NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fly.com™, the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine, today launched Custom Fare Calendars. It is the first calendar tool to use real-time data to help travelers view fares on either side of their desired travel dates for any flight route in the world. This innovation gives travelers the unique advantage of knowing exactly when prices are low, offering those with flexible schedules the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars.
Unlike other calendar offerings that rely on old query data and often limit the number of routes, dates or airlines, Fly.com's Custom Fare Calendars display fares from real-time queries. As a result, travelers receive the most up-to-date pricing and availability for flights to and from any destination worldwide.
Fly.com's Custom Fare Calendars provide a tremendous opportunity for travelers to save on airfare this summer. During beta testing, users were able to find savings on 74 percent of routes searched. The average cost savings was 19 percent, with some users finding itineraries that cost nearly half as much when travel occurred within three days of their original search dates. For example, when searching for a fare from New York to Orlando over the July 4th holiday, July 3-9 itineraries were $130 or 40 percent less than July 2-8 itineraries ($201 vs. $331).
"We're very excited about Custom Fare Calendars because they can save flexible travelers a small fortune,'" said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager for Fly.com. "The innovation came about when a friend asked us to find her the most economical dates to fly her in-laws from Ecuador to New York. We made a custom fare calendar and were able to save her hundreds of dollars. Today we're excited to offer this tool for free to other travelers, on any route worldwide."
To find the best fares and build your own custom fare calendar, please visit www.fly.com/calendars. Custom Fare Calendars are currently available on the U.S. website of Fly.com.
Fly.com™ (www.fly.com) is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine available in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Fly.com scours major U.S. airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times. Unlike online travel agencies, Fly.com is not a booking engine. Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct booking. Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).
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