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|Getting the Best Price, Schedule, and Seat on Your Next Flight|
|Written by Rich Truesdell|
|Wednesday, 07 May 2008 07:34|
As I travel by air up to 20 weeks out of the year, I’m always looking for new tools that help me get the lowest price, the most convenient flights, and the greatest comfort while in the air. It’s an ever-changing matrix, especially in this era of $125/barrel oil as airlines try to adjust to a playing field that changes every day. In the past kayak.com has been my primary search site for airfares, with orbitz.com coming in a close second, and seatguru.com helping me find the most comfortable seat. Now I’m adding three more web sites to the mix: insidetrip.com, vayama.com, and yapta.com.
As flights are more crowded than ever, a web site that helps me identify historic load factors is one way to avoid staying out of the dreaded middle seat on a long-haul flight. This is only one of 12 parameters--set in three categories: speed, comfort, and ease--you can set at insidetrip.com. Once you identify a flight that meets your criteria, click on the "buy now" button and you’re transported to orbitz.com to complete your purchase.