Sunday, September 23, 2012

FlightFox Review

Gee, I can't believe I didn't write about FlightFox earlier! I signed up as a Flight Expert as soon as the site went live and I guess I just took it for granted that everyone would know about it. Well, if you don't know, is a fun site that can save you money on travel.

The way it works is this: you input where you want to fly, dates, class, how many stop overs you'll accept and any other details, then freelance flight experts (or Hackers, as the site used to call us) work to find you the cheapest deal, competing amongst each other (and it's fierce, I tell you, fierce! LOL, no, there's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition).
After a few days, you pick the one who got you the best deal and pay them a small fee.

I've seen both sides of the coin: I am still a registered Flight Expert (though since I've been working full time, not so much). It is a fun way to earn a bit of cash and I really do enjoy doing it even though I'm not the best hacker out there.

I've also used it to see if others could get a better flight deal for me because there are a lot of really devoted, expert flight hackers there who are better than me!

I recommend it even if you think you're a seasoned pro because you may just learn about a couple of options that will save you money in the future.

If you want to try it out, use my referral link to get you 25% off.

Read more - they got in the New York Times!


Rowan McVey said...

Interesting! How is the finder's fee determined? I don't see any info on that on their site.

Kelly @OneQuarterMama said...

The finder's fee is determined by the complexity of the itinerary and the class. A request for a business class trip will be more than a coach trip and a trip with tons of stop overs will be more. They have changed their fees a bit since I started, but I believe the average is $29. Not sure if there still is, but there used to be an option to be able to "give what you deemed fair" for the amount of work a particular flight expert put in for you.