Best Fare Alert Site: Airfarewatchdog
BY Lou Dubois
Screen Shot www.facebook.com/Airfarewatchdog
Rather than relying on algorithms as most other low-cost flight aggregators do, Airfarewatchdog actually utilizes a small staff to recognize and then post deals, both on its own site and also on Twitter and Facebook. As CEO George Hobica notes, "fares fluctuate like stocks," so you need to see it as soon as the price drops, which is why posting it to social networks is often better than the daily fare e-mails other sites offer. Airfarewatchdog tells you when fares between certain cities are on sale, which airlines, how many seats are available, advance purchase required, and any other quirky details. In short, they take the guesswork out of fare tracking.
LOU DUBOIS is a Philadelphia-based Social Media Editor for NBC Universal's local news affiliate (WCAU-TV). He is an experienced writer, editor and marketer who has worked with and written about Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, focusing on social media, emerging technologies, small business success, entrepreneurship, sports business and corporate policy. Previously he worked for Social Media Today, Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press and SOBeFit Magazine, along with various newspapers. @lou_dubois