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Old 10-14-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Does anyone know the website that has a flight price forecaster? It predicts whether you should buy or not and the percentage of how sure they are. I can't find that on any of the websites I'm using! Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Fares vary based on the day, aircraft type, route, number of booking classes, etc., I don't know if such a thing exists.

If it does exist, it would be interesting to see if it is indeed accurate.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I have used a website in the past that did this. I thought it was Bing travel, but it's not showing up. When you search for flights, it will show you on the side whether to buy or wait, and then a percentage of surety. They use different formulas and work from past data to try to figure it out. Obviously it won't always be accurate, but it can be helpful. Hope someone knows and it still exists.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I just found a site that says Kayak launched Price Forecast for flights. So I would look them up. It looks like what you are describing.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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I have used a website in the past that did this. I thought it was Bing travel, but it's not showing up. When you search for flights, it will show you on the side whether to buy or wait, and then a percentage of surety. They use different formulas and work from past data to try to figure it out. Obviously it won't always be accurate, but it can be helpful. Hope someone knows and it still exists.
Kayak has had this feature for a while, haven't really checked to see if it ends up being accurate.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I have used a website in the past that did this. I thought it was Bing travel, but it's not showing up. When you search for flights, it will show you on the side whether to buy or wait, and then a percentage of surety. They use different formulas and work from past data to try to figure it out. Obviously it won't always be accurate, but it can be helpful. Hope someone knows and it still exists.
It was called "Farecast" and Microsoft/Bing killed it.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Farecast was the website, but Microsoft killed it in 2008.
Initial reports suggested executives had made a business decision to focus resources on travelers’ other needs.
Other needs?? Really??
You can try this:
Kayak adds price forecasts to US and UK fare search, saying it's better than Bing Travel - Tnooz
however, I don't think it's accurate.

My favorite tool is and will probably continue to be Skyscanner, because it’s very good at showing you what airfares are going to look like in the next year. My #2 is FareCompare. It comes with Getaway Map that works great with your budget.
If you don't care about destination, it can also help you decide where you’d like to go. Just simply enter the area or country you’re looking for, and the cheapest flights will be shown.
Momondo is my another choice - but it's specially designed for Europe.
AirfareWatchDog is OK, they will email you everyday. However, you must enter specific dates and destination. There is no room for play.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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ahhh disregard then ! lol Thanks a lot Microsoft!
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