SEATTLE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Farecast.com, the airfare prediction
website, announced today the launch of Farecast Deals, a new service that
leverages the science of airfare data and advanced analytics to provide
consumers a usable and authentic approach to airfare deals. No other travel
website helps consumers know "what" is a deal and "why" to buy now when
shopping for cheap flights. Each day, Farecast utilizes billions of
airfares to provide its free airfare predictions, and now uses this data to
help consumers uncover cheap tickets from their airport.
"Any website can claim to have the best deals, but many of those deals
are based on marketing, not science," said Hugh Crean, Farecast's president
and chief executive officer. "Farecast.com is the only travel website that
uses the power of over 175 billion airfares to help consumers understand
what is truly a good deal and why to buy now."
Farecast Filters Out the Real Deals
Everyone loves a great deal, but more often than not, it's hard to
filter out the truly good values from marketing hype. Farecast shows you
real deals backed by comparisons against millions of airfares the company
has analyzed from each airport. Farecast:
* Finds the absolute lowest fare between two selected cities in the next
90 days -- A consumer would need to conduct up to 50,000 individual
searches to find all of the deals we find each day from their city
* Compares that low fare to millions of airfares on record between the
cities to see how it matches up
* Shows consumers how much the airfare deal saves them over the average
airline ticket between the chosen cities
"We've seen in the data that low fare deals often have a very short
shelf life and typically expire within 48 hours," stated Jay Bartot, vice
president of engineering. "Our technology team is doing the heavy lifting
to allow consumers to maximize savings and act on that small window of
opportunity. In some cases, we'll find the lowest fare ever recorded
between two cities, but as you can imagine, those prices don't last long."
Farecast currently offers deals from the top 26 cities in the following
categories: weekends, last minute trips, week-long trips, family getaways
and top deals. Farecast's easy-to-use calendar feature simplifies the
planning process and offers savvy travelers a quick way to plan their trip.
Consumers can also let Farecast do the work for them and sign up to get the
best deals sent to them via email.
Farecast offers deals for the following cities and airports: Atlanta
(ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (MDW, ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN),
Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Indianapolis (IND), Las Vegas (LAS), Los
Angeles (LAX, SNA, ONT, BUR, LGB), Miami (MIA, FLL, TPA), Minneapolis
(MSP), New York (JFK, LGA, EWR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix
(PHX), Portland (PDX), Raleigh Durham (RDU), Salt Lake City (SLC), San
Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO, OAK, SJC), Seattle (SEA), St. Louis (STL),
Tampa (TPA), West Palm Beach (PBI) and Washington DC (DCA, IAD, BWI).
Farecast Airfare Predictions - Know When to Buy
Unlike any other travel website, Farecast.com saves online travel
shoppers money with an airfare prediction for their specific trip. The
company's patented airfare prediction shows whether the lowest fares for
their trip are rising or dropping. Farecast.com also provides expected
price movements, confidence levels, historical prices and buying tips when
customers search for flights. To learn more about the proprietary airfare
prediction, see the Our Technology page of Farecast.com.
About Farecast, Inc.
Farecast.com is the first and only airfare prediction website.
Farecast.com helps airfare shoppers across the country save money by
answering the question: should you buy now or wait? In addition to being
the first to provide airfare predictions, Farecast.com displays the lowest
fares from the major airline sites and offers industry leading travel
planning tools. Farecast.com was recognized as one of PC World's 20 Most
Innovative Products of 2007, "Best of What's New for 2006" by Popular
Science, one of TIME Magazine's 50 Coolest Websites for 2006 and one of the
"Best Trip Planning Tools" by Business Week readers. The company is located
in Seattle, Washington, and is funded by Sutter Hill Ventures, Greylock
Partners, Madrona Venture Group, WRF Capital and PAR Capital Management. To
get a free airfare prediction from your city, or to learn more visit
Anne Taylor Hartzell
Spark PR for Farecast:
Amy Burke Bessette
SOURCE Farecast, Inc.