is a free website that keeps track of your flight details and notifies you if the ticket price drops after you buy and you qualify for a refund from the airline.
Bonnie explains how to use it below…
Director, Great Escape Publishing
April 2, 2010
The Right Way to Travel
Money Saving Travel Tools: Get Money Back on Flights AFTER You Book
By Bonnie Caton in Portland, OR
Here’s a fun, money-saving travel secret: Most U.S. airlines offer partial refunds on flights if the price drops after you book.
Of course, they’re not going to notify you if that happens. And most people don’t want to spend time watching for price drops after they’ve already purchased their tickets.
But if you sign up for free with Yapta.com and enter your flight details, it’ll keep watch of fares for you. Then it alerts you if your flight price drops enough to qualify for a refund.
Here are a few airlines that give refunds for price drops:
Offer refunds for any price drop:
* Alaska Airlines
* Jet Blue
Offer refunds for price drops of $75 or more:
* Virgin America
Offer refunds for price drops of $100 or more:
* Hawaiian Airlines
* Midwest Airlines
Offer refunds for price drops of $150 or more:
* American Airlines
* Continental Airlines
* US Airways
Yapta.com also allows you to track prices before you book, and notifies you if a flight falls within your budget — so you don’t have to keep checking back day after day.
Here’s another trick: See all of your travel details in one place AND get notifications if you qualify for refunds on your flights using Tripit.com
Tripit is handy for keeping all of your itinerary, hotel, and other travel details in one place. It recently paired with Yapta, so now you can track prices from there, too.
Sign up for a free account. Then, simply email your itinerary to email@example.com, and it organizes your information for you. A button beside your flight information allows you to connect to your Yapta.com account, and track prices, too.
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