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  • Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service

    Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service

    Superfly, which helps travelers take advantage of frequent flier miles and airline rewards programs, is expanding its services to include a mobile app for finding and booking hotels. Superfly first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in 2010 and uses big data to personalize flight results based on consumer travel records. In April, Superfly developed Superbox, which allows users to organize… Read More

  • Trouble in Online Travel: American Airlines Ditches Kayak (Maybe Orbitz Too)

    Trouble in Online Travel: American Airlines Ditches Kayak (Maybe Orbitz Too)

    After years of ceding the upper hand in online travel to booking sites like Kayak and Orbitz, American Airlines is about to fight back. According to the CEO of a competing travel site, American Airlines is about to pull its airline listings out of Kayak and is considering doing the same with Orbitz. If it does so, other airlines such as Continental and Northwest may follow suit. Airlines… Read More

  • Expedia On Google's Radar?

    Expedia On Google's Radar?

    Michael wrote about rumors of a Google/ Skype hookup April 1, a deal that would make a lot of sense. One that doesn’t are rumors that Google may be getting ready to bid for travel giant Expedia. Expedia shares were up over 9% Tuesday and a further 1% Wednesday based on the rumors (chart above) for a market cap of $7.18 billion. Expedia stock is still down approx. 30% from its October… Read More

  • Orbitz Offers User Generated Airport Advice

    Orbitz Offers User Generated Airport Advice

    Orbitz TLC Traveler Update is a new service from well known online travel company Orbitz – it provides quick, P2P generated travel reports. That means travelers can get information on delays, cancellations, weather and other issues way before official announcements are made. Traveler Update starts with the basics; users have access to TSA wait times, weather information, traffic (pulled… Read More