December 14, 1999
Intuitive Online Calendar Joins the Suite of Flight Services on Expedia.com
REDMOND, WA, Dec. 13, 1999 — Announced today, Fare Calendar, from the Expedia.com™ (http://expedia.com/) travel service, matches airlines' lowest published fares with their dates and availability, further helping customers find and book the right trip at the right price. Fare Calendar joins other popular features such as Flight Price Matcher, Fare Compare, and the Flight Wizard to allow customers to get the low fares they want at the times they need.
"Customers tell us that they want someone to show them how to get the types of airline deals they read about in the Sunday paper," explained Erik Blachford, Vice President of marketing, Expedia, Inc. "Fare Calendar does just that. By interpreting the complex set of rules and restrictions airlines' lowest published fares typically have, Expedia.com gives customers a huge advantage in their quest for great travel deals and provides yet another reason to come to our site."
Customers simply enter where they want to travel and Fare Calendar returns the lowest published airfares for that route. In a simple graphical calendar, customers are able to see the dates when those fares are valid, check flight and fare availability and immediately purchase their travel. Throughout the process, Expedia.com clearly explains all of the restrictions on available fares, uniquely provides access to senior and children's discounts, and discloses the relevant taxes and fees.
This announcement follows the recent introduction of Flight Price Matcher, a service that allows customers to specify their own prices for flights, giving them access to extremely competitive rates that might not otherwise be available to them. Simply click on "Flights" from the Expedia.com home page to access Fare Calendar, Flight Price Matcher, and the whole suite of flight services, including:
Fare Compare Allows customers to easily compare airline prices on different airlines by seeing the low fares other Expedia.com customers have purchased.
Flight Info Shows the most up-to-date information on flight arrival and departure times.
Airline Fare List Lists airline published fares for both domestic and international fares.
Roundtrip, One-Way and Multiple Airport Search Quickly search and book available airfares by travel dates, times, and destinations.
Fare Tracker Provides customers with weekly e-mail and ongoing on-site updates for the lowest found fares for up to three of a subscriber's specified routes.
About Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) helps travelers best meet all of their travel needs with multiple booking options, extensive destination advice, and strong editorial content. This includes finding the right trip at the right price for airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, vacations, and cruises. Expedia.com provides excellent resources for choosing and planning trips, including such features as the World Guide with more than 400 destinations, Expedia® Maps with point-to-point driving directions, news on fare sales, travel advisories, frequent flyer mileage tracking, and more.
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