I always enjoy the “markets in everything” meme. With continued apologies to Cafe Hayek.
Want to search the various online travel sites for the best prices, but just don’t have the time? Or perhaps the opportunity cost doesn’t add-up for you?
Well, now you can hire some so-called “hackers” to do the dirty work for you.
Flightfox Outsources Your Airfare Search to Save You a Ton of Time and Money: If you’d rather not spend hours looking for the absolute best deal on your next flight, Flightfox may be worth your while. The service’s “flight hackers” compete to find you the lowest possible fare in return for a $29 finder’s fee (refundable if you’re not satisfied).
Flightfox has a few things going for it. As mentioned, the fee is entirely refundable if you don’t get the savings you want. Second, you can add in unusual requirements for your trip, such as you’re traveling with three cats or one person traveling with you will be flying back at a different time or you demand a TV screen in front of you for the whole trip. It’s an alternative to using a travel agent, and the fee covers each person/ticket on the trip (rather than having to pay a fee per ticket).
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