Predict when to buy tickets
Formerly farecast.com, bing.com/travel is now backed by Microsoft and works and looks better than ever, forecasting whether fares on major domestic routes will go up or down. Its easy-to-use seven-day Price Predictor gives research-backed recommendations about whether you should book now or wait until fares drop. (See “Fare Forecasting” for a closer look.) The Drawback? It searches only half the sources that Kayak does and occasionally doesn’t transfer you directly to the purchasing page. You may have to reenter your search criteria after it sends you to the airline or online travel agency, which can be frustrating.