By now, we all know that airfares jump around like crazy. We’ve all found a good price on a ticket, but after we’ve checked with friends or even stepped away from our computer to get a drink of water, we return to find that ticket price has increased. What if you could have an assistant that monitors ticket prices 24/7 and lets you know when prices drop?
Your personal assistant exists, and it costs you nothing. It’s an option on Kayak.com called “Price Alert.” Kayak is not a site that sells airline tickets—it’s a good place to see a vast array of flight options. After you choose a search, look in the upper, left-hand corner of the page and find “Price Alert.”
Click on that and set your parameters. Are you flexible about the day of travel? You can type in your exact date or ask for the cheapest fares on a particular month or even year. Do you want to receive price alerts daily? (That, by the way, is what I’d suggest.)
Our friend over at MileValue.com, Scott Grimmer, wanted to go from DC to LA, and by receiving daily updates from Kayak.com, he saved $65 on a one-way ticket between those two cities.
Kayak.com’s price alert—use it.