beta bleg

posted by tom / February 21, 2006 /

Consumerist brings news that TechCrunch (which appears to be down at the moment) has just reviewed the private beta of a service called FlySpy. It looks fairly neat — enter your origin and destination cities, and get back a graph of fare prices for the coming month. You can overlay graphs for different airports, adjust parameters, and generally short-circuit the airlines' confusing pricing schemes.

Or that's what it looks like, anyway (there's a screenshot on Consumerist). The site is still in closed beta. So, on the off chance that anyone has invite capabilities... yeah. Drop me a line.


There's already a site that's been doing most of that for a while: ITA Software. You can't buy tickets, but you can graphically compare fares and travel times on all the major airlines over pretty much any period of time.

Posted by: peter on February 21, 2006 02:40 PM

Hm, not quite-- near as I can tell, ITA will compare fares across airlines for particular days, but not for a range of days.

Cause I want to go to Oakland sometime in May but I don't care when. Anyone reading this, count me second in line for an invite?

Posted by: Tones on February 21, 2006 03:19 PM

It's there in ITA, just not in the cool line graph format. Once you log in, click on Weekend Search or Monthlong search at the top. It will give you the cheapest fares for each day over the given period, and then you can see what all the airlines have when you click on a day.

Posted by: Peter on February 21, 2006 07:03 PM

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