About a month ago, I signed up with Yapta.com, a free service which watches airfares and alerts you when they change.
Its main claim to fame is alerting you when the price of a plane ticket you’ve already bought drops enough that it makes sense for you to rebook the trip and get a refund, even though you’ll have to pay a "change" fee.
So, I was watching Washington/Dulles to St. Thomas for next winter and Yapta e-mailed me when the fare dropped – to a price $100 less than I paid last winter. I jumped on the deal.
This weekend, just for grins, I checked Yapta to see where the price is now. Whoa! The graphic, at left, tells the story. The price more than doubled in less than a week.
If you haven’t booked for next winter, but perhaps even more importantly, if you already have … it’s a good idea to put Yapta to work for you now.
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Thanks for the link. The ticket I bought is up $28.
Another great site to check out is Airfarewatchdog.com. You can sign up for alerts from your home airport and they will email you the best unadvertised specials. I’ve found some amazingly good deals there.