My friends and I started FareDropped when we uncovered an unpleasant surprise: we were overpaying—a lot—for airfare.
At the time, I was traveling frequently to Chicago and began to notice that tickets I was booking weeks in advance for $150 would sometimes drop to $100 or even $50 as it got closer to the date of my departure.
It turned out that the same thing was happening to a lot of my friends. But— until I pointed it out to them—they had no idea their ticket prices had even dropped.
When they saw how much our ticket prices were fluctuating—sometimes by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars—my friends were, understandably, upset. It didn’t seem fair.
Covid helped to virtually eliminate airline change and cancellation fees.
Prior to the Covid pandemic, there was nothing you could really do about this airfare wizardry, which airlines call “dynamic ticket pricing.” (eye roll.)
That’s because airlines used to charge “change fees,” penalties in the hundreds of dollars that customers had to pay if they wanted to change their travel plans. Those fees, of course, usually wiped out any potential savings from trying to rebook a flight at a lower price.
But then Covid-19 hit the airlines. And it hit them hard.
Demand for air travel dropped precipitously and airlines had to find a way to encourage customers to buy seats and fill up their planes.
Customers needed something in return: flexibility. They needed to know that, if they purchased a flight, they could rebook or cancel that flight if their plans changed unexpectedly. Like, for example, because of a global pandemic.
And so, airlines did what they had to do: They largely eliminated those once-onerous change and cancellation fees.
Now, when ticket prices fall, you can get money back from airlines.
Cut to today, when you can usually get a credit back from your airline if the price of your ticket drops after you’ve paid for it.
Don’t worry if you didn’t already know this. Most people I talk to don’t.
In addition to knowing that you may be entitled to a refund or a credit in the first place, you need an easy way to find out that the price of your ticket has actually dropped.
You also need to keep up with the rules and regulations in place at each airline for each type of fare. And, on top of that, you need to know exactly how to go about getting your credit from the airline.
Who has time to keep up with all of this? We do.
Who has time to keep up with all of those policies and also continuously check for changes to ticket prices? FareDropped does.
We monitor your purchased flights for changes in price, alert you when your ticket price drops, and we keep up with each airline’s rules and regulations so we can tell you exactly how to get your credit from the airline.
And we do all that before the price of your flight goes back up again.
Let’s get started with a free trial.
During your free trial, we will work to get you an actual voucher from your airline. In fact, your free trial only ends once you have a voucher from your airline in your inbox.
Why? Because nearly all of our paying members started off with a free trial. Once you see how it works, we’re confident you’ll want to sign up for more savings.
Once you’ve signed up for a trial, all you have to do is email your upcoming flights to us.
We’ll keep an eye out for a better price. If the price drops, we’ll let you know exactly what to do to get money back from your airline.
Yes, it really is that simple. And, yes, your free trial really is exactly that: free.
We’re excited to be part of your airfare savings journey. And we can’t wait to show you how much we can save by working together.
Yours in travel,