    Would love an invite, John. My email is asmythie / ureach com. Thanks

  10. Tim Windsor says:

    I would absolutely love to try out that beta. Thanks in any case!

  11. robert says:

    would love an invite. thx for the update.

  12. erik henne says:

    Hi John. I would love to try out farecast.

  13. Josh says:

    John,

    I’d love on- I would think the guys over at the freakonomics blog would be fascinated by this as well…

    http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/

    Thanks,
    Josh

  14. Jason says:

    I would love an invite to Farecast if there are any left.

    Thanks,
    Jason

  15. Erik Dafforn says:

    I’d love one if possible – thank you.

  16. lynn cherry says:

    An invitation to try out Farecast would be great! I have experience forecasting retail sales so it would be very interesting to try out a product forecasting airline prices.

  17. Hank Azarian says:

    How funny, I was just checking this out yesterday. I would love an invite John, looks like a promising addition for the frequent travel group. Speaking of, have you tried http://www.cfares.com? Another interesting premise.

    Best,

    Hank

  18. lynn at symantec says:

    would very much love to get a beta invite. i’m always looking for a good and new interface.

  19. Andrew says:

    Hi John, don’t know if you are all out of invites. But if you have an extra, I would love one. Thank you!

  20. It would be great to get an invite, I would be interested form an investors standpoint.

  21. Kevin says:

    Gotta move fast around here. I’d appreciate an invite. Thanks!

  22. Pamela says:

    If there are any left I’d love an invite. BTW, not sure if you’ve seen farecompare.com but it seems to have some similar elements.

  23. surfdog says:

    I’d love an invite, please send one my way. Much appreciated!

  24. Kevin Church says:

    I’d love to give this a whirl as I travel quite a bit in the fall and am based in BOS. If there’s an invite, I’d be grateful.

  25. Mark says:

    Got anymore invites? Thanks!

  26. Chris says:

    I’d love an invite!

  27. Aaron Bailey says:

    I’d love an invite. Thanks.

  28. Kevin Fox says:

    I’m very interested! I’ve wanted something like this for a long time. The predictor portion looks fantastic.

  29. Brian Mingus says:

    I just purchased a ticket yesterday, but I’d still like to see how this works. Hit me up!

  30. Peter Dolan says:

    Yay! An invitation to level the markets! I’d love one!

  31. Nick Davis says:

    John, I’m definitely interested in the beta.

    Thanks,
    Nick

  32. Dave P. says:

    Would love an invite. I have followed pricing on the routes I travel, would love to see how my qualitative perception matches up with this data.

  33. Geoff Smith says:

    This reminds of a course run by a professor at Imperial College (John Darlington – it was one of his research interests). The idea was that the internet acted a little like a financial market but you had to be really careful about asymetric information (i.e. the seller knows more about the product than the buyer). It sounds like this site would balance out the information available to buyers and sellers in the market. Which in theory would improve market efficiency and prices would be closer to the actual value to the buyers and sellers.

  34. Shayan says:

    I could use an invite if you have any left. thanks.

  35. Nathan Tran says:

    John,

    I’d like to have an invite too if you have any left.. :)

    Thanks,
    –Nathan

  36. Devan says:

    I’d like an invite if you have not run out :)

  37. Mark Rubalo says:

    John, I’d really appreciate an invite if there are any left!

  38. I’d love an invite if any remain!

  39. Liz Lufkin says:

    OK, you’ve probably got a long waiting list by now but just in case there’s any extra spots, I’d love to check this out.

  40. Mike Lambert says:

    I’d love an invite as well. I’m from Boston originally, and this would be helpful for me to visit old friends and family more often.

  41. Joe Hunkins says:

    Please send an invite – this looks great. Reminds me of Robert Metcalf’s “flyspy.com” which was one of the most popular mashups at Mashup Camp in February.

  42. MikeM says:

    I hate being 43rd in line for something that only goes to 25!

    Nice post John. Good luck to the guys at Farecast

  43. This looks fantastic. It’s infuriating to browse for airfare because searches through Expedia and similar sites take so long because the flight information they analyze is so vast. However, by playing around a great deal at various travel sites (and by being willing to leave a few days before or after your ideal date) you can often save around $100 and somtimes more.

    I hate the way airlines jack up ticket prices for international tickes for US customers. Try pricing a round-trip ticket from NYC to London and back, and then do it the other way around. The ticket that starts in the UK will cost 25-40% less! This is the same for all international destinations when departing from the US. I think the assumption is that Americans are just willing to pay more for airfare.

    I travel frequently, so a tool like this is great interest to me. If you have any more invitations, I’d love one.

    Thanks very much! I’m traveling to London at the end of this month.

  44. Dave says:

    Please send me an invite–thanks!

  45. I’d appreciate an invite, if possible. Thanks!

  46. Fred says:

    Hey, if you have any more invites, I’d really appreciate checking this out. Thanks, Fred.

  47. I’d love to check this site out – I’ve been looking for just this information recently. Thanks for the update on this!

  48. John says:

    I’d love an invite John.

    Is anyone else skeptical about the real advantage this ‘disruption’ has for the consumer? Seems like a slick marketing gimmick to me.

  49. if you still have an invite, i’d love one :)

  50. dumbfounder says:

    SSShhhhhh!!!!! We need to keep this to ourselves! If everyone starts using this then prices will reach some sort of equilibrium and then we won’t get sweet deals anymore. Obviously the airlines can’t just have cheap rates for everyone (noticed how many airlines went bankrupt the last 5 years?) so we need other people to pay the high prices so we can pay the low ones.

  51. Charles says:

    I’d also love an invite if they’re still going. Cheers.

  52. Mahesh says:

    Great intro ,I would love to see how this develops and if Farecast can continue to get all the data from the big airline companies to make this useful for the end consumer.
    i would love an invite!

  53. randy says:

    would very much like an invite, if there’s any left. thx!

  54. deep says:

    John, looks like I am late, but I would love an invite if possible!

  55. Bill says:

    Same here — looks like I’m too late, but if you get another batch of invites, I’d love one. Thanks!

  56. Neil says:

    An invite would be sweet. Thanks!

  57. David says:

    If you by any chance have an invite left, I’d really appreciate it.

    Love your work, as always.

  58. Talal says:

    Hey John,

    Invite would me much appreciated.

    Thanks for all the searchblog goodness.

  59. carotids says:

    Huge fan. I’ve been subscribed to your feed forever.

    Invite. Please.

  60. Henry says:

    Hi, if you still have an invite, I would love to check one out. Thank you for the excellent, informative blog!

  61. Mike says:

    I would love an invite if you still have one to hand out. – Thanks!

  62. christina says:

    as a seattlite – would love an invite if you still have them. thanks for this and a great blog.

  63. If your invites are still open, I’d like one. I travel an average of once a month.

  64. ole says:

    Please pick me! I’d love an invite. Thanks!

  65. I’d like an invite.

    It seems like the lack of Southwest in the data feed is not that bad, since they seems to have much more transparent pricing than other airlines.

  66. Adam says:

    If you have any left- i would be very happy :)
    Love the blog.

  67. Gabe Turk says:

    This sounds great John. not only I wish them well in the US market, I also hope they become big enough to take on International markets.

    I would love to try them out when you get around to this comment. Thanks.

  68. Dennis Doughty says:

    I would be happy to have an invite. Dennis Doughty, disposable email of farecast_beta at k39 dot net.

  69. Tim Wilson says:

    Thanks John for the mini-review and I would love an invite if there are still some left. As a frequent traveller I too am completely sick of being forced to do a dog and pony show for the airlines EVERY time I need to book a flight.

  70. Eric says:

    I would love invite!

  71. Brian Boyle says:

    Thanks John,
    I’d love to try this BETA out. Sounds like a great tool.

    Brian

  72. Mike Wells says:

    I’d like one of those beta thingies, too, if you have any left.

  73. yves says:

    I’d like an invite please. =)

  74. Mike Wells says:

    I’d like one of those beta thingies too, if you have any left. I’m lucky enough to live near Seattle.

  75. Alex says:

    I would love an invite. Thanks

  76. My kingdom for an invite!

  77. Neil says:

    Please send an invite if you have any remaining. Thanks.

  78. tim says:

    i’ll take an invite as well…

  79. Blake says:

    An invite would be great, of course. Thanks for taking the timing.

  80. Dave Throw says:

    Would love an invite. Thank you, John!

  81. Hi John,

    As a devoted follower of your blog, I would love the invite…..

    Thanks in advance,

    Anand

  82. Dave says:

    Thanks for the invite, John – others interested in this might want to give http://www.kayak.com a visit – it’s a good travel meta-search.

  83. Max says:

    I’d love an invite, as well. Thanks for letting us know about this site.

  84. Reagan Brown says:

    Would appreciate an invite!
    Thanks

  85. Shashi says:

    i would like an invite as well…

    regards
    shashi

  86. John,
    Do you know what FareCast’s plan is for making money? I would certainly like to see a good plan–for their sake and ours. We, as consumers, could really use a service like this.

    And if you have any invites left, I would love one. Thanks!

  87. Parag Vohra says:

    Would love an invite John.

    I am actually in the travel vertical and I totally agree with your comments on supplier-aggregator relationships.

  88. david says:

    Airline pricing strategy has long been one of my pet peeves- I’d love to see this service in action if you can spare an invite. Thanks

  89. dan says:

    I would like an invite please if possible thank you

  90. peter says:

    I’d love an invite if you have some left. My disposable email address is bsas-cju7@xemaps.com. I am interested to see whether they are good at telling you whether prices are about to go down. It seems to me that the standard thing is for prices to go up as you approach departure, making it advantageous to buy sooner. The info they could provide that would be useful would be to let you know if it would be better to postpone your purchase a little while (and how long). thanks

  91. david says:

    interested in a preview/beta account…

    Thanks!

  92. nathaniel says:

    Beta Farecast Account invite? Yes Please!

    Cheers!

  93. Battelle Fan says:

    Would love an invite, please.
    Thanks!

  94. chao lam says:

    Appreciate an invite. Thanks!

  95. Jeff Coyle says:

    Invite would be fantastic. Thanks John.

  96. Al says:

    Would appreciate an invite! Thanks. Also enjoyed your book and hearing your speak recently!

  97. Bo says:

    John: Send an invite my way if you have a chance. ~Bo

  98. jeff judge says:

    John: I’d really appreciate an invite. I know a lot about the industry, I use to work for a large online travel company. Thanks!

  99. Jay says:

    It will be interesting to see how this will couple with fare search (e.g. FareChase, Kayak, Mobissimo) to not only predict when the low fare hits, but also go out and search at that time (and, ideally, then send me an email notification).

    I would love an invitation to the Beta if you have one to give. Thanks

  100. Sunil says:

    I might be too late for an invite, but I’d like one if it’s available. Thanks for the tip in any case.

  101. Mike says:

    I’m in Seattle, so I’d appreciate an invite!

  102. nathan says:

    Would love to get an invitation. I’m shopping for fares from Seattle to LGW/LHR right now at this very moment! :) Thanks!

  103. Paul says:

    Hi, John,

    I would love an invite! Thanks, and thanks for your great blog…

  104. Alex says:

    Greetings,

    Love an invite! Thanks muchly, particularly now that it’s 150 emails tiring your hands.

  105. Garrett says:

    I’d really appreciate an invite, thanks!

  106. Brandon says:

    Won’t bother counting up the comments, but I fly into and out of Boston and would love an invite. Thanks!

  107. Charles says:

    I would like an invite as well (if there are still any left). Thanks for the great info!

  108. Naveen Koorakula says:

    Looks like the comment count thus far is 102. Would love to get the (probably) 103rd invite, if you can get that far. Thanks John..

    –Naveen

  109. Paul Pigg says:

    I would also love an invite! By the way, it also reminds me of FlySpy, though I know I’m not the first to point that out.

  110. joe says:

    If you still have any invites left, I would love one. If not, thanks for the information anyway.

    J

  111. Carol Feldman says:

    John, thanks for the info. If you have any left (or receive any more), I would love an invite.
    Best,
    Carol

  112. Gregory says:

    John, as I’m about to purchase tix for a >$1000 flight, an invite would be very helpful. Thanks for sharing the news about this service!

  113. Tyler says:

    I would enjoy an invite if you happen to have one to spare.

    The idea of this simply blows me away in terms of coincidence. I was literally talking about how a site should be created to do this almost 8 hours ago when my girlfriend bought a ticket for this evening to fly to Canada (personal reasons). The price difference from buying it the day of versus buying it in the past was astounding to me simply based upon the product (the seat) and its supposed worth. The upping of the price only leads one to beleive the companies are feeding off desperation, which is always sad in my mind, but supply and demand I guess. Anyway, I have gotten off topic.

    Thanks for the post. Interesting idea.

  114. Sam Waltz says:

    Hi, John, I’d appreciate an invite, if you have an extra lying around. samwaltzjunk (at) mail (dot) com.

  115. Iskandar says:

    would appreciate an invite as i live in Seattle.

  116. Noah says:

    John, I’d really like an invite to find out the best time to take my girl to Thailand!
    Thanks.

  117. Jamie Wilson says:

    I’m doing lots of travel to Boston at the moment. This would be super handy…

  118. Dan Lewis says:

    I would love to check this out! Thanks for the great post!

  119. Han says:

    Hey John,

    I’d love to have an invite if you got any left. Sounds like a great service.

    Han

  120. Graham says:

    I would also like an invite! Sounds very interesting…

  121. Jason says:

    hi, thanks for the great post!

    Will someone please check SEA-ORD, or SEA-MDW and tell me when the best fares are?

    Or if there’s an invite left, I’ll take one of those instead, and check for someone else.

    Thanks again

  122. Jason says:

    hi, thanks for the great post!

    Will someone please check SEA-ORD, or SEA-MDW and tell me when the best fares are?

    Or if there’s an invite left, I’ll take one of those instead, and check for someone else.

    Thanks again

  123. Paul says:

    This is very useful. Could I have an invite, please? Thanks.

  124. jb says:

    sounds greast would love to check it out please ….my email is jb939@hotmail.com

  125. druidbros says:

    John, I would also take an invite please. druidbros/gmail.com.

  126. bob says:

    I travael 100K miles per year and would kill for this service! thanks!

  127. cfiddle says:

    any more invites left? thx for turning us on to this! electro_alchemy/hotmail.com

  128. darkdark says:

    Ooh… I travel to BOS often enough…
    darkdark//gmail.com
    thanks!

  129. John Gray says:

    Just read this, I hope you have one invite left I very much need this. Thanks a million
    John

  130. hchao says:

    wouldn’t mind an invite if there are still enough.

    email:
    hubert-battellemedia AT uma DOT litech DOT org

  131. Paul Gettle says:

    I know I’m way to late for this but I would like a invite, please, if there are any left.

  132. I’ve got all 25 invites left. If you need an invite, just ask me. easton AT knowmoremedia DOT com

  133. Bruno says:

    I live in Boston and would appreciate an invite to the Farecast Beta. If you have any left, please send one to:

    blind_copy_list AT yahoo D0T com

    Thanks!

  134. Ken Levine says:

    I would appreciate one of those precious invites, please, and I would expect to use it this month.

  135. David says:

    invite please

  136. Michael says:

    I’d love to try out the Farecast Beta — I fly out of Boston all the time.

  137. I’ve already passed out five – y’all are ravenous! 20 invites left.

  138. Matt says:

    I’d love an invite, thanks.

  139. Luis Campos says:

    I’m off to Logan almost as often as I use the T–an invite would be much appreciated!

  140. Conway says:

    If you have any invites left, I’d love to grab one. Thank you, “c0ldlimit AT gmail DOT com”

  141. Ben Metcalfe says:

    If any invites are left, I’d be v interested in checking Farecast out.

    Thanks

  142. Neal says:

    Would very much appreciate one of the invitations, if possible. Thank you.

  143. I’ve already passed out five – y’all are ravenous! 20 invites left. Oh, wait – 19 left.

  144. Kim says:

    One please!

  145. debcha says:

    I live in Boston and travel frequently; I’d love an invite if there are any left. Thanks so much.

  146. Michelle says:

    If there is room, add me please!

  147. Clifford says:

    If any invites are still available, I’d love to try this

  148. jarrett paschel says:

    if possible, id love a chance for an invite,

    thanks

  149. Gary says:

    Great article. I love the idea and concept. And its something I used to think Expedia and family did. Do you have any more invites? If so, I’d love to try it. Thanks!

  150. Radu S says:

    I’d like also an invite for farchase.. if it’s possible.

    Thank you

    Radu

  151. Jamie says:

    Very interesting. I ran across your blog through BoingBoing.net. If you have any invites left, I would appreciate one.

    Thanks!

  152. Gil S. says:

    This sounds right up my alley. If you have any left, an invite please.

  153. Adam C says:

    Ohh Ohh, I’m a boston flyer too. If you have any left I’d love to try that out. If not, thx for the tip on the cool site, this has been a huge headache for me lately. I was just lamenting how backwards this sales model is. No where else can you fluctuate prices so amazingly and with such seeming lack of reason.

    Why do we stand for this? why can it happen? Well, I think it all leads back to the facts that 1) Airlines have very little idea what their doing; which leads to them needing subsidies to keep in the air which leads to 2) they get a lot of money from uncle sam to stay afloat, so they can get things so crucial like a pricing model wrong.

    I’m sure there are other reasons, but like you said, I’m glad to see that some one has figured out how to shift that power back to us.

    Thanks – Adam
    (FLY (@) Monkeyserver (dot) com

  154. andrew says:

    I’d love an invite, if there are any more left….

  155. goatpox says:

    Hey! If you have another invite…. :)

    goatpox (at) frontiernet.net

  156. allen says:

    Sorry to further burden you, but I would really like to give it a try. Thanks for distributing this!

  157. Eric says:

    I’d love an invite if you still have one!

  158. Vince says:

    Id sure like to try this out also, seeing that I travel for my company multiple times a year…

  159. michael says:

    You don’t need aggregators to get a good price on a car. You just need phone numbers. The manufacturer’s web site produced the phone numbers and I did the rest.

    I bought a new car last year from a dealer who was 400 miles from where I live. He had exactly the car I wanted (make/model/color/features). There were two cars that exactly fit my specifications in California and I was able to get the dealers to compete for my business. I got 10% off msrp and some extra features I didn’t want tossed in.

    Without the web, I never would have been able to find those dealers.

  160. Beverly says:

    I’d love an invite – thanks!

  161. Paul says:

    I would like to try too if there’s still room….

  162. I’ve got 16 invites left. John, you can send some email addresses my way if you’re out of invites.

  163. Rob Taylor-Manning says:

    I am a Seattle-based United 1K flier and would love to be a beta user.

    Many thinks for the tip on this much needed technology.

  164. Phillip Winn says:

    I’d like an invite, please. I’ve got a trip I’m taking in August, and I’ve been putting off buying my ticket!

  165. Joshua Hawes says:

    This would be great for me living in Boston. If you’ve got an extra invite I’d sure take it.

  166. I’d be interested in an invite, since I’m based in BOS.

  167. Nate Bosscher says:

    would love an invite. thanks, great blog and great article!

  168. Heather Brogan says:

    I’d love an invite. Thanks!

  169. kelly says:

    I’d love an invite if you’ve got a spare.
    Thanks!

  170. Scott Dier says:

    I’d also like an invite.

    Thanks,

  171. Wezz says:

    Wow, i would love an invite too! Thanks!!

  172. Jebb Remelius says:

    Congrats on a super fine idea! I did wonder how to get around some of that airline pricing, know I can know!
    Please invite me as I fly out of boston.
    Thanks

  173. Sobre says:

    If you have any invites left, I’d love to get one.

  174. dick hannon says:

    Would appreciate an invite.
    thanks

  175. Lisa says:

    I assume that you are out of invites, but in case you aren’t, I would be interested.

    Thanks.

  176. Jim Sweeney says:

    Being based in Boston, I would like an invite . Thanks and keep up the great work on this blog!

  177. jenny sue says:

    I would love an invite! Thanks, this is a fantastic idea.

  178. Paul says:

    If you still have any invites, I’d like one.

  179. Adam Brown says:

    Sounds like a great idea. I would love an invite to such a great service.

    It’s to obad that SouthWest doesn’t seem to like to participate with the same sort of data brokerages that the rest of the companies work with

  180. Ben says:

    Would love an invite, if there are any left!

  181. topher says:

    if there are any inites left, i’d appreciate one.. thanks.

  182. TradeMark G. says:

    Any invites left? If so I’ll take one — and thank you!

    - tm

  183. gwen says:

    any left? gwendolina (a) gmail…or if someone can find out when oakland-portland’s gonna be cheaper…

  184. Colin says:

    I too would love an invite, if there are any left. I am always looking for ways to cheat the airlines since they cheat us so much…

  185. Ben says:

    I would also appreciate an invite if there are any remaining (I am a different Ben than the one two above me). Thanks.

  186. I’ve got about 15 Farecast invites left, folks. Email me: easton AT knowmoremedia DOT com.

  187. Joe BelBruno says:

    If any invites are left, I use BOS and would like to try this out.

  188. Scott B says:

    Please send me an invite — I’m in Seattle and fly quite a lot!
    Thanks

  189. Jeffrey Simon says:

    Would love an invite. Thank you, sir.

  190. Stephen says:

    I signed up for the private beta – I hope they add the dallas market soon, and then bring me on! That would really make my year as I’m planning to do a lot of air travel during Q4.

  191. Emily says:

    Hello Sir – I would like to try this beta edition.

    Thank you!

  192. Jay Campbell says:

    This could be fantastic for the family. One invite, please! And thank you for breaking the news.

  193. Joel says:

    More information to the consumer, this sounds great!
    I’d love an invite if you still have any.

  194. Alexander says:

    I would love an invite if you still have any. Thanks a ton!

  195. Nate says:

    Hi John,

    I’m a sometime backpacker that doesn’t use mileage cards. Can’t get miles on Kenya Airways, unfortunately.

    If you got any invites left, I’d truly appreciate one, but either way, thanks so much for the heads up.

    Cheers, Nate

  196. Would love to try it out if you’ve got any invites left.

  197. Jeff Hirsch says:

    Would love an invite if you’ve got any left. Thanks for the head’s up!

  198. Tom Fonseca says:

    Any left! Man would this be useful!

    Greets!

  199. Marcelo says:

    An invitation for me please. I need to travel a lot this summer, and would love to put it through its paces.

  200. Wayne Bryant says:

    I’m in Boston and will be booking a flight soon. Please hook me up.

  201. If there’s any invites left, I’d be much obliged :)

    thanks,

    Erik

  202. Johnny says:

    Wow, this is awesome. I’d love an invite on the off chance there are any left.

  203. Narrowfellow says:

    I’d love an invite. I’m in Boston, and need to buy an airline ticket this month! Great timing.

  204. Evie B. says:

    I also travel a lot and would like an invite if there are any left…

  205. Kyree says:

    What a great idea. I would love an invite if there are some left.

  206. Liz says:

    Looks like you are over 200 already but maybe you will get some more invites.
    Thanks.
    Liz

  207. Josh says:

    I didn’t count up the requests you have gotten, but if there’s any invites left, I’d love one, I fly out of Seattle and am looking forward to a few trips this year.

  208. Bala says:

    This is just what I need. I travel extensively and I always end up paying over the roof. I’d appreciate if you could send me an invite.

    Thanks
    Bala

  209. Megan says:

    Hi there,
    Not sure if you have any more invites to the beta, but I would really love to have one.
    Thanks, very much!
    Megan

  210. Andrew says:

    I’m having a wedding in Boston this summer, and the current cost of flights is extraordinarily high. This would help my guests from CA enormously. So if you have any invites left…

    Thanks greatly.

  211. josh says:

    if you still have a spare invite, I’d love one.

  212. Branin Lippincott says:

    I would like an invite please, if any are available.

  213. John, I would very much appreciate an invite. Thanks in advance.

  214. Franker says:

    I live in Seattle and have many friends in Boston.
    I’d love it it you still had an invite.

  215. Tony Scott says:

    Thanks John, I live in Seattle and would really like an invite for the beta.

  216. James F says:

    I’d like an invite too!

  217. aaron says:

    Hey John,
    I live in Seattle. If you have any extra invites left, I’d love one!

    Thanks,
    Aaron

  218. Hi John, I’d love to get a beta invite for this if at all possible!

  219. jay cox says:

    any invited left? thanks. im always flying to BOS from SEA and this sounds great.

  220. jay cox says:

    any left? thanks

  221. Joel says:

    Hi! Would love to get a beta invite, like many above I live in Seattle.

  222. todd says:

    I’m in Seattle and would love an invite, if there are any left. Thanks!

  223. Brandon Byers says:

    Wow! When I saw 136 comments to this, I wondered what was up. Now, after reading through … well, chances are that 150 limit has been hit. If not, I’d like an invite … por favor!

    And I agree. Anything which disrupts the entrenched, giant, incumbent players in an industry, and puts more power in the people’s hands, I’ll line up for. Like I am now!

  224. Chris says:

    In Boston and have been wanting to try this site since I read about it earlier this year. If you have another invite available, please send it along! Thank you!

  225. Stephanie says:

    If you have an extra one, I would love an invite.

    Thanks!

  226. Jay says:

    Another would-be Beta user in Seattle. Thanks!

  227. travis says:

    I’d love an invite – if possible

  228. Brandon Byers says:

    Wow! 226 comments and counting! Ah well. I’ll still be watching this.

  229. Kristina says:

    I’d love an invite — if there are any left. This is a great idea!

  230. Amy says:

    Would love a beta invite if they’re still available… I’m in Seattle and travel at least twice a month, often on short notice. Thanks!

  231. Matt says:

    This Bostonian would be very grateful indeed of an invite… That is, if there are still any available.

  232. David says:

    If there are still invites to give, this Bostonian would LOVE one!!

  233. Kylene says:

    Oh my! I would love a chance to get a beta invite:)! Thanks so much!

  234. If there are any left I would love a beta invite — thanks so much!

  235. Howard says:

    Likewise, I’d love an invite to the beta if there are any left – thanks for posting about this!

  236. Alex says:

    I’m a Seattle resident, and about to look at airfares, so a beta invite would be a great boon. I’d appreciate one if there are any left, thanks!

  237. David Allen says:

    I’m planning a trip this summer out of Boston, so I’d love an invite if you have any left!

    Thanks!!

  238. A.J. Cady says:

    I live in Boston, work for a non profit organization and travel frequently for work. An invitation would be deeply appreciated and put to good use. Thanks!

  239. Robin says:

    Boston and Seattle, two of my fave destinations, for business and pleasure. Would love an invite if you have another. Thanks!

  240. Andrew says:

    I’d love an invite… thanks =)

  241. Bryan says:

    I buy plane tickets to fly either myself or my fiancee between Las Vegas and Los Angeles every week. I would love to take a look if you have an invite to spare. Thank you!

  242. Rich Banner says:

    I you have any invites left, please include me.

  243. Would love an invite, thanks!

    (Email: blodulv@gmail.com)

  244. Fendwick Neville says:

    I fly out of BOS all the time; I’d love an invite! :)

    Thx!

  245. Mike Kornelis says:

    If you ever get through all these and have any invites left, I would appreciate one. Gracias!

  246. Amer Mallah says:

    If there are any invites left, I am very interested.

  247. steve02476 says:

    I live in the Boston area and would love an invite – this seems like a great idea and my family of four needs to buy some summer air tickets

  248. Gabe says:

    Hi John, I would love an invite, i’m planning a trip to thailand and the more i can save the longer i can be there for. If there are any left I’d like an invite.

  249. Chris Kramer says:

    I’d love an invite if you’ve got any left.

  250. Jocelyn says:

    Farecast is a great concept. We at TripHub recently sponsored an event in Seattle with TechCrunch.

    After using Farecast to predict the best times to fly based on airfare, you can plan any type of group trip using the free collaborative tools built by TripHub.com.

    And if you book your flight on another site, you can simply communicate the flight into on one central “trip home” page for family reunions, weekend getaways with friends and the like.

    Jocelyn,
    TripHub’s blog editor – http://advisor.triphub.com

  251. Sean says:

    I’m a heavy traveler and would love to try this service. Thanks!

  252. paul says:

    what a fantastic idea!
    i’d think it would make a great macintosh dashboard widget, too.

    put me on the list if you have a slot

  253. Ed Dycus says:

    Hello, John. I’m in Seattle, and I would love to have an invite. Thanks in advance.

  254. Ritta says:

    Hi I’d like an invite please. I fly out of Seattle a lot and into Boston a few times a year. This would be super useful.

    Thanks
    Ritta

  255. donal says:

    Thanks for the blog post. I’ll take an invite, if there still are any.

  256. Morgan Skinner says:

    I live in Seattle and I would love an invitation.

    Thanks

  257. Joo says:

    As a student of economics, I find this fascinating. Could I have an invite?? Pwease??? Pretty please with sugar on top?

  258. David says:

    I would love an invite. Thanks for letting us know about this site!

  259. nici says:

    i’ll take an invite if you have any left. thanks!!

  260. FizzieSoda says:

    I work for a very large travel company, one that is on the intertron, one which was originally a team at another very VERY large software company. I’m not sure it makes a difference to the point made in this write up, but it is an interesting factoid regardless.

    All travel companies get the same price on airline flights. We all turn around and charge our customers that one same price for that ticket. Our profit is a flat $5 per seat. Simple as that. Our goal is to move as many seats as possible to take that $5 “commision” and turn it in to a profit.

    There are exceptions of course. Orbitz is owned by several airlines, and you will usually get the absolute best flight deal right from them as they control their own pricing differently at that site.

    I do agree though, this tool looks like it will go a long way to change the structure of consumer travel. While it probably can not be predicted as to the effectiveness of this particular site, it will no doubt spawn competition. Competition, as we know, can effect rediculously radical changes in a given industry.

  261. Patrick says:

    Not sure if you’ve hit 150, but…I need to book a few flights out of Seattle for later in the year, and would love to check out Farecast before I do! Thanks.

  262. jamie3k1 says:

    If the invite requests here are any indication, this thing will be huge when it goes public. I wonder how the airlines and other price-manipulating powers-that-be will respond?

    Oh, and can I get an invite too, please? Many thanks.

  263. drew says:

    what a great service! I’d love an invite. I live in boston and this would be perfect for me.

  264. Aaron says:

    Please share an invite.

  265. Shannon says:

    I would love an invite…thanks so much for going through all of these to give them out!!

  266. chonkie says:

    Hi John,

    This is a great tool! I am in Seattle and will definately be flying this summer. I would sure appreciate an invite if you have any remaining!

  267. chonkie says:

    sorry, the email is chonk82_at_yahoo.com
    thanks!

  268. Joe Hunkins says:

    Thanks John – FareCast is a clever tool – looking forward to the release.

  269. ben lehman says:

    Looks excellent! Please send me one to balehman@gmail.com

    yrs–
    –Ben

  270. Takeshi Toyohara says:

    hi – can i get an invite please?

    thanks

  271. Dennis says:

    would be much appreciated

  272. Amanda says:

    If you are still giving invites out I would like one. Thanks!

  273. Tim says:

    As a part time statistics nerd, I would love to see how a site like this would work. An invite would be greatly appreciated!

  274. Freddie says:

    I’d like an invite please, if you have any left. Thanks!

  275. Armitage says:

    Invite por favor.

  276. Nico says:

    I’d love an invite, but I don’t believe you have any left. =(

    mr_blitz_rm@yahoo.com is my email address.

    Thank you.

  277. Phil Friedman says:

    An invite please, if still available. Thanks!!!

  278. MattVB says:

    Please, send me an invite to join FareCast. Lot’s of buzz about FareCast here in Seattle.

  279. Patrick says:

    Please send me an invite. I would love it. Thanks.

  280. Adam says:

    I would also love an invite. I am living and Boston and will be travelling in November…

  281. Jessica says:

    Would very much appreciate an invite, if I’m still w/in the 150 available! Many thanks – Jessica

  282. sunthosh says:

    INVITE PLEASE

  283. Angela says:

    Would appreciate an invite if there are any left :) Thank you very much.

  284. My sister from New Hampshire sent me this site and I would really like to be invited in. I do as much travel as my purse will allow and this would help out, for sure.

    Kathy

  285. Steve says:

    I’d love to try this for my honeymoon. And I need to fly out of Boston. Nice.

  286. FHMalik says:

    I would love to try the beta, please let me know if you have any more invites left. Thanks!

  287. BM says:

    Please send me an invite as well. Thanks!!!

  288. Leif says:

    I’d also love an invitation, I’m constantly traveling! Thanks.

  289. mark allen says:

    neato! do you still have invites?

  290. Jeff says:

    If there are invites left, I’d love to get one.

  291. Tamara Golden says:

    Would be greatly interested in an invitation. Fly out of BOS all that time and this would be truly useful. Thanks so much!

    Tamara Golden
    Somerville, MA

  292. I’d like to try it.

  293. Phil says:

    I live in Seattle and would like and invitation. Thanks!

  294. James says:

    I am based in Boston and would love to try farecast.

    Thanks!

  295. robert says:

    hi!,

    Thanks for the review! This Bostonian would love an invite.

    Cheers,

    Robert

  296. tom says:

    If you still have any invites can you send one my way?

    Go Sox!

  297. Wayne says:

    Not sure if you are going to have any invites left, but I’d like to play with the site.

  298. Cathy says:

    If you have any invitations left (you got a great response here!), please send one my way. Thanks.

  299. piotter says:

    Thanks for the invite

  300. karly li says:

    I would love an invite. Thanks ahead of time!

  301. John says:

    Have any invitations left?

  302. Mike says:

    I live in Boston and would love an invite it they are still available!

    Thanks, Mike

  303. Farecast sounds awesome. Can I get an invite?

  304. Frank Leahy says:

    Invite please. Thank you.

    Regards,
    – Frank Leahy

  305. Soam says:

    Hi John,

    I know it’s late in the game- but if you have another invite I would use it for business! Thanks (and great book!)

    Soam Lall
    Manager, Client Development
    LinkShare Corporation

  306. Hi John,

    I could totally need an invite. Thanks.

    Bye, Hannes

  307. richard baguley says:

    As a regualr flyer on the SFO>LHR route, I’d love an invite…

  308. Carrie says:

    Hi John,
    Just found out about your blog, very cool. Would love an invite if there are any still available. Thanks!

  309. Ryan says:

    I would be extremely thankful for an invite.

  310. Michael Ducker says:

    John – would love an invite. Thanks!

  311. Mariya says:

    I would love to check it out. Thanks!

  312. John Eno says:

    Would love an invite!
    I’m not much of a traveller,
    (I’m fine with flying,
    it’s the ticket purchasing that kills me)
    but my sister’s just announced
    her wedding this august…
    and get this:
    she’s in SEA and I’m in BOS!

    wrangle me that widget!

    many thanks and much respect

  313. Matt says:

    Excellent story. Would love an invite to examine the site.

  314. Elliot says:

    If it is still possible to get an invite, I would appreciate one. Thanks!

  315. Brenton says:

    Thanks for making this available! I’d love an invite!

  316. Brian says:

    I’d love an invite, thanks.

  317. John Mecham says:

    I’d love to help refine the beta, count me in.

  318. J says:

    Please send me an invite as well. Thanks!

  319. jonathan marcus says:

    please send me an invite, thanks!! :)

  320. sarah says:

    I too would love an invite. =) Thanks for turning me on to FareCast!

  321. Megan says:

    Farecast looks incredible! And I’m from Boston, so could really use it. Please send me an invite. Thanks.

  322. bob says:

    another invite request — please!

  323. matt says:

    I’d like an invite please.

  324. hank williams says:

    I would love to get an invite. It sounds incredibly cool

  325. Chaddley says:

    just paid almost $500 for a 21 day adv. flight Seattle to Cinci. FareCast, can you help? I always seem to buy my fares at their peak (hopefully my portfolio is not the same!)…john, could you invite please?

    from Fly High, Sell Low in Seattle

  326. Timm says:

    I live in Seattle, an invite to this beta would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

  327. VSG says:

    I live in Boston, and would very much appreciate an invitation. Thank you.

  328. Alyssa says:

    I live in Boston and would love an invite if there are any remaining…thanks!

  329. Jacob says:

    I’d love an invite. Thanks!

  330. Melinama says:

    Thanks, I’d like an invite.

  331. Hawke says:

    An invite would be awesome! Thanks for sharing

  332. steve white says:

    I would like an invite please. thanks. stevewhite1//gmail.com

  333. Dave Hamilton says:

    This is fascinating information. I would love to get an invite to participate in this beta site. If you have any left, please send me an invite.

  334. Grant says:

    If you have more invites, please send me one. I’m a SEA flyer and would love to see if it actually works!

  335. Hal Gershanoff says:

    As a frequent BOS flier to both US and international destinations, I’d be very much interested in trying FareCast. Hope I make the cut. Kudos on your articulate and concise look at the concept.

  336. Charles Hagen says:

    Any invites left? Please, and thanks…

  337. arthur says:

    I live in Boston and fly out frequently…I would love one of these invites. Is this the “process for making this easy” ? Not sure. Thanks!

  338. don says:

    Hey John! I would love a Farecast invite! Thx!

  339. patrick says:

    I’d like a beta invite if you have more, I have to go to Boston several times a year,
    thanks, keep up the great info!

  340. Watley says:

    Hi John – If by chance you still have an invite, I’d be grateful for the chance to participate in the Farecast beta. Cheers!

  341. Cody says:

    I’d love an invite if you’ve still gottem laying around. thx.

  342. Alex says:

    John, I’m a college student trying to get to costa rica with my girlfriend. Farecast sounds like it could help…I’d love an invite. Thanks so much!

    -Alex

  343. Alex says:

    ^ my email is muyalex@gmail.com , not sure if could see it. thanks again!

  344. art says:

    Love to have invite

  345. Fignuts says:

    If you do have more invites (unlimited now?), I’d love one. I’m moving to Boston soon, this would be quite useful!

  346. k3vin says:

    I’ll be doing some travelling in that area soon enough. Please sign me up.

  347. Irfaan says:

    This sounds like a fascinating tool – I’d love to get an invite to explore it a bit.

  348. chris says:

    Hello, I would love an invite. Thanks

  349. Robert Charlton says:

    John – If there are any invites left, I too would love to get one. Thanks.

  350. Brad says:

    Thanks for the interesting article. If you have any invites left, I would appreciate an invitation too! Thanks!

  351. Robert Cantoni says:

    I make travel arrangements for a company based in Seattle — this would be incredibly useful to me. Please send me an invitation, if you have one available.

  352. Kevin Barrow says:

    May I have an invite too, please?

    Thanks!

  353. Mark says:

    Could I get one please….? :)

  354. Kamlesh says:

    Can I get an invite too, please.

  355. Mark says:

    I’d like an invite if you have any left, please.

  356. Deodatta says:

    Can I get an invite please? Thanks.

  357. sameer says:

    Can I get an invite too please. Thanks.

  358. SnowWhite says:

    Can I get an invite please? Thanks!

  359. Andrew says:

    Here’s another to add to the long list of invite requests… Much appreciated, if there are any left… Thanks for tipping us off to the new site!

  360. SnowWhite says:

    Can I get an invite please? Thanks!

  361. Kate says:

    would love the beta test

  362. Katrina says:

    interested in an invite for beta version. thanks!

  363. steve says:

    beta tests are cool. add me if you can!

  364. Brad says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to beta test this farecast.com. It is a great concept!

  365. Jon Abad says:

    I’d like an invite to the beta test.

    This is an idea whose time has come!

  366. SnowWhite says:

    Can I get an invite please? Thanks!

  367. Mike Farrell says:

    If you have anymore invites left I would be delighted to beta test.
    Thanks!

  368. Tariq says:

    I’d love an invite if there are any left. Thanks!

  369. Brian says:

    any invites left? thanks

  370. Ariel says:

    Me too, please!

  371. KS says:

    me three.. :)

  372. Esin says:

    Invite pls :)

  373. Morrigan says:

    I would love an invite! Thanks

  374. gloria says:

    I would love an invite as well. Thanks!

  375. pinax says:

    Could I please have an invite? Thank you!

  376. Michael says:

    I would also love an invite! Thanks.

  377. Benjamin says:

    I’m living in Boston, so I could use an invite too. Thanks !

  378. Aden says:

    Is this the best way to request an invite? If so, I would really like one! Thank you!

  379. Louise says:

    I’d also like an invite. Thank you!

  380. Benoit says:

    I could use an invite. Thank you.

  381. Curt Kentner says:

    an invite would be fantastic! i flyout of seattle.

  382. johnny says:

    i’d love an invite if still some available. thanks

  383. aaron says:

    I’d love an ivite, too.

  384. Justyn says:

    I would love an invite. Thanks.

  385. Chris says:

    I too would appreciate an invite. Thanks.

  386. Debbie says:

    An invite would be great. More cities are needed by far.

  387. Dana says:

    This would be wonderful. I am trying to fly four people down to Florida and the rates are insane. Please send a beta invite! Thanks! :)

  388. Elias says:

    Farecast is in public beta now, so no need for invites.

    And, having used it since the limited beta period, it is great, except I’ve been finding really great fares on there (and the dire prediction of the fares going up up up) and been totally unable to match those prices when I go try to buy the flight on the carrier’s web site. For example, a United flight which comes up at $259 on Farecast goes for $390 on United’s web site. Unless these discrepancies are addressed, it’s not such a useful tool.

  389. Myra Sinnott says:

    I’d love an invite…thanks!!

  390. Bill Hansley says:

    I’d appreciate an invite to FareCast. Many thanks!!

  391. magnus says:

    gimme, gimme, gimme … if i’m within the 150 …. please!

  392. Chicago Andy says:

    Invite please!

  393. benito says:

    i would love an invite if they’re still any floating around. gracias!

  394. Daphne says:

    I would really appreciate an invite…

  395. Maria says:

    send me farecast beta

  396. Randy says:

    I would love an invite!!

  397. ThatTallGuy says:

    Regular flier — please, any invites left?

  398. james says:

    I would love an invite!!

  399. John says:

    I’d like an invite please! :)

  400. I would appreciate an invite if possible.

  401. mags says:

    would like an invite please!

  402. Aaron says:

    I would like an invite if they’re still being dished out.

  403. harper says:

    I would love an invite..

  404. Otto says:

    I’d like an invite too! Thanks!

  405. Aaron Adams says:

    Please, if you have invites available, then I would love to give Farecast a looksee.

    Thanks.

  406. Gabe Weisz says:

    I’d love an invite please. Thanks.

  407. Tumbleweed says:

    An invite would be much appreciated; I have at least two trips coming up that I could use this for…thanks!

  408. I’d like a invite, i’m going to NYC this week and in another month!

  409. JC says:

    Would like an invite. Thanks!

    JC

  410. Chris Reed says:

    Would love the invite. Thank you so much for providing this….

  411. John McCarthy says:

    Could you send one to me, also. Thanx.

    JRM

  412. Craig says:

    would like an ivite if available…thanks!!

  413. Craig says:

    would like an invite if available…thanks!!

  414. eric says:

    this is silly. since when do past prices predict future prices? its just day trading but with airplane tickets.

    i don’t need an invite.

  415. ryan says:

    I’d like an invite if you’ve got any left

  416. terryo says:

    I would love an invite if you have any left!

    Thanks!

  417. Charles says:

    Thanks! If you have any left…

  418. john says:

    If invites are still around, I’d love to get in on this.

  419. Queue says:

    If you’ve still got invites to give away, I’m definitely curious about this. As I’ve just found your writing, however, I’ll certainly understand if you’d prefer to limit takers to those you know.

  420. Tom Bruning says:

    I would love to join the beta.

    thanks

  421. Joe says:

    Please invite me first.

  422. I would like an invite if they’re still being dished out.

  423. Scott says:

    the Farecast is pretty cool!! I like the great idea.

    Scott

  424. julio bruno says:

    Great initiative. Pity is that it only works in the USA. Are they planning an international version? If so, I travel non-stop in Europe and I would love to try it. I know the industry very well.

  425. nawadnianie says:

    Love the idea but until their originating airport list opens up a little I am unable to see what everyone is raving about.

  426. counter strike says:

    good job
    thx for this article

  427. odzywki says:

    Great work ! I really enjoyed browsing through this site. I will recommend it to my friends. Greetings

  428. kezman says:

    But something funny happened on our way to internet mediated bliss: the big companies figured out how to game our demand. Dealers realized they can make more profit if they cooperate and withhold pricing information from the aggregators, and the aggregators got into bed with the supply side of the equation (if you think AutoByTel or Expedia is on your side, you’re kidding yourself). Nowhere is this more true that in how an airline prices its tickets

  429. johson says:

    But something funny happened on our way to internet mediated bliss: the big companies figured out how to game our demand. Dealers realized they can make more profit if they cooperate and withhold pricing information from the aggregators, and the aggregators got into bed with the supply side of the equation (if you think AutoByTel or Expedia is on your side, you’re kidding yourself). Nowhere is this more true that in how an airline prices its tickets

  430. Most likely you are painfully aware of how bizarre and seemingly inscrutable the pricing schemes are for airline travel. One day you might get a fare from SF to Boston for $400, the next it’s $335, and the day after that it’s $500. Why?

  431. Kredit Mike says:

    Hi, Thanks for very interesting article. I really enjoyed reading all of your articles. ,

  432. Igor Kopmar says:

    Nice article i enjoyed a lot,

    Igor Kopmar,
    “Cheap Flights” Adviser (“www.travelpapa.com)

  433. I wish if I were in America, I only travel to India with plane for only 2 times in my life! I want to ride more…

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