I went looking for Farecast today, only to discover that it’s now part of MicrosoftLive.I missed that April announcement; no need to buy tickets and I wasn’t regularly reading Todd Bishop (shame on me!). Maureen Dowd wrote about the company, which was launched by a professor at the University of Washington, in July 2006.
From April’s SeatlePI article:
Farecast is an online travel search engine that attempts to predict whether airfares will rise or fall on domestic and international routes. For example, Farecast recommended Thursday that travelers purchase now a Seattle to Cleveland flight for early July because prices will be rising over the next week. It offers a confidence level of 71 percent on that prediction… The acquisition follows the merger of Kayak.com and SideStep, the market leader in next-generation travel search.