Similar to Farecast, Yapta lets you track airline prices so you can get the best deals on flights. Unlike Farecast, Yapta will alert you when the price drops so that you can either get that refund on a purchased ticket or buy that low-fare ticket on the prime flights. Thankfully Switched got the low down from Jeff Pecor, Yapta's PR Director about whether or not you get refunds if ticket prices drop after you buy your ticket. This what he had to say:
"Airlines only honor their 'guaranteed airfare rule' if people buy directly from the airline (so it doesn't apply if you buy on Expedia, for example)," says Pecor. "Our data from beta users shows that people will qualify for a travel voucher or refund on about one third (1/3) of the flights they take (based on average tracking period of 21 days). Every airline has slightly different rules regarding their airfare guarantees, so Yapta gives people the specific amount and specific instructions for each airline." If it actually works, this new site will be sooo useful!
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