The answer is a website called TripIt. It’s a free site that can track all your airline, hotel, and rental car reservations and sends them to your mobile phone.
But for $60 a year, it might be worth upgrading to TripIt Pro because it will also track the gyrations in price on your ticket. So if you paid $400 for a flight and a few days later the price drops significantly, you may be eligible or that cheaper fare. And since you can’t spend 24/7 monitoring an airline’s web site, TripIt Pro can come in handy.
To be eligible for a refund, the new, lower price must be in the same fare category as the ticket you purchased. And some airlines charge change fees, as well.
But the tech expert on my weekend show, Jason Haris of TechCraver.com, says he saved $170 on a ticket he’d already bought from the Pacific Northwest to San Francisco thanks to TripItPro.com.
That was enough to convince me to sign up.