Earlier this week, we finished a new and improved version of our FareTracker alerts. These alerts allow you to put in certain routes that you want to track (for instance, New York to Orlando) and we will send you an e-mail every time the lowest fare in that market goes up or down.
Among the enhancements:
1. We’re now including tax in all of our fares.
2. We’re now sending updates throughout the day as fares change, instead of just a single nightly update. This means you’ll get notified more quickly when a sale starts and get a head start when only a limited number of seats are available.
3. We’re now including, not just the lowest fare, but also the lowest fare for each day of the week. A common complaint we have received about our FareTracker alerts is that the fares promoted usually only apply for travel on certain days (like Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays). That’s great if you’re super-flexible, but not much help if you’re looking to plan a weekend trip.
Otherwise, let us know what you think of the new alerts (good or bad, we want to hear it).