February 25, 2009 at 10:48AM (PST)
Finding Airline Fares: If you're a person who is a frequent flyer, you may find this site helpful. The best feature is that it allows you to search multiple sites and compare their pricing side-by-side. The worst thing is that the response was fairly slow and ended up being, what I would call, not helpful.
I searched on a standard route and had the site compare their fare with Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotwire. It opened each of these in a separate window. The advantage was that I typed in the routing once rather than having to visit each site. Farecast lets you choose which sites you'd like to include in your search and that is a nice feature.
It took awhile for all the results to come in and I was able to do a favorable comparison. However, I was surprised that the farecast.com site came back with the message "no fare avaliable" when I got fare information from all the other sites. I found that a bit confusing.
Overall, the usefulness of the site outweighs the negative response to the inquiry.