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Podcast 110: George Hobica, Airfarewatchdog

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Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is George Hobica, president and founder of the travel comparison website Airfarewatchdog. George discusses Airfarewatchdog, how the site works in finding low air fares, several great deals many people don’t know about and offers many airline travel tips.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #110
George Hobica, Airfarewatchdog: S05E06 / 134


Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:36] Interview with George Hobica
[00:48] Airfarewatchdog
[01:52] How it differs from other fare comparison websites
[03:27] Frequency of air fare changes
[04:14] How Airfarewatchdog interacts with other websites
[07:39] Frequent Flyer programs
[08:24] Their functionality with changes to flights
[08:51] The impact of the price of gas on travel
[09:27] Fares to Europe
[11:16] Surprisingly cheap travel destinations
[13:46] The impact of mergers
[15:04] Getting refunds in the case of a price drop
[16:59] Using a travel agent
[20:06] Avoiding fees
[23:08] Wi-fi charges
[24:07] Summer travel advice
[27:02] End

We always welcome feedback from listeners. If you have any comments for this episode or for any other, or if you have suggestions for future episodes, please leave us comments here or email us at podcast at this domain name.

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Updated April 8, 2013 and originally published May 29, 2011.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 Bobka

I found this to be a very interesting and potentially money saving podcast. Perhaps next time the interview would have addressed how to find the best one way fares or how to handle multi-stop itineraries?

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avatar 2 Anonymous

not on itunes…

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