Airfare Trackers?

Old Jul 7th, 2003, 07:11 PM
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Airfare Trackers?

I've seen references on the board to using fare trackers to find
low air fares from the US to Europe. I get a weekly email from
the airline whose FF miles I try to accumulate. What trackers
do you use? What am I missing? I'd like to sign up for all the
useful ones in anticipation of finding a low fare from CA to
Paris in May 2004.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 03:16 AM
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I use Travelocity's Fare Watcher. You can plug in five different itineraries and it will track itineraries, e-mailing you whenever there is, say, a $25 change. Even with a fare tracker, it still pays to regularly search other sources since Travelocity may not cover ALL the bases for you and there can also be a lag between the time a fare changes and when you receive notification.

Another good feature on the Travelocity site is "Dream Maps", where you plug in an airport and set a max fare. You'll need to play around with this a little to get used to its quirks. It will not always show every destination under your ceiling fare, but it is a very nice tool.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 12:22 PM
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I absolutely love the Dream Maps feature on Travelocity. I wish other sites had something similar. Sometimes you know you want to go to, say, Europe, but can't decide where. This gives you an idea of what is cheapest out of your departure city. I check it every day.

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I also check www.travelzoo.com, which has very up-to-date current special offers from airlines. If you are comfortable using an auction site like priceline.com, you can also review successful (and unsuccessful) bids at www.biddingfortravel.com.

A friend mentioned www.sidestep.com, which apparently tracks fares from many travel websites. I believe you need to download some sort of software from their site, and it only works for PCs.

Good luck!
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Old Sep 3rd, 2003, 01:23 PM
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I am unable to find Travelocity's Fare Watcher. Where is it?
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Old Sep 3rd, 2003, 01:46 PM
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You have to register with them, then when you go to their homepage, click on my stuff. On the next screen, you will see my fare watcher. Click on that and you will be able to put in up to 5 city combinations for them to track fares. They will e-mail you if the fare goes down by however much you designate. I got a great fare to Maui using this!
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Old Sep 4th, 2003, 09:04 AM
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RachelG - Thanks - I found it.
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Expedia has a fare tracker, as well. I use both to get more info.
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