Airline Tickets and Algorithms? umm...what?

I'll let you in on a little secret: I HATE paying too much for airfare. I know I'm not alone in this but no one is more psycho about it that I am. I will check and check and re-check ALL of the airline sites for weeks before I pull the trigger on a ticket. I'll even keep checking AFTER I've already purchased it- just to convince myself that I got the best deal I possibly could. It's such a gamble that it totally stresses me out.  But, now I've finally found something that might give me a bit of an edge.  It's Bing.

Bing studies the algorithms (huh?) and tracks all the ups and downs of my particular fare and it's "Price Predictor" will tell me when I can expect the best price for my ticket. Bing will even let me know how confident they are that they're right. In short, it's like going to Vegas with someone who can count cards.   Cool.

Check it out:


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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?