Spring break isn’t very far away and for many families with kids, this time of the year is often marked by a weeklong vacation. It could be a simple week with visitations to local museums, relative’s houses, and nearby natural attractions. But it could also mean really getting away; taking to the friendly skies for a long- distance vacation full of new experiences and great memories. Finding a budget- priced flight can take time, but there is one web service ready to assist. The site is Airfarewatchdog.com, a service dedicated in transporting tourists from place to place for less.
Low Fare Locator
Airfarewatchdog.com is, first and foremost, a place to find inexpensive budget travel. Logon to the site and the first thing you notice is the Low Fare Locator. All you do is enter a departure and arrival city and then click the icon to “Find Fares.” There is no need to enter a date. The search results will show any special deals, if any exist. If they do not, the site will then present a more traditional flight finder search function, complete with dates. The site will then scan the internet and display travel web sites for comparisons. The travel sites it scans include Hotwire, Expedia, Priceline, Kayak, and others.
Airfarewatchdog.com is good for scanning multiple sites at once and looking for the best price on airfare, but there are other useful functions with this service and one of them is fare alerts. Users can set these alerts to send e-mail reminders when a good deal is located on a flight from a specific city or to a specific city. There is even an option to e-mail weekly lists of good deals to your inbox, by airport. Thus, if you live in a city with more than one large, public airport, you will need to set up a separate alert for each airport code.
Finding budget deals on airfare is the primary reason travelers use this service, but there are other tools available as well. Airfarewatchdog.com keeps consumers up to date on the different airlines and their baggage fee policies; includes airline travel maps showing the cities served by each airline company; permits broader searches for flight deals based on flexible dates; etc. There is even a place to write a review of a specific flight.
Airfarewatchdog.com is a useful service to find the best airfare deals both domestically and internationally. The site doesn’t offer sales of its own. Instead, it scans other online travel retailers and reports back to you, showing multiple sites which you can then click to make comparisons and find the best deals available.
Airfarewatchdog.com is good for simple searches for flights, but what I like best about this service is its alert system. I am presently scheduled to receive weekly e-mail updates plus alerts on special deals to specific destinations. From these alerts, I have found some excellent deals. In fact, I can credit one of my family vacations in recent years directly to Airfarewatchdog.com. I received a weekly alert one day that showed amazingly cheap round trip flights from Houston to Denver. I inquired and discovered that the flights fit within our summer vacation schedule. The prices were so cheap, we decided to take advantage of them and vacation to the Rocky Mountain state.
One thing about the fare alerts that consumers should know is that the deals are not always flexible enough to fit a specific schedule. Often, the really low, too- good- to- be- true rates are so restrictive, they will not work for most travelers. It still doesn’t hurt to check anyway, but don’t be surprised if that $150 round trip flight to New York you just saw in your Airfarewatchdog.com e-mail alert is only good for Tuesday flights in April. Airfarewatchdog.com works to find you the greatest deals possible, but it makes no promises that these deals will work for you and your family.
Vacationing is part of a healthy family lifestyle and sometimes, transportation by airplane may be the only practical means to reach a specific destination. Finding budget deals on airfare can take some work, but the task is made easier with Airfarewatchdog.com. It guides you to your desired destination by scanning several different web sites and by searching both large and small airlines- including those lesser known airlines that do not even show up in some travel web sites. It is a very handy service and a good place to go when you need to find a flight and want to keep costs within family budget restrictions.
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