The crowds continue to provide wisdom when it comes to consumer desires and that’s very true in the travel industry. Lots of travel sites out there offer to find consumers the cheapest flights. Most of them use search engines to find those cut-rate fares. But one organization, Australian Flightfox, goes to their crowds to save travelers on airfare. And they do it by using a friendly little competition.
First, users of Flightfox create a contest on the site for the trip they want to take. Once posted, Flightfox’s competing “flight hackers” scour the web to look for the best deals. Most of these hackers are experts at finding cut-rate fees, lower taxes and surcharges, and more. When the user books his or her flight, the winning contestant gets a finders fee.
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- Getting the best deal on summer airfares (seattletimes.nwsource.com)