Farecast Launches Canada Airfare Predictions



    
    Canadian travelers now have access to global air and hotel search, free
    airfare predictions and planning tools
    

    SEATTLE, Jan. 17 /CNW/ -- Farecast.com, the smart travel search site,
announced today that it now offers its free and accurate airfare predictions
from most major Canadian airports. Canadian travelers now have access to
Farecast's proprietary prediction technology, database of 175 billion
airfares, and smart travel search experience, which allows them to easily
compare results from hundreds of websites to find the cheapest flights from
all major airports in Canada.
    "Canadian travelers can now leverage the power of Farecast.com's
technology to make smart decisions when purchasing airfare," said Hugh Crean,
president and CEO, Farecast.com. "Canada is the next step in our strategy to
bring Farecast predictions and smart travel search to consumers worldwide."
    
    Farecast.com Smart Travel Search
    
    Farecast.com's smart travel search is based on science, not marketing and
allows online travel shoppers to easily compare, filter and sort flight
results for hundreds of airline and agency websites to find the right trip. In
addition, Farecast offers consumers several unique features to help consumers
know when to buy, when to fly and where to stay:

    
    -- Free Airfare Predictions:  Farecast is the only site that helps
       consumers answer the question "should I buy or wait?" when shopping for
       airline tickets. Farecast.com predicts whether low fares for your trip
       will go up, down or stay the same in the next seven days, empowering
       consumers to make the right purchasing decision. To do this, Farecast
       has a team of PHDs and data miners aggregating and analyzing a
       tremendous amount of data -- more than 175 billion airfare observations
       to date.
    -- Lock In your Fare with Fare Guard: Farecast puts its money where its
       mouth is and backs up its predictions with Fare Guard. If Farecast
       predicts lowest fares will drop, it provides Fare Guard (for $9.95) and
       will pay you the difference if those fares rise.
    -- Deals Based on Science, Not Marketing: Farecast's airfare deals
       aggregate all the lowest fares available each day and apply proprietary
       technology to extract the best deals from your city.
    -- Farecast Fare Alerts: Only Farecast Alerts offers free airfare
       predictions and price history for your specific trip. The Washington
       Post rated Farecast Alerts the highest among all alerts they tested.
    -- Flexible Travel Tools: Farecast's flexible tools help consumers answer
       the questions "where to travel" and "when to travel" with easy to use
       map and graph search views. The map search view shows all destinations
       within a given price range. The graph search view shows lowest fares by
       departure date over up to 90 days in the future.
    -- Hotel Rate Key:  Farecast rate key utilizes historical rates for
       thousands of hotels to help consumers know at a glance if the current
       rate for a hotel is a deal or not a deal. In addition to its unique
       Hotel Rate Key, Farecast.com now offers consumers the ability to shop
       more than 80,000 hotels in thousands of cities worldwide. Farecast
       Hotels offers a clean interface with useful tools to help consumers
       find the best hotel for their needs.
    Now Serving Intra-Canada Predictions
    
    Farecast offers full airfare search for anywhere you want to fly from and
within Canada. Free airfare predictions are available from more than 70
markets to and from destinations within Canada and the US. Canada Airports
served include, but are not limited to: Nanaimo Airport (YCD), Edmonton
International Airport (YEG), Halifax International Airport (YHZ), Kamloops
Airport (YKA), Kelowna Airport (YLW), Ottawa International Airport (YOW),
Quebec Airport (YQB), Metropolitan Area (YQM), Regina Airport (YQR), Thunder
Bay Airport (YQT), Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL),
Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Winnipeg Airport (YWG), Saskatoon
Airport (YXE), Prince George Airport (YXS), Metropolitan Area Airport (YXU),
Calgary International Airport (YYC), Victoria International Airport (YYJ), St.
John's Airport (YYT), and Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
    
    Farecast Airfare Predictions
    
    Unlike any other travel website, Farecast.com saves online travel
shoppers money with an airfare prediction for their specific trip. In April
2006, Navigant Consulting tested over 44,000 airfare predictions confirming
that Farecast's predictions are 74.5% accurate, and that travelers purchasing
two tickets could save an average of $55 by using Farecast's airfare
predictions. The company's patented airfare prediction shows whether the
lowest fares for their trip are rising or dropping. Farecast.com also provides
expected price movements, confidence levels, historical prices and buying tips
when customers search for flights. To learn more about Farecast's proprietary
airfare prediction, see the Our Technology page of Farecast.com.
    
    About Farecast
    
    Farecast.com is the smart travel search site that helps you buy with
confidence. Launched in 2006, Farecast.com empowers you to know when to buy
with airfare predictions and know where to stay with hotel rate keys. Farecast
is one of Travel + Leisure's Top 25 Websites, received Budget Travel's 2007
Extra Mile Award, PC World's 20 Most Innovative Products, "Best of What's New"
by Popular Science, TIME Magazine's "50 Coolest Websites" and one of the "Best
Trip Planning Tools" by Business Week readers. Farecast is headquartered in
Seattle, WA. Buy travel smarter at http://www.farecast.com.

    
     Media Contact:
     Anne Taylor Hartzell
     206.850.6501
     anne@farecast.com
    

    
     Spark PR for Farecast:
     Jacqueline Tanzella
     415.321.1889
     jacqueline@sparkpr.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Anne Taylor Hartzell of Farecast.com, 
+1-206-850-6501, anne@farecast.com; or Jacqueline Tanzella of Spark PR, 
+1-415-321-1889, jacqueline@sparkpr.com, for Farecast.com Web Site:
http://www.farecast.com

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