A Tale of Two Travel Sites: The Bidding Traveler and Flightfox

by James Andrew Scott on June 28, 2012

in Tips

Two Useful Travel Sites You Might Not Have Heard Of.

TripBadger takes a look a two lesser-known travel sites that can save you time and money.  The Bidding Traveler can find you a great rate on a hotel using Priceline.  With Flightfox, you let experts find a great flight for you.  We’re liked both of them enough to add them to our list of the Best 10 Travel Sites.

BiddingTraveler - A Best 10 Travel Site in 2012The Bidding Traveler

The Bidding Traveler keeps track of winning Priceline bids on hotel rooms across the country. With their easy-to-use search tool, you can quickly learn the average winning bids at various hotels within a city and then by specific area of the city.  The site will also provide you with a  recommended Priceline bidding strategy. You simply provide the hotel quality (number of stars), location, and your desired low and high bid prices (the site will provide you with recommendations).  Then, Bidding Traveler walks you through the bidding on Priceline, with step-by-step instructions.  Easy and brilliant.

FlightFox - a 10 Best Travel Site of 2012

Flightfox

Feeling lazy?  Tired of the hassle of finding a good price on a flight?  Try Flightfox. By forking over a finder’s fee ($19 minimum), various flight-finding “experts” will compete to earn your commission by finding you the best flight.  You simply provide information on your travel dates, destination, whether you will accept multiple stops, class of service, etc.   Then, you sit around and wait for the results to come in over a period of 3 days.

You are the sole judge as to which flight is best. One you select the best flight, the expert who found it will earn the commission.  You are not committed to actually buying the flight but are committed to paying the finder’s fee.   However, if you are not satisfied with the service for any reason, you can seek return of your finder’s fee as well.

Have you tried either of these sites?  Share your experiences with the Bidding Traveler and FlightFox with our readers.

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