I’ve been checking out a couple new travel search engines that add the element of time to the equation. First is FareCast, which John Battelle blogged about recently. Second is FareCompare.com, which was written up in the WSJ yesterday (free link for 7 days).
To be honest, until I have a real trip to plan, and until these sites get a little further developed, it’s hard for me to offer an opinion. But I wanted to highlight them here in case you’re interested in taking a look yourself. I’ve got 23 invitations for the FareCast beta left, so e-mail me at theriver *at* mcnigel.com if you want one.
UPDATE: Gary Price shares why FareCast was formerly called Hamlet. In keeping with the idea that a fare forecast can tell you whether to purchase now or wait for a better deal, their motto was “to buy, or not to buy….”