airfare

  • Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

    Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

    Last week, Priceline.com acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion. That’s more than twice what Google paid for ITA back in 2010. Why did Priceline make this move? And why now? Priceline acquired Kayak for $40 a share, about $500 million in cash, $1 billion in Priceline equity, and about $300 million in stock options. Kayak got a premium price — a 29 percent premium, to be exact —… Read More

  • Crowdsourced Flight Finder FlightFox Grabs $800K In Angel Funding, Joins YC’s Latest Batch

    Crowdsourced Flight Finder FlightFox Grabs $800K In Angel Funding, Joins YC’s Latest Batch

    Australian travel search FlightFox has a new take on how to surface the best airline deals, and now it has a round of angel funding and entry into top startup incubator Y Combinator, to go along with it. The company has just closed an $800,000 round of funding from YC, 500 Startups, Kevin Laws (board member at AngelList), Matt Dickinson (early investor in Ark), Mick Liubinskas (from… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Save a few bucks on airfare with Virgin America

    It’s that time of the year, again. School’s out, for some, and it’s time for a vacation with the family. The cost of airfare seems to be quite horrendous as of late so you might as well take advantage of what you can. Virgin America, my personal favorite, is having a short and sweet sale on airfare until May 23, but you’ll have to travel by June 25 to take advantage. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Discount flights on Virgin America


    Airline fares? Yeah, I’m telling you about discount fares on Virgin America because it’s the geekiest domestic airline out there right now. No need to use SeatGuru to find out which seats have outlets because every seat on VA has an outlet. RED is a pretty badass in-flight entertainment suite considering you don’t have to pay for it like you would on other airlines. Oh, and… Read More